Mobile Photography – Waterfield Tech Folio Review

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This folio from US manufacturer Waterfield is a little different to the majority of bags and cases on the market. I like cases and bags and by that I don’t mean I like them because I can carry things and take it all somewhere (which of course is the purpose of any bag) but that … Read moreMobile Photography – Waterfield Tech Folio Review

WaterField Debuts Sutter Tech Sling for New Apple iPad Pros and New MacBook Air

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I must be one of the biggest fans of WaterField Designs, a San Francisco designer and manufacturer of custom laptop sleeves, bags and device-specific cases. On my recent press trip to Germany and Italy, I used continuously the iPhone Camera Bag that I have reviewed previously. It managed to carry comfortably, two mobile devices, glasses and some cash. The trip I was on was extremely energetic with helicopter rides, boat trips and fast street photography in Sorrento. This bag coped admirably and now WaterField are debutting another very useful bag, which we hope to thoroughly review soon. It’s the Sutter Tech Sling bag, a sophisticated one-strap backpack in two sizes, with dedicated pockets to hold Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, or new MacBook Air. Designed for comfort and easy accessibility, the meticulously-crafted Sutter Tech Sling combines the utility of a sling with a professional aesthetic, a smart choice for creative professionals, commuters and travelers. Sling orders through November 9 will include a complimentary new WaterField Stylus Pencil Case, a plushly-padded accessory case with a dedicated Apple Pencil pocket.

“The lifestyle of a 21st-century creative professional calls for a comfortable, agile bag with a refined look,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “When we set out to design a Sling that creatives could carry for work, commuting, and traveling, we focused on comfort and function. Thanks to extensive ergonomic testing, you’ll feel how nicely the bag sits against your back and how easily you can access your gear.”

The Sutter Sling is intentionally designed with features for easy-access and comfort:

* While remaining on one shoulder, the bag easily shifts to the front, allowing quick access to items in the exterior pocket from either side

* A unique swivel strap attachment grants 180-degree rotation so the bag rests flat against the body whether worn over one shoulder or crossbody

* A wide shoulder strap with a built-in, moveable shoulder pad distributes weight evenly

* A one-handed cam lock buckle lets users adjust how the bag rests against their body without removing the bag

* The thoughtfully-placed iPad compartment keeps the back of the bag comfortably flat

* Rear mesh padding enhances airflow and cushioning

* Double, waterproof zippers enable entry to the main compartment from either side

* A gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior of the bag for increased visibility

* An interior key fob attachment keeps keys quickly findable

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Mobile Photography – WaterField Designs iPhone Camera Bag Review

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Like many mobile photographers I have been searching for an androgynous, inconspicuous, compact case to carry my iPhone and the various lenses, tripods, cables, I have acquired, without being too large, for some time. Finally, I have found it! This week Waterfield Designs, based in San Francisco, United States, kindly sent me their brand new iPhone camera bag in premium full grain leather to review. This case has a super tight grain and resists moisture to a good degree, the waterproof zipper proves its worth. This case is also available in vegan 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon, if you prefer, no animal products are used in this version at all, even the label is woven instead of traditional leather.

This small longitudinal case fulfils my mobile photography needs. It can carry one large device, iPhone Plus size or smaller, along with four small lenses, the adjustable dividers ensure valuables are held securely. The interior is completely soft-lined and the body is encapsulated in dense foam for additional protection. There’s a pocket for an external battery supply (small one) as well as a zippered mesh pocket for other small items. On the base of the case there are expandable bands for securing a mini tripod. There is also an adjustable shoulder strap that I personally prefer to use but there are also loops on the back of the case, if you prefer to hook it onto a belt, if you’re wearing trousers.

The premium leather version of this case retails for $129. The black ballistic nylon case is $99. If you’re in the market for a small iPhone photography case, this one is worthy of consideration. Take a look at the video below. To find out more, go here.

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