WaterField Designs (http://www.sfbags.com/ ) has announced the US$199 Muzetto Outback, a waxed canvas version of the Muzetto line, for the new iPad.

The Outback is available in dark brown canvas, a choice of six accent colors and five sizes — two designed specifically for the new Apple tablet. The Muzetto Outback is available for pre-order today and will begin shipping by March 26. All WaterField Designs bags are made entirely in San Francisco.

Originally used for waterproofing sailing garments and popularized by mariners, gamekeepers, and outdoorsmen, waxed canvas is a naturally durable, time-tested fabric that brings a rugged and weathered look to the new Muzetto Outback, according to Gary Waterfield, founder of Waterfield Ddsigns. He adds that the bag is sewn in small batches to take full advantage of the material’s unique characteristics.

The Muzetto Outback is a vertical messenger bag with one main compartment to hold the iPad, a back pocket for paperwork, a pocket under the flap, a zippered interior pocket for stashing cash, and an adjustable strap. A gold liner lights up the interior to make it easy to see contents. To reduce shoulder and back fatigue, a removable, shoulder pad with a gripping underside keeps the strap in place.