WaterField Design (http://www.sfbags.com) has introduced the Outback Tote and the Outback Sleeve for Apple laptops, including the new Retina display MacBook Pro.
The Outback line combines waxed canvas with sturdy leather. The Outback Weekender and the Outback Daily are “go-everywhere, hold-everything Tote bags that double as travel bags or briefcases.” The Outback Laptop Sleeve provides protection with a rugged look.
The Outback Tote comes in two sizes — the medium Outback Daily (US$149) for commuters, and the larger Outback Weekender ($159) for travelers. The canvas can hold heavy items and the leather strap length allows users to carry it by the handles or over the shoulder. A large, interior zippered pocket keeps passports, wallets, keys, and other essentials out of sight.
The facing side includes a pocket sized to hold an iPad (and in the Weekender, one additional pocket for more items). The tote can be zippered shut or kept open to haul oversized items. It’s available for pre-order; shipping begins the week of June 18.
The $49 Outback Laptop Sleeve provides the same protection as the WaterField SleeveCase line. Shock-absorbing neoprene and a waxed canvas shell combine for a custom-fit for any Apple laptop. The sleeve can be used alone or stashed into the Outback Tote, the Muzetto Outback, or any other WaterField bag. The Outback Laptop Sleeve is available for pre-order; it will ship June 15.