If you make anything but iPad cases, you’d be a fool to announce a new product on the same day as an Apple keynote. So, it’s a sign of how smart the folks over in San Francisco-based Waterfield designs are that they held off announcing their new bag until now. It’s a smart little waxed canvas number called the Muzetto Outback.
The Outback comes in five sizes: a ten-incher for iPads and netbooks (as if anyone still has one of those, right?), plus more sized variously for 10-inch to 15-inch MacBooks and MacBook Airs, and a tiny one for non-digital goods.
All are finished in a rather fetching waxed canvas, which — says Waterfield — will get better looking with age, kind of like Robert De Niro. Inside you’ll find one main chamber with a smaller pocket on the front, and a patch pocket round back for papers or magazines (another defunct item).
I have tested a few Waterfield bags in the past, and found them to be top-notch in both construction and design. I will not, however, be buying this one. I have such a bad bag-buying habit that The Lady has instigated a one-in-one-out policy, and I just can’t bear to see any of my bags go.
The Muzetto Outback starts at $150.