WaterField’s Top 10 Summer Travel Bags and Cases for Easy Packing

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As the busy summer travel season enters its final month, WaterField Designs readies consumers with stylish and functional travel bags for toting everything from large loads to small digital devices. From carry-on sized Duffels to Packing and Gear Pouches, WaterField's American-Made products are ready to ship from their San Francisco-based online store.

The Outback Duffel and Staad Laptop BackPack—waxed canvas with chocolate brown leather details; overlooking the San Francisco Bay

The Outback Duffel and Staad Laptop BackPack

People need ways to pack efficiently to save space, time and money. WaterField’s Outback Duffel fits major airlines’ carry-on size limitations perfectly, allowing travelers to save twenty five to a hundred dollars by avoiding checked-bag fees.

As the final month of the busiest summer travel season ever approaches, WaterField Designs arms its customers with protective cases for essential electronics, organizational pouches to keep smaller items clean and separated, and larger bags for packing everything within airline carry-on size limitations. Improvements in the U.S. economy and the stronger dollar are leading record numbers of Americans to hit the road this summer. At the same time, airlines’ checked baggage prices continue to hike up the price of air travel. Now more than ever, travelers need to organize their packed gear for efficiency; WaterField Designs travel bags, electronic cases and packing pouches are designed to do just that.

“As people head to the highways and skies in record numbers, they’re looking for protective ways to pack efficiently to save space, time and money,” explains owner Gary WaterField. “They want to avoid airline fees, to protect their expensive gadgets on the road, and to organize contents of their luggage. WaterField’s bags in all shapes and sizes help them do that. For example, the Outback Duffel fits all major airlines’ carry-on size limitations, allowing travelers to save $25 to $100 by avoiding checked-bag fees. ”

WaterField’s Top 10 Items for Summer Travel

Outback Duffel
Constructed from waxed canvas or ballistic nylon with premium leather accents, the Duffel is available in two sizes with one or two main compartments. The two-compartment model separates clean clothes from shoes and dirty clothes, while the one-compartment width is just right for stacking folded shirts and sweaters neatly. Thoughtful details like flaps that open and shut quickly with hidden magnets, waterproof zippers, and generously-sized leather handles, add to the bag’s exceptional performance.

Staad Laptop BackPack
Finally a laptop backpack that is ergonomically sound with a handsome, professional look. A padded laptop compartment cradles a 13- or 15-inch laptop in this rugged waxed canvas or ballistic nylon and leather backpack. Hands-free carrying makes for effortless travel.

Vitesse Messenger and Cycling Musette
Quintessential travel bags, the smaller Musette carries everything needed for a day of sight-seeing: wallet, passport, camera, water bottle, small umbrella and snack. The larger Messenger size can hold all these and more—perhaps a rain jacket and DSL camera. The gorgeous waxed canvas exterior is water-resistant and offered in three colors to match any travel style.

Travel Pouches
Simple and lightweight, these pouches help stow multiple disparate items—shoes, laundry, sundries— neatly within larger luggage. Made from lightweight nylon with drawstring closures, the pouches are waterproof on one side and water repellent on the other. They’re ideal for a well-organized packing system.

Gear Pouches
Easily pack and organize everything from tech and personal items to travel docs. Three sizes and four colors allow users to organize varied gear and quickly identify contents. Compact and light, these pouches remain thin for easy packing, even when fully stuffed.

Razor Case
Inside a Dopp Kit, the Razor Case keeps a razor and blades safely separated from other toiletries. Handcrafted from ballistic nylon or premium full-grain leather, the Case is lined with gold nylon for easy interior visibility. A self-locking zipper keeps contents from accidentally slipping out.

Laptop SleeveCase
The SleeveCase offers robust laptop protection and a classic, stylish look. Each laptop sleeve consists of a slim but sturdy ballistic nylon shell with a high-grade neoprene interior customized to individual laptop dimensions. Available in either a horizontal or vertical orientation, users may retrieve the laptop from a briefcase or backpack without removing the sleeve itself.

Outback Tablet Slip
The Outback Slip case combines waxed cotton canvas and full-grain leather with a stiff plastic screen-protecting insert for a sporty, un-pretentious look. A magnetically-secured leather strap keeps tablets in place, and a cleverly-positioned lower “grab tab” helps users easily remove the device from the handsome case.

iPhone Spinn Case
Since phones are getting bigger, but pants pockets are not, the premium leather iPhone Spinn holster includes an optional belt clip. The case acts as an extension to a pants pocket and keeps phones accessible for answering calls. A patent-pending leather wheel keeps ear buds organized, untangled, and readily available.

Finn International Wallet
This ideal travel wallet holds cash, cards, phone and passport all in one convenient, zipper-locked spot. Available in six luxurious, naturally-tanned leather colors, plus waxed canvas or nylon. Several customized size options fit a variety of needs.

Availability & Pricing
The Outback Duffel—Price: Single zipper: Small—$239. Large—$259. Double zipper: Small—$249. Large—$279. Colors & materials: Black ballistic nylon or tan waxed canvas with a choice of premium, naturally-tanned, full-grain leather details in black, chocolate or grizzly.

The Staad Laptop BackPack—Price: Slim—$319; Stout—$329. Colors & materials: Backpack body—tan waxed-cotton-canvas or black ballistic nylon. Flap and accent colors—black, chocolate or grizzly leather.

The Vitesse Cycling Musette—Price: Standard—$69. With canvas flap—$89. Colors & materials: Waxed canvas (brown, burgundy or navy), full-grain, naturally-tanned leather (grizzly), nylon webbing, metal stud closure.

The Vitesse Messenger—Price: $159. Optional stabilizing strap—$10. Colors & materials: Waxed canvas (Brown, burgundy or navy), full-grain, naturally-tanned leather (chocolate), nylon webbing, metal stud closures.

The Travel Pouch—Price: $15—Small. $19—Medium. $24—Large. Colors & materials: Black, brown or white waterproof nylon.

The Gear Pouch—Price: Small—$39. Medium—$45. Large—$49. Colors and Materials: tan, navy or burgundy waxed-cotton canvas, or black ballistic nylon.

The SleeveCase—Price: $49. Color& materials: Black ballistic nylon and high-grade neoprene. Over 100 custom sizes for Macs and PCs.

Tablet Outback Slip Case—Price: $59 to $69. Color & materials: Tan, waxed canvas with full-grain, vegetable-tanned, grizzly leather trim.

The iPhone Spinn—Price: $59. With belt clip: $69 Sizes: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5. Two sizes for each phone model—one for the ‘naked’ iPhone and one for the iPhone within a thin bumper-style case.
Colors & materials: Black, chocolate or grizzly, full-grain, naturally-tanned leather.

The Passport Wallet—Price: $49. Sizes: 10—for foreign currency and coins. Size 42—for passport, foreign currency, credit cards, phone and coins. Colors & materials: Leather—Black, Camel, Grey, Red, Forest Green, Cowboy Brown. Waxed Cotton Canvas—tan. Nylon—Silver “Flash”. Additional sizes available.

All summer travel products are available at the WaterField Designs online store.

About WaterField Designs
WaterField Designs is an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to stylishly and responsibly transport their technology. WaterField manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information at “Our Story.”

WaterField Designs, SFBags, Outback Duffel, Staad Laptop Backpack, Vitesse Messenger, Vitesse Cycling Musette, SleeveCase , Outback Slip, Smartphone Spinn case and Finn wallet are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2015. All rights reserved.

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