Are you in the market for a very cool and stylish looking case to carry and protect your MacBook Air? If so, then why not take a look at the CitySlicker MacBook Air case from Waterfield Designs?

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Who are Waterfield Designs?

Here is how they describe themselves on their website:

No mass production or overseas workforce. WaterField bags are designed and made in San Francisco, where rent is high, labor is expensive and competition is intense. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

In a nutshell, WaterField products are ridiculously well-made, fastidiously designed, have more personality than you can shake a stick at, and are so “user-friendly”, that you can actually operate them with one arm tied behind your back. This turns out to be a huge benefit for high-frequency travellers; the busy, laptop-carrying, cell phone-obsessed commuting types; or the dual diaper/carrying bag parents.

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Here is how Waterfield Designs describe the CitySlicker MacBook Air case:

More than meets the eye. You’ll find superior protection for your MacBook Air or 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display in the dime-thin, compact CitySlicker. Three layers protection—impact-resistant plastic + high grade neoprene + padded liner—keep the laptop safe and snug. Multiple pockets for essential accessories are smartly sewn and hidden under the rugged leather flap that snaps into place. A classic look.

Dual-leather flap comes in distressed, naturally-tanned Black, Chocolate or Grizzly leather. Options: handle, D-rings, or strap.

A Closer Look

The CitySlicker comes in a variety of different colours, I went for the Black and I didn’t go for any of the options this time as I didn’t think I would need them.

The back of the case has a zip along the top so that you can store some papers inside.

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There are a number of different sized pockets under the flap and they work well for different things, including business cards, flash drives, etc.

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The front flap snaps into place using two fasteners which are very easy to open and close.

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There is a small label inside the pocket of the bag and one on the outside.

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Using the CitySlicker

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Sliding in my MacBook Air was simple. It felt very snug, and most importantly it felt safe!

Opening and closing the flap was simple, as I mentioned earlier.

Final Thoughts

This is a great case, actually it’s a brilliant case. It looks really stylish and professional.

It is also very durable. I have been using the case for around 2 months now and in that time I have taken it on two transatlantic trips, carried it around the manic show floor at E3 in LA, had it with me when I sped round the track in a Mustang with Ford in Detroit and most recently I took it with me into London when I visited the Olympic Park on the eve of the 2012 Olympics.

The case is very well made and very hard wearing, but without being heavy.

The case has taken a battering during that time either in my bag or being carried on it’s own and not once have I been worried about my Air inside. In fact, the case hardly has a mark on it and still looks like it is brand new.

This is the case I will be using for the foreseeable future, so thank you Waterfield Designs for making a fantastic case!  

Available in three sizes (two for MacBook Air’s and one for the MacBook Pro with Retina display):

  • 11″ CitySlicker MacBook Air Case – $129
    / 12.75″ x 8.75″ x 1″ – 1.2 lb
  • 13″ CitySlicker MacBook Air Case – $139
    / 13.5″ x 10″ x 1.5″ – 1.5 lb
  • 15″ CitySlicker MacBook Pro Retina Display Case – $149
    / 15″ x 11.5″ x 1.3″ – 1.8 lb

There are also additional options that come with the case, and they come with an additional cost.

As you can see above, price wise, the CitySlicker isn’t a cheap case, but then to be honest it doesn’t look, or feel cheap. This case could last you a very long time, so it is certainly worth considering the investment.

So if keeping your MacBook Air safe and secure is important to you, and you also want to look good, then you should certainly take a look at the CitySlicker. This is yet another example of fantastic workmanship from Waterfield Designs, and I for one am looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

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Learn more from the Waterfield Designs website

Below is a short video showing the CitySlicker MacBook Air Case.

Have you got this case? If so, tell us what you think of it by leaving a comment below.

Other Waterfield Design Reviews

Take a look at some other reviews we have done of products from Waterfield Design:

Waterfield Designs Suede Jacket Sleeve for MacBook Air

Review of the Waterfield Designs Cozmo Bag

Review of the Waterfield Designs MacBook Air SleeveCase