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Waterfield Designs Gear Bags and Notebook Sleeves

Waterfield Designs Gear Bags and Notebook Sleeves - PCSTATS
Abstract: 'Ballistic Nylon' just rolls off the tongue so nicely, and makes even the simplest of objects appear exotic.
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External Mfg. Website: Waterfield Designs Jul 04 2003   Max Page  
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The Camera Case

The Waterfield Designs Camera Case comes in a few different sizes to fit different camera brands and models, but if you camera is not listed then the general purpose "UpShot" camera case will fit most needs for point and shoot cameras quite well.

Made from Waterfield's signature blend of Ballistic Nylon and Neoprene, the camera case has a full layer of Neoprene on the inside to protect digital cameras from life's knocks and bumps. Built within the space for equipment is an adjustable panel with velcro sides so the case can be partitioned for camera's of different sizes, or to separate a camera from the battery and cable adaptor for example.

A small zippered pocket on the side is fashioned with a yellow interior so it is easier to find memory modules which the flat pocket is well suited to holding. On the opposite side is similiarly sized unzipped pocket for storing quick access items. The tab on the corner of the camera bag makes it easy to pull from a tight space, or clip into a carabinier and hang it from a knapsack for example.

Compared to the slim-fitting pleather camera case which came with th FujiFilm I used to take these shots, the Waterfield Designs Camera Case is a lot more bulky. The difference rests with the fact that the Camera Case is padded to protect the contents, where as the stock camera case that shipped with FujiFilm is only intended to protect against scratches.

Ultimately though, I like the relatively compact size of Waterfield's Camera Case and the fact that I could drop in a few spare batteries, the camera and some flash memory cards all in one place, and still have easy access to each piece of hardware. The padding is also a reassuring addition considering my past experiences with dropping the Fujifilm left me with a substantial repair bill. The Camera Case retails for between $26-$37 depending on the size of camera it is meant to protect.

What makes a good gear case?

Ultimately, we only have a few gripes about the way the Gear Pouch has its' zipper sewn into the bag; the remaining Sleeve Case and Camera Case were just fine they way Waterfield designed them. The design and construction are both trendy, and useful to the lifespan of the items they carry inside.

The Sleeve Case is my favorite, and an accessory I wouldn't be without, and judging by the scratches on the magnesium case of my notebook, something I should have started using months ago. The Camera Case isn't as portable as a bare camera in brief case or shoulder bag, but it does offer a heck of a lot more protection from bumps and drops which can be fatal to todays fragile electronics.

The designer materials, creative look and bullet-proof ruggedness of Waterfield Designs products means they cost a little more than comparable cases. However, the old adage about buy the good tool, and the not the cheapest tool seems to fit. From the few years experience I have had with another of this companies items, the Cargo Bag, I can actually attest to just how durable these materials are. Ballistic Nylon is tough stuff, and that put together with good manufacturing means it is very likely that Waterfield's Bags will last many many years - and ultimately be a good investment for you pocket and the lifespan of your hardware.

For more information, you can check out Waterfield Designs at www.sfbags.com

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Contents of Article: Waterfield Designs
 Pg 1.  Waterfield Designs Gear Bags and Notebook Sleeves
 Pg 2.  The Gear Pouch
 Pg 3.  — The Camera Case

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