WaterField Designs unveils the Syde MacBook Pro Touch Bar Case

WaterField Designs has announced the new Syde Case—a custom-fitted case designed to bridge the gap between a laptop sleeve and briefcase—for Apple’s new MacBook Pros with Touch Bars.

The Syde combines a fitted, laptop sleeve in ballistic nylon or waxed canvas with a large, full-grain leather, soft-lined compartment for laptop accessories, wallet, keys and phone. 

A black ballistic or waxed canvas, neoprene-lined, laptop compartment in custom-fitted MacBook Pro Touch Bar sizes forms the basis of the light, compact Syde Case. The front sports a soft-lined, full-grain leather compartment with internal organizational pockets: pen slots including one sized for the Apple Pencil and a padded, dedicated compartment for an iPhone. Space in the leather compartment remains for a MacBook power brick, a wallet and keys, or for a small WaterField Gear Pouch to organize items separately. 

A side-to-side magnetic closure opens smoothly and silently for easy laptop access, and an open-topped back pocket stores an extra magazine or files. An external bottom loop helps ease the laptop out of its snug-fitting case. Leather handles and a removable shoulder strap allow users to carry the bag briefcase- or messenger-style.

The Syde MacBook Case costs $159. Color options and materials include black ballistic nylon with full-grain leather pouch in black or grizzly leather and tan waxed Canvas with full-grain leather pouch in grizzly. All Syde cases include a removable shoulder strap.   

The Syde Case is available now for preorder. The 13-inch sizes ship early November. The 15-inch size ships mid to late November.