MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Messenger Bag or iPhone Camera Bag From WaterField Designs

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win either a Vitesse Messenger Bag or an iPhone Camera Bag.


The Vitesse Messenger Bag, priced at $159 (or $169 with cycling strap) is made from a stylish waxed canvas in brown or navy. It holds up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro in an unpadded laptop pocket, and it also has several additional pockets that can hold an iPad and other accessories.


In addition to the laptop compartment, there are two waterproof zip pockets at the front, a main inner compartment, a hidden ultrasuede-lined phone pocket, and three accessory compartments for cables, battery packs, and other small devices.


The Vitesse is designed for commuting, with a nylon adjustable strap and optional stabilizer messenger strap, but it also looks nice enough to take into the office.

WaterField Designs' iPhone Camera Bag, priced at $99 for black ballistic nylon or $129 for leather, is designed to hold an iPhone, mobile lenses, and a small tripod, while remaining compact and easy to carry.


There's a pocket for holding a cell phone and battery, a mesh zipper pocket for accessories like cords, and a customizable lens pocket with four dividers that can be rearranged to fit each user's needs.


The body of the camera bag is lined with foam to keep everything safe, secure, and protected from drops, and soft lining prevents scratches. Using a set of straps at the bottom, you can also attach a small mobile tripod. It can be used with either a shoulder strap or hooked into a belt using leather loops.


We have one of each of these bags from WaterField Designs to give away. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (December 15) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 22. The winners will be chosen randomly on December 22 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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B4U

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Drool. Love that vintage look.

Cut us Canadians a break and let us join these!
Did you read through the eligibility disclaimer carefully?

U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter.

Pay special attention to the part where I changed the text colour for you.
Unless you are in Quebec, you CAN join the giveaway.
 
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I will give away a free advice to the design team: these bag looks hideous. Go back to the drawing board and start all over. No need to thank me. And nothing personal.
 

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Sorry to divert from the primary topic of geopolitical eligibility, but just wanted to say, Waterfield Designs makes some seriously nice bags.
I will give away a free advice to the design team: these bag looks hideous. Go back to the drawing board and start all over. No need to thank me. And nothing personal.
What was that again.... One man's treasure is another man's trash?

Some padding and internal (invisible) corner reinforcements in the laptop compartment of the messenger bag would have been nice though for those accidental bumps and drops.
 
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Waterfield bags are made in San Francisco, domestically-made American products. I have at least 2 of their LEATHER bags/cases. The quality is like no other. Are they cheap Chinese products? No. They are somewhat more expensive hand-crafted Made-in-America items. But the quality speaks for itself.

My favorite item so far is my iPhone Padded Gear Pouch. Yes, you read correctly, padded! I toss my iPhone inside, plus a few cables and adapters. Toss it in a backpack or luggage, it goes through the manhandling of airport TSA screening….. and still confident that my iPhone inside won't be damaged. I'm no Gary at Waterfield, don't work for them, I just really admire their products.

 

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I will give away a free advice to the design team: these bag looks hideous. Go back to the drawing board and start all over. No need to thank me. And nothing personal.
There was a time when WaterField bags were at the peak of style and utility, with their great synthetic materials and innovative closures. I still have many of their bags from 10-12 years ago.

Somewhere along the line they lost their way. I use nothing but Japan made Porter bags these days, but if WaterField were to return to the designs of the past I would reconsider.
 

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I will give away a free advice to the design team: these bag looks hideous. Go back to the drawing board and start all over. No need to thank me. And nothing personal.
It’s OK. I shall love them for you. Especially the blue.

Smart marketing on Waterfield’s part to fit in with the whole analogue-tactile-wabi sabi trend (while still accommodating digital gear).