WaterField Designs has introduced the Essential Crossbody Pouch, a minimalist day bag for grab-and-go necessities, plus an Apple iPad mini or another small electronic device.
Designed to emphasize quick accessibility, the ultra-compact crossbody bag feels “barely there” and leaves pockets comfortably unencumbered and hands free for traveling or for just running errands around town. Practicality never looked so good, says company owner Gary Waterfield. The compact main compartment stows bulkier items — sunglasses, an external battery, and hand sanitizer. Inside, a narrow pocket holds and protects an iPad mini or another electronic device.
Two exterior front pockets organize frequently accessed items; one that closes with a waterproof zipper keeps items like a wallet and phone secure, and one deep, open pocket grants quick access to items like earbuds, a train ticket, or a grocery list. Gold, diamond-patterned lining illuminates the interior and pockets.
The back of the bag has padded, moisture-wicking mesh. A smooth-gliding Cam Lock buckle lets users shorten or lengthen the strap using only one hand. The strap attaches with metal snap hooks so it can be flipped for right- or left-handers or removed entirely.
The Essential Crossbody Pouch costs US$89. You can order today; it will ship on Aug. 31. It’s available in blue, black, red, and green accents.