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Waterfield Designs launches Marqui Crossbody Pouch that blends utility and modern style

Waterfield Designs is a purveyor of high-quality leather laptop and device sleeves, cases, and bags. They have just unveiled the latest addition to their product lineup: the rugged and modern Marqui Crossbody, which is a minimalist bag that merges practicality with high fashion. It's small enough to stay out of the way but has enough room for all of the daily essentials.

"The Marqui is so light and comfortable that you kind of forget you are wearing it. It wears well with just about any shirt and either over or under a jacket," Gary Waterfield explained. "I used to come home and empty my pockets into the valet tray, but now the Marqui crossbody is my valet tray; it keeps everything together in one spot and ready to go."

Like other Waterfield Designs bags, the Marqui Crossbody is made from premium materials like full-grain leather on ballistic nylon, giving it that uncluttered and timeless look and feel. It's flexible enough to suit urban streets, the office, and even international travel. With the adjustable camlock with pull tabs can be tightened (or loosened) to keep the pouch flush against the body, which makes the Marqui Crossbody appropriate for casual cycling, scootering, or jogging when you want to have essential items like keys, cash, and other small items.

Other features of the Marqui Crossbody include a front pocket for your smartphone and other quick-access items. The interior has two open-topped pockets for necessities. Two exterior loops on either side help you hook carabiners to AirPods, utility tools, or your keys. A rear pocket allows you to easily stash away receipts or ticket stubs. The inside is lined with Waterfield Designs' signature gold rip-stop liner so it's easy to see what's inside. There are premium, self-locking YKK zippers to secure all of your items, an adjustable strap with metal camlock for tightening or loosening the strap.

With the Marqui Crossbody, Waterfield says that "Carrying the Marqui is like one of those things in life that you didn't know you needed until after you've used it, and then you wonder how you ever got by without it."

The Marqui Crossbody joins the lineup of other sophisticated and minimalistic options like the Sutter Tech Sling (we reviewed the Sutter Sling for Nintendo Switch), VERO Sleeve for MacBook Air, and more.

The pouch comes in five color options: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Crimson, and Gray Leather. You can purchase the Marqui Crossbody on the Waterfield Designs website right now for $79 and it will ship by Sept. 13.

Christine Chan
Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.

2 Comments
  • You're kidding! Apple will actually add a better processor?!
    Isn't that pretty much all they do every year to all their devices, and then they stand on the stage for an hour telling us that it is the most advanced iPhone (or other device) apple has ever made. As if anybody expected them to make a less advanced model.
    Then of course is the upgraded camera. How about some real innovation.?! I mean even for the iPhone 20, everybody knows that the CPU and camera will be better than the iPhone 19 or 19S.
  • So, despite the fact that this is billed as "rugged" and uses ballistic nylon and rip-stop liner, it's still just a purse... for men. As Seinfeld once said, "It's not a purse, it's European!" No thanks.