View Full Version : Review: WaterField Designs Mini Gear Pouch

May 2nd, 2006, 01:31
WaterField Designs Mini Gear Pouch
Manufacturer: WaterField Designs
Site: Buy from WaterField Designs (http://www.sfbags.com/products/psp/psp.htm)
Price: $29.00

Overview : The PSP Mini Gear Pouch is for the gamer on the move. Outside protection from Ballistic and Indium nylon, and padded compartments securely kept in place with a self locking zipper. A main compartment for the PSP, which is kept in place with the zipper closed. Two pockets for game disks and ear buds, and extra space in the middle.

Features :

PSP Mini Gear Pouch - 7.7" x 3.5" x 1.3" 2 oz.

Quality/Usability : The concept of this case is pretty much the same as of that of the Capdase Twin Case (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=23647) that was reviewed. But the Waterfield Pouches take on a whole new look. The cases are made in San Francisco, California..thats right, no overseas manufacturers. Made in the good ole US of A. The PSP Pouches are built from rugged Ballistic nylon, offer ample padding, and secure zippers and seams. Each case has two handy loops for easier carrying or for strapping to your backpack or messenger bag - one vertical loop and one horizontal loop. Both cases (Gear Pouch and Mini Gear Pouch) come in a variety of colors and are priced just as you'd expect.

The Mini Gear Pouch is slightly smaller and measures - 7.7" x 3.5" x 1.3". This is more aimed for those who want to bring only the essentials and not the whole house. The Mini Gear is identical to its bigger pouch with nearly the same layout but lacks an outside zippered pocket. Inside the case, it has a soft, lined compartment for the PSP and an open middle area that can easily hold a USB cord, an extra battery, earphones and memory sticks. The PSP Mini Gear Pouch also has two slots that can fit several UMD games/movies and a few extra things. Unfortunately, since the case is small, there will be no room for the power adapter unless you take out the PSP.

Conclusion : This is probably one of the nicest cases out there. Nothing too fancy and nothing too boring. It does its job and probably more. You dont have to hold your PSP and accessories in here, you can use it for other items such as your digital camera or other electronics, but than whats the point of calling this a PSP Gear Pouch? The sizes of the pouch may turn consumers head away because it does kind of look like a clutch bag that your girlfriend or mother would carry around in their hands. But if you want a nice case to hold your PSP and accessories all in one place, than thats the price we'll have to pay.

Mini Gear Pouch: (click on color to view pouch)
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