Nintendo Switch WaterField Designs CitySlicker Case Review

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UPDATE: March 7, 2019

WaterField is back at it again with a slight update to their Game Card Holder that we took a look at in 2017. They’ve doubled the storage capacity from 10 game cards to a total of 20 by adding a hinged addition to the already awesome design! At first I was a little concerned by having the game cards facing one another, but I haven’t had any issues whatsoever after a handful of months use.

WaterField Game Card Case
The updated design ads a hinged addition and a loop to hold it in place when closed.

The new, expanded 20 slot Game Card Holder is only $10 more and fits nicely inside the CitySlicker (reviewed below), SwitchPack, and MultiPlayer Pro cases. Can’t recommend it more. Grab one here!


UPDATE: August 16, 2017

I loved WaterField’s Nintendo Switch CitySlicker case so much that I simply couldn’t live without the Game Card Holder that was specifically designed for Switch Game Cards.

This add-on accessory is about the same size as the Switch’s screen (exactly 6″ x 3.75″; weighing only 1.5 oz), and fits perfectly in the rear pocket of my CitySlicker case. It’ll hold up to 10 Game Cards securely, and it actually feels like a tighter fit than the five built into the CitySlicker case. WaterField’s signature Made in San Francisco quality is obvious in the full-grain cowhide leather they’ve used to make this, and the price to match: nearly $20. Also, it only comes in the Grizzly Leather color, which is unfortunate as I’m not a huge fan of the contrast against my black CitySlicker.

Overall I think it’s worth picking this up if you’re already grabbing a bag or case from WaterField!


WaterField Designs — a San Francisco-based company that produces in small batches, with high quality material including “sturdy ballistic nylon, durable waxed canvas, and premium full grain leather” — has created the perfect Nintendo Switch case.

When looking for a case to protect my Nintendo Switch I’m most interested in finding something that will look good, protect my hardware, and allow me to pack a few extras. WaterField’s CitySlicker case has nailed every aspect of those requirements.

The flap is a beautiful, black, full-grain cowhide leather with sturdy, perfectly placed magnetic snaps that hold everything together. Under the front flap are five heavy-stitched Switch game card slide-in pouches. These feel secure without being restrictive or crushing in any way.

The body is built from thick but non-restrictive ballistic nylon, similar to what is often found on law enforcement belts, watch straps, and motorcycle jackets. The inside (and most important) is lined with ultra-soft microsuede that keeps the screen clean, scratch-free, and safe. There’s even a small pocket for a screen cleaner or WaterField’s Leather Game Card Holder. It is obvious that special care has been taken to keep the Joy-Con analog sticks from being push or moved while in the case.

On the rear is a power mesh pocket perfect for storing a few small accessories like the Joy-Con Wrist Straps, earbuds, and USB charging cables. Accessories such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip, or AC adapter will not fit in the pouch.

The WaterField Designs CitySlicker case for Nintendo Switch comes in at a healthy 7.5 oz, is 10.5″ long, 1.5″ wide, and 5″ tall. It is available in Black, Grizzly Brown, Crimson Red, and Blue (all leather). Optional attachments include a 54″ x 1″ heavy duty shoulder strap, 3/8″ leather shoulder strap, 3/8″ leather wrist loop, aluminum carabiner, brass nickel-plated carabiner, or YKK locking zippers for an additional cost.

Our review is based on the base version, with no attachments. The cost is $79 + shipping.

If you’re interested in protecting your Nintendo Switch with a high quality, American made case that was designed and produced by a team that cares, I fully recommend you pick up WaterField Designs’ CitySlicker case!

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