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.
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!
Andrew has been a nerd his whole life. He built his first computer when he was 8, started working in the IT industry at 15, and played competitive Counter-Strike at 16. His interest in amiibo started before their release but didn’t really take off until after the new year. He doesn’t like to admit it but Little Mac and WFT are among the amiibo that he had pre-ordered from Amazon but cancelled before their release. Little did he know a few months later he’d help start Amiibo Alerts. Gaming has always been his passion. He grew up with an NES, Sega Genesis, and PS2 before realizing that PCs truly are better than consoles.
The urge to be a little better, brought on by being a gamer, is what pushes him to help make Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal amazing communities. Together with the team he has built, he is realizing a life-long dream: bringing something helpful and fun to a large group of people. Andrew’s role at Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal as Founder and Editor in Chief allows him to create and build contacts within the community, review and present products, and stay on top of all things Nintendo.
Plays: Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, 3DS, Vita, and board games.