Review: Waterfield Designs CitySlicker case for Nintendo Switch

Without a doubt the best aspect of the Nintendo Switch is the ability to bring it along with you wherever you go. However, since the entire device is a bit scratch-prone, you’ll probably want to carry it around in a case. If you’re looking for something premium, or just gorgeous, look no further than the CitySlicker case from Waterfield Designs.

This leather and ballistic nylon case for the Switch is nothing short of gorgeous. It offers up a nice contrast with its leather flap and the black nylon surrounding that. In person, it looks and feels a bit different than you might expect, but I really came to love it.

The size of the CitySlicker is also nice. It doesn’t add too much bulk to the device, and still leaves room for several game cards (oh how I wish for the day that more games will be available for the Switch…) and even some accessories, like a charging cable and cleaning cloth. There’s also a zipper pocket on the back which can fit an extra set of JoyCons if you’re planning to play with friends on-the-go. I was even able to toss a fairly large power bank in this pocket.

The interior of the case is a felt-like material which is specially formed to fit the Switch with a set of JoyCons attached, all while ensuring there is enough clearance for the joysticks and buttons. It’s a very well thought-out design.

The leather flap is gorgeous out of the box, and I can just imagine how good it will look as it ages. The flap closes over the rest of the case with some very strong magnets, although you will need to wrestle with that flap to get it to fully attach. If you don’t hear the loud snap, it means the flap isn’t fully attached and could open.

Really there’s not too much more to talk about with this case. It’s beautiful, it’s functional, and it’s something I’d certainly recommend to any Switch owner. Of course, that comes at a cost, $79 to be specific. It’s a tad steep if you ask me, but you’re certainly getting your money’s worth at the end of the day.

Waterfield Designs offers the CitySlicker in 4 different colors including the “Grizzly Leather” as shown in the pictures in this article. There’s also black, blue, and crimson leather available. The company also offers some add-ons such as carabiners and a shoulder strap for an additional cost. Orders are exclusively available via the company’s website.

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