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djh14
Nov 30, 2010, 01:47 PM
Hello,

I just Custom ordered the MacBook Air 11". Now i need something to put it in what sleeves or bags are available for this please link me what you recommend, have seen or are using.

Thank you for all your help :)



BeyondtheTech
Nov 30, 2010, 01:51 PM
I have a sling from Tucano called Finatex XS that I picked up from J&R for $35 ($30 for red, $25 for coffee).

It's the slimmest bag I can find that can hold the AC adapter as well as my 11.6" Air perfectly.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1056064

coelacanth
Nov 30, 2010, 05:30 PM
This is Tom Bihn Cache sleeve for the 11" Air.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_kWxeki68O7I/TPWIlg2SGzI/AAAAAAAABKE/y0ukmj0eeH4/s640/Photo.jpg

Nice fit and adds minimum bulk yet the padding is thick enough for protection.

http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/300/TB0350

techound1
Nov 30, 2010, 07:34 PM
There's a long thread on sleeves here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1044155

dmelgar
Nov 30, 2010, 10:45 PM
There's a long thread on sleeves here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1044155

I've been following this thread for a long time, but it wanders and is hard to keep up. The two sleeves mentioned in this thread both seem very promising to me. I can't figure out a conclusion from the other thread other than helping me realize that I don't like corduroy.

The Tucano seems promising. I wish the strap was removable. I'd normally use the sleeve inside a backpack. I'm sure there's enough room for it. I like the idea of not requiring the backpack and being able to use the sleeve by itself. But if the straps are too bulky, it defeats the whole portability purpose of the MBA.

Kermy
Dec 1, 2010, 12:42 AM
I was debating between the Tom Binh Cache bag and this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5O3I/ref=oss_product

The Targus sleeve won me over because I was afraid the flap for the Cache would pop open.

dmelgar
Dec 1, 2010, 08:07 AM
I was debating between the Tom Binh Cache bag and this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5O3I/ref=oss_product

The Targus sleeve won me over because I was afraid the flap for the Cache would pop open.

I always worry about zippers. Worry about using the side pocket stuffed with the charger, could create a pressure point against the air causing it more harm than good.

coelacanth
Dec 1, 2010, 01:37 PM
I pre-ordered Tom Bihn Cache. The one I got initially was a bit too tight. (probably they had to make the case without having the Air?) I contacted them, they addressed the issue, sent me a replacement with more relaxed fit and let me keep the first one. I'm happy with their customer service.

The flap tacks in very nicely. MBA's hinge part is fully covered by the flap, and the foam padding is a bit denser than Incase sleeves that I had for older MBA 13" and MBP 13" (the incase ones might be broken in over time though).

I, too, am not a big fan of zipper closure. I was debating between TB Cache and SFBags' sleeve. The SFBags sleeve was a bit too "nicely made" with higher price tag, especially with the optional flap that adds another $15. It's a nice sleeve and you can configure to make it as an independent bag with strap rings and piggy-back compartment for accessories. It's just that TB Cache was simpler and cheaper, exactly fitted to my needs.

All in all, I'm happy with Cache.

Mr. Thompson
Dec 1, 2010, 09:28 PM
I was debating between the Tom Binh Cache bag and this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5O3I/ref=oss_product

The Targus sleeve won me over because I was afraid the flap for the Cache would pop open.

Tried the Targus sleeve at Best Buy this evening. It is has an extra inch of room. Tom Bihn looks like the best bet. His products have always been top quality.

jarad74
Dec 1, 2010, 10:32 PM
This is Tom Bihn Cache sleeve for the 11" Air.

Nice fit and adds minimum bulk yet the padding is thick enough for protection.



Tom Bihn's web site says the cache can be used inside a backpack. Assuming the backpack has no laptop protection built in, how safe is it if the backpack was to drop on the ground by accident, will it protect the MBA? Would you guys trust it?

I'm in the process of considering using my existing backback and new sleeve option.

ukmac
Feb 6, 2011, 03:58 AM
I struggled to find a suitable case as well. I eventually settled on a Targus messenger bag. See my review here.

http://ukmac.net/2011/02/03/macbook-air-11-messenger-bag-review/