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MyMcMac
Jul 23, 2011, 08:38 PM
Do you know the lightest available sleeve or bag for the air? To make it more rugged as it looks like it will be destroyed once someone accidently steps over it! I was thinking about 0.20 kg to 0.30 kg. Any ideas?

Maybe also something that is always around the air. What about if the air drops from the table? I'd like to have some more protection and it should be as light as possible.



Eavila
Jul 23, 2011, 08:53 PM
Just posted about this one - lightest/thinnest solution without sacrificing protection. http://www.iSkinz.com

MyMcMac
Jul 23, 2011, 09:01 PM
I don't see how heavy this sleeve is. I am either interested in a sleeve which is very lightweight, or a sleeve which can be with the macbook all the time. Or a very light shoulder bag.

Duke15
Jul 23, 2011, 09:29 PM
What about This (http://www.byrdandbelle.com/product/13-mackbook-air-sleeve-gray-wool-felt-and-brown-leather)

Its wool doubt it weighs that much.

rustyosaurus
Jul 23, 2011, 09:36 PM
Just posted about this one - lightest/thinnest solution without sacrificing protection. http://www.iSkinz.com

is there not one for the 13 as well?

AZMacFan
Jul 23, 2011, 09:55 PM
I love my WaterField SleeveCase with shoulder strap from SFBags... http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.php

It's high quality, lightweight, and available in horizontal & vertical orientation (I got the vertical which fits perfectly on my roadster's passenger seat). Their customer service is excellent too. I added the Piggyback pouch afterwards to be able to carry the AC adapter & headphones.

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rustyosaurus
Jul 23, 2011, 10:00 PM
I love my WaterField SleeveCase with shoulder strap from SFBags... http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.php

It's high quality, lightweight, and available in horizontal & vertical orientation (I got the vertical which fits perfectly on my roadster's passenger seat). Their customer service is excellent too. I added the Piggyback pouch afterwards to be able to carry the AC adapter & headphones.

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personally, i like the other sleeve that waterfield has better because it's simpler. but maybe i need to order one of those. my incase is too thick. it makes me sad. in switching from a MBP to a MBA i expected the height to be about 1/2 as tall and it is, but with the incase its almost exactly the same size due to excessive padding. and it's a PITA to use.

AZMacFan
Jul 23, 2011, 10:12 PM
personally, i like the other sleeve that waterfield has better because it's simpler. but maybe i need to order one of those. my incase is too thick. it makes me sad. in switching from a MBP to a MBA i expected the height to be about 1/2 as tall and it is, but with the incase its almost exactly the same size due to excessive padding. and it's a PITA to use.

Here's the link to all the WaterField Air cases/sleeves... http://sfbags.com/products/macbookair-cases/macbookair-cases.php

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onthecouchagain
Jul 23, 2011, 10:54 PM
Just ordered this sleeve from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWN3R0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

MyMcMac
Jul 24, 2011, 06:40 AM
As the weight of the bag is the primary objective for creating this topic, please include the weight in your posts. Thanks!

PDFierro
Jul 24, 2011, 10:10 PM
With these slim cases, the weight isn't going to be too much different. The first case that was linked to, you're not going to get anything much lighter than that. So I'd look at what case you like, as the weight on all these are going to be about the same.

rustyosaurus
Jul 24, 2011, 10:16 PM
With these slim cases, the weight isn't going to be too much different. The first case that was linked to, you're not going to get anything much lighter than that. So I'd look at what case you like, as the weight on all these are going to be about the same.

not necessarily true. the incase neoprene sleeve i just got is close to half a pound and is an inch in height.

i've ordered a waterfield suede sleeve because i think it will be much lighter.

bigp9998
Jul 24, 2011, 10:56 PM
not necessarily true. the incase neoprene sleeve i just got is close to half a pound and is an inch in height.

i've ordered a waterfield suede sleeve because i think it will be much lighter.

I too ordered the Waterfield suede jacket. In addition to weighing more, the neoprene sleeves can be quite bulky too.

PDFierro
Jul 24, 2011, 11:03 PM
Really? Then it seems like the OP's best bet is to go with the Waterfield sleeve, although that one leaves the end open.

rustyosaurus
Jul 24, 2011, 11:04 PM
I too ordered the Waterfield suede jacket. In addition to weighing more, the neoprene sleeves can be quite bulky too.

i am looking forward to the waterfield suede jacket. all i need is something simple to protect it from scratches. the incase neoprene is going back. i had a booq sleeve for my MBP that i liked for the most part, although it wasn't as tight a fit as i wanted.

radiohead14
Jul 24, 2011, 11:07 PM
i think i'm gonna go with the incase sleeve. their site doesn't list the weight, but i've had one for my previous 13" macbook pro and that was light

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57759/detail/sltclvr02.jpg

PDFierro
Jul 24, 2011, 11:11 PM
I really like that iSkinz case. If I had known about it before, I would have gotten it. Maybe I still will.

FieldingMellish
Jul 25, 2011, 01:04 AM
i think i'm gonna go with the incase sleeve. their site doesn't list the weight, but i've had one for my previous 13" macbook pro and that was light

Image (http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57759/detail/sltclvr02.jpg)

around 4 oz.

I think it's the best for my needs. It's padded all around the edges and the sides are padded just right. The neoprene is good quality as the one for my prior 13 still looks brand new. Just the same, I put an iCarbon skin on my laptop front and rear for added scratch protection when handling the computer sans slip case. If TSA says to put the laptop on the conveyer, you're golden with this slip case. I'll exchange my black one for the color one depicted in this thread so that it'll stand out from all the business black items on the conveyer.

optmi
Jul 25, 2011, 09:30 AM
www.untype.com (http://www.untype.com)

I have an untype felt sleeve for my 13 inch and I love it. It's pretty lightweight. If you're going to get one, get the charcoal, it looks good with the air.

The one thing I'm worried about with sleeves is whether or not I have to totally shut down before I put it in. Isn't the air still on in the case/sleeve if you shut the lid?

radiohead14
Jul 25, 2011, 11:37 AM
www.untype.com (http://www.untype.com)

I have an untype felt sleeve for my 13 inch and I love it. It's pretty lightweight. If you're going to get one, get the charcoal, it looks good with the air.

The one thing I'm worried about with sleeves is whether or not I have to totally shut down before I put it in. Isn't the air still on in the case/sleeve if you shut the lid?

that looks really nice, but pricey.

MyMcMac
Jul 25, 2011, 03:56 PM
I saw this a few days ago which felt lightweight, although it is 1.01 lbs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qK_cVinlwc

and then thought there might be even a lighter shouldber bag available.

PDFierro
Jul 25, 2011, 04:51 PM
So it's a really light shoulder bag you want? Best to let us know, or people will keep suggesting sleeves.

MyMcMac
Jul 25, 2011, 05:55 PM
So it's a really light shoulder bag you want? Best to let us know, or people will keep suggesting sleeves.

You are completely right! I am looking for a shoulder bag for a notebook, as light as possible.

The sleeves are also nice if there would be very lightweight shoulder bags available. But I think a shoulder bag with integrated notebook sleeve is lighter than both a sleeve and a shouldber bag.

Thanks for all your nice suggestions in this thread! There are great cases available for Mac products.

ovrlrd
Jul 25, 2011, 06:06 PM
What about This (http://www.byrdandbelle.com/product/13-mackbook-air-sleeve-gray-wool-felt-and-brown-leather)

Its wool doubt it weighs that much.

I have one of these for my MBA and for my iPad. The lady who makes them is very nice and responds quickly to questions. She even made mine a bit different because I asked, and didn't charge me extra at all. Very high quality and hand crafted. They look very stylish and I have gotten many compliments about mine.

Norsolaar
Jul 26, 2011, 06:08 AM
I searched for a few hours and ended up with the Crumpler Saturday Night Suit (http://www.crumpler.eu/index.cfm?seite=laptop&productID=6587&sprache=EN)

http://www.missnumerique.com/images/produits/big/crumpler_saturdaynightsuit_699.jpg

Dimension: 20 x 30 x 3 (cm)
weight: 450 grams
material:Genuine Leather
Storage volume: laptop with 12" and 13"

- Ultra slim design
- Super soft and strong holycor real leather combined with water proof ripstop lining
- shiny metal logo and metal hardware
- Built in padded protective laptop pocket with integrated pens, slots and mesh pockets
-Adjustable shoulder strap

Henry Ford
Jul 27, 2011, 12:35 AM
I can't decide between the Untype and the Byrd & Belle. I love both of those.

iNeedToDoHw
Jul 27, 2011, 01:07 AM
I can't decide between the Untype and the Byrd & Belle. I love both of those.

I think byrd & belle looks better and I think putting mba horizontally is easier.
I love the look of wool but i'm afraid they might become really dirty later on compare to neoprene

Revin9k
Jul 27, 2011, 01:18 AM
i just picked this up from walmart.com

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dicota-10-to-11.6-Dee-Slimcase-Black-Universal/15268552

cant beat the price and free ship to store.

save your $$ on those more expensive cases. this will do just fine.

iZeeshan
Jul 27, 2011, 04:17 AM
http://www.radtech.us/Products/SleevzNotebooks.aspx

This is my favorite one so far. Anyone got any promo codes or cheaper places to buy it? I certainly prefer it over the $20 Incipio sleeve as I heard it leaves parts of the MBA uncovered.

FieldingMellish
Jul 27, 2011, 06:37 AM
For people carrying more than the MBA and don't want the bag to look bulging, this small one from Case Logic is just so lightweight and spacious in a small size. I got the 13 inch size for my 11 inch, for reason that I want to yank out the computer and put it back without going through a careful process, to enhance accessibility. In a sense, just enjoying the weight savings without having to telegraph what a small computer is in the bag. After all, I carry the occasional file folder or magazine and don't want them sticking out the top of the bag. This puppy has a front slot zip pocket for an iPhone.

http://www.caselogic.com/14_laptop_attach_eacute/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=147737&productid=10011382

The one I got from a computer store says on the tag: From 10-14.1 netbooks and laptops / 13.3 inch macbook pro. I didn't see that one on the Case Logic site, but it looks the same as in the image I linked to.

optmi
Jul 27, 2011, 08:50 AM
Saw this 15% off coupon code yesterday for the untype ones.

http://goodsie.com/store/untype/promo/summer11

Kafka
Jul 27, 2011, 11:15 AM
i think i'm gonna go with the incase sleeve. their site doesn't list the weight, but i've had one for my previous 13" macbook pro and that was light

Image (http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57759/detail/sltclvr02.jpg)

I own one of these and they're just great, way better than the 13" Pro version: much tighter, and no zip.

FieldingMellish
Jul 27, 2011, 12:09 PM
I own one of these and they're just great, way better than the 13" Pro version: much tighter, and no zip.


Agreed. I was dubious about mine, but that sleeve is a keeper. Slip that puppy easily into a messenger, back pack, or just carry it as is. Edges are padded all around.