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Caris
Mar 6, 2013, 03:07 PM
I've been reading some old threads on MacBook Air Sleeves but I still can't find what I'm looking for.

I wan't something like this;

http://d.pr/i/L1It+

But not as expensive and available in the UK.

I just want a plain sleeve type case without a zip. I don't mind if my MacBook is a little exposed.

Can anyone recommend me anything?



Saturn1217
Mar 6, 2013, 07:01 PM
I have a crumpler the fug sleeve. It is pretty slim while still providing some cushion and no zipper. If you use this with another larger bag I think its perfect.

aawil
Mar 6, 2013, 08:21 PM
Not sure about the UK availability but I have an Acme Made Skinny sleeve and rather like it.
http://acmemade.com//CatalogImages/18-51-Catalog_Image.jpeg

Spoonz
Mar 7, 2013, 04:08 AM
Probably not what you're looking for, but I really like this sleeve:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068ZU7VI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was after something cheap and simple after my old sleeve needed replacing, and bought it just because I needed a sleeve/case quickly - I didn't think I'd be very impressed, but for £10 did it anyway. 4/5 months down the line and I'm really pleased with it, well made and looks pretty slick.

inselstudent
Mar 7, 2013, 06:36 AM
I have the Rainsuit sleeve from Cool Bananas and am fully satisfied. It's the old version with no zipper, the Rainsuit P2 has got one.

Don't know about UK availability though

konicky
Mar 7, 2013, 12:11 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/LArobe-Sleeve-MacBook-Air-inch/dp/B0019GMLOW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362679785&sr=8-1

Putting this here because it's a great case! What have you got against zips anyway?

krravi
Mar 7, 2013, 09:05 PM
Moshi Muse rocks! One of the finest sleeve you can buy in terms of quality of material and fit and finish.

badman89
Mar 11, 2013, 07:46 PM
This is the one I use. It's a wonderful sleeve, and it seems to fit the description you provided.

http://www.amazon.com/Incase-Neoprene-Sleeve-Macbook-11-Inch/dp/B004J19IPE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363049107&sr=8-1&keywords=incase+macbook+air+11

RightMACatU
Mar 12, 2013, 06:34 AM
I have a crumpler the fug sleeve. It is pretty slim while still providing some cushion and no zipper. If you use this with another larger bag I think its perfect.

I also use the FUG and love it.

Ahmahzahn
Mar 12, 2013, 11:19 AM
Not sure about the UK availability but I have an Acme Made Skinny sleeve and rather like it.
Image (http://acmemade.com//CatalogImages/18-51-Catalog_Image.jpeg)

I have the same one... love it!

Ken S
Mar 12, 2013, 06:40 PM
I've been using the Level 8 sleeves and like them very much -- had it for my 11" and now my 13".

They stock them at the Apple stores in my area. They are very well constructed, very well padded and also have a handy zippered pocket.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=755&Itemid=66

rbrian
Mar 12, 2013, 07:06 PM
What have you got against zips anyway?

LArobe pictures (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B0019GMLOW/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all)

The notes for the second image say it all.

LYFK
Mar 12, 2013, 08:21 PM
I like the InCase sleeves (http://goincase.com/products/detail/neoprene-sleeve-cl57802) with no hardware:

http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_incase_macbookair.jpg.jpg

konicky
Apr 13, 2013, 04:52 AM
LArobe pictures (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B0019GMLOW/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all)

The notes for the second image say it all.

Except they don't!! The zip never comes close to the laptop, first image shows this better and even if it did the zips plastic so won't mark the aluminium anyway.

Mine's been in and out of this case several times a day for over two years without a single scratch.

Satori
Apr 13, 2013, 05:06 AM
I use this:

http://www.thule.com/en/gb/products/luggage/laptopandtablet/gauntlet-13-macbook-air-sleeve-_-tmas_-_113blk

It really protects the MBA well. They carry them at the Apple Store if you want to check it out. 11" and 13" sizes are available.

ratboy90
Apr 13, 2013, 08:47 AM
Just saw the acme made sleeve today at the apple store in London's regent street.

rchip
Apr 13, 2013, 03:44 PM
Except they don't!! The zip never comes close to the laptop, first image shows this better and even if it did the zips plastic so won't mark the aluminium anyway.

Mine's been in and out of this case several times a day for over two years without a single scratch.

I have this case, it's the best case I've used by far. It somehow protects really well and the zip does not scratch it at all. The case is the perfect size, other cases like the incase pictured about with no zip are too snug. If the case is too snug it makes it difficult to get the mba in and out.

JHUFrank
Apr 14, 2013, 04:04 AM
I second this. InCase sleeves are quite nice for a cheapie sleeve. I have one that I use as a spare on the rare occasion I don't have my Waterfield sleeve. I like the InCase sleeves (http://goincase.com/products/detail/neoprene-sleeve-cl57802) with no hardware:

Image (http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_incase_macbookair.jpg.jpg)

MrGimper
Apr 14, 2013, 04:10 AM
I bought the Côte&Ciel 13" Zip Sleeve from the Apple Store. Fit is really nice, and has good protection to avoid the zips scratching the device.

ratboy90
Apr 14, 2013, 12:15 PM
Has anyone tried the cheapo envelope looking fake leather sleeves you get on ebay and amazon?

RoastingPig
Apr 14, 2013, 12:33 PM
http://snarkybytes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bubble_sleeve.jpg

ratboy90
Apr 14, 2013, 01:28 PM
Image (http://snarkybytes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bubble_sleeve.jpg)

Not a bad idea but I think it might slip out. I was thinking of ones that looks like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PU-Leather-13-Notebook-Laptop-Sleeve-Case-for-13-inch-Macbook-Air-Brown-/140953172179?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_LaptopCasesBags&hash=item20d176b8d3

jmoore5196
Apr 14, 2013, 02:57 PM
If you can find one, the Incipio Orion sleeve is worth a look ... nice looking, inexpensive, and usually to be found in something approaching a neutral color. It leaves a bit of the laptop exposed so you can withdraw the MBA with your fingers, but that's probably the only drawback.

I have used the 11" Acme sleeve and was disappointed to find that it left rather unsightly black smudges on my Wrapsol. I'd recommend the Acme products only if you have no "skin" on your MBA.

entropi
Apr 14, 2013, 03:51 PM
I am a big fan of the incase.

+ 1

great fit, keeping it simple!

rbrian
Apr 15, 2013, 03:08 PM
Image (http://snarkybytes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bubble_sleeve.jpg)

That's what I use! Ever since I first saw this ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcw_Mvnp3WY) I wanted one.

Drew017
Apr 15, 2013, 03:18 PM
I've been looking at this one, but I don't know anything about the brand…

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Slim-PU-leather-case-cover-sleeve-prefect-fit-for-Macbook-Air-11-inch-11-/280991286169?pt=US_Laptop_Cases_Bags&hash=item416c62c399

mikeray
Apr 15, 2013, 10:41 PM
+1 for the Incipio sleeve. It's so minimal and classy-looking in Black.

http://dbky5wl4i40xj.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/561x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/I/M/IM-112d.jpg
http://www.incipio.com/cases/macbook-cases/macbook-air-11in-cases/macbook-air-11in-slim-sleeve-case.html

If you can find one, the Incipio Orion sleeve is worth a look ... nice looking, inexpensive, and usually to be found in something approaching a neutral color. It leaves a bit of the laptop exposed so you can withdraw the MBA with your fingers, but that's probably the only drawback.