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triple-tap
Aug 8, 2013, 09:37 PM
I know that there are lots of old threads on this topic, but given that new stuff comes out all the time... I wanted to make a new thread.

I am looking for a sleeve for my new MBA. I do not want to have a zipper of any kind on the compartment holding the air (other small pockets are ok). I also would prefer a vertical type case due to the macbook being in a backpack for the next few months, but I am open to vert. or horiz. if the case is otherwise a "home run."

I am also looking to keep with the MBA thin, elegant profile.


I bought the THULE Gauntlet 2.0 sleeve, and I really don't like it. I returned it to the apple store tonight and bought apple care instead.

So any recommendations?

I have seen the waterfield designs, but feel that their cases aren't worth the $80-100 premium. I think I'd rather go with a nice leather case for that amount of money. Idk.

Thanks in advance.



AXs
Aug 8, 2013, 09:56 PM
there is an entire thread for this in the first page

triple-tap
Aug 8, 2013, 10:27 PM
there is an entire thread for this in the first page


see post #1.

luisito
Aug 8, 2013, 10:36 PM
... I wanted to make a new thread.
See post #2

Mrbobb
Aug 8, 2013, 10:48 PM
I have seen the waterfield designs, but feel that their cases aren't worth the $80-100 premium.

Am into function and had specific requirements when I bough my Waterfield. The fact that WaterField let me customize it won me over and I spent $65+tax. Is a stiff sleeve made out of thick ballistic nylon outer with a felt liner inner. Feels sturdy enough to carry stand alone or inside my backpack. If I saw one cheaper I would have gone for it but there was none other that fit my requirement,

eidrunner247
Aug 8, 2013, 11:23 PM
[QUOTE=triple-tap;17706399
I have seen the waterfield designs, but feel that their cases aren't worth the $80-100 premium. I think I'd rather go with a nice leather case for that amount of money. Idk.

Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]

I think you have a good taste in cases. Allow me to throw out a recommendation for a leather case should you decide to go that route.

I like something to show off the design of the air -- check out Picaso Lab. They have sweet, (horizontal) open ended half cases. It won't fully cover the MBA; it's not supposed to. It's functional for sure, but imminently attractive too.

blaisegg
Aug 8, 2013, 11:37 PM
This is what I have and it's great. Take a look.

http://www.tombihn.com/laptop_bags/TB0350.html

No-Me
Aug 9, 2013, 05:27 AM
Can't we just keep it clean here?
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1220990 << a very long topic with tons of sleeves and cases :)

Any mod around to lock this topic?

Fifteen20s
Aug 9, 2013, 07:31 AM
You really should consider Waterfield, the construction, fit and finish is great. If I were to buy a new bag now they would get first consideration

mcotter
Aug 9, 2013, 08:55 AM
This is the sleeve (http://picasolab.com/store/index.php/macbook-air/macbook-air-13/full-macbook-air-11-brown-red-24.html) I'm drooling over at the moment. Just bought the Booq Mamba (http://www.booqbags.com/us/sleeves/mamba-sleeve/MSL11-BLK) (which is great but doesn't meet your requirment of no zipper) two weeks ago though so I won't be buying a new sleeve anytime soon.

wolfpuppies3
Aug 9, 2013, 09:47 AM
Saddleback Leather is all you need to know. Love mine.

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Laptop-Sleeve-Thin?sc=8&category=301416

maflynn
Aug 9, 2013, 10:06 AM
Please use the existing thread
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1220990