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JackSYi
Jan 23, 2008, 02:28 PM
I ordered a MacBook Air and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on bags for it. The main question is: will cases designed for the original 13-inch macbook work with the air?



Anthalus
Jan 23, 2008, 02:32 PM
Get a paperbag?

At least Jobs did it! lol

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/1376/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/home/banner_macbookair_split.jpg

ob81
Jan 23, 2008, 02:35 PM
Yeah, just get a bag that is normally for the macbook. That is the best bet considering that you may have to slap that external in there one day.

officerdick
Jan 23, 2008, 02:35 PM
look at this
http://www.manilamac.com/detail-string.jpg
http://www.manilamac.com/

Neil321
Jan 23, 2008, 02:47 PM
Yeah, just get a bag that is normally for the macbook. That is the best bet considering that you may have to slap that external in there one day.

you taking the p*ss:D

desenso
Jan 23, 2008, 02:54 PM
Obviously there's no way to tell if it's any good with the Air, but this bag:

http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.275/.f?sc=2&category=507

Is designed for a 13" laptop (or a 15" if you remove the red padding) and is the best bag I've ever owned.

If it doesn't work well with my Air, I might cry.

Nibi
Jan 23, 2008, 03:03 PM
I know waterfield is already shipping the sleevecase in a new size (13-2) that is made to fit the MBA snugly. I have never had a case like this but I have heard numerous great things about their quality and durability. I ordered a vertical loading one with a flap. Will post pics upon its arrival.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

ahaxton
Jan 23, 2008, 03:11 PM
Im hoping it fits in my Hermes 38cm briefcase.

JackSYi
Jan 23, 2008, 03:29 PM
I ended up buying the Brenthaven ProLite I for the MacBook. Hopefully it is snug enough to protect it. Anybody have experience with this bag? I am hoping that it is a small and light bag.

Piarco
Jan 23, 2008, 03:39 PM
Belkin have just announced a range, but no availability as yet...

Belkin Macbook Air Case Range (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=206460)

I'd like to see Huzzak bring out a case, I loved the one for my MBP. I'll get something either way in time for my Air arriving...

JackSYi
Jan 23, 2008, 04:12 PM
Belkin have just announced a range, but no availability as yet...

Belkin Macbook Air Case Range (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=206460)

I'd like to see Huzzak bring out a case, I loved the one for my MBP. I'll get something either way in time for my Air arriving...

Great. Thanks for that.

bearwise
Jan 23, 2008, 04:22 PM
I know waterfield is already shipping the sleevecase in a new size (13-2) that is made to fit the MBA snugly. I have never had a case like this but I have heard numerous great things about their quality and durability. I ordered a vertical loading one with a flap. Will post pics upon its arrival.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

I have Waterfield slip cases for all the laptops I have owned in the last 3 years (large enough number to be embarrassing) and I love them. Well made, good fit and you can you can accessorizes them with shoulder straps and such. The Waterfield line of bags and briefs is worth a look too, as is their smaller bags for iPods and all the other small expensive crap we tend to buy.....

Marky_Mark
Jan 23, 2008, 04:27 PM
This fine vestibule has the added benefit of allowing your MBA to be carried incognito, thereby avoiding the mugging that will inevitably incur if you go into any built-up area now carrying an inter-office memo envelope.

JackSYi
Jan 23, 2008, 04:32 PM
Tom Bihn, who makes great cases that are designed to complement existing bags are also shipping MacBook Air cases.

I have the vertical brain for the MBP and use it for my North Face backpack. They're great.

http://www.tombihn.com/

Salty Pirate
Jan 23, 2008, 05:17 PM
How about a light one? Some of these bags are 5 lbs empty. What is the point of having a bag that weighs more than your computer????:confused:

ahaxton
Jan 25, 2008, 06:01 PM
How about a light one? Some of these bags are 5 lbs empty. What is the point of having a bag that weighs more than your computer????:confused:

Well I guess if it weighs more than 5lbs it better carry more than just the MacBook Air. My Hermes attache is going to love the MacBook Air and weighs a bit, but its meant to hold more than just a laptop. Can squeeze in a bit more! Now I know what you mean about cases just for the MacBook Air. I don't know if I'd want one of those. I think I'd rather carry it naked if I wasn't carrying the attache.

Nibi
Jan 26, 2008, 04:40 PM
I must say I am impressed with the quality. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2220903861_9ffdf0e785.jpg?v=0

Check out the rest of my set for more. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyrup/sets/72157603801424617/

Initial impressions:

-Very sturdy feeling
-Nice velcro
-Love the flap
-Fits great in my Nike bag
-ibook does not even begin to fit

overall I give it :apple::apple::apple::apple: /5

SouthPhillyPT
Jan 26, 2008, 07:36 PM
Brenthaven seems to have reliable cases. It also supports the environment and your body. http://www.BrentHaven.com :apple:

skuzzy
Jan 27, 2008, 06:40 AM
I love that Manila folder notebook sleve for the Air. Really cool idea, not sure if will last though. For $30 you might aswell get a proper leather/neoprene folder.

kming05
Jan 28, 2008, 11:30 AM
i ordered a manila airmail one just for kicks,

and a waterfield horizontal sleevecase with flap for the real deal. should be getting it today.

silvery
Feb 25, 2008, 03:07 PM
I ordered a MacBook Air and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on bags for it. The main question is: will cases designed for the original 13-inch macbook work with the air?

I'm a noob, glad I found this site!
I just spoke to the guys at booq and they said they'd have a dedicated hard sleeve for the MBA mid-April. I've used them for my previous powerbooks and I like how you can use the computer while it's in the case. Now I'm on the lookout for a new sling-bag to replace my REI one.

http://www.booqbags.com/c.579293/site/vypblkxxx/vypblkxxx1s.jpg

Marioz
Feb 25, 2008, 03:48 PM
I am not interested in just a sleeve, I have plenty of big backpacks (also one from Tom Bihn w/h the internal case for MBA). So now I decided for something different

http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.252/.f?sc=2&category=1264

Small, light but w/h a lot of space for just what I need.

grimslade
Feb 25, 2008, 04:08 PM
I picked up a Small Evolution from STM. It's a little large, but is snug enough and a pretty good bag overall. I give it up a thumbs up, although of course if you already have a backpack and what you need is a sleeve, it's not going to solve that problem.

thehuhman
Feb 25, 2008, 04:28 PM
I ordered a MacBook Air and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on bags for it. The main question is: will cases designed for the original 13-inch macbook work with the air?.

This (http://www.pinderbags.com/laptopbags.html) is the one I got for mine. I love it!:D

ctt1wbw
Feb 25, 2008, 04:28 PM
I just bought this off eBay:

http://guides.macrumors.com/images/2/2f/Timbuk2.JPG


I've read good things about them, but didn't find that color on their website. It looks pretty good.

I'm replacing this:

http://guides.macrumors.com/images/4/47/BuiltNY.jpg


I'm selling the BuiltNY bag, if anyone is interested.

fk51785
Feb 25, 2008, 04:33 PM
I got this incase bag from Apple yesterday and it fits MBA perfect.
The bag is light and has room to carry other small accessories.
It's kinda pricey but I absolutely love it.

jacoder
Feb 27, 2008, 11:54 PM
I got Boa slimcase M for my AIR. :-)

Boa slimcase M
http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.293/.f?sc=2&category=1868

The quality of the bag is excellent !!!

http://www.booqbags.com/c.579293/site/BS0/BS01s.jpg

entatlrg
Mar 4, 2009, 12:33 AM
I ended up buying the Brenthaven ProLite I for the MacBook. Hopefully it is snug enough to protect it. Anybody have experience with this bag? I am hoping that it is a small and light bag.

I received my Prolite 1 today, it's a little bigger than I hoped ... think I'll return it.

I'm looking for a bag for my MacBook Air, small yet large enough to hold the Air, along with a phone, a paper notebook, wallet keys etc, kind of a man bag that holds a macbook too, that would be very functional when on the go, pockets empty and everything in one place ...

idea bag to me has no flap, a zipper compartment for the macbook, a separate roomy compartment for paper notebook, wallet, keys phone, newspaper and that's it, should be thin and light with an optional shoulder strap and a carry and or loop should you wish to carry it casually, should be all black and manly looking has hell, lol :)

eVolcre
Mar 4, 2009, 05:23 AM
I received my Prolite 1 today, it's a little bigger than I hoped ... think I'll return it.

I'm looking for a bag for my MacBook Air, small yet large enough to hold the Air, along with a phone, a paper notebook, wallet keys etc, kind of a man bag that holds a macbook too, that would be very functional when on the go, pockets empty and everything in one place ...

idea bag to me has no flap, a zipper compartment for the macbook, a separate roomy compartment for paper notebook, wallet, keys phone, newspaper and that's it, should be thin and light with an optional shoulder strap and a carry and or loop should you wish to carry it casually, should be all black and manly looking has hell, lol :)

Tom bihn ristretto

On the iPhone so up link , google it

Perfect for your needs.

I just can't decide on a color. Olive sounds good for everyday running around but it's bonus if I can take it into meetings

eV

pixelss
Feb 7, 2010, 06:14 PM
I just ordered a air mail case, look very nice.. will see.

colourfastt
Feb 7, 2010, 06:42 PM
I must say I am impressed with the quality. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2220903861_9ffdf0e785.jpg?v=0

Check out the rest of my set for more. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyrup/sets/72157603801424617/

Initial impressions:

-Very sturdy feeling
-Nice velcro
-Love the flap
-Fits great in my Nike bag
-ibook does not even begin to fit

overall I give it :apple::apple::apple::apple: /5

I have that sleeve for my Air .. and I put it in my Muzetto bag.

Gemütlichkeit
Apr 15, 2011, 11:33 AM
Get a paperbag?

At least Jobs did it! lol

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/1376/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/home/banner_macbookair_split.jpg
Old thread bumped! (sorry)

This is exactly what I'm looking for but with a pouch to store the power brick :hs:

The point of having the air is it's thinness.. Carrying around a thin laptop like this with a big thick bag is pointless!

IngerMan
Apr 15, 2011, 01:46 PM
I know waterfield is already shipping the sleevecase in a new size (13-2) that is made to fit the MBA snugly. I have never had a case like this but I have heard numerous great things about their quality and durability. I ordered a vertical loading one with a flap. Will post pics upon its arrival.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

That would be the 13-5 sleeve for the New 13 MBA

BENJMNS
Apr 15, 2011, 01:59 PM
Old thread bumped! (sorry)

This is exactly what I'm looking for but with a pouch to store the power brick :hs:

The point of having the air is it's thinness.. Carrying around a thin laptop like this with a big thick bag is pointless!

totally dude i just don't get some people. i just use the incase sleeve and stuff it in my briefcase. if i don't need my 'case, i just use the sleeve and i'ts easy

tonydt1g3r
Apr 15, 2011, 08:10 PM
this leather messenger bag is the perfect fit for the macbook air 11" and not much else besides maybe a few papers and a charger

http://www.knomobags.com/usa/men/apple/mac-book-air/

its a lil pricy but way styling

panzer06
Apr 15, 2011, 08:36 PM
I carry both my ipad and MBA 11" in the same small Targus (http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=CVR215&PageName=Laptop%20Sleeves&productCategoryId=7&bucketTypeId=0&searchedTerms=&navlevel1=products&cp=&bannertxt=Sleeves%20for%20Laptops%20%26%20Tablets) bag.

Anyway I think that's it. Fits both AC adapters in the front pocket under the flap too.

Cheers,

parkiebear
Apr 15, 2011, 09:25 PM
I bought the Waterfield horizontal sleeve for my 2010 13" MBA and carry it in a Coach leather briefcase; the combo fits my needs well.

Y0bama
Jun 23, 2011, 03:40 AM
Just got my new bag and am happy with it. It looks very well made and my MBA (old model 2009) fits into it perfectly (has a MBA-form within the padding).

Protection wise the bag has about 1.5inch padding on either side of the MBA. Padding material seems to be some sort of hard cardboard/ plastic mixture, which seems pretty secure (i.e. MBA would probably survive an odd elbow or door slamming, but not a drop out of your hand while walking). Material definitely offers better protection better than the standard nylon sleeves.

Bargain: paid £19,99 (ebay)

http://www.crumpler.eu/index.cfm?seite=laptop&sprache=EN

Dimensions:

Internal 32.5 x 22.7 x 2 cm. (looks like 3-4 times the MBA hight, still easily fits into my backpack, if I don't want to carry the bag on its own or need to take my charger).

Features
Rooster Tex ™ hyper performance accessory fabric
Turtleshell Construction with super protection hard shell and additional internal foam shell
Snuggle-soft lining inside
Extra big zip with 2 zip pullers (rain proof)