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Old Mar 6, 2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Simple MacBook Air Sleeves?

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;



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?
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Not sure about the UK availability but I have an Acme Made Skinny sleeve and rather like it.
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 04:08 AM   #4
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Probably not what you're looking for, but I really like this sleeve:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?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.
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 06:36 AM   #5
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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
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/LArobe-Sleev...2679785&sr=8-1

Putting this here because it's a great case! What have you got against zips anyway?
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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Moshi Muse rocks! One of the finest sleeve you can buy in terms of quality of material and fit and finish.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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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-Neopren...macbook+air+11
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:34 AM   #9
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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.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 11:19 AM   #10
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Not sure about the UK availability but I have an Acme Made Skinny sleeve and rather like it.
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I have the same one... love it!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:40 PM   #11
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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.ph...=755&Itemid=66
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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What have you got against zips anyway?
LArobe pictures

The notes for the second image say it all.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 08:21 PM   #13
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I like the InCase sleeves with no hardware:

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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:52 AM   #14
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LArobe pictures

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.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 05:06 AM   #15
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I use this:

http://www.thule.com/en/gb/products/...-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.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 08:47 AM   #16
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Just saw the acme made sleeve today at the apple store in London's regent street.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 03:44 PM   #17
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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.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 04:04 AM   #18
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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.
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I like the InCase sleeves with no hardware:

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Old Apr 14, 2013, 04:10 AM   #19
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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.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 12:15 PM   #20
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Has anyone tried the cheapo envelope looking fake leather sleeves you get on ebay and amazon?
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 12:33 PM   #21
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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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...item20d176b8d3
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 02:57 PM   #23
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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.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 03:51 PM   #24
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I am a big fan of the incase.
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great fit, keeping it simple!
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 03:08 PM   #25
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That's what I use! Ever since I first saw this ad I wanted one.
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