Best Sleeves for 17" PowerBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by joshuajestelle, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Hi everyone,

    This thread is somewhat related to a previous thread I started regarding best cases for the 17" PowerBook:

    Now what I'm interested in finding is the best sleeve for protecting the 17" PowerBook. ($40-$50) Sleeves.htm ($50) ($40)

    There's a few I've been looking at. Let me know what you guys have used and/or are looking at getting.

  2. macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    I have a TimBuk2 sleeve for my iBook, and I absolutely love it. It fits the machine perfectly, it's very stylish, and it's very protective. I highly recommend TimBuk2's products!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2003
    I have the PowerBook 15" 1GHz and I'm using the sleevecase made by Waterfield Designs ( The quality and protection is excellent! No scratches or dings on my PB and it fits perfectly in my Spire Zoom XL backpack. It also fits the PB like a glove.

    I just ordered the 17" PB and I just noticed the MacCase sleeve that looks very attractive. Does anyone own the MacCase sleeve? If so, is it "puffy"? I'm afraid it wont fit inside my backpack.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2003
    Western Hemisphere
    I own the 17" Timbuk2 sleeve and I would recommend it. Fits like a glove and the padding is nice and dense, handles are very nice and they make great stuff.
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2002
  6. macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2002
    I was thinking about laptop bags recently. What I'm really after is something that can additionally accomadate all those little extras:

    *) 7-in-1 flash memoy reader
    *) Canon Ixus 3 digital camera
    *) Spare Compact Flash card
    *) Variopus mains recharges
    *) Spare P800 stylii
    *) Memory Stick Duo -> Memory Stick widget
    *) Various cables

    In other wors, a whole range of "thingies" from the very small to mains adaptors. If all this can be crammed into something that can be easily carried through airports and also sit on my back whilst cycling (including rain proof), then I'm convinced!
  7. macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2002
    I got a Timbuk2 bag for the 17" PB(which i am waiting for)It's a great design that is very stylish, lightweight, very padded, and has excellent handles. I got th five-o-blue color, which is very cool. I recommend it, and for $50 you can't find a better quality deal.
  8. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    I have the Tom Bihn Brian bag sleeve form my 15' and it is wonderful. they make it for the 17' as well. Definitly go check it out.
  9. macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2003
    I wouldn't be happy unless I could slip the 17" out of an ordinary dept store back pack without removing the sleeve, just like Mini Me. Hence I have the Tom Bihn Monolith sleeve and am well pleased.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
    I have a Timbuk2 bag and sleeve for my TiBook and I love it. Their sleeves are made expressly for Apple laptops. However, their computer commuter bags have been discontinued and now they will have a new bag to replace it (commuter bag) and I'm not sure if they are available yet (sometime this month). So you may not be able to get the bag right away...
  11. macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    Are you sure they do a Brain Bag sleeve for the 17? On the website when you click the sizes, even though there are four of them, none includes the 17". If there was one, I think I'd be interested in it.

  12. macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    William Gates?

    Hold on one darn minute!

    Who let Bill in here?

    I take it that bag you're recommending is bug infested?
  13. macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    Re: William Gates?

    because we all know every william goes by bill and there is only one william gates :rolleyes:

    i am guessing to you, jobs=god, gates=satan? :rolleyes:
  14. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    You are right, it is not out yet. When I bought my bag about two months ago, I remember a section on the website that said they would be developing one in the coming month for the 17. I figured it was out now, but it clearly is not. I apologize. Althought the monolith does come in 17 and looks very nice as well.

  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2003
    Central California
  16. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2002
    I bought the Tom Bihn bag called the Mitre. It's like a padded envelope. What I like is I can use it as a pad to sit my laptop on. When traveling it just goes into by briefcase.

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