MacBook Air carrying case/bag

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JackSYi, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
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    ob81

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    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.
     
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    Neil321

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    you taking the p*ss:D
     
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    desenso

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    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
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Im hoping it fits in my Hermes 38cm briefcase.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Piarco

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    Belkin have just announced a range, but no availability as yet...

    Belkin Macbook Air Case Range

    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...
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great. Thanks for that.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    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.....
     
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    Marky_Mark

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    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.
     

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  14. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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/
     
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    Salty Pirate

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Just received my Waterfield Sleevecase

    I must say I am impressed with the quality. [​IMG]

    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
     
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    Brenthaven

    Brenthaven seems to have reliable cases. It also supports the environment and your body. http://www.BrentHaven.com :apple:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    STM Small Evolution

    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.
     
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    thehuhman

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    .

    This is the one I got for mine. I love it!:D
     
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    ctt1wbw

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    I just bought this off eBay:

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

    I'm replacing this:

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

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