The MacBook Air "Bags, Sleeves & Cases" thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Damian., Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Damian., Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
    This thread is for people that are looking for bags or sleeves for their MacBook Air.

    I always see several threads about bags and sleeves for the MacBook Air. I think it is a great idea to keep one thread for all MacBook Air bags and sleeves.
    This will come in handy for current and future MacBook Air owners who need to make a choice between bags and sleeves.

    Do you recommend the bag or sleeve you've just bought?
    Do you want to know which bag or sleeve is the right one for your MacBook Air?
    Or do you have any other questions related to bags and sleeves.

    Then you are welcome to post here.

    When recommending or showing your bag or sleeve:
    * Please try to post some information, pictures and a link to the website.
    * Mini reviews are welcome.
  2. Damian., Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
  3. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Here's my set up:

    Incase Compact Backpack and a BoxWave Elite leather sleeve. Total value: $90 dollars ($70 for the backpack, $20 for the sleeve).

    Love both.

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  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    I don't have a sleeve as of yet, but I will be buying the bookbook I think... I'm pretty sure I will also be getting the suede sleeve from SFbags for when I want to just put it in my bag, and not have much bulk and when I only need scratch protection.

    As for bags, I have 2 the first is for a Hard Graft 2Unfold bag used for every day to and from work/meetings. It is a beautiful bag!

    2Unfold bag

    Then the second is for short trips, and when I need to carry more then just my laptop and power cords. It is a Qwestion backpack. Again, it is a beautiful bag, and perfect for my needs.


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  5. macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2009
    I bought the unusual and trim Acme case for my 11" Ultimate MBA. I love the form factor, but the case itself left unsightly black spots on the Wrapsol film I'd installed front and back.

    To their credit, Wrapsol immediately replaced the product kit. So the problem is now gone until this summer.

    I hope there are some good Acme products out there ... this one has a few drawbacks. Now I find myself wishing I'd just bought a more versatile Knomo and been content with it.
  6. macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I got the Brenthaven ProStyle sleeve and have been really happy with it.

    I saw these bags mentioned in another thread, but I couldn't tell if anyone had ended up buying one - Does anyone have one?

    I think I'm pretty set on getting one (once I can save up the $$ again), but I'm more undecided between the 11" and 13" (I have the 11" Air). I wanna keep my gear minimal, so I dunno if the 13" would feel too big. Eventually I'll want to carry the MBA with an iPad and other stuff.

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  7. macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    I do not use mine at my workplace so all I needed was some kind of slip case to keep it in whilst not in use.

    I settled on a Targus slip case purchased from PC World in the Uk for £19.99.

    It has a carry handle on top , a netted compartment inside and a zipped outside outer compartment.

    I keep my charger brick in a separate smaller zipped case.

    Happy days !!

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  8. macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009
    does anyone know of a vintage leather messenger bag that is at least 5" in depth? i have a 3" one and find it kinda small.
  9. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    The MBA Bookbook by twelvesouth:
    All fitting into a medium Waterfield Cargo bag:
  10. macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    My main bag is Jack Spade Laptop Messenger. Looks great, and very good quality as well.

    And inside is Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve (Can be used by itself when I want to only carry my MBA11).

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  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    It's getting late. I thought this thread was about automobile safety and arm tattoos.
    MacBook, Air Bags, and Sleeves.
  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2011
    Curious...why do you think your ACME case bled color onto your Wrapsol film. I have the 13" ACME (no film on Air), no stains. I would think if the sleeves were that prone to bleeding I might also see some residual coloration on my case.

    Just wondering incase I need to watch out for possible stains.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    There are already a lot of threads about sleeves and cases.

    I use a normal crumplier bag (friday nylon) and in that bag I always use a sleeve.
    I've got a Joli Originals for my 11", used it a lot and still love it!


    There is also a topic about her sleeves here:

    It's snug fit so it doesn't fall out, and the leather is really good quality, wouldn't want to drop it though, but it does protect against bumps. :)

    And I've seen a good review two weeks ago that pretty much says what I think :)
  15. macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Tamworth, England
  16. Azathoth, Aug 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    Any suggestions for the following?

    *MBA13 only (no accessories)
    *thin and light (say <300g / 10oz)
    *zipper (no velcro, preferably no "flap" as this gives extra bulk), the "open" designs would allow dirt and crumbs from my rucksack to get into the openings of the MBA
    *basically something like:

    STM glove small MacBook laptop sleeve
    but meant specifically for the Air.

    Any suggestions? (availibility in Europe would be nice, but I guess I could purchase through Ebay if there isnt a local stock)
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    Check military surplus outlets online. Messenger bags were used in the military and I've seen some really nice ones at reasonable prices. Most will be made of canvas but there are some in leather.

    Here's just one such site:

    Here's a cool leather one: It should work with an 11" MBA.
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    Feb 21, 2011
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    Aug 18, 2011
  20. macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009

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    Jul 11, 2011
  23. macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    I love Jack Spade bags. Is that a waxwear bag? What's the exact model?
  24. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008

    I like your taste even though I can't afford that stuff yet. I like the second one that has a separate compartment for clothes and your electronics. I often travel and end up putting some spare clothes, laptop, and iPad in the same compartment and it gets messy and too tight for comfort and easy access.

    It seriously perplexes me how many people buy the BookBook case. It's so tacky and not tasteful imo. It seems to be popular among Macrumors members so sorry for hating but it blows my mind when I see Apple accessories that are that tacky.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011

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