A MBP case/sleeve that doesn't scratch?

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  1. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I'm about to buy a 13" MBP in the next 3 weeks and I need a case for it. I've been looking at the Incase Neoprene Sleeve but reviews say that it can stain/scratch which has really put me off. I don't want my £1200 machine to be scratched due to shoddy workmanship on the case.

    I'm looking for a sleeve or case, soft or hard that will fit the 13" MBP so that I can put it in another bag (it'll be in a rucksack/backpack for when I cycle to campus).

    I have used mroogle before anyone asks, just looking for some recommendations. :p
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    I use this case from Incase. It's fleece lined, so no worries about scratching, and it's more functional than a neoprene sleeve.

    You may also want to consider a skin, such as this one.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I've never had a problem with neoprene sleeves before. You could also try the Tucano Second Skin, which has a little flap for added protection.
     
  4. OzyOly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like the look of that nylon sleeve. But I do need something that wraps around the notebook. I need to carry heavy books, clothes and the notebook 3 days a week while on a bike.
    So something like the neoprene sleeve, but without a zipper would be great. ;)

    How do you mean 'little flap', sorry?
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Tom Bihn Brain Cell. Not only would it protect your MacBook Pro from say a fall, but it's got a velcro flap as opposed to zippers. Doesn't scratch.

    I haven't owned a neoprene sleeve for a while, but last I heard the scratching was caused by their logo in the sleeve, not the zipper? Perhaps this is Gen 1 vs. Gen 2...
     
  6. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of these- http://foofshop.com/ ..the black corduroy mbp sleeve, it's fleece lined and pretty basic, no flap or snaps or zippers or extra pockets. Some of the sleeves they make are pretty over the top but they make normal looking gear too. I like it, it feels safe in my backpack while I'm traveling around the city on bike or on foot and keeps the laptop shiny.
     
  7. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    You say you want to put your MacBook Pro inside a sleeve and put them both in a backpack. That probably means you'll put them in vertically. I love my foofbag. It's vertical and has, like Disc Golfer already stated, no flap or zipper. That means you'll be able to open your backpack and slide out your MacBook Pro without even getting the sleeve out. I love that feature, as I'm sure any backpacker will. Also, the fleece lining is really soft and won't ever scratch the aluminium of your laptop.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Cycom macrumors 6502

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    Booq Vipers are very nice options for your uMBP.
     
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    I've used a Booq Vyper for just about every laptop I've owned or recommended to anyone else for a few years. They do have zippers, but they're padded on the inside, so they don't scratch the laptop. I'm a bit biased though, since I've always recommended Booq's stuff.
     
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    My timbuk2 case hasn't scratched my MBP at all.

    The incase one is just the interior label if I recall. Just remove it. I had one and it didn't scratch my laptop at all.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I think people are inventing things when they say the incase stain and scratch. I've had one on my mbp for 2 years and never had a problem and its gotten wet several times.
     
  14. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Of course, everybody loves his or her brand best (or not). Therefore, as you can see, any brand will be fine. Recommending laptop sleeves seems to be comparable to recommending hard drive brands. Everybody has his or her preferred brand. Pick whichever you like. As long as it's vertical, doesn't have a flap and was sold by foof.
     
  15. oliverhoward macrumors newbie

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    OzyOly, Briggs and Riley make briefcases and sleeves for 13” laptop screens. Their products are extremely durable and sturdy made from the exceptionally strong ballistic or CORDURA brand nylon. I am sure your laptop will remain safe in a BR sleeve or briefcase. Look at their 13” laptop cases (http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/group.aspx?cat=13-inch-screens) to see if any of them fit your requirements.
     
  16. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    I use the incase nylon sleeve. I have had no scratches on my mbp
     
  17. doug.hall macrumors regular

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    I went for the Paul Smith envelope. I love it and its really well padded.
     
  18. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I got that too. (The incase one.) Very nice.
     
  19. Jamo12 macrumors regular

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    I have a neoprene sleeve and a messenger bag. The sleeve protects and everything else is open to whatever

    ^^ I like this.
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I completely agree. The booq Vyper is the best protection I've ever seen in a sleeve for Macs!
    [​IMG]
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I've never had issues with the neoprene sleeves with any of the Macs I've owned.
     
  22. brendu macrumors 68020

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    same here
     
  23. MAC-ADD macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone give me an idea on how long it takes an order from Foof to arrive in the US? I ordered recently and the gave a 30 day window. I'm not in a rush but I am wondering what others experience with the shipping time has been.
     
  24. OzyOly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've decided on the second skin. It's in the post to me now. :)

    Now all I need to do is sell my iMac so I can get a 13" MBP. :D
     

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