Advice on a sleeve

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by triple-tap, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. triple-tap macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2013
    I know that there are lots of old threads on this topic, but given that new stuff comes out all the time... I wanted to make a new thread.

    I am looking for a sleeve for my new MBA. I do not want to have a zipper of any kind on the compartment holding the air (other small pockets are ok). I also would prefer a vertical type case due to the macbook being in a backpack for the next few months, but I am open to vert. or horiz. if the case is otherwise a "home run."

    I am also looking to keep with the MBA thin, elegant profile.

    I bought the THULE Gauntlet 2.0 sleeve, and I really don't like it. I returned it to the apple store tonight and bought apple care instead.

    So any recommendations?

    I have seen the waterfield designs, but feel that their cases aren't worth the $80-100 premium. I think I'd rather go with a nice leather case for that amount of money. Idk.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. AXs macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    there is an entire thread for this in the first page
  3. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2013

    see post #1.
  4. luisito macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2012
    See post #2
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Am into function and had specific requirements when I bough my Waterfield. The fact that WaterField let me customize it won me over and I spent $65+tax. Is a stiff sleeve made out of thick ballistic nylon outer with a felt liner inner. Feels sturdy enough to carry stand alone or inside my backpack. If I saw one cheaper I would have gone for it but there was none other that fit my requirement,
  6. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
  7. blaisegg macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
  8. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
  9. Fifteen20s macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012
    You really should consider Waterfield, the construction, fit and finish is great. If I were to buy a new bag now they would get first consideration
  10. mcotter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2013
    This is the sleeve I'm drooling over at the moment. Just bought the Booq Mamba (which is great but doesn't meet your requirment of no zipper) two weeks ago though so I won't be buying a new sleeve anytime soon.
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