Best Sleeve for Macbook Pro 13"

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,

    Five years ago the best sleeve for my macbook was a booq bag sleeve. Minimal and a good balance of protection and size.

    What is the word on sleeves for a macbook pro 13" currently?

    Thanks,

    r.
     
  2. aixporter macrumors member

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    my personal favorite are the incases. I believe they just came out with an improved neoprene sleeve.
     
  3. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    I can tell you this, do not buy a sleeve with zippers. Go with this one...

    Contour Design rE-versible Sleeve for Macbook Pro 13"

    I have one and love it. Also, you can see reviews of this sleeve on youtube.
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    waterfield sleeve case

    customizable, made in the USA, well designed, vertical or horizontal orientation, custom made for the specific notebook, no zippers, etc...

    what more can be said?

    sfbags.com
     
  5. Norskman macrumors member

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    Why not go with a zippered case? The inCase sleeves have been very successful. Are you concerned the zipper will scratch the laptop?

    From what I can tell, the zipper doesn't make contact with the laptop at all.

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    The faux-fur looks like a good way to protect the laptop as well. The Neoprene Sleeve Plus is what I'm considering.
     
  6. elmo151 Guest

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    lots of choices. it depends in great part on what you are looking for: scratch protection or padding.

    I like the neoprene cases.
     
  7. Kaos Theory macrumors member

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    My brother has one of the Incase Neoprene sleeves (as pictured above). It is pretty impressive. I would definitely recommend it; the lining is very plush and non-abrasive and the neoprene helps against spills, rain, etc. The zipper has it's own cover inside the case so it does not come into contact with the computer. However, it is very padded, so it might be slightly bigger than what you are looking for.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I like them as well.
     
  9. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I always used to recommend foof sleeves here, when somebody would ask for sleeve advice. I won't do that anymore. Don't buy foof sleeves! They're really bad, yeah, pretty awful, booh!

    No, they're fscking awesome, really. It's just that I would hate it if the brand got too big. It needs to stay relatively small to remain somewhat underground. I really love my Origami Kuro foofbag.
     
  10. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    The incase sleeves are terrible. The zipper rubs and scratches the aluminum.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No scratches on my MBP from my incase sleeve.
     
  12. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    They also do not fit well, your macbook will move around inside the sleeve.
     
  13. marvolo macrumors newbie

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    Uh.. is there something wrong with the booq bag sleeves now?

    I'm currently using an Isis Dei sleeve, but I was definitely thinking of the booq ones as a replacement.
     
  14. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I use a Memoggy sleeve. Grabs envious looks from everyone when I pull my laptop out.
     
  15. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    They actually made a new version that they call the "plus" version or something. Apparently, it has a thicker protective "lip" that prevents scratching.
     
  16. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    I use a Waterfield Design Suede Jacket Sleeve from sfbags.com

    http://www.sfbags.com/products/laptopsuedejacket/laptopsuedejacket.htm

    It has a padded bottom edge and loops on the sids to pull on. There is no side padding so this is mostly intended for inclusion in my wheeled bag. Occasionally I use just this sleeve when I go to the library or coffee shop.

    I've had this almost a year and a half now and it is holding up fine.

    Sfbags.com also has a padded version:

    http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

    You can customize this in various ways (horizontal, vertical, strap, no strap, etc.). Kind of nice. I might get this one next time.
     
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  19. vong macrumors 6502a

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    if you dnt mind me asking, how long did it take for yours to come? (if you live in the united states). my sister ordered mine on march 16th, and its still not here <_<.
     
  20. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Foof doesn't ship by air, but by, well, ship. They strongly believe in keeping the environment happy. Therefore, it can take a while before you get yours. Mine arrived a tad over three weeks after ordering it. So, for you, it might take another week or two.
     
  21. vong macrumors 6502a

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    oh gosh... all good though, just bought it ahead of time so i can be prepared for my future macbook pro :apple::p
     
  22. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Do you have one? Ive been wanting one, but it looks like there is a lot of room inside to slide around?
     
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