Can people recommend a good bag/case UNDER $40?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by zub3qin, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Sure we can spend big $$ on a Waterfield Muzetto or Tumi bag, but I'd rather save the $250 after buying the ultimate 13 MBA.

    So anyone have any recommendations on more economical cases/bags that work well with 13" MBA?

    Also, how about a good quality leather manila envelope sleeve? Most on Amazon got bad reviews.

    I'd even ebay a used bag/sleeve if I could find a good one.

  2. Yellow 13 macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2011
    i made one myself, cheap as hell

    from my material it cost 20US$ less, i'm in 1nd0n btw
  3. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I'm impressed... pictures? Unfortunately, I'm not that talented and I am stuck having to buy a bag.

    So any suggestions on more economical bags/sleeves for 13 MBA?
  4. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Brenthaven Trek.

    They discontinued it for awhile, but it's popularity brought it back from the grave. I've had mine since the original MBA, and I'm still using it. Protects the contents VERY well. Rigid plastic on the big sides, and thick padding along all the edges, including under the zipper.

    Lifetime warranty, weighs almost nothing, handle on top, a shoulder strap, a pocket with enough room for the charger, an iPhone, a sync cable, and a couple thumb drives. Even has a magazine pocket.

  5. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Thanks for the tip! Looks great.
    I think I'm looking for something a little larger though. I like to be able to carry a couple more things, especially if it is my one carry-on on a plane.
  6. IngerMan macrumors 65816


    Feb 21, 2011
    Just go to eBay and search messenger bags. There are 100's in your price range new and used.
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    if you are just looking for a sleeve, Tucano has a good one for $40. The Brenthaven Trek is more of a mini case, as it has a front pocket, isn't TSA-friendly, and has a flimsy handle. That said, it's not a bad case if that what you need.
  8. Kiedoy macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    stick with brenthaven but go prostyle sleeve. It's $40 but its xray friendly, has a pocket for iphone or other stuff. Really nice sleeve. It's what the incase sleeve for the air should be.
  9. coachingguy, Apr 10, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011
  10. French macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2011
    I've been looking at sleeves, bags, etc. and I have to say that I think this site may have been one of the most helpful in terms of use/functionality. Seeing just a picture of the case would not have done it justice...watching the video to see the effectiveness of the strap was very helpful. Watching the cases go tumbling down the stairs was a bit horrifying...
  11. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    Tom Bihn

    This is the one that I have:

    I like it because it's small, yet pretty protective. It will fit into my larger bag when I travel to protect the laptop from rubbing against other stuff in my bag. When I take my MBA down the street to use while I'm sitting at the bar having lunch I can just carry it like a book. $30.

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