full protection macbook pro sleeve for backpack

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dabills80, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. dabills80 macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    I'm looking for a full protection macbook pro case that could fit into a laptop bag pack for college. Any suggestions?
  2. dabills80 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    yeah i was considering that but I'm wondering if theres something stronger
  3. CrockettGTO macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
  4. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    How about the booq vyper. Nice case.

    For the backpack I just use the STM glove case for MBP. Not as much protection as you would prefer but it is vertical in orientation, and lets me pull out and put in my mbp with ease.
  5. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    What about the Incase Slim Sleeve 15"? It is the same as the Incase Neoprene Sleeve 15", except it is reinforced with polyurethane for extra protection.

    Also, you may be interested in the Incase Hardshell, if you would prefer to be able to use your MacBook without removing the case.
  6. jeremyrader macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2007
    I never saw the need. My backpack is a 25 liter top-loading duffle with no laptop compartment. My 15" MBP, books, clothes and lunch(es) go in before I bike to work, repack before heading off to class, and everything manages to survive the 40+ mile round trip days just fine. I usually pack the clothes closest to my back, then sandwich the MBP between some bigger books (Calculus and Chemistry, for example) with the lunch(es) on top. If it looks like rain, I squeeze in a regular kitchen trash bag over the top of all of it and an extra one folded up underneath. All together, the silly thing weighs 25-40 pounds depending on the weather and the classes. Seriously considering some nice weather-proof panniers come winter. Anywho...

    The MBP probably has a few scuffs along the back edge that it wouldn't have otherwise. But it's held up just fine, even survived a 20+ mph crash better than I did... Seriously, a nylon sleeve will be plenty to keep it looking pretty. As long as you aren't slamming your backpack into walls or tossing it down the stairs, the computer can handle the "abuse" of daily life.

    The only case I've ever actually considered was the Speck hardshell. They come in a variety of attractive semi-transparent colors, fit well (according to the reviews - be sure to buy the right one for your release date!), are built to last (according to the reviews), and very reasonably priced (even at the Apple store).
  7. dabills80 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    ok thanks for the help. I think I'm going with the slim sleeve.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008

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