I am getting a messenger bag for my MBA, but do I also need sleeve?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I am going to get Muzetto bag by SF. Regardless of what bags you guys have, do you guys feel that MBA sleeve is also necessary as well with bags?

    Please share your thoughts. Thanks.
  2. jbanger macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    no harm in the extra protection from dust/lint etc ;)
  3. rubberwheels macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2010
    I currently have the sf bags suede jacket sleeve for my macbook air. And I put that in my messenger bag. I also have a wrapsol skin on it. It's a nice and pricey laptop, doesn't hurt to protect it. Lol.
  4. teski macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes, I would. The muzetto is a top notch bag, but it doesn't have much padding in it. It's meant to have a sleeve in it.
  5. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I use the sfbags sleeve on the my new 11.6 and prior to that I used the Radtech sleevz on my older 13" Air. Both of which, I then put in my messenger bag. I am a freak about not scuffing the Air.

    Also, I sold my last Air to somebody who's primary comment was "wow, this looks new!" That was the main reason she bought it. It did look new and I use my laptops daily.

    So, yes... sleeve it and messenger bag it! :)
  6. nicoritschel macrumors regular

    May 22, 2006
    I bought a Colcasac sleeve for my messenger bag, but decided that a wrapsol skin should protect from scratches.
  7. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
  8. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    I freely admit being addicted and owning lots of different Mac laptops so as to have choices depending on what I'm working on and where. Likewise I have a selection of sleeves and bags for variety. When using any bag without a dedicated properly sized & padded laptop compartment, I always use a sleeve. It's really paid off. My laptops see a lot of use and go everywhere with me. There's nothing like keeping them looking like new.
  9. jbanger macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    same bag here, the waterfield designs sleevecase from sfbags.com fits perfectly ;)
  10. elwood58 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I have the Fossil Desperado messenger bag. I do not presently have a sleeve, but will likely get one when something in the $30-40 range shows up from InCase. There is plenty of room, as the MBA 11 really gets swallowed up.
  11. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    Thanks for the tip :D I ordered it but it said it rejected my debit card although my card got charged for it. Already emailed them. Waiting for their reply. Hopefully, I get a positive one. ;)
  12. jbanger macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    in my experiences their service has been A1 :D
  13. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    I hope so. Lets see what they reply. If the amount was deducted, it should have gone through. :(
  14. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I don't believe in all that protection myself, and I don't feel I am overly careful with my MBAs. I don't even use a proper laptop bag, as I find a designer tote with a magazine or a few papers against the lid is good enough.

    I also see people buying these plastic cases and invisible shield that completely ruin the thinness, weight, and feel of the MBA and it's ultra-mobile aluminum awesomeness. In reality, these things are made for being used without the extras. I wouldn't enjoy my MBAs nearly as much if I had to ruin the experience by going with overcautious methods of ensuring a scratch free MBA.

    If you have a bag coming on the way, ignore the rest and just enjoy your MBA and love the aluminum thin design for exactly what it is without altering it for care. People say they get better resale value by doing these things, but it truly takes away from the experience to be overcautious and too worried to enjoy the MBA in all its glory.

    But those are just my thoughts, and I am surely not going to say everyone should ignore those things... it all depends on the person. If I were prone to dropping these, I would carry them in an inch thick of rubber with a few sleeves, and a duffel bag with bubble wrap. Maybe one should just buy a plastic WhiteBook and not worry about having an Air in the first place though.
  15. shootingstar64, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

    shootingstar64 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2008
    Monterey, CA

    i for myself take good care of my equipment but do not overly pamper it.
    Sleeveless on all of my stuff! As a designer (and developer) i really enjoy the aesthetics of a MBA or iPhone and the haptic to go with devices like this!

    A satchel made by Ally Capellino, an London based designer is all i use. Just slide the MBA into the laptop compartment and this is it!

    Enjoy your stuff - it´s made for this ;)
  16. colourfastt macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009
    I use the Muzetto bag for my Air, and use a sleeve also.
  17. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2010
    United Kingdom
  18. teski macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010

    Right, but you have a bag with a padded laptop area. People are noting that you should use a sleeve when you DON'T have a dedicated padded area for the laptop in your bag.

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