MBP Sleeve: Need Help Deciding

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  1. GoGamecocks macrumors member

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    My new MBP 13" arrives next week, so I am going to go ahead and purchase a sleeve before I get it in the mail. I am having trouble deciding on a sleeve and would like input from anyone that can help.

    Features I require:
    Scratch poof zipper
    Weather Resistant

    Pretty simple, I know. Right now I like the Thule sleeve and the Incase Protective Sleeve Deluxe, but I don't know if the Incase is weather resistant or not (in case I carry it in the rain). Also, the Booq seems nice as well, but I would like to get some opinions from the board to help me decide.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The booq Vyper is the best protection I've ever seen in a notebook sleeve. In my opinion, it offers far better protection than any neoprene case, the zippers never come into contact with your MBP, and it looks great! I haven't tried it in the rain, though.
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  3. eC1990ho macrumors member

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  4. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    I perfectly understand the need to protect one's investment... especially for resale purposes but when not in my messenger bag, I prefer my MBP shiny and nekid.

    It just doesn't feel right to dress it out. :)
     
  5. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    I've used booq Vypers for both a 13" and 15" MBP... excellent, excellent cases that really give you a greater peace of mind against damage than a neoprene sleeve does.

    I don't think any sleeve will be 100% weatherproof because most, if not all of them, require an opening or zipper... that said, I have an STM Revolution backpack that comes with a rain "jacket". Between a sleeve and the rain "jacket", your laptop will be pretty weatherproof there.
     
  6. jbjones85 macrumors member

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    I too have one and it is great.

     
  7. GoGamecocks thread starter macrumors member

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    Weather resistant is not the same as weatherproof. Just looking for a case that will not affect the laptop in case I am caught in a rainstorm. So a weather resistant case will bead the rain off, rather then let it soak through
     
  8. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    another vote for the booq.

    has safely traveled the world.
     
  9. Newbe macrumors member

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    MBP Sleeve: Need Help Deciding

    I agree that the Booq Sleeve Viper's ballistic nylon is okay. However, I found the quality of the workmanship on the inside of that sleeve was inferior to the sleeve's outside. I returned that Booq sleeve and I bought a sleeve from Waterfield Designs. I found the quality of the Waterfield sleeve to be outstanding and I think their sleeve provides superior protection for my MBP. A high quality laptop deserves a high quality sleeve;). You can check it out at:

    http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.php
     
  10. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    I love my incase deluxe protective sleeve. The zipper is protected inside so it does not scratch your MBP, unlike other cases. There is also a nifty little pocket on the outside that will hold a portable HDD or the MagSafe adapter. It has like a leather feel to it and just feels much more protective than the neoprene sleeves I looked at. I carried it in the rain once for a very short distance and it did not soak through, just beaded on the outside and I wiped it off when I got in the car. I wouldn't want to carry it for a long distance in a driving rain storm, but for a short walk it is protected.
     
  11. GoGamecocks thread starter macrumors member

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    I went with the Incase PS Deluxe. Thank you to everyone for your helpful opinions. The Incase sold me because it has the pocket.
     

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