SFBags Sleevecase: Horizontal or Vertical?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Emoo, May 22, 2010.

  1. Emoo macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    I'm about to buy a Waterfield Sleevecase for my 15" MBP. However, I'm not sure if I want the horizontal or vertical layout.

    I plan to get the flap, D-rings, and *possibly* strap if I can't find one laying around the house. There will be days when I only need the laptop and a few papers.

    What's your experience with either layout? Does it hold up better in either orientation? Does one feel more "secure" (I've read a few people saying this)?

    I plan to use both my messenger bag AND my backpack, so this is why I'm so torn. Which is the best multipurpose orientation?
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    If you think about it they are actually both the same. Just choose what you like haha
  3. hzamani macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
  4. CreakyKnees macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    I've had a vertical brain cell for about one week and feel much more comfortable with the protection level while porting my mac around vs something like the Incase+. I prefer backpacks over messengers so it was a no brainer. I have a 13" mbp and with the brain cell the outer dimensions are over 15". I carry everything in different Osprey backpacks depending on how much other junk I have with. It will fit in either the Talon 22 or easily in the Kestrel 32. For carrying the brain cell alone... I'm getting a 2" strap from Maxpedition that'll work with various Maxped pouches I already own.
    All good so far.
  5. jpyc7 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Denver, CO
    If you're going to carry it around by itself with some paper, get the horizontal. My reasoning is that the depth to put in paper is less, so that you're less likely to crinkle them. This is especially true since you will have to use the main compartment if you aren't ordering the pouch. The pouch requires that you also order their strap, and it sounds like you want to save money on that. (Quite understandable, given its pricing).
  6. EngProf macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    My vertical version bounces against me a bit oddly when I carry it on its own on my shoulder; but the annoyance is worth since the vertical array makes for easy access in my backpack, which is where it mainly lives.
  7. Ralzy macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    I went with vertical so I could recharge it while it was still in the case.

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