Slim sleeve or neoprene?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 6SSD4, Dec 15, 2008.


Slim sleeve or Neoprene?

Poll closed Dec 17, 2008.
  1. Slim sleeve by far! So nicely designed

    5 vote(s)
  2. The Neoprene is nicer!

    7 vote(s)
  3. Dude, just keep the ugly one you bought.

    2 vote(s)
  1. 6SSD4 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Incase Neoprene sleve:


    Slim sleeve:

    I actually bought a sleeve, but I'm sending it back for one of these. Which is the nicest? If the slim sleeve is as thin as the neoprene, I think I'll choose that one, but I haven't seen them, nor do I have the opportunity.

    The closing "mechanism" on the neoprene looks nicest I think, but maybe more annoying to open - close?
    The slim sleeve is nice... ARGH, I can't deside. Help please :D
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    Neoprene sleeves are great for tossing in your bag. Can't beat them for the day to day imo.
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I voted for the Neoprene Sleeve. I have been using it since March and it works really well.
  4. gsampson85 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    They both do the same thing. You slide them in and thats it. The look of the Slim Sleeve looks more "hip" though. It's really what design you like better since they're basically the same.
  5. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Anyone got experience with the slim sleeve? The design is what matters, really :D Thinness and looks. Protection.. who cares? :D I'm gonna carry it carefully anyways.
  6. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    Similar, but not quite the same. As I said in an earlier post, the low profile of the neoprene is great for slipping in another bag. But the neoprene also tends to snag easier on it's edges(like rubbing against velcro).

    The slim sleeve has a flap, which makes the Air a little easier to access, but also adds a little bit more bulk at the top.
  7. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hell, I just bought the slim sleeve. Thanks everyone.
  8. fredf macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2008
    For just slipping it in your bag, the Incase is better. The flap of the other sleeves get caught going in or out. The Incase is always an easy in and out.
  9. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    They are both made by Incase.
  10. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Nice by me, not telling what I'm going to use it for.
    Only using it to carry between places. Always by hand. I have a bag I use if I'm to bring charger and so, but this is only for like 300m and so. Only to look nice, and make people wow when they realise it's actually a laptop inside that thin thing. And a nice one!
  11. ulim macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    Personally, I'd not settle for less than The Gimp.

  12. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    I have the Neoprene - take out the foam stuffing/insert (it's just packaging) and it's perfect and easy to close (most think the insert is part of the case and this makes the closure hard to pull over the air).

    1) It's easy to get the closure over the end of the air
    2) Leave the Air hanging out (don't pull over the closure) and the charger input is accessible - charge your air in the case.
    3) When closed, the cover cant get hooked on anything - the other one's flap will get stuck and flip off when you slide it into a bag.
    4) No zipper! Neither of them do - but the one posted above does. Zippers scratch - they suck.
    5) Slim sleeve is bulkier and feels like a diaper
  13. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Well, I though it looked a little nicer. If I were to put it in a bag, the choise would be the Neoprene.
  14. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    Also, they both have the same faux fur material on the inside, which is pretty nice.
  15. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    When I realised they both were from Incase, it got easier. Then they couldn't be much different :D
  16. andyOSX macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I have the slim sleeve and I like it a lot. I think the neoprene ones look really cheap and tacky with that horrible material. The slim sleeve has a classy vinyl finish. If you have ever seen the regular white (vinyl) 13" incase sleeves compared to the other colors (tacky neoprene) you will know what I mean. Check it out next time you're at the apple store.
  17. andyOSX macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    the only bad thing is that it can get dirty more easily, but mine doesn't really have the opportunity to get very dirty.
  18. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Well, thats true. But that's what the bag is for. Rather the sleeve then the Air!
    I'll take good care of it though.

    Ah, quarter past eleven (pm) and I'm waking up in 7 hours..
    Good night forumers.
  19. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    i have the black neoprene. i like it but a few threads have come loose so the construction isnt the best.
  20. Ironic macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2008
    In my MBA!
  21. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
  22. ashowkati macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
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    I wanted an applesac but the sent me the wrong size and it was a big old hassle. So I just got a refund and bought the chocolate neoprene. Incase makes some pretty sturdy stuff. And I disagree with the comment about neoprene looking cheap. I think it looks more expensive. Maybe it's just the chocolate one. It really looks sweet (get it?)
  23. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    I have the neoprene sleeve from Belkin which is nice because it zips on two sides. This means I can get my laptop out of the sleeve regardless of which bag (backpack or courier bag) it is in.
  24. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    The... what's the English word... the soft and comfortable "thing" inside is nice. Incase makes really nice sleeves.

    Fabric. Is that the word? Haha.

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