What sleeves and cases fit our new macbooks?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dr.Poc, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Dr.Poc macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    i know there is an old thread about this,but i wanted to get some input from those of us that actually have the macbook at hand.it would be awesome if you could say whether the bags allow the use of a sleeve as well.thanks my peeps:cool:
  2. cyberddot macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2003
    in a forest
    one Old Thread really does cover the territory, includinig links to other old threads.

    True, I don't have a MacBook in hand to provide feedback, but the stand-in shingle that I'm using is in a Booq sleeve and bag that was made for Powerbooks.

    This is a MacBook specific sleeve listing on Booq's site
  3. Dr.Poc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
  4. mvelinder macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2006
    Not to mention the new bag that "fits the MacBook Pro like a glove".
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    er, well, the MacBook seems almost identical to the 15" AlBook, so anything that fits that will fit the MacBook. That should leave you with more than enough options [​IMG]
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    [sarcasim]With those extra .4 inches... I dont know[/sarcasm]

    Personally I plan on purchasing the RadTech slevez for 15" Powerbook.
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    Let us know how that goes. The new MacBook Pro is thinner, and Im not sure if they will fit the same. I know the radtech I have for my 12'' PB is pretty snug, which keeps it on. Any looser it may slip off.
  8. ieani macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2006
    the states for now
    I saw this thread and thought I maybe missed the intel ibook aka macbook annoucnment while at work today. :(

    Still holding on for tuesday.
  9. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    The Tom Bihn Brain cell includes a Macbook Pro version. It doesn't fit in the fantastic brainbag back pack (D'oh) but it fits a few others from his site.

    Older 15' Powerbook sleeves/cases won't fit the Macbook Pro, it's a bit wider.
  10. Dr.Poc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    pb 15" cases will not fit the macbook pro.its wider if you look at the specs.thats why when i tried buying the crumpler considerable embaressment it wouldn't fit.thanks for the booq option,but its just too black my friend;)
  11. wahgnube macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2006
    I was just silently monitoring this thread so far. I second what Dr. Poc is asking for; either a bag with a suitably sized inner compartment or a bag which will fit a suitably sized sleeve, that:

    Ships now (soon)
    Fits the MBP for sure (not a PB 15" maybe squeezable)
    Isn't just just plain black

    To Dr. Poc: I've personally almost hit "buy now" on the Crumpler site for their Horseman. Their catalogue claims it is designed for 15"--17" laptops, and the inner compartment dimensions are (not too much) larger than what the MBP needs. If it slips and slides (dangerously), I plan to buy this booq sleeve, when it ships. This sleeve (if squeezed) fits into the Horseman.

    That is my plan as of now.
  12. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I'm really interested to see if this macbook will fit in the 15" brenthaven bag I have. The ends are flexible so since this one is thinner than the g4 I'd think that it would still fit even though it is slightly longer.
  13. Dr.Poc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    thanks for the synopsis

    that was exactly my question!i ordered the stm alley large and now im on the lookout for a sleeve.the crumplers are all so cool.the problem that im having with the horsemen is that they charge you more for the bag because it comes with a sleeve but i dont think it will fit the macbook.then it just becomes a waste for me.unless you need a spare 15"pb sleeve.;)
  14. andrew050703 macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2006
    Portsmouth, U.K
    LArobe sleeves

    i emailed be.ez to find out if they were updating their apple sleeves:


    We're going to release LArobe MacBookPro Color in March'06.
    We will update website within this week.

    be.ez Bags for Mobile Life "

    i guess apple will post it on their store too :D
  15. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    I am interested to know this as well, as I am upgrading from a 15" PB and don't want to have to change my existing 15" brenthaven shoulder bag.
  16. wahgnube macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2006
    According to the dimensions on their web sites, it is designed for a "compact 17"" laptop, which means it is big. I am more worried about it looking too big and the macbook freely slipping around than I am worrying about it fitting.

    With regards to STM, the only bag I sort-of-liked was their medium loft. Even that, the lack of colour options irked me.

    Is there a specific reason you went for the large alley when the medium alley claims to fit the MBP?
  17. Dr.Poc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    i bought it using the sizing calculator from radtech.even that added to the confusion.first i used the macbook pro size option for the calculator and they gave me the stm option so i ordered it.then awhile later i put the actual specs of the macbook in the calculator and the stm alley didnt show up!!!????so i emailed them and they said the macbook would fit.so hopefully it does ,if not i will send it back and wait for crumpler or timbuk2 to come out with some macbook specific dope bags.it was easier buying a laptop than it is a laptop bag.go figure:cool:
  18. Dr.Poc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    what do you guys think about the foof sleeve????

    foof reviews and recommendations
  19. rehlers macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ - USA
    This sleeve is supposedly designed for the MacBook and they've already shipped some out to customers, so it should be available now:

    Bitolithic Sleeves

    Seems like a decent product for the money, but I don't know anything about them myself. I am considering ordering one because I'd like to get something soon; I'm getting tired of using my dell bag to carry around my MacBook.
  20. erkanasu macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    Do these sleeves give any sort of protection? If not, why not just go buy a ***** on at compusa? I plan on throwing my mbp in my backback, but some sorta of sleeve would be good for it whiles its in there.
  21. Bunsen Burner macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2006
    Both Shinza and Radtech sell sleeves that offer real protection. Not to step on anyone's toes, but the neoprene sleeves offer scratch protection and little else. Personally, I would not waste my time or money on one.

    I know Radtech (STM, actually) is not quite out the door with their MBP Rebound sleeve. Unsure about Shinza, though.


    Edit: Thought I'd add that the Radtech sleeves are much more of a custom fit. The Rebound for my 15" PB G4 will, in no way, fit the MBP, despite the niggling tenths of inches difference in size. The Shizas are more forgiving, but may offer less protection because the fit may not be glove tight.
  22. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast

    I have a Waterfield aND it fits my Mac Book Pro very well
  23. blindspot macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2006
    North bay Cali.
    I actually really like the 'loft' bag. It's the best looking laptop bag i've seen in a while.
  24. wahgnube macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2006
    Do you know if it water-proofs the computer? It doesn't look like it from the picture in their website. If you have seen one being used, I'd like to know about this.
  25. williamw macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    why would you need a waterproof one? well probaly one of the laptop suitcases(metal one ) would do the trick

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