SleeveCase for Mac Laptops

Size Matters. Proper laptop protection starts with a properly-fitting protective case.

Cushioned with high-grade neoprene and wrapped in a ballistic nylon shell, our SleeveCase functions as a stylish stand-alone laptop sleeve or can be inserted into another bag. And no need to take your laptop out of its snug compartment when going through airport security—these cases are TSA Checkpoint Friendly. It's a slam dunk. The Standard SleeveCase is just $49.

Fits New 13" & 15" Retina Display

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Need a SleeveCase for your tablet? Visit our Tablet Ultimate SleeveCase page and check our list of available tablet sizes. If you have an iPad, then the iPad Ultimate SleeveCase is for you. For Kindle tablets, head to the Kindle Ultimate SleeveCase page.

Do you need a SleeveCase for your PC laptop? Click here.
Select Your Mac Laptop SleeveCase
1. Select your Mac laptop:

Have an iPad? Have a Kindle?
orientation2a. Select orientation: (Photo)

orientation2b. Trim style: (more info)

strap 3a. Add a flap? $15 (more info)

strap 3b. Add a shoulder strap? $12-$22
(more info)

pouch3c. Add a Piggyback pouch? $25-$27
(Piggyback info)
When ordering the Piggyback you also need
to order the Shoulder Strap.

Compatible Bags


Testimonials > More of what our customers are saying

From: Chris Caldwell
Subject: Laptop Sleeve

WOW. This is a super laptop sleeve. I just LOVE it. The quality of the materials is superb. The little "loop" that allows you to grab a hold of the sleeve while removing the laptop is a nice touch. The leather trim is beautiful. Great item.

Thank you so much!

From: Ian
Subject: MacBook Pro with Retina - The Perfect Sleeves

Hi Gary,

I've just received my SleeveCase and Suede Jacket Sleeve for MacBook Pro with Retina display and I thought I'd take a few moments to add to your glowing testimonials. I was looking for some time for a quality sleeve for my new machine and decided to try WaterField after so many positive reviews online. I was slightly concerned about delivery time to the UK, but I needn't have worried. These arrived in a few days and it was definitely worth the wait. Having seen comments about some sleeve manufacturers rushing new MBP Retina compatible products to market with poor fit, or suggesting using sleeves for the classic MacBook Pro 15", I wondered how well your new products would perform. Well I couldn't be happier with the perfect fit or superb quality of both of these sleeves. I also decided to grab a SleeveCase for iPad and Cableguy at the same time and they are similarly impressive. I can also vouch for your excellent customer service.

I look forward to purchasing from you again,

Kind regards, Ian

From: Michael Koren
Subject: One slim case combines MacBook Air and iPad !!!!!!!!!

I am floored - I have had your sleeve case for my 13" MacBook Air for over a year. I have wanted all along to have a single case that uses little bulk to travel with both my MacBook Air and iPad2 and didn't realize I had a little gem under my nose - my vertically-oriented Sleeve case!!!! You guys had suggested the 13" Muzetto, but I did not want any additional bulk - the idea is to stay totally thin, which is why I got the MacBook Air in the first place!

There is a pocket on the side of the vertical sleeve case that is an absolutely prefect fit to add my iPad with its smart cover. What a discovery!! So now, whenever I take my MacBook Air with me, instead of putting the iPad in a separate case - i.e. 2 cases!! - or not taking it at all which I hate doing, I put it in that pocket and voila! It is so obvious and simple that I don't know how I missed this solution for so long!! Now just to be sure, given that the outer pocket has no padding, I always turn my Smartcover outwards. There are videos on YouTube that show that the smart cover does well against direct impacts - falls from very high, protecting the screen. So I feel great doing this unadvertised combo and believe I carry the "killer" simple solution!

Michael Koren
Durham, NC

From: Steve Haney
Subject: Re: On the way....

I received my sleeve case and I have to say it is of excellent quality. My MB Air fits perfectly in it and is well protected. I will definitely be a return customer and I will spread the word to anyone else I know that is looking for a sleeve case or bag. It is nice to find a company that puts so much effort into the quality of their product as well as their customer service. Your company is a prime example of what an American company can be. They say you get what you pay for and I will gladly buy from you again as opposed to the typical made in China products.


From: David Zhang
Subject: SleeveCase Testimonial

Hi Gary,

First off I'd like to say thanks for all your superb products! I bought my first Waterfield sleeve from UC Berkeley as a freshman in college. Now, almost 7 years later, I still have that sleeve (and that laptop) along with 2 other sleeves and they're all alive and kickin'. I have to say they're the only bag I purchased that has lived through my abuse and still maintain a well thought-out design that hasn't damaged my laptops in anyway (I've bought a few others that ended up scratching my laptop with because of the zipper design!). Bravo!

Thanks and best wishes,

From: Rodrigo
Subject: Thanks Guys!

Hi Gary,

My name is Rodrigo. I bought one of your awesome bags for my 13-inch MacBook Pro and picked it up while visiting San Francisco two weeks ago with the help of Tanja. I live in Santaigo, Chile and as I'm sure you have heard we had an awful 8.8 earthquake.

I wanted to share with you how your product saved my laptop from ultimate destruction. My laptop was in the sleevecase bag and it flew from my bed approximately 5 meters (16 feet) and across the floor. I was so happy and releaved to know that my laptop was safe and in perfect condition despite the collapse.

Needless to say, thanks for making such a quality product and saving my laptop's life!

Best regards from Santiago Chile.


From: Holly
Subject: Re: Paris predicament

Hey Gary,

First of all, thank you for your excellent products. I own two WaterField sleevecases, the most recent of which I bought with custom Taxi indium to house my MacBook Pro that my sweetie bought me to finish my dissertation. On a research trip to France last spring, the shoulder strap of my sleevecase slipped off my shoulder as I was hustling up the escalator at Gare Montparnasses in Paris and I watch horrified and helpless as my laptop fell straight down onto the deep, sharp teeth on the edge of the escalator step. Imagine my surprise and relief when I took the machine out to find the tiniest dent on one corner and a tiny tear in the indium. The sleevecase saved my computer, make no mistake, and with minimal damage to the bag. I will never own another brand of bag, and I never get tired of showing people how little damage the bag incurred.

Thanks for all your good work!

Holly Silvers

From: Jonathan
Subject: Re: On the way...


I have to tell you an interesting story.

My waterfield sleeve case arrived today in the mail. I was out of the house running some errands when the package came. unfortunately my 5 month old australian shepherd puppy was in the yard.

i was greeted by an excited dog and shredded package everywhere! On the muddy grass was my waterfield case partially inside out. I dusted it off and it was fine. other than being slightly muddy, it was bombproof. Thanks for making a solid product.

Seattle, WA

From: Darrin
Subject: Re: New Laptop Sleeve

Hi Gary,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm glad I bought the sleeve! Fits my Thinkpad perfectly and is definitely top-quality. Easy on the eyes and keeps that notorious rubberized finish from getting scratched.

You have fantastic products and wonderful communicative people, I'll be sure to keep an ear open for people who need a good laptop sleeve and customer service!

Thanks again, sell well!

From: David
Subject: Re: Return

Got the bag and it is awesome. It fits exactly what I wanted. A laptop sleeve plus - something I can carry around on short around town trips or I can slide it in my bigger back (for extra protection) if I'm traveling longer distances.

BTW - Y'alls service and quality and everything about your company is awesome. I am one who will always pick service and quality over price consideration. Having said that I do believe that your bags is an awesome product and a bargain for what you are offering.

Thanks again

From: Brian
Subject: Re: WaterField Designs New Products and Feedback Request

On my way through O'Hare Int'l airport in August, an agent told me that as long as there wasn't anything else in the SleeveCase but my laptop, I could just pull the SleeveCase out of my larger bag and send it through the scanner. (i.e., without having to completely extract the laptop.)


From: Tom Wynne
Subject: Re: On the way....

Hi Gary,

Having used the sleeve for a few days now I just wanted to say I really love it. My criteria (with the Macbook Air in mind) was:

- Good protection
- Slim enough to slide in/out of my messenger bag easily without adding bulk
- Top-loading so I can get the Air in/out without removing the sleeve from my bag

It's perfect on all fronts. I tried the 'zippered' sleeves, which I now think are limited by their thinness. They're also a pain to get the machine in/out of!

Take care,

From: Robert Rosenthal
Subject: RE: On the way....

I wanted to let you know that the sleeve arrived yesterday as promised. The quality and workmanship are phenomenal. The description on the website and the reviews do not adequately represent the product. I am thrilled with my purchase. Thanks very much for the product and especially the follow-up and customer support.


From: Jay P
Subject: Sleevecase Review

Many of the reviewers on your site haven’t had their cases for long, so here’s a review from someone who’s had a vertical Sleevecase for almost two years now and has definitely put it through its paces.

I’m a student who uses (or perhaps abuses) the sleeve every day- it gets thrown in the back of the car, in and out of bags and into my backpack. On an average day I’ll remove and insert my laptop a dozen times. The case gets squeezed between books, scratched, exposed to heat and cold; the wear-and-tear on the Velcro has been constant. Through all of this, the case has yet to show a single frayed thread, loose seam or loss of Velcro-stickiness. The sleeve fit the laptop very snugly when I first put it in and loosened to a comfortable level after about a month’s use; amazingly, I don’t think it has loosened at all since then. My backpack has actually begun to erode, but the sleeve case looks as if it’s brand new. I have no doubt the case will far out-live the laptop it protects.

As the ‘geek friend’ I make a lot of recommendations to my peers about what laptop to buy; when I’m asked what case to buy, I never hesitate to say that SFBags make the best cases in the market (and have the friendliest customer service to boot!). Thanks for protecting my laptop for all these years- I think you definitely have a customer for life.


From: Holly Green
Subject: Oooh goody, the postman cometh!

Hey SFBaggers!!

I got my sleeve today and it's SWEET. The fit is perfect, the interior is soft and squishy, it looks cool as heck... PERFECT! You guys do nice work. It's like a hug for my puter. And I want to say thank you again for the personal emails during the ordering process. I originally had chosen the wrong size for my laptop but you made sure I gave you my exact model number before you shipped, as well as getting my ok before fixing my shipping-price booboo. Your customer service says volumes about you before the product even arrives. I ordered one for my husband for his birthday before mine even got here because I was so thrilled with the way you do business and impressed by the positive feedback on your site. Hubby was at the post office with me today when I picked mine up and he thought it was awesome, so I know he'll be thrilled that he doesn't have to covet mine. This was worth all the desperate searches on the internet to find just the right sleeve because THIS IS IT! :D

You guys = roxor. :D

-- Holly Green, Ridiculously Satisfied Customer

From: John Hodges
Subject: Thank You

Gary and/or Tanja,

Anytime you buy something online that you have not seen in person you are taking a chance. Sure you can read reviews and look at pictures but unless you have held the product in your hand you don't really know whether it will live up to your expectations. Sometimes you get burned and other times you receive a product that goes so far beyond your expectations that you would not hesitate even for a second before purchasing from them again.

This sleeve you sent me is a work of art. It is perfect in every way and I am very, very happy with it. I immediately went back to your site and began looking through your other products.


From: Jay Williams
Subject: My new SleeveCase and Gear Pouch


I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to let you know that I received my SleeveCase and (medium) Gear Pouch a few weeks ago, and I couldn't be happier with them. My new MacBook Pro fits perfectly in the case, and the Gear Pouch is the perfect size for my power adapter, iPod, and headphones. Thanks to my new SleeveCase, I have been able to retire my old backpack, which was ridiculously huge and heavy. Thanks for saving me on chiropractor bills in the future!

I've had lots of compliments and questions about the SleeveCase and Gear Pouch, and I make it a point to recommend your site to anyone who's in the market. Thanks again for such a great site, and especially for your great products. I'll be sure to shop with you again in the very near future (in fact, I'm contemplating a new wallet...).


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