Good looking bags and cases that last
Available in Black, Blue, Grey, Green, or Red
Available in Black, Blue, Grey, Green, or Red
Back mesh pocket keeps items in place.
Back mesh pocket keeps items in place.
Custom-fit  for MacBook
Custom-fit for MacBook
Fits everything conveniently
Fits everything conveniently
Available in Vertical and Horizontal
Available in Vertical and Horizontal
New material coated with water resistant Nanotex technology
New material coated with water resistant Nanotex technology
Horizontal tucks comfortable under arm
Horizontal tucks comfortable under arm
Vertical is perfect for inserting into backpacks
Vertical is perfect for inserting into backpacks
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Black Ballistic Nylon
Black Ballistic Nylon

Dash Sleeve for MacBooks

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  • Product Info
  • Specifications
  • What Fits
  • Press
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

DASH and Go. The Dash Sleeve is custom fitted for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The minimalist design complements the slim MacBook and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. 

NOTE: Also available for Surface Pro and iPad Pro.

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • Rugged, black ballistic nylon
  • Luna® textile coated with water-resistant Nanotex® technology
  • Impact-resistant compression foam

Dash Sleeve Dimensions & Weight:

  • 12” MacBook: 12 x 9 inches, 6.1 oz.
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina: 12.8 x 9.75 inches, 7.1oz.
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: 12.8 x 9.75 inches, 7.1oz.
  • 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: 14.6 x 11 inches, 9.2 oz.

  • Extremely lightweight and compact.
  • Interior is lined with soft material reinforced with foam.
  • Elastic top band to secure laptop.
  • Rear zipper-closing mesh pocket for accessories.
  • TSA-checkpoint friendly no need to take laptop out of the Dash Sleeve.

The Dash Sleeve is custom-fit for each "naked" MacBook with Touch Bar. Any additional protective case on your MacBook with Touch Bar will be a poor fit inside the Dash.:

  1. MacBook (Vertical & Horizontal):
    • 12” MacBook - Size #37
    • 13” MacBook Air Retina - size #40
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar - Size #38
    • 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar - Size #39

Click here for iPad Pro and Surface Pro Dash Sleeves.

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Waterfield Dash: MacBook sleeve of the Gods

O'Grady's PowerPage - October 26, 2015

“Once again Waterfield doesn’t disappoint. Dash is an excellent sleeve to protect your 12-, 13-, and 15-inch MacBook in style.”

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WaterField Designs Dash Sleeve: Protecting your MacBook in style

Apple World Today - June 12, 2015

“Gary Waterfield and his team at Waterfield Designs do amazing work, and I've been happy with every one of the products that I've tested. The Dash Sleeve is no exception to the rule. I know it's well-constructed and will last longer than I'll probably keep my MacBook... after which time it will be used to protect some future Apple device.”

Apple World Today Rating (Out Of 5 Stars):

Customer Reviews

Based on 201 reviews
Dash Sleeve

I'm very happy with the Dash Sleeve for my 12 inch MacBook. I have two nit picks. I think the Waterfield logo was on the same side as the exterior pocket. When I have a cable in the pocket, I keep that side up when putting on the table so it lays flat.
The other thing is I wish the opening of the case didn't flare open as much. Even if I push the Mac in as far as possible, the back edge is still potentially exposed. Not that I'm expecting drop protection but I've bumped the back edge into a door while walking.
Other than those two small things I really like this sleeve.

Very Tight Squeeze

I ordered a vertical version. It should be about 1/8 to 1/4” wider and a quarter to 1/2” taller. It is a very tight squeeze to getmy MacBook Pro, which is less tha 2 years old, into the sleeve. If the sleeve was a little bit bigger, it would be very easy to put my laptop into and get it out of the sleeve. On my recent trip had to get it out of the sleeve at TSA which was not easy. The end of the laptop sticks out of the top of the sleeve by about a quarter inch even after pushing it down as firmly as I could. Otherwise very well made. I have other Waterield products which I like very much.

Great sleeve for the Macbook Pro

I have one of these sleeves for a Macbook, and just ordered one for the Macbook Pro - great product, protects the laptop with no fuss or muss.

Is this case TSA friendly?

Yes, this case is TSA friendly. Your laptop case is a designated laptop-only case that you can lay flat on the X-ray belt.

What is ballistic nylon?

Ballistic nylon is another durable, nearly-indestructable material that can take dings and nicks and bounce right back still looking good. The black color never fades so it will look like fresh even after many years of wear and tear. We chose ballistic nylon material to provide you with another choice without sacrificing quality.

What is a Power Mesh pocket?

Power mesh is an extremely durable material ideal for storing bulky items such as your power adapter. Power Mesh won't stretch out overtime.

I have a protective case on my laptop, will the Dash fit?

The laptop Dash sizes are a snug fit for the "naked" laptop. Additional bulk from a case will make for a poor fit. Consult the "What Fits" tab for tablet sizing.

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  • Previously vulnerable, Mac's now safe; thanks
    - Bill R., Virginia
  • Just arrived, laptop case, best ever!
    - Bob M., Georgia
  • My laptop flies Waterfield Designs Class.
    - Cathy R., Massachusetts
  • Love my MacBook Air Case! Yay!
    - Eddie S., Kentucky
  • "I didn't want anything 'ordinary' and this sleeve is anything but ordinary."
    - Gloria B., Arizona
  • Understated, rugged, handsome, wearing well, protective
    - Ronald S., Lorton VA