NEW Forza now available for Dash Sleeve
Meet the minimalist Dash Sleeve for MacBook
In Vertical and Horizontal orientations
Horizontal Front
Horizontal Back - Mesh pocket for accessories
Vertical Back - Mesh pocket for accessories
Vertical front
Available in two textiles: Whool (top) and Forza (bottom)
Whool textile is coated with water-resistant Nanotex technology
Forza Blue
Forza Red
Forza Green
Forza Coffee
Black Ballistic Nylon
Whool Green
Whool Blue
Whool Red
Whool Grey

Dash Sleeve for MacBooks

Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro

-278 in stock

The minimalist Dash Sleeve packs maximum protection into a custom-fitted, compact form to cradle your MacBook Pro in transit.  A zippered, mesh pocket holds a few small accessories. 

See also Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro or Surface.

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  • Details
  • Reviews
  • Press

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
  • Hi-performance Forza nylon textile
  • Impact-resistant compression foam
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16” MacBook Pro M1 (size #7):
  • TBD

  • 16” MacBook Pro (size #6):
  • 15.25" (l) x 10.25" (h);
    38.73 (l) x 26.03 (h) cm;

  • 14” MacBook Pro (size #5):
  • TBD

  • 13” MacBook Air (size $40):
  • 12.8" (l) x 9.75 inches" (h), 7.1 oz.
    32.51 (l) x 24.76 (h) cm; 201.28 gm

  • 13" MacBook Pro (size #38):
  • 12.8 x 9.75 inches, 7.1 oz.
    32.51 (l) x 24.76 (h) cm; 201.28 gm


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


  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 242 reviews
Nicholas T. (Michigan, United States)
MacBook Air sleeve

Killer design. Love how secure and Protected it feels, and simultaneously easy to access.

trevor p. (Nevada, United States)
It will last forever.

The build quality is superb. I have bought 3 different bags/ cases for my devices from Waterfield and I wont go anywhere else. Made is USA with talented craftsman. No brainer.

MrsM (Pennsylvania, United States)
Well Made Sleeve

Only complaint is limited colors of fabric. Rather subdued/ classic. Provides excellent protection. Easy to use and minimalist. Great fit for my Apple laptop.

John E. (Georgia, United States)
MacBook Air Dash Sleeve

Love my new dash sleeve for my new M1 MacBook Air. Fits great and is well built.

Stu H. (Texas, United States)
Dash Sleeve for MacBook Pro 16

Wonderful design and it provides excellent protection during my travels. Also the support staff worked with the shipper when it looked like my order was lost. With their efforts which took caring about the customer, I received the order on time for my long air travel trip! Thanks all involved.

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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):


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

  1. MacBook (Vertical & Horizontal) 2021 Models:
    • 14” MacBook Pro M1 - Size #5
    • 16” MacBook Pro M1 - Size #7
    • 16” MacBook Pro - Size #6
    • 13” MacBook Air - size #40
    • 13” MacBook Pro - Size #38

Click here for iPad Pro and Surface Pro Dash Sleeves.


The mesh pocket stows accessories you'll need to stay productive.


"I was concerned it might not provide enough protection for my MacBook Pro when carrying to cafes and business meetings. However, the protection and mesh pockets make it a great fit for a day away from the office; carrying it to meet with customers. Love it." - John F.

NEW Forza Textile

The Dash Sleeve adds another high performance textile to its lineup. The Forza fabric is made by weaving together two yarn-dyed nylon threads in a unique basketweave creating a vibrant pattern with undertones. It gives the case a classy look that works well in both professional and casual settings.


“Bought this one for my wife's MacBook. Fits perfectly…great for a quick trip to Startbucks or slipping into a larger bag. The new zippered pocket and color options have me considering replacing my earlier version.” - Donald J.



“I got the Forza Blue and it's great for my MBP 16. The sleeve is great for carrying my laptop without worrying about banging and scratching it.” - Kaufman N., New Jersey



“Love my vertical MacBook Pro sleeve. First, it's really good looking. And, also highly functional? That's a bonus. WaterField Designs never disappoints. I order a new case from them even before I order the laptop.” - Lee H., New York



“I don't take my MBP 16” Sleeve search lightly. It needs to fulfill functionality and form. Vertical or Horizontal is an awesome choice. External flush pocket that has expandable material to suit a 96W Power Adapter or/and Mouse, while keeping the bulk to a minimum: Perfection on point! 

Well-thought out detail matters + coupled with a picky user's perspective = A freaking awesome sleeve." - Jayson D., New York

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