NEW size for iPad Mini (front)
NEW Size for iPad Mini (back)
In Vertical (L) and Horizontal (R) (iPad Pro 12.9" only)
Vertical Back - Accessory pocket
Horizontal Back - Accessory pocket
NEW Size: iPad Mini w/ Smart Folio (vertical only)
Forza textile is durable and water-resistant
The Dash Sleeve in classy Forza textile
Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini
Forza Blue
Forza Green
Forza Red
Black Ballistic Nylon

Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini

Fits Apple's NEW iPad Pro M2

1 in stock

The minimalist Dash Sleeve packs maximum protection for Apple's NEW 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro M2, NEW iPad Air 5, and iPad Mini 6. A rear, mesh pocket holds accessories and has a custom slot for the Apple Pencil. 


See also Dash Sleeves for MacBook or Surface laptops. 

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



  • 800 D Forza Fabric with multi-toned threads
  • Black ballistic nylon
  • Waxed Canvas
  • Plush liner with cushioning
  • More details here


Dimensions & Weight:

  • iPad Pro 12.9”:
  • 12.25" (l) x 10" (h); 8.3 oz.
    31.1 (l) x 25.4 (h) cm; 235.3 gm

  • iPad Pro & Air 11”:
  • 10.75" (l) x 9" (h); 6.2 oz.
    27.3 (l) x 22.84 (h) cm; 175.7 gm

  • iPad Mini:
  • 8.5" (l) x 6.75" (h); 2.88 oz.
    21.59 (l) x 17.14 (h) cm; 81.64 gm


  • Elastic top band to secure laptop.
  • Extremely lightweight and compact.
  • Dedicated back slot for Apple Pencil or stylus.
  • Rear zipper-closing mesh pocket for accessories (iPad Mini size has no zipper).
  • Interior is lined with plush, soft material.
  • TSA-checkpoint friendly no need to take iPad Pro out of the Dash Sleeve.
  • OPTIONAL: Keep your Apple Pencil protected in its own handsome Leather Case.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 213 reviews
SoCal380 (California, United States)
Just what I wanted and thought what I was getting

It is a solid, well-designed, stylish product. Delivers well on all fronts. Saw so many different options during the research, but this was best for me.

Steve L. (California, United States)
Protection Perfected

Protects my iPad Air without the bulk. Makes retrieving from and replacing in a stuffed backpack easy. Looks great as a stand alone carry case. Elastic strap keeps iPad safe inside and side pocket for accessories.

David S. (Missouri, United States)
Perfect for the iPad mini 6

Needing a sleeve for my iPad mini 6, I went with the same Dash sleeve that protects my surface laptop and MacBook Airs. This time I went with the vertical version, usually getting the horizontal sleeves for laptops. Going vertical was a good choice for me. The iPad just slips in exposing the usb C connector for easy charging. The mesh pocket on the back is divided having a secure storage spot for the pencil, leaving the remainder of the pocket I use for my iPhone, but a mouse or charge cable and plug could also go there. Everything I would like to have with me while having coffee out, or waiting for an appointment is in this one, smart looking carry. Not having to carry items in my coat or pants pockets is another unexpected advantage when I am in a minimalist mood.

The felt lining is perfect protection for the mini screen. The elastic loop keeps the iPad secure as does the elastic back pocket. I chose the blue Forza textile which compliments the black elastic strap, mesh pocket and Waterfield label. I was looking for a case that would protect my iPad, but feel as if I received more because of how well it fits my lifestyle. I’m more likely to leave the house with the iPad now that it is neatly kitted up, charged and ready to go at all times. I recommend this for iPad mini 6 with the new design whole heartedly. But if you have the older design, going with a zippered closure may provide better security. The iPad mini travel case worked well for my older iPads.

Cooper (Nevada, United States)
Sleeve for the iPad Pro

Love the Forza green color. The sleeve is built to
last and works in perfect tandem with my MacBook Air sleeve.

James W. (Missouri, United States)
A Lovely Sleeve

This is my second iPad Pro case. It’s a well constructed, sturdy sleeve. My only wish is that it had the same fuzzy outside and soft lining as the previous version of this sleeve.

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Waterfield Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro: A College Student's Review

1WaySwim - September 25, 2017

“Overall, there is nothing negative to say about Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro from my experience. Being in college tends to be rough on devices. I’d recommend this case to anyone…I love it. It’s compact, protective and is easy to carry.”

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The New Dash iPad Sleeve

MacSparky - July 6, 2017

“I really like the updated Waterfield Dash 2.0 iPad Sleeve. It’s both attractive and protective enough to carry your iPad around without any other case.”

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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 iPad model. Sizes vary for your iPad based on your set up:

  1. iPad: 

    • iPad Pro 12.9" (available in Vertical and Horizontal):
      • Size #31
    • iPad Pro 11" (available in Vertical only):
      • Size #29
    • New iPad Air 5 (available in Vertical only)
      • Size #29
    • iPad Mini (available in Vertical only):
      • Size #11

Click here for MacBook and Surface Pro Dash Sleeve sizes .


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


"Fits like a glove. Perfect for those who want added protection for their iPad Pro without adding unnecessary weight or bulk. There's plenty of room for a lightning cable and some gear in the rear mesh pocket. The elastic band at the top holds the iPad securely in place within the sleeve." - Scott E.

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.

"I used to own the red fabric Dash for the old iPad Pro 10.7. I bought the new iPad Pro 12.9 with the Smart Folio Keyboard in black ballistic nylon. I was concerned that the fit would be too tight with the iPad and the Smart Folio Keyboard. It's not bad. It works. I love the ballistic nylon material. Always satisfied with WaterField and especially their customer service!" - John K., South Korea



“I bought a similar case for my MacBook. This one is even better. Great colour (red) and keeps my iPad secure and protected. Excellent design as always.” - Jonathan J., United Kingdom

“I have the iPad Pro 12.9in with the keyboard Smart Cover and the sleeve fits great. Vertical opening is secure but easy to get in and out. Outside pocket holds my Apple Pencil. Love the color (green). Very happy with quality and the service from WaterField was outstanding.” - CCPG, USA



“Highly functional and distinctive case for an iPad Pro. Stylish and also formal enough for a business meeting. Slim form factor yet protective enough to slide into another bag. I love the ease of inserting and removing the iPad. Their customer service is very good and it is clear that they put their hearts into making their bags.” - Rajesh K. 

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