Dash Sleeve
The minimalist Dash Sleeve for MacBook Pro
Beautiful high-tech Forza textile
In Vertical and Horizontal orientations
Horizontal Front
Horizontal Back - Mesh pocket for accessories
Vertical front
Vertical Back - Mesh pocket for accessories
Forza Blue
Forza Red
Forza Green
Black Ballistic Nylon

Dash Sleeve for MacBooks


Fits NEW MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 chip

-3 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.

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):
  • 15" (l) x 10.5" (h); 11 oz.
    38.1 (l) x 26.67 (h); 311.84 gm
  • 14” MacBook Pro (size #5):
  • 13.75" (l) x 9.5" (h); 9 oz.
    34.92 (l) x 24.13 (h); 255.14 gm
  • 13” MacBook Air M2 (size #9):
  • 13" (l) x 9.5" (h); 9 oz.
    33.02 (l) x 24.13 (h); 255.14 gm
  • 13" MacBook Pro (size #38):
  • 13" (l) x 9.5" (h); 9 oz.
    33.02 (l) x 24.13 (h); 255.14 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 275 reviews
Stu H. (Texas, United States)

Fit perfectly. Looks wonderful and meets my needs at protecting the MBA M2 !

Dennis E. (Iowa, United States)
Great high quality sleeve for Macbook Air M2

Great high quality sleeve for my Midnight Macbook Air M2 13.6 laptop. Provides great protection, looks great, high quality.

Julie H. (Virginia, United States)
Beautiful fit and color

I already own a Dash Sleeve for my iPad Pro, so this version was the first to come to mind after I got the new MBP. I already own the blue, so this time I bought the red. It’s a lovely shade of red with a nice soft black interior. It fits my 14” MacBook Pro perfectly. It does still fit after I added a Gelaskins to the front of my MBP. I’m glad it has a small elastic band in the corner to prevent anything from falling out. The zippered pocket proved useful for storing the MagSafe cable that goes with my laptop. I didn’t try putting anything else in there, but I didn’t want to make it stick out too far.

I opted for the vertical version, as I like to put it in my Tom Bihn backpack. The vertical also allows me to leave it plugged in at the same time it's in the sleeve.

UNC95 (North Carolina, United States)
Dash Sleeve for MacBook Pro 16 Inch

Great craftsmanship as always…probably have more than a dozen+ Waterfield designs for all my gear. Gary and Team never disappoint!

Susan S. (Missouri, United States)
Dash sleeve - horizontal version - a bit tight but customer service is great!!!

The dash sleeve for my Macbook air was a bit too tight for my liking, so Adrien offered options: the looser vertical version of the dash sleeve or wait for the new version of the horizontal dash sleeve. I elected the latter. Customer service is quick to respond and offer solutions! I am impressed!!!
~Susan Sullivan

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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 'Dash MacBook Sleeve' Review: Slim With Adequate Protection for 12-Inch MacBook

MacRumors - August 19, 2015

“I'd say that in normal day-to-day usage the Dash will be more than enough armor between your MacBook and the world.”

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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
    • 13" MacBook Air M2 - Size #9 
    • 13” MacBook Air - Size #40
    • 13” MacBook Pro M2 - 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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