Dash Sleeve for MacBooks
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 Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro

-315 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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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):
  • 14” MacBook Pro (size #5):
  • 13” MacBook Air (size #40):
  • 13" MacBook Pro (size #38):


  • 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 259 reviews
Tevis (Kentucky, United States)
Perfect sleeve for the new M1 Pro chip MacBooks

This sleeve fits the laptop perfectly, leaves access to the charger (I opted for the vertical orientation), and feels very nice in the hand. It is sleek but sturdy, and not at all bulky or cumbersome to use. The Forza Blue color looks amazing in the light. This is my second product from Waterfield and both have been fantastic.

Robert C. (California, United States)
Great products

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth. In Waterfield there echoes the design and heart of the great makers of old. This one consumer hearkens to their call.

Jose G. (California, United States)
Superb product and service!

I love my new laptop sleeve! And thank you, Gary, for quickly sending the replacement after FedEx messed up the original shipment. I am beyond happy with it.

Chris F. (New Jersey, United States)

This is Made in the USA at its finest. High-quality design, materials, and construction. It's a nice snug fit for the MacBook Air.

Patricia M. (Connecticut, United States)
Dash Sleeve 16’ MBP Max

Outstanding quality. Fit is pretty tight but I expect that will loosen a bit after regular use. Nice, unpretentious product that does the job with quiet style.

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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 - 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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