Dash Sleeve for MacBook - Older Models
Vertical and Horizontal Orientation
Holds your MacBook & accessories
Soft interior with water-resistant outer shell
Back Mesh Pocket - Horizontal
Back - Vertical
Self-locking zipper - Horizontal
Whool Grey
Stretchable mesh - Vertical
Whool textile in four eye-popping colors
Whool Red
Ballistic Nylon Black
Whool Blue
Whool Green
Dash Sleeve for MacBook - Older Models
Dash Sleeve for MacBook - Older Models
Dash Sleeve for MacBook - Older Models

Dash Sleeve for MacBook - Older Models


Fits MacBook 12", MacBook Pro 13", MacBook Pro 15.4", MacBook Pro 16" (not M1 Pro/Max chip)

Whool textile & Ballistic nylon

3 in stock

Protect your MacBook in the minimalist Dash Sleeve. Fits older MacBook models: MacBook 12-inch, MacBook Pro 13-inch, MacBook Pro 15.4-inch and the 16-inch MacBook Pro that doesn't have the M1 Pro/Max chip. 

Go here for Dash Sleeve for newer models MacBook Pro 14", MacBook Pro 16", MacBook Air 13". 

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 (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.

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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:
    • 16” MacBook Pro - Size #6
    • 14” MacBook Pro - Size #5
    • 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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