Available in Black, Blue, Grey, Green, or Red
Dash Sleeve for MacBooks
Dash Sleeve for MacBooks
Custom-fit for MacBook
Fits everything conveniently
Available in Vertical and Horizontal
New material coated with water resistant Nanotex technology
Horizontal tucks comfortable under arm
Vertical is perfect for inserting into backpacks
See more User Reviews below
Black Ballistic Nylon

Dash Sleeve for MacBooks


NEW size! 16" MacBook Pro 

-252 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. 

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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
  • Impact-resistant compression foam

Dash Sleeve Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16” MacBook Pro:
  • 15" x 10.5"; 10 oz
    38.10 x 26.67 cm; 0.29 kg
  • 13” MacBook Air Retina:
  • 12.8" x 9.75"; 7.1 oz
    32.51 x 24.76 cm; 0.20 kg
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar:
  • 12.8" x 9.75"; 7.1 oz
    32.51 x 24.76 cm; 0.20 kg


  • Extremely lightweight and compact.
  • Interior is lined with soft material reinforced with foam.
  • Elastic top band to secure laptop.
  • Rear zipper-closing mesh pocket for accessories.
  • 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 210 reviews
Classy and Functional

Just what I've come to expect from WaterField Designs. Excellent craftsmanship, great functionality. Very classy sleeve. Nice and form fitting - tight, but just snug for the new MacBook Pro 13". It's thin enough yet sturdy too, feels like you can trust it to protect the laptop even if I dropped it (which I won't!). The zippered pocket is very well made and the material stretches nicely around my power cord and holds accessories in place. Everything they make here is near perfection.

Very nice

I love the sleeve! Holds my new MacBook Pro 16" perfectly and it seems very well made as always. I bought the vertical version and the pocket is very large and fits a power cube and dongles easily. If there is a negative, the pocket is pretty tight to move things in and out, but I imagine it will loosen up as it is used.

Thanks for another fantastic product!

Quality materials, very practical. Worth the cost!

Yes this is quite pricey for a sleeve, but it has very high quality materials. There's nothing like this on the market, and it is very unique. It is very robust, and will definitely last for many years. It fits my MacBook Pro 2019 13" perfectly!

A gem of lightweight protection for my new laptop

I've been a customer for years but Waterfield Design products (and the computers I've bought) have lasted forever. Recently tho I purchased a MacBook Air which was simply overwhelmed by the Sleeve Case I had for the MacBook Pro that's died. I'd already put a lightweight plastic clamshell on the Air so was a bit concerned about whether the Dash Sleeve would work, but ordered anyway.

The Air does fit in the Dash, but the fit upon arrival required putting the hinge edge on the opening and was very snug for removal. I contacted Gary who offered other choices or said I could try it for a bit because the padding does compress a bit after use. Lo and behold -- it does! Sometimes I still have to rock the laptop a bit from side to side to get it out, but usually I leave the hinge side an inch or two out while at home or carrying locally -- just far enough so that I can reach in to use the feet as leverage. (see photo) When I travel thru airports, the laptop fits all the way into the Dash Sleeve for full protection.

As usual, the quality of material and construction are top notch with not a flaw to be found, even a loose thread. The elastic band that substitutes for a flap does a fine job of keeping the laptop in place while the blue color I chose was fresh and should endure well. Moreover because the sleeve doesn't have a flap, it's far lighter weight than what I had before. I am very pleased indeed.

Irresistible to kittens

As previously mentioned, the texture of the sleeve is absolutely irresistible to kittens. I have to tuck it under a sheet or a blanket.

Otherwise, it works great! In addition to the kitten the sleeve is actually fully loaded with a new 2019 MacBook Air. The netting (opposite) holds all my charging cables, bricks, and dongles along with a backup drive. When I put the loaded sleeve down momentarily it becomes an instant kitten magnet, which is great because otherwise I have no idea where she is. As you can see she shows up against the green background really well. Her clawsies do love the fabric so once its done its job the sleeve goes under a sheet or towel to prevent further kitten activity.

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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 with Touch Bar. Any additional protective case on your MacBook with Touch Bar will be a poor fit inside the Dash.:

  1. MacBook (Vertical & Horizontal):
    • 16” MacBook Pro - Size #6
    • 13” MacBook Air Retina - size #40
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar - 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.

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