Best sleeves for M2 MacBook Air in 2023
Keep your MacBook Air with M2 safe in a protective sleeve, while not sacrificing its svelte form
The Macbook Air is a thing of beauty. Weighing in at just 2.7 pounds, you'll want to take this delightful laptop with you everywhere, so you’ll need one of the best M2 Macbook Air sleeves to keep it looking its best and protect it from life's bumps, scrapes, and spills.
You’ll quickly find there’s more choice than you might expect. Do you opt for something thick and protective, or something slim and light in keeping with the Macbook’s profile? Need something with an in-built stand? Hard or soft? Do you need one of the best cases for MacBook Air with M2 or will a sleeve suffice?
The MacBook Air should fit into any 13-inch laptop sleeve, even ones made for other laptops, so we’ve scoured the net to find the best laptop cases and sleeves for your needs.
Here are the best sleeves for Macbook Air with M2
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Nice price and color selection
The simple padded MOSISO Laptop Sleeve for MacBook does the job and doesn't cost a lot. In our review, we noted how much we loved the dozens of colors from which to choose — you'll be sure to find one you love. A convenient zippered pocket on the front holds a few accessories too!
We like that Moshi's Muse 3-in-1 Slim Laptop Sleeve is more than just a sleeve. In our review, we show how it also acts as a stand, holding your MacBook Air at a 15-degree angle for a more ergonomic typing position.
I often travel with the nicely designed and earth-friendly Incase Compact Sleeve with BIONIC. It fits MacBook Pro quite snugly, so it'll fit the MacBook Air with room to spare. It's designed with BIONIC yarn, which is created from plastic pollution that's been recovered from the sea.
Get a handle on it
An extra-thick ridge all the way around gives your MacBook Air 360-degree protection with this handy sleeve. A convenient handle on top makes it easy to carry or stash into a larger bag. Keep your accessories organized with the large zippered pocket on the side.
The appealing woven pattern sets this sleeve apart. The exterior fabric is water-resistant, while the interior fabric is fluffy and soft. Plus, the price point is pleasing.
Our review of the WaterField Designs VERO Sleeve for MacBook Air sings the praises of its premium full-grain leather exterior, plush microfiber interior, and corner cut-outs for charging. WaterField has released a version specifically for the M2 MacBook Air.
If you're looking for a bit more protection, this semi-hard EVA case might be the one for you. The interior is thickly padded and the outer fabric is water-resistant. It comes in a handful of solid colors and trendy patterns.
Luxury leather and wool
The wool interior sets this luxury leather sleeve apart from most others, as described in our review of the Woolnut Leather Folio for MacBook. Like all leather, this Scandinavian vegetable-tanned full-grain leather develops a warm patina over time.
This envelope-style sleeve comes in many colors and has three layers of protection for your M2 MacBook Air. The case can be converted into a stand. Included with your purchase is a small accessory bag, perfect for your charger and other peripherals.
And your little bag, too
Ultra-thick edges and water-resistant fabric protect your MacBook Air beautifully. A side pocket on the outside stows a few slender accessories and your order includes a second small bag for other items.
Over the shoulder
With a long strap that can be worn over your shoulder, you can take this convenient sleeve case anywhere. Choose from a handful of colorful options in both solids and patterns. It has a large front pocket with many compartments for storing and organizing all of your accessories too.
All the extras
Not only does this bag rock a smart envelope-like design, it also packs in a few extras. The built-in stand will elevate the MacBook to a comfortable viewing angle, and it's adjustable at several different heights. The lid folds out and doubles as a mousepad as well, for those who don't like trackpads.
Which of the best sleeves for MacBook Air with M2 should you buy?
Our first impressions of the MacBook Air with M2 were quite positive, as this model marks a whole new look for Apple's lightest laptop lineup. It's certainly one of the best Macs you can buy now. Obviously, you'll want to keep it protected when you're taking it on the go.
If you just want something basic and inexpensive but still nicely padded and attractive, go for the MOSISO Laptop Sleeve for MacBook. It comes in so many colors and has a handy zippered pocket for small, flat accessories like chargers.
The outer layer is polyester for resisting outside elements, the middle layer is spongy to cushion against drops and bumps, and the inner layer is a fluffy faux-fur to cradle your MacBook Air in softness. We like that it's slim and lightweight, so it won't bulk up that featherweight laptop too much.
A more luxurious option we love is the beautiful WaterField Designs VERO Sleeve for MacBook Air. It's crafted from high-quality full-grain leather in San Francisco. Like all leather products, this sleeve will develop a rich patina over time.
The interior is lined with soft, plush microfiber to keep your MacBook Air safe from scratches. The key is to choose something slim and lightweight that's easy to tuck under your arm or into a backpack. This will greatly increase the safe portability of your laptop.
What material makes the best laptop sleeve?
The material for the best sleeves for Macbook Air really depends on your priorities. If you don't care what it looks like, but you want something that's going to be really durable to protect your Macbook, you want a hard plastic or EVA case like the Finpac entry above. This will withstand the occasional bump and ensure your laptop gets to its destination safely, although it's not the most stylish option.
Some of the materials are waterproof, such as the Inateck case with matching charger bag. If style over substance is what you're after, a smart leather choice such as the Vero or Woolnut cases can really make you look the business.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.