Best Sleeves for MacBook Air with Retina Display iMore 2019

The MacBook Air is light... not lighter than air, but light enough for you to want to bring it with you wherever you go. If you want to keep the lightweight feel, but give your MacBook Air some protection, try a svelte sleeve. If you're looking for some options, here are a few you can start with.

Professional style: Mujjo Leather sleeve

Staff Favorite

If you're looking to impress, but want to keep things classy, Mujjo's sleeve will likely catch your eye. It's made from thick wool felt and has a vegetable-tanned flap to accent the overall look. It comes in black or tan.

$70 at Amazon

Apple brand: Apple Leather Sleeve

If you want to be all-Apple, all the time, the Apple Leather Sleeve is your ticket to ride. It's made from handcrafted European leather and has a thin microfiber lining. It comes in saddle brown, midnight blue, and black.

$179 at Apple

Slim fit: Incase ICON sleeve

Incase makes a high-quality neoprene sleeve for the MacBook Air with extra protection from drops with an EVA bumper frame. It has a magnetic snap to keep your MacBook Air in place. The exterior is made from a woolen polyester blend that is water repellent. It comes in asphalt gray and black.

$70 at Apple

Popular pick: tomtoc Laptop Sleeve

This standard 13.3-inch laptop sleeve is a popular choice for its quality and price. It's got a protective flap that zips up tight so your MacBook Air doesn't fall out. It's also got a soft fleece interior to protect from scratches and scuffs.

$13 at Amazon

Colorful choice: Case Logic sleeve

Case Logic's form-fitting sleeve is the perfect outer protection for the colorful types. It has an interior made from impact resistant foam and woven webbing for added accents. It comes in dark blue, tannin, red, and pink.

$14 at Amazon

Rugged but thin: Mosiso Shock Resistant sleeve

This tri-level thick case is perfect for those that take their MacBook Air outdoors a lot. It's got an internal soft foam cushion, a shockproof sponge layer, and a spill-resistant outer layer. The diamond pattern helps absorb impact and protect from drops. It's remarkably slim for having such rugged protection. It also comes in a variety of colors and includes a matching cable storage case.

$14 at Amazon

Budget option: Amazon Basics sleeve

If you just want something simple, secure, and low-cost, Amazon Basics has you covered. The 13.3-inch laptop sleeve has a form-fitting design with a zipper top. It's got a nylon woven trim for additional weight protection. For a reduced price, you can even get a 10- or 24-pack

$11 at Amazon

The whole package: GMYLE Macbook Air sleeve bundle

For less than $40, you can invest in not only a padded sleeve for your MacBook Air (with a front pocket!), but also get a hard case, privacy webcam cover, screen protector, and keyboard cover. It's five very useful accessories any MacBook owner would love, but at a very reasonable price.

$35 at Amazon

Hard body: tomtoc Slim Protective EVA Hard Shell sleeve

Though you might think of a sleeve as a thin bit of material, tomtoc's hard shell sleeve is extra sturdy, while remaining thin as can be. It's got a 4mm thick EVA casing with a soft fleece interior. It's also got a fetching design. It comes in black or gray.

$24 at Amazon

Premium Leather: Picaso Lab leather sleeve

Picaso Lab's lineup of luxurious leather sleeves aren't just great to look at and hold, but can also be personalized with free engraving up to 15 characters. There are several different colors to choose from, and all feature high-contrast stitching and a soft felt interior.

From $82 at Picaso Lab

Luxury pick: Woolnut Leather Sleeve

The Woolnut Leather Sleeve is a sleek and luxurious leather sleeve for your MacBook Air that's bound to turn heads with it's stylish and simple design. It's made from a full-grain leather, while the inside is made out of a super soft natural gray wool felt. It comes in black and cognac color options.

$81 at Picaso Lab

Find the perfect sleeve for your brand new MacBook Air

This collection of MacBook Air sleeves has some of the best in the business, offering stylish looks while keeping your MacBook safe and secure on the go. Our personal favorite is Mujjo's Leather Sleeve. We love that thick wool felt look and the classy leather flap, making it both sleek and stylish and super practical.

The GMYLE's bundle is an incredibly great bargain for all you get, giving you and your MacBook Air the most bang for your buck. Between its padded sleeve, hard case with webcam cover, and screen protector, and keyboard cover, it's a total protection package.

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