Just got my Waterfield SleeveCase MBP Laptop sleeve v. review

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  1. manchild

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    http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

    So, I ordered this Friday night, selected the USPS Priority Air mail option. It arrived this morning, from San Francisco. I live in Michigan.
    I'm very impressed with the quality. All of the seems appear to be perfect, and its very rugged materail that I'm confident won't fail me. Its not featherlight, but its not too heavy either. I got a verticle sleeve with a flap, and it fits perfectly in my backpack. I can open the flap, get my laptop, and I don't have one of those rediculious laptop backpacks (and messenger bags never caught onto me).

    My 15inch Macbook Pro fits perfectly inside. The fit is tight, but not a chore to put the computer in. The inside feels like a thick neoprene material, then the outside is the rugged nylon blend. The flap is worth it in my opinion, it just further protects the top of the computer, I didn't want to have dust etc falling into my ports. Also, I didn't notice this on thier website but on the back there is also a folder pocket, perfect for a notebook, some loose paper etc.

    My total came to $63 shipped, and IMO it was well worth it. I love this thing, and I'm sure it'll get a lot of good use. I'm going to florida for a week on friday, and then after that I'll be touring colleges for a week also, driving over 2000 miles. I guess that will be the real test.

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    Top of it, with the Flap closed
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    One with the flap open
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    Looking down into the sleeve, kind of holding it open
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    MBP ontop of it, just shows how perfectly sized it is.
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    Me holding it vertically, with the computer inside. Flap open
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    And last one, with the laptop inside and the flap closed.
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    I love this thing, I'm so excited to use it :big grin:
     
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    Great review... looking forward to pics...



    We should have a sticky for product reviews... I'm sure alot of people would have something to contribute...
     
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    I've had mine for about 8 months now, and am very pleased. It's protected my MBP very well. I'm not very easy on it too lol. I'm a railroad conductor, so I usually have my MBP in my work bag and I have to lug it on/off of the locomotives. I paid a little more for mine, but I got the piggyback, suspension strap and full-size flap. Being a sleeve case, it's not bulky like most cases, but still has ample padding to protect my investment :bigthumb:
     
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    i've got one of those fancy sling bags they sell at the apple store

    a sleeve case would be nice though :hs:
     
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    Mine is going to be in my backpack so i figured I wouldn't need a strap or piggy back, I was considering one of the wire pouches but decided against it, I'll just use zip ties for the time being :big grin:
     
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    The big thing that I liked was it was a vertical case, so it went right into my backpack nice and neat, and I can just leave it in there and take out the computer. I don't need to take out the sleeve, like I would if it was a horizontal sleeve. Just un-do the velcro and pull it out.
     
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    tehaviator what u think badass that me

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    I got the Tucano sleeve for my MB. I couldn't justify spending upwards of $50 when I already have a dedicated computer bag.
     
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    Wow, I love that Camera case :bigthumb:. I'm also considering getting a cableguy, for my mouse and power cable.

    Great stuff :big grin:
     
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    excellent review :big grin:

    I should review my Crumpler Part and Parcel bag :x:
     
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    Wow, that looks really good. I wouldn't mind having one myself. :o
     
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    Go for it, believe me you won't regret it.

    You can get it without the flap too, for $39 plus shipping. The flap is $15 extra. Then you just get a thing of velcro to hold it in.
     
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    I hope this thing has held up; I'm ordering mine right now :noes:
     
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    Horseman FTW. :bowdown:
     
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    Buy this one. The SF sleeves are fucking amazing, seriously good shit. I've had mine for 2 years, including a ton of travel and then 6 months straight of heavy daily use (college freshman=lots of walking and using your laptop).
     
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    waterfield is the best. i have a Cargo bag and a Cozmo, both look and work like new. the cozmo is now at least 5 years old and i think the cargo is almost 10 :eek3:
     
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    i kinda like that, id be more convienent in my backpack. Tho my incase sleeve works good.
     
  20. BlueJeans

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    cool

    but $63?
     
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    shit, didnt see that. Fuck that shit. The incase was 25 bucks if i remember right and seems to fit better.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    the incase is also made with cheap materials in some factory in taiwan. waterfield stuff is all hand-made in san francisco with the best materials, all of their stuff lasts forever. it's definitely more expensive, i think it is worth it.
     
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    You need your own velcro? :ugh2:
     
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    LOL who gives a fuck. The incase is definately NOT cheap feeling... tight and secure feeling. Not to mention mine is almost 3 years old and looks brand new.

    More expensive ..... yes
    Better materials..... doubtful
     
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    LMAO nice, i got a zipper for FREEE witht he incase
     

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