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    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
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    really dumb laptop sleeve question

    I have a Macbook Pro 15" - specs are 9.82x14.35"

    I bought a EMS sleeve to throw in my bag; but I got the large and the computer moves around a bit when zipped up inside; would you exchange the large which is 11x16" for a medium, which is 11x14"?


    I'm asking cause I assume the medium might be snug - I know I should bring the laptop in to try them, but I didn't have it when I bought the large and I wasn't sure if it was safer to be snug or have a little room in there. This would be flopping around inside a big messenger bag with one big compartment, no slot.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Nice; I like the see-through aspect...but would it fit in my big messenger bag with one big compartment, no slot?
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    Yes, get the smaller one. They stretch. Mine says it's for the 15 inch (I have the 15.5) and it's a tad too big by about an inch.
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    I think you is correct. Here is what Apple sells for the 15": Interior dimensions 14.1 x 9.6"
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    Yep. I have the case logic neoprene one for the HP.
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    Sleeves ... for the arms on your computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    Sleeves ... for the arms on your computer?
    yes, for those days when the temps drop unexpectedly
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    those are pretty neat!
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    so I finally went to the local Macca (mac + Mecca) and spent the most frustrating and confusing shopping experience I have had in a long long time.


    I finally wound up putting back the medium sized 'good enough for me' polyurethane zippered sleeve that I had chosen instead of wimpier neoprene sleeves (no zip), overpriced messenger bags (with a padded inner sleeve that only protected about 2/3 of the machine, and held it in place with a lame velcro strap) and designs that were just plain silly (my un-favorite was the genuine leather pouch complete with flap and two buttons, to be secured by winding a string around.....like an old fashioned interoffice memo envelope....how cute).

    Instead I got the wimpier neoprene sleeve (fits very snug indeed) and a hardshell zippered sleeve that has excellent corner protection (I bashed the upper corner of my computer on a truck mirror the other day squeezing thru a gap at a light - ouch). I liked the design of that right away but it was a tad too loose inside......I bought both, and I tried the whole shebang out and it works - laptop inside neoprene sleeve,and that goes in the hard shell, and that goes in my waterproof messenger bag.


    Overkill? Maybe. If you're gonna spend $1500-2000 on a computer and then ride through traffic with it I reckon it;s worth dropping $80 on some protection.

    I told the girl at the counter it was like belt & suspenders. She told me her manager actually does that...I said "Oh, he uses two sleeves for his laptop?"

    She said "No, he actually wears both on his pants"
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    My laptop does not have arms, although my lap does have a baby arm holding a plum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    My laptop does not have arms, although my lap does have a baby arm holding a plum.
    how very succulent and juicy it is, too


    the plum, I mean.
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    You need to get back in the corner, Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    My laptop does not have arms, although my lap does have a baby arm holding a plum.
    or an apple.


    Yeah it was the waterford bag/sleeve my laptop was in when my bike threw the pannier at 20+mph in front of a bus.

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    How about a Vanguard hard case?

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    That looks hell-for-stout, Danno! But I just needed something lightweight for a little padding inside the backpack.


    I tried the sleeve within a sleeve contraption on the way home and I think it;s going to work very well.

    One niggling worry - is polychloroprene water proof?

    My Timbuk 2 bag is pretty darn water resistant - the lap top will be inside a polychloroprene sleeve and then both inside one of these.
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    btw, my laptop is last year's model so this outer shell sleeve would have fit it better (without the neoprene inner sleeve), for half the price - but I didn't know that till I tried them all in the store.

    Besides, I kind of like the polychloroprene buffer inside - it keeps the zipper from scratching the shell; in the smaller Vyper 2 I am thinking it'd have scratches in no time, which kind of defeats at least part of the the purpose of a sleeve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post


    Yeah it was the waterford bag/sleeve my laptop was in when my bike threw the pannier at 20+mph in front of a bus.
    btw the store had the Waterford - looked like an extremely well made bag and I must say the fit was excellent - I just wasn't crazy about the one open end at the top....if I knew I was always gonna use a backpack (which I sometimes do), I might have grabbed one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    btw the store had the Waterford - looked like an extremely well made bag and I must say the fit was excellent - I just wasn't crazy about the one open end at the top....if I knew I was always gonna use a backpack (which I sometimes do), I might have grabbed one.
    I could see that as a turnoff. Mine has a flap. I was wondering about whether to open on the long side or the short side, depends on which pannier I would put it in, and then put the opening of the sleeve at a right angle to the opening of the pannier, LP-style... but then I got the flap so now I don't have to worry about that.

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    yeah a flap would be better - I can see why it protected yours in that spill....with just the velcro, even if it held the machine in place I could see some scraping and what not happening along the exposed edge.

    I think the Waterford - in addition to being a cool looking design - looked the nicest in terms of build quality - some of the other bags had skimpy stitching; I could see them ripping after a year at most.
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