Sure, there’s a ton of laptop sleeves out there, but when it comes to protection, design, and usability, the Greene + Gray Tribal Sleeve is a perfect choice… Especially if you’re rocking a brand new Retina MacBook.
The Greene + Gray Tribal is a very well padded sleeve. Upon receiving it I thought the case had styrofoam in the center for packaging, but nope, it’s au naturale. Appropriately named for its unique tribal-like patterned exterior, the super stylish Tribal features a waxed canvas exterior and a soft fleece interior. Surprisingly, the exterior is even water resistant.
The addition of the built-in handle adds a whole new level of usability to a laptop sleeve. Other sleeves are merely a means for adding travel protection, while the handle turns the Tribal into a case capable of solo-travel. There’s even a pocket built into the exterior that’s large enough to store a phone, modem, hard drive, or cables. You can justfit Macbook’s charger in the pocket without the built-in extension, but it pushes into
The Tribal Sleeve is thicker and slightly heavier than your standard neoprene case, but rightfully so. It looks and feels like a much more premium case. Plus it functions as a much better lap desk (and protector if you’re concerned about your future baby-making skills).
I reviewed the 13″ MacBook Pro model, which happens to fit both the retina and non-retina. Even though the retina is thinner, Tribal is pretty accommodating without having too much wiggle room. The best fit of all happened to be for the Lenovo Yoga 13″ Ultrabook Convertible.
Greene + Gray offers a stylish and protective companion for your MacBook Pro Retina or Non-Retina. It’s equally as great for using as a laptop carrier or for throwing in your backpack. It’s even airport security friendly. At $49.99 it’s not much more expensive than the alternatives. It’s a price you can surely justify. The Greene and Gray Tribal MacBook Pro Sleeve is currently available from GreeneandGray.com.
The Good: Very well padded, Airport security friendly, Stylish, Water resistant, Handle, Pocket
The Bad: Pocket just too small for MacBook charger, Shipping is not free, Wiggle Room