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Slim sleeves: the most effective slim sleeves and sleeves to guard your laptop computer

Like most of us, laptops don’t like to travel naked. Would you like to go easy on your notebook (and its modesty)? We’ll cover you.

From slim sleeves to padded bags, the list below features our picks of the hottest laptop bags you can buy right now – including several eco options for greener tech protection.

Whether you want a stylish skin to protect against scratches or a padded case to keep everything in one piece, you can find your ideal laptop bag in the list below. Just don’t forget to bring your own clothes – otherwise a damaged device is the least of your worries.

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The padding increases volume but improves protection. Slimline protects well against scratches, while a thicker skin is better at repelling bumps and knocks.


Some cases are custom made for certain models, while others are suitable for many laptops. Check the dimensions of your device before attempting to push it in.


Do you carry more than one laptop? Minimalist sleeves usually only hold your laptop, but some bags also contain handy pockets for small accessories or other devices.

clean up

Artificial materials require minimal maintenance, while natural fibers have specific qualities and care needs. Leather shells acquire a unique patina with use.

Premium bag

The second skin: Harber Slim Leather Sleeve

Buy the Harber Slim leather case here

Afraid of scratching your laptop? You could handle it with kid gloves. Or get your own glove: This protective glove is tailored to the dimensions of your model with millimeter precision. Made in Spain from luxurious full-grain leather, the flat bag is also lined with natural wool felt to keep your computer cozy.

The hardcore case: Mous MacBook Pro Sleeve

Buy the Mous MacBook Pro sleeve here

Receiving an “one more thing” email at 5pm on a Friday is enough to get every employee to throw their writing utensils across the room. Tuck it away in this mous sleeve before you do and your troubled laptop could survive another Monday. Don’t let the streamlined dimensions fool you: underneath the sturdy exterior is a layer of AiroFoam that protects your MacBook Pro from bumps and drops. A stiffener plate keeps things stiff, while heat-sealed seams keep dust and droplets from damaging your device – handy when you clip it to the water cooler.

The streamlined case: Native Union Stow Slim

Buy the Native Union Stow Slim here

Still lugging your employer’s standard shoulder bag? Increase your reputation in the office with this subtle cover. Restrained but protective, the shell of the Stow is discreet enough to fly under the radar and yet full of character thanks to the coated canvas. A neat magnetic closure rounds off the seamless look, while a document pocket is perfect for proudly carrying your boss’s latest circular with you – which is sure to bring you some pluses.

Sustainable sleeves

The kicker cover: Decoded Re_Coded Frame Sleeve

Buy the Decoded Re_Coded Frame Sleeve here

Most laptops won’t fit inside a shoe – and torn sneakers aren’t good for the sole. For an upcycled case that doesn’t stink, try Decoded’s Re_Coded collection. At least 20% of every environmentally conscious case is made with Nike Grind – a more environmentally friendly material made from waste leather, shoe waste and unsold sneakers. It comes in a trio of two-tone styles and is suitable for a 13-inch MacBook (or other similarly sized device).

The plastic bag: Bellroy laptop sleeve

Buy the Bellroy laptop sleeve here on Amazon

Reusing supermarket bags may be better for the planet, but only a risk-taker arborist would lug their computer around in a tote bag. Would you like better technical protection that still affects plastic waste? The water-repellent cover of the slim cover by Bellroy is made from 100% recycled PET bottles. With options for 13 “and 15” models, the bag also features a magnetic lip for secure, scratch-free storage.

The seafarer’s sheath: 727 Sailbags laptop bag

Buy the 727 Sailbags MacBook laptop bag here

Put a sail on a yacht and it flies with the wind. Wrap canvas around your laptop and while the breeze isn’t charging the battery, it’s safely stowed away. 727 Sailbags are made in Brittany from old sails. A certificate inside shows where in the world your was found (and what part of the boat it belonged to). This special edition uses leaves from boats that took part in the famous Le Figaro solitaire race.

Fabric covers

The linen layer: Wrappers Peach Skin Linen

Buy the Wrappers MacBook Linen here

A linen suit is the definition of well dressed. Do you think a two-piece suit is too formal for your coworking club? Make your laptop look perfect with this fabric jacket. Haptic and attractive, the outside of the stone-washed sleeve is woven with natural linen, while the microfiber lining hugs the figure of your flip-top friend. It is tailored for four device sizes and comes in 13 shades to complement your clothing style.

The woolly cover: Citysheep Carry More

Buy the Citysheep Carry More here

Experienced knitters will know how to crochet a case. For the less skilled seamstress, this structured envelope does not require thread. The main compartment has a leather lid and covers your laptop in merino wool felt. Wrinkle-free and naturally water-repellent, the fluffy stuff grows back within a year – so you don’t let any sheep freeze for the sake of technology.

The bulletproof cover: Horizn Koenji laptop case

Buy the Horizon Koenji laptop bag here

M can’t touch the base via zoom, but James Bond is still a remote worker. And double-0 digital nomads need a suitably robust cover for their Q-certified computers. Horizn’s durable container is carved from ballistic nylon – the same material found in bulletproof vests. It is also designed with two slots inside to hide a backup battery and concealed communicator. Or smartphone if you haven’t read the influencer’s guide to spy language.

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