*Note: the following review comes from the writer’s personal experience as a proud owner of the Incase canvas sling sleeve for the Apple 15″ MacBook Pro laptop. The writer is not receiving payment from Apple or the Incase company.
After my recent purchase of Apple’s 15″ MacBook Pro hi-performance laptop, I quickly began to search for a protective case. As an on-the-go journalist and media professional, I tend to carry an assortment of small equipment with me at all times from ink pens and note pads to handheld recording devices and important documents. Because of this, a typical, form-fitted, pocketless notebook sleeve was out of the question. However, after transitioning from a bulky, oversized laptop messenger bag in which I toted my former PC notebook, I decided to look for something a bit slimmer, modern and stylish that would both meet my need for storage room while simultaneously maintaining a discreet appearance.
The Incase coated canvas sling bag was the perfect answer for my 15″ MacBook Pro storage and transportation needs. Lightweight and form-fitting, this bag is both a notebook sleeve and a messenger bag in one. The detachable messenger bag strap is outfitted with a comfortable shoulder pad and can be disconnected almost effortlessly. The entire bag is made from a protective cotton canvas material, which is then coated for superior weather resistance.
After spending over two-grand on a laptop, it’s only natural to want to protect it in every way possible. The Incase sling sleeve offers supreme protection for your MacBook Pro with a quilted cotton interior lining. Should you bump into something while toting your Mac, you won’t have to worry about your computer sustaining any damage.
When the messenger bag strap is detached, the remaining sleeve unit can be transported via two small handles located at the top of the sleeve. These handles are made from the same durable canvas material as the rest of the bag and are perfect for toting your Mac in an easy and convenient fashion.
On one side of the sleeve you will find a velcro-attached flap that can be lifted to reveal two separate pocket compartments. One of these compartments is outfitted with two ink pen slots and a third larger slot, perfect for storing any larger Mac accessories. I personally found it to be a great pocket-slot for holding the $19 Apple wireless remote that I ordered as an accessory for my MacBook Pro, as well as the user’s manual and AppleCare documentation that accompanied my Mac. Like me, you may additionally wish to store your Mac’s MagSafe power adapter and charging cords here as well. If you wish to transport your AC wall plug and power cord, I suggest neatly coiling them up and storing them in the document compartment pocket on the reverse side of the bag.
On the other side of the sleeve is a second storage compartment, this time designed to hold important folders or documents. Similar to the flap on the reverse side, this pocket can be opened and shut via a discreet velcro attachment as well. From the outside, the entire unit gives the illusion of being one slender, sleek, and slim case. The interior pockets are completely hidden from external view and are a part of the bag’s interior.
So if you’re looking for the perfect protection for your 15″ MacBook Pro, you simply can’t go wrong with the Incase sling sleeve. This bag delivers the ultimate level of performance in protection, quality and durability without compromising on style. I found mine at a local Best Buy retailer, but you may also choose to order one from the company’s official web site at: www.goincase.com . The Incase sling sleeve for the 15″ MacBook Pro rings in at around $80.