The latest MacBook Air generation is sleek and speedy, outperforming even the most powerful slimline Windows notebooks. But they’re extremely thin and lightweight, making them less durable than your standard laptop. That means you need a durable neoprene or hardtop laptop case to protect your prized MacBook Air.
For this article, we reviewed the best laptop cases and covers on the market for 2020 to help you find the right sheath. We examined their materials, padding, durability and overall presentation to drum up a list of the best MacBook Air cases and covers that should appease every owner!
Inateck MacBook sleeve
The understated appearance of this padded sleeve won’t draw unwanted attention to your expensive MacBook Air. On the inside, it’s lined with a super-soft fleece material that ensures your laptop’s exterior isn’t scratched. There are two zippers for easy access to the main compartment and an additional pocket on the outside with its own zipper that’s handy for stowing accessories and cables.
The smooth woven design — reminiscent of a chic, modern backpack — and the modest price tag make this a tough choice to overlook. It comes in black, gray and pink.
Kasper Maison Italian Leather laptop sleeve
If genuine leather is your cup of tea, this thin, envelope-style sleeve designed in Sweden is made from natural Italian full-grain cowhide leather. According to the company, it feels stiff at first, until the leather loosens and shapes perfectly to your MacBook Air.
This sleeve includes a built-in card slot for business and credit cards, a backside pocket for a paper notebook or documents, and a “smart” holder for storing cables or earphones. The sleeve even includes a small opening to let you charge the MacBook Air while it’s still stored inside.
It comes in a range of colors and sizes, meaning it also fits other MacBook devices.
Pack & Smooch MacBook Air Case
The Pack & Smooch has nothing to do with puckering up for a big kiss. Instead, this MacBook Air case is a beautiful option made with premium materials not used in most laptop bags. Every case is handmade in Germany and utilizes merino wool felt and naturally dyed leather.
Aside from a padded laptop sleeve, the offering houses an exterior pocket with room for a phone or an iPad mini. It’s available in dark and light color options.
AmazonBasics Laptop Sleeve
If you blew your whole budget on the MacBook Air itself, there’s no need to break the bank for a basic sleeve. This Amazon offering is the best trade-off between price and quality, a no-frills sleeve made from soft, stretchy neoprene, with a single zipper along the top. Even with the MacBook Air inside, the sleeve has room to spare.
Unfortunately, there’s also no strap or handle, so you’ll need a separate bag. Still, this sleeve is well worth a look for the price. It’s available in black, blue, grey, navy, and purple color options.
STM Dux Rugged Case
STM‘s Dux Rugged case provides a safe choice for even the most accident-prone MacBook Air owner. The rubberized polycarbonate brackets protect the sides and corners of your laptop from damage due to falling, while the textured rubber feet on the bottom prevent the computer from sliding on slick surfaces.
If you have any stickers or customization on your MacBook Air, they’ll still shine through with this case. It’s currently available in black, chili, or Moroccan blue.
Tomtoc 360 Protective Sleeve
This simple and reliable Tomtoc case includes internal foam cushioning for “360-degree” padding around all contents. It’s a simple yet high-quality case that includes a front pocket that’s big enough for a notepad, iPad or accessory. It’s simple, clean and very well-rated.
Lacdo Laptop Sleeve
Do you live in a rainy area and worry about your new MacBook suffering from the occasional drip or splash? Lacdo has you covered, literally, with this affordable laptop sleeve made from waterproof canvas fabric. The inside features a three-fabric lining that’s designed to add even more waterproof capabilities while also preventing shocks. One basic pocket resides on the outside.
i-Blason Smooth Matte Frosted Hard Shell
This matte frosted case offers an excellent design tailored specifically for the 2018 MacBook Air. If you prefer hardshell cases, this one looks great, helps prevent scratches, and has openings for all ports and vents so you don’t need to worry about overheating. There are rubberized pads on the corners for ventilation and grip.