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Thule - Gauntlet 3 Sleeve for 13" Apple® MacBook® Pro with Retina display - Potion/Aruba-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1025 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by Staff

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    Berto
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    I probably shouldn't have bought this "Thule" laptop protector, but I was in a rush and purchased it alongside a new computer. The case itself is sturdy, and could probably protect the macbook from certain pounds of direct force more so than a traditional fabric. That is probably what you want to know chiefly when buying something like this for your macbook. But there are no pockets inside of the Thule case. There are no extra storage spaces anywhere, and that means that if you are going to carry around an extra dongle (which you might) or a charger/battery, you're not going to be able to load them into the Thule macbook case comfortably at all. Plus, this is an expensive rubber thing. It might also have some plastics in it, but beware that whatever you think you might be gaining from buying this Thule thing, you will not be gaining much storage with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST!! HAVE!!!!

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    Stryker1847
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    1- I LOVE THIS THULE SLEEVE, 2- The Quality of this item is of HIGH QUALITY 3- I really like how it looks and feels 4- The zipper is definitely of high quality and will last. 5- This sleeve holds my MacBook Pro very nicely and I have ( NO!! ) problem with how well it keeps it safe. 6- Anyone who is looking to keep their MacBook Pro or any LAPTOP!!!! safe, seriously needs to get this. This Thule sleeve, will keep your MacBook Pro protected and will not interfere with the operation of your laptop meaning, all the connections on the side of your MACBOOK PRO are very easy to get to and connect any wires or cables you need. I keep my MacBook in this sleeve all the time because I know it will do what it was made to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard shell, protective, peace of mind

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    jayy
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    Simply stated: this is a great product for protecting your very expensive laptop. Whether it be a 13 inch MacBook or other 13 inch device, it will offer you the hard shell piece of mind that you want when carrying your device around in a bag. The case itself is not as conveniently thin as Apple’s leather sleeve, but it offers a hard shell protection that is second to none. I have a small backpack and it fits well inside of it, although you are going to get a smoother fit with something less bulky - however, you probably won’t be as protected. Four stars for the price because this thing is expensive, but when weighing the opportunity cost of getting a less protective device, the value lost is high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice case for the right computer - poor choice

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    unhappyowner
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    I was urged to purchase a case by the salesman at the store. He picked out a couple dull gray colored ones and I saw this attractive colored case. I asked the salesman if this would be the right size for my new mac air and he affirmed it. I did not see a sign on the cover to indicate what laptop was the appropriate size for it. My new Air was in the box still and I was ushered through checkout. Imagine my surprise when I went to open the cover a couple weeks later for a trip and found out it did not fit the air. I was leaving in 1.5 days and did not have time to exchange it. I did buy a great replacement on line via amazon though. When I returned from my trip, I went to return it and since more than 15 days thad expired was not allowed to receive credit, only store credit to buy more things. This was a great disappointment as the return sales staff were rude and condescending.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Heavy duty protection for MacBook Pro

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    MagnoliaServiceNewbie
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    Solid construction went into crafting this Thule case, which features a heavy duty zipper around the perimeter and tough material on the outside. Inside, a soft, quilted and padded liner hugs your MacBook Pro tightly. The fit is near-perfect for your MacBook Pro 13" with touch bar. Once zipped up, the contents shift minimally when slid back and forth. There are elastic bands inside that act as a stay-open stabilizer and prevent the case from opening all the way. I do not care for these and don't see the purpose, but some may like this feature. Eventually, I may cut them off. This case is no-nonsense rugged and will withstand a serious wear and tear while protecting your valuable MacBook. I highly recommend this. 4 stars due to the lack of other features like exterior pockets and the internal elastic bands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit for the MacBook Pro 13"

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    Paul1
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    I've read the reviews on this product and I am amazed at how many people can't read the product description. It does say for the MacBook or MacBook Pro 13". The MacBook Air 13.3" has a larger chassis. If you buy this for your MacBook Air 13.3 then you will be disappointed. I bought this at the very moment I bought my new MacBook Pro 13. However I had the wisdom to place the MacBook Pro 13" inside the sleeve before I made the decision to purchase it. It's a wonderful Sleeve that will last for years to come. I also have the Thule carry case that I use for my 12.9 iPad Pro which is attached to a Brydge keyboard case. I wouldn't have any other carry case or sleeve on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, but be careful

    Posted
    Ouch
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    I loved this case at first because I could use my laptop in it. Then I accidentally closed my computer and case with the elastic between the screen and the keyboard. It cracked the corner of my screen and I just had it fixed. Very frustrating that it happened so easily! It is a sturdy case for traveling, but the elastic straps that keep it from opening all the way, fold in the worst spot. So just be careful if you keep it in the case while it’s open. Don’t be a dummy like me and close your laptop on the straps

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    MiamiGB
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    This case fits well. There is a little extra room around my MBP, but, not an obnoxious amount, that will leave the computer sliding about inside. The design is great. I have been purchasing various Thule bags for various devices for 6-7 years now, and this is up to the quality of all of them. It is nice to see that Thule went away from their traditional blue rubberized zipper pulls, those typically crack and break off after a year or two on their cases / bags. Overall a great case, I definitely feel like my computer is safe inside of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protective Case

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    IamEli
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    I bought this case for my Surface Pro 4 and so far it's working great. The case is slightly larger than the Pro 4, but it's nice because I can keep my keyboard and leather stand on the Pro 4. The only negative is that since the case was designed for a laptop I cannot use the Pro 4 inside the Thule case. The elastic straps on the side are not strong enough to hold the weight of the Pro 4 itself. I would recommend this case to either a laptop user or Surface Pro user. It's protective, yet slim, and looks/feels very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    elastic straps can get stuck in clamshell

    Posted
    Cathy
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    I have had this case for 2.5 years for my early 2015 Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch. I often found I would close case and machine as same time, and catch the elastic straps in the clamshell of my machine. This caused screen damage , and the screen needed to be replaced. THINK TWICE about this or at the very least, assure the straps do NOT get stuck in the clamshell. This was an expensive mistake on an otherwise good case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Laptop protecter for my Mac Book Pro

    Posted
    FlyGuy
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    I bout this to protect my Mac Book Pro while on the road, as I travel a lot for work. I was very pleased with the amount of protection that this cover gives. I would recommend this to anyone that has ever worried about the safety of their laptop while traveling or going to the office. It is a little bulkier than other cases but it is well worth it to get the level of protection it provides. The styling of the case is really nice too. The zipper is high quality and looks like it will last the life of the case

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice case

    Posted
    Zobido
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    I had tried the Speck cases for my apply laptop and it shattered within a month of having it and no longer protected my laptop like I needed it to. I wanted something not extremely bulky, which is why I tried those at first, but when I noticed this case, I decided to give it a go! I like this case so much better! Yes, it's bulkier than those Speck cases, but it's not so bulky that it's ridiculous. It protects my laptop so well and I feel great traveling with my laptop knowing it's protected so well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    RealEstateGuy
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    I use this case for my Mac Book Air, fits inside well without a lot of moving around and gives me confidence to sit my computer down on any service while zipped up. I also often keep the case on while using the computer depending on how much space I need, it has a strap that holds the back of the case up against the back side of the computer, but of course then no one can see the apple ;)...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great overall

    Posted
    LostSole
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    The only complaint I would have about it is that the elastic pieces connecting the top and bottom cause a bit of a bulk when trying to zip up the case. I feel I have a pretty thin too. Other than that no complaints. It fits the computer well and adds good protection. I will add I haven't really done any strenuous travel with it. Just back and forth to school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mac

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    Kemmy
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    My son is enjoying is new Apple Mac laptop . He just told the next how wonderful the Mac book is helping him with his homework because he had a lot of assignments and deadlines to submit them . He said since I get him the laptop he being catch up with assignments in between classes. The laptop was a birthday gift that he received a month before he’s birthday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compact laptop case.

    Posted
    Stig
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    This case is pretty good but a bit overpriced, as most Mac accessories are. I wanted something decent to carry my laptop to work with, and also something that would add enough protection to put my mac in my backpack without scratching or damaging it. This fits the bill, and I prefer it to the slide in laptop pouches. It gives more standalone protection than a pouch, and makes it less likely to drop the laptop when removing from the case. Also it looks cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits my MacBook Pro perfectly!

    Posted
    Richard
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    I purchased this to protect my MacBook Pro because I didn't want to put a shell on my laptop and it has already paid for itself. I had my laptop in this sleeve and my son decided to reach up on my desk and knocked it over. It landed on its corner on my solid tile floor. The impact sounded solid so I worried about the outcome, but to my surprise, my laptop was unharmed and the case still looks new. Five stars all the way for this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Storage Device

    Posted
    Craigo
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    This is the perfect size for the Dell XPS 13. The laptop fits in snugly and the case doubles as a workstation. The color was not my first choice, but all that was available. The extra cushioning and padding gives me a some added security and I don't have to worry about any damage, as I think the laptop fits very securely inside. The case zips up easily and quickly and I can even have my USB mouse attachment left in, while I close the case. It is easy to carry, compact and a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop protective sleeve

    Posted
    Bulldog
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    Bought this for my son to use on his new MacBook Pro as he headed off to be a freshman in college. It is light but very protective. Fits the 13.3" Mac perfectly. Designed well so that you can either open it up and use the laptop while still in the sleeve or of course, completely remove it. Highly recommend for extra protection for the expensive laptop while being transported or sitting in the room where it could be knocked off by the well intended friend :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone.

    Posted
    DanC54
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    This is a great case for the MacBook Pro. It's well made, looks very nice and it does provide all the protection you need except from drops but dropping your laptop is not suggested no matter what case you have. The 13.3 inch case fits my new MBP and it's a snug fit. There is no storage for your power adapter or anything else in this case which is why this is not a case for everyone. If you are only concerned with protecting just your laptop this is worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend