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Thule - Gauntlet Attaché Case for 15" Apple® MacBook® and MacBook Pro - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 661 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Non-Professional Case I've Used

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    reviewerxmajor
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    Unless you're going to go with a hard side case (e.g., aluminum or the like) this is probably the most available, useful case out there. Not overly bulky, but holds a Mac PB Pro, charger, accessories, and paperwork without being crammed together to form a solid, shock transmitting block. Fits nicely under the arm, and it's small enough that I don't think twice about using it. The tougher exterior is water resistant by actual trial, but the zipper takes a little getting used to because of this. However, it all has a nice, solid feel to it. May need to pump the sales force to get one out from the back as there was only one on display among the flimsier sleeves (that left none after I picked up mine and headed to the checkout). Also, clamshell allows book to be opened while sitting inside the case, as shown on the diagrams attached to the case (check out that fanfold booklet). If I had to buy a case for another, this is the way I'd go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Product Great, Instore pick up not so great.

    Posted
    AmyKay
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    Product rating is a 5 Experience rating is a 1 My dad bought this exact same laptop case and after looking his I decided to get one just like it- it's nice and durable and I love the fact that it has a little seatbelt for the laptop! It holds it very securely. My issue was the fact that because I knew the case would work for me- I ordered for instore pickup to save me time since Best Buy is about 13 miles from my house. I walked in and picked it up- quite easily as there was no line for instore pick up. I walked outside with the case and discovered that the case looked as if someone has spilled something sticky all over it like Coke or juice. I didn't even make it all the way to my car- I turned around and returned it. While the return was hassle free- it did upset me hat they would try to pass off a product like that as new. This was not my first his has happened to me there actually. It's disappointing and I will likely just shop elsewhere since it's quite a bit out of my way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    14" Laptop Carry Case

    Posted
    BillytheKid
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    Initially, I was looking for a laptop sleeve that would protect my laptop from surface damage. My requirements changed as I included travel, drop protection, peripheral storage, and weather protection. For years I toted a backpack, but I didn't want the bulkiness. I came across the THULE which satisfied all my requirements. However, after several months of use, I wish there was a little additional space for peripherals like external data drive, DVD player, chargers, stylus pens etc... On a recent flight, it stored nicely under the seat in front of me with plenty of room for my feet. The case is semi-hard and very light. I use the shoulder strap which I find comfortable to wear. This is made for 15" apple, but I have a 14" windows based laptop which works great! Why THULE associated this product with Apple laptops seems like a bad marketing decision. It works great for all laptops within the 14-15" display size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged Case

    Posted
    PaulieC
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    I purchased this case for a 2015 MacBook Pro I had just gotten. I had originally been looking for a laptop backpack to replace my backpack that I carry my lunch and stuff into work, but found that the additional compartments took up too much space so I couldn't fit my lunch in there or other large items. I also questioned how protective a backpack alone would be. When I picked up this case I was impressed with how rugged and secure it was. It has room for the 15" MacBook Pro (which fits perfectly), as well as chargers and has a padded sleeve for an iPad. It suited my needs perfectly and I am thoroughly satisfied with this purchase. The only con I can think of that might bother other purchasers is the cost. It seems a little much, but I found it easy to justify the purchase. It's a small price to pay to protect an expensive laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Handsome look, but not very versatile

    Posted
    Gman1908
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    At first inspection, the Thule laptop case has a clean contempory look that seems to stand out from the rest of the bags that are currently out on the market. Originally purchased for a business trip, I quickly realized that it offers very little extra space for accessories or files. After the laptop, iPad, Magic Mouse, and associated cables and charges, there was basically no additonal room in the case for anything else. Even keeping the contents to a minimum, the laptop charger/ power supply even made a slight bulge in the bag. I also have a concern how the shoulder strap connects to the bag. The connections don't look very durable, and looks like it may not hold up to long term use. If you like a different contempory look, and willing to pay a premium price for it, then this bag might be for you, but I think it's limited space and lack versatility make it a poor choice for a cost concious consumer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    TiDriver
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    New to macOS and needed a case to transport my new 15" MacBook Pro. After a lot of research I chose the Thule Gauntlet. With the exception of the additional room in the storage part of the case for the computer (maybe to accommodate a MacBook with a hardshell) this minimalist case is perfect for my needs. It has just enough room for my MacBook Pro, charger, Satechi hub, an Apple Magic Mouse and iPad mini. Although the storage pockets for accessories are fairly tight, you can be sure they will not roam in the case. Everything is well protected. I am very satisfied with this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    durable, stylish and sleek.

    Posted
    WorldTraveler26
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    This bag is AMAZING, while its designed for macbooks, I was able to fit my Dell XPS laptop in here with no problem. on first glance it looks like a tight fit with no room for accessories or storage- the beauty of this bag is there is room for BOTH- I was able to fit my charger, phone charger, 3 usb cables, extra a/c charger, notepad and a set of build plans on this bag with more space to fill. I havent tested the water resistance (hope to not have to), but the bag looks GOOD.. plenty of compliments.. Only awkward part is no slot for your roller bag, but with how sleek the bag is, its worth not having.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT a hard case

    Posted
    timmc94

    Despite what this listing and the pictures would have you believe, this is NOT a hard case. It certainly isn't soft either, but it's in the gray area between the two where it'll protect your device(s) from light impacts but also allow for damage if it's anything more than that. I purchased this looking for a hard case -- an ACTUAL hard case, one that was solid and didn't bend with light pressure from my hands, but this is not that and would allow my brand new laptop to get damaged rather easily. If you need a protective case, AVOID THIS; if you don't need the protection, buy something not pretending to be protective.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    Posted
    chet
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    Soft bags and shells do not really protect when bumping the corners into hard surfaces and your expensive Macbook can receive quite a shock. This semi-rigid case conforms perfectly and securely to a new mac and has ample room for accessories. I carry a mouse, the complete charger cord, a superdrive, 3 various connector cables, a portable hard drive and all documentation (everything stays secure without banging around). It is the best case I could find without purchasing a bulkier, even more expensive case from an online vendor. Go check out the THULE and I promise it's perfect. Take your laptop into the store with you when you go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case

    Posted
    KB4MTO
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    This laptop case is awesome. I am using it with my 2018 MacBook Pro. It holds the laptop firmly in the bottom of the case. The 2 storage pockets in the lid easily hold my cables, Magic Mouse, HDMI video adapter, NIC adapter, and the charger with the extended power cord. It will not fit my external DVD drive. This case is sturdy, water resistant, and small. The only downside is if you have a lot to carry, this case won't be for you. But if you only need it for your laptop and a few small cables and accessories, then I highly recommend this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best. Case. Ever.

    Posted
    Meeklog
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    The case is small, lightweight, tough and holds a surprisingly large amount of my stuff. I can fit the 15" retina macbook pro in here perfectly along with the charger, a slim external drive, some thumb drives a portable mouse and a small USB hub with no issues. I don't think the iPad folder inside is of much use for anything larger than 4 sheets of paper, unless maybe you're one of those folks who doesn't put his iPad in a case. I do though and maybe that adds too much girth to that pocket which makes closing and zipping the case a massive chore. Again, I LOVE this case and pretty much wish all laptop bags were this cool and sturdy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop case!

    Posted
    SovietHobo
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    Overall, the Thule Gauntlet for MacBook/MacBook Pro is an excellent case. The build quality is excellent and my 15" MacBook Pro Retina fits perfectly. It has just enough room to carry my charger (with the extended power cable) and my iPad too. The exterior has a rubber coat that rolls liquids off quite nicely, and the zipper doesn't let any water seep through. This was tested as I had to run to my car in the middle of a thunderstorm one day after class. There isn't a lot of padding on the inside, though. So I'm not sure how it would hold up in the event that it was dropped (I didn't really want to test that out). Overall, a great case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer Carrier

    Posted
    Railroader929
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    Bought this product on a recommendation and am glad I did. In my previous backpack carrier, my expensive laptop was getting scratched up even in the laptop pouch. Was told of this particular accessory and went out on a limb and made the purchase. So far I haven’t gotten any further scratches and there seems to be ample space for the computers accessories though it could be a tad more roomier. All in all, a great product for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functional ruggedness

    Posted
    Conserv1
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    The Thule Gauntlet is a well designed mix of functional ruggedness. It has an outdoorsy flavor to the external design and look. the inside is function and well thought out. Though this is not a hard case, I can carry my laptop without worry of dropping or rain damaging it. The strap is comfortable and functional. The only design problem for me is the elastic strap that holds the computer in place is one piece. I would like it better with a 2 piece Velcro strap configuration. It is well made and holding up great to use. It still looks new. I would buy this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this case

    Posted
    barkingdoxie
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    I like everything about this case. The slim, low-profile design is perfect for transporting a MPB, power brick, usb hub, external drive and graphics tablet; however, if you 're going to transport a lot of accessories, you need to make sure to sort the items carefully in the storage area to prevent bulging in the middle once the unit is zipped shut. I've had this for a few weeks now and have been absolutely happy with it. My 15.4 MBP also has the Thule protective skin, and it fits into the case just fine with it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    minimalist carry for a laptop

    Posted
    phrehdd
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    This is a very sleek case for a laptop but serves as nothing more than a way to transport your laptop (Macbook Pro in my case) with just a few accessories. It offers very little in the way of protection but is very practical if you are a careful person. I use this for the rMBP, external hard drive, AC power and a couple of other small items. If I am traveling, this works quite well but I would again remind people there is minimal protection for the laptop. Bottom line, it isn't fore everyone and would suggest that people investigate cases that can hold all they want to carry and also provide a bit better protection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Low-Profile Case

    Posted
    intreker05
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    I recently bought a new MacBook Pro for school and I really wanted a new case. While I have a messenger bag that I carry to and from class, I didn't want to add more weight to an already heavy bag. I opted for this because it's a great, minimalist case with just enough room for my laptop, any peripherals that I carry like my mouse, power cord, adapters, external hard drive, etc. I can carry it in one hand, though it does come with a shoulder strap. It's also semi-hard sided so I feel like it offers some protection to my Mac when I toss it in the backseat with my bag or other items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line case

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I've always been a fan of Thule products and this case didn't disappoint me. Is fairly compact, yet has a good amount of space. Works perfectly with my 15" MacBook Pro with retina screen, enough space for chargers, accessories and other extras. The exterior is sleek and firm, which gives good protection. The handles are nice, and I decided not to use the shoulder strap, it got in the way more than it was useful. I ended up using the shoulder strap connectors to attach my beats headphone case to, which works great. If I lost this one I would replace it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly durable and great for minimalist

    Posted
    Pierre
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    I had purchased the Thule Attache case for my Apple Macbook in 2015 and still use the case today. It is incredibly lightweight and I am known to be rather rough with my equipment and my Macbook as not seen a scratch since the day I bought, due to the use of this case. The case is rather thin and you need a case to store multiple files and folders, I do not suggest this case, but for my purchases of protecting my Macbook and carrying the essentials, phone/passport/wallet, this case has the pockets and space necessary for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me

    Posted
    Ballcoach
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    This is a great looking laptop or pad attaché but you have to be willing to trade form for function. It holds next to nothing once the laptop is on board. No outside pockets and really no place inside big enough for paper. Zipper was very stiff but I image that would improve with time. It is also overpriced. I took this back a day after buying it. Found several attaché that were decent looking but were really attachés with room for charger, cords, MacBook and iPad and whatever other junk I just have to have. One I opted for was half the price of the Thule.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend