Not what I Expected

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Two weekends ago I attended Blissdom '10 with my mother and brother. It was the perfect time to give an unbiased review of the 13" Incase Nylon Sleeve. It went on four planes, took a couple of trips around a nine acre hotel and was thrown on the floor more than a few times (without my laptop in it of course) and it's still in one piece which means it must have done something right...

The Good:
The best part of this case is the texture of the interior, it's a faux fur lining just like the Incase Neoprene sleeve. Also on the interior is a gigantic lip that totally protects the laptop when the case is being zippered. If you take your time when putting your laptop in the case it will be impossible to scratch it with your zipper.

Along with having a great interior the exterior is aesthetically pleasing, and surprisingly versatile. You could tuck the handles in and take the shoulder strap off and it'll just be a sleeve or don't do any of that and use it as a bag.

The Bad:
Although the faux fur lining is great for protecting against scratches it is too thin to protect against anything else. It does just as much as putting a thin cheap T-shirt in a form fitting Jansport bag. What boggles my mind is that even though the case is so thin it is not airport friendly. I had to take my laptop out of the bag each and every single time I went through security.

On the face of the bag there is one huge pocket that is sewn down the middle. Although the pocket doesn't bulge when it is filled it is hard to get what you put inside. It would have made more sense to leave the pocket untouched.

The Verdict:
Even though this bag is pleasing to the eye it doesn't do as good a job at what it's supposed to do. That's the reason I'm giving it:
★★★
3 out of 5 stars.

2 comments:

joyee. February 18, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

wow...four planes? they actually do experiments like that..that sounds so cool..LOL

what type of laptop cases would you highly recommend...?

Teen On Da Rise February 18, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

I really like REAL sleeves like the neoprene sleeve from Incase and REAL bags like the AftPack from Speck.

Combos like this bag don't give enough protection.

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