Waterfield Maxwell 2016 MacBook Pro Sleeve Review

The Waterfield Maxwell Sleeve is an excellent 2016 Macbook Pro sleeve that keeps your notebook safe, adds almost no bulk and looks great.

SF Bags offers the Maxwell sleeve in a range of colors to match your style and hit on your favorite colors. Combining a mesh padded material with a leather grip the 2016 MacBook Pro sleeve checks all the boxes in what we want to carry our MacBook Pro around.

There is a time and a place for a full bag, but when you just need to carry your MacBook Pro with you to a meeting, the Maxwell sleeve is what you’re looking for. The Maxwell sleeve is $119 with the colorful options, $109 for waxed canvas and $99 for black ballistic.

The Maxwell Sleeve holds the 2016 MacBook Pro perfectly.
The Maxwell Sleeve holds the 2016 MacBook Pro perfectly.
The Maxwell Sleeve holds the 2016 MacBook Pro perfectly.
Waterfield Maxwell Sleeve
Pros
Custom fit to MacBook Pro
Many color choices and options.
Well designed and constructed
Cons
It's a more expensive MacBook Pro sleeve.
A great looking, slim way to protect the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Sized to perfectly fit the 2016 Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, this sleeve is no bigger than it needs to be. There is no room for the MacBook Pro charger in this sleeve and you’d be lucky to squeeze other 2016 Macbook Pro accessories in it, though you can toss a dongle or two in. When you just need your computer it’s an excellent standalone option.

One benefit of this slim design is that it can easily slide into a larger backpack, bag or luggage so that you can keep your MacBook Pro safe from scratches.

This is a stylish, slim and protective MacBook Pro sleeve.
This is a stylish, slim and protective MacBook Pro sleeve.

One of the coolest features of the Maxwell sleeve is that the closure is magnetic. There is no velcro, zipper or button to make noise when you need to get to your MacBook Pro. Just slide the magnets apart and grab your device. The magnets even close silently thanks to just the right amount of material. In addition to silent use, it’s part of the clean look that you get with this sleeve.

The 2016 MacBook Pro sleeve is primarily made from a water-repellent Nano-tex material in four color options. SF Bags also offers waxed canvas and black ballistic finish options.  There is a small leather hand grip on the bottom and a tasteful Waterfield logo on one side. Small D-rings on each side let you buy with an optional strap or to add your own if you want to make this into a small bag.

A magnetic closure is secure and quiet.
A magnetic closure is secure and quiet.

The bags are custom fit for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, so you don’t end up with any added bulk. The sleeves are available in horizontal and vertical orientation to match your preference. While traveling your laptop can stay in the sleeve through TSA.

After using the Maxwell Sleeve for the 2016 MacBook Pro for two months its held up well and it’s the best MacBook Pro sleeve we’ve used with the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. If you’re looking for a stylish way to carry your MacBook Pro without adding much bulk, the Maxwell Sleeve is an excellent choice.

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Slickwraps 2016 MacBook Pro Skins

Slickwraps 2016 MacBook Pro Skins

After using a Slickwraps skin on my 12-inch MacBook, I ordered one for my 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch. There are over a dozen styles and many more color and character combinations. The Slickwraps skins are easy to apply and you can reposition them as needed. I've been using a carbon fiber MacBook skin and now I am trying the Alcantara series, which adds a splash of color and a grippy texture. You can buy this for the 13-inch and the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

In addition to the base color options and a variety of textures and looks, you can also opt for Justin Maller designs that include heroes, villains, Star Wars characters, Helmets and others. These are available on a black background and on a natural looking wood background. Here's a list of the options. 

  • Carbon Fiber MacBook Pro Skin
  • Metal Series MacBook Pro Skin
  • Wood Series MacBook Pro Skin
  • Color MacBook Pro Skin
  • Leather MacBook Pro Skin
  • Glitz MacBook Pro Skin
  • Stone Series MacBook Pro Skin
  • Hemp MacBook Pro Skin
  • Justin Maller MacBook Pro Skin
  • Alcantara MacBook Pro Skin
  • Natural Series MacBook Pro Skin

Prices vary with the design and materials used, retailing for $50 to $60 each. This week you can save 50% without any code for Cyber Week, and during the year you can save 20% when you sign up for the email newsletter. These are easy to apply without leaving air bubbles behind, and you can remove them without leaving residue on your MacBook Pro. Some skins come with bottom and palm rest skins as well.

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