A month ago I asked whether anyone had found a laptop bag that would hold a MacBook Air and an iPad in separate pockets. Up until now, I had been using the Nylon Sling Sleeve but I had two problems with it. First, it is a hold over from when I had a 13in laptop, but now I have an 11in MacBook Air so when it's in the bag it goes swimming around. Second, I also carry an iPad with me and putting them both in the pocket made for some scratching. (I tried to remember to have the iPad's smart cover in between them but there was so much room in there and they weren't always synchronized in their swimming.)
It's a good looking black bag and a nice "super soft plush interior." I like that all of the pockets are lined with this material, not just the one where the laptop is supposed to go.
And of course it's great that the laptop is compatible with Macs. Phew. I won't have to deal with updating drivers or anything.
It's about the same thickness as the bag I am replacing:
But I like that the handles can easily be hidden in the bag in case you're opting for the shoulder strap:
Speaking of the shoulder strap, it feels and looks like a seatbelt. Is suppose that makes it strong, but I don't love it. That's alright since I rarely have the shoulder strap attached:
The bag is made for a 13in laptop, but because the pockets are so slim, it keeps an 11in MacBook Air pretty tight. (I'm glad I have the option for 13in in case I change in the future.) And when an iPad is concurrently in the second pocket, the two are quite snug.
When you look down into the bag, you'll see a padded lip just below the zippers. That's a nice addition because when you have the laptop shut, those padded lips keep the zipper from rubbing against the laptop. Keeps clean edges:
As for cons, I don't love the seatbelt/shoulder strap. And I don't like the metal logo that was sewn onto the front of the bag. I think I'll remove it before it starts snagging things as I walk around:
Overall, I like the new bag. It matches my criteria of of being slim, but also two separate pockets for a laptop and iPad. The bag is $70 from their site, or $73 if you want to grab it from Amazon because you like the Prime Shipping and easy checkout like me.