I paid homage to the brand at a recent visit to Zurich by popping into their flagship store. Rows upon rows of portable bag candy… I was in heaven.
After spending far too long browsing, I went for this yellow Freitag Macbook Air Sleeve – as usual, made from recycled truck tarpaulin PVC. I love the way that it resembles a corporate internal memo document, complete with windaround clasps. It is slightly padded, too, so your MacBook is protected.
Not long after, I upgraded my MacBook Air to the latest version. Thankfully, it still fits in the sleeve, albeit a bit more snug than before. I’m using the 13″ version of the MacAir, so it should fit the 11″ version, too.
Here’s a video of what it looks like in action:
It’s not as stylish as some of their other products but it has a sense of humour. I am not giving it a ‘5’ for usability, because winding the cable around to seal the flaps is a fun flourish but not necessary, because there is a velcro seal to hold down the flap anyway. This affectation can sometimes take time to wind and unwind, becoming slightly annoying over time.