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Incase Icon MacBook Sleeve with Tensaerlite

Incase’s ICON Sleeve with Tensaerlite for MacBook Retina is a great case and another addition to Incase’s awesome Mac lineup. The case comes in 13’’ or 15’’ models, and is most notable for two things, it doesn’t have a zipper, and it features Incase’s Tensaerlite technology. And, the two incase traditions, neoprene and faux fur, are featured in this item as well.

In the past, Incase has made good laptop cases for Mac, but they’ve always had a vulnerability to being dropped. Tensaerlite, the multilayered shock-absorbing rim that runs around the case, solves that problem. Tensaerlite is a lightweight bumper frame that feels like a tough rubberized material.

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Incase says this gives the case “maximum impact absorption”. Tensaerlite also helps aesthetically, a thin rim around the slim case. The dimensions are 16’’ x 11 x 0.5’’, so this case is very thin. This product is not designed to go with hard shell cases, only naked Macs.

If you do use your Mac without a hard shell case, the ICON Sleeve is absolutely a great and beautiful choice, helped in no small part to the second amazing feature of the case: no zipper! The zipper, prone to breaking entirely, leaving laptops to plummet earthwards, is replaced in the ICON Tensaerlite case by a strong (and computer safe) magnetic flap. The flap is slim, so the computer fits in snug and doesn’t fall out (there’s also a tough magnetic clasp bit).

This design feature is truly beautiful. And, while the sleek magnet flap is a gorgeous feature and crucial to this design, it should be noted that laptops should not be left on top of the sleeve because that suit-like flap is held together by a magnet that may trigger your Mac to spontaneously turn off. This, however, is a minor drawback to what is undeniably a beautiful and functional case.

Incase ICON 15.6″ Laptop Backpack designed for MacBook users

Incase’s 15.6’’ ICON Laptop Backpack is a great tech bag for an office or back-to-school. It’s sleek, svelte, and unassuming. The bag has simple but sophisticated design, like its dedicated pocket for both a laptop and tablet. Let’s get to a features breakdown.


  • The ICON easily accommodates all 15’’ laptops in its dedicated padded laptop compartment, lined with faux fur.
  • Full dimensions: 19’’ x 13’’ x 9’’
  • Made with heavy 840d nylon.
  • Main feature: dedicated pockets. Gear pockets, cable/pen sleeves, books pocket, battery pocket, phone pocket, laptop pocket, tablet pocket.


This bag stands out because of the immense amount of thought and care taken in designing the compartments. This is truly the best MacBook Backpack on the market today. The material is durable, but the design is what’s key. The bag prevents disorganization by having pockets for everything you’d need, and no extraneous features that take up space. The dedicated tablet pocket is on the side of the backpack, allowing it to be accessed without taking off the bag.

The laptop pocket has a tough zipper, big square edges, faux fur, and padding on the back, for real protection. The book bag compartment is big enough to carry probably three 1’’ binders or two large textbooks. In the front pockets, the accessory pockets, there are places for everything one needs to carry, like pens, cords, external drives, notepads, etc., and in the hip pockets there’s a compartment designed specifically for an external battery. A hole in the pocket allows a cord to run from the hip pocket into the main bag, for on-the-go charging.


The bag is also very well designed with actual human use in mind, creating the ultimate MacBook Pro Backpack. The square edges of the laptop pocket prevent damage that regular bags can’t, and retrieving a laptop from the big square pocket is far easier than fishing one out of a crowded backpack with a traditional rounded, bag-like, top. The shoulder straps are thick and soft, and most importantly contain no pokey edges. The padding on the back of the backpack is tough (to protect the laptop) but is comfortable to wear and has an easy airflow design for those sweaty days.

Overall this bag is perfect for students and professionals who need a solid backpack for MacBooks. People in tech that don’t want a briefcase and fans of well-designed accessories everywhere need to look no further. A well-designed bag can turn a hectic commute to a workaday job into a livable peaceable world. Don’t believe me? Count the number of times you’ve seen (or lived) some insignificant frustration, like digging though a bag for headphones, a folder, a hard drive, almost push someone over that 8AM edge.

A well-designed bag just makes organization easier, and that makes mornings and work easier. No more digging in the bottom of a case or bag amidst crumbs and loose pens, and receipts, this bag can regulate. In an age where colorful backpacks with one deep sack for everything to mingle in, the Incase ICON stands out in the crowd as a sleek alternative.