How To Choose A Laptop Sleeve( in Materials)

Laptop sleeves come in a variety of materials such as neoprene, microfiber, polyester, nylon, and even leather. We should consider our everyday lifestyle, as well as our usual laptop usage habits, when choosing the material for a laptop sleeve. Well, it is necessary to understand the advantages and disadvantages of various materials in the laptop sleeve. Here are some common materials:

Neoprene 

Neoprene sleeves are most popular. Neoprene is a kind of synthetic rubber material and it is used for numerous purposes - laptop cases, wrist braces, gloves, sound insulation materials and so on,because it is has very good insulation and padding properties. This material is also very light, comfortable and durable and will certainly provide great protection for your equipment. The disadvantage of neoprene sleeves is that there is no much room to store other accessories. 

Nylon

Nylon has been on the handbag market for some time and the development of technologies have found use for it in laptop and notebook cases. Nylon is also a lightweight material and it has wonderful water resistance properties. The nylon notebook cases are also well insulated to protect the equipment from damage in case of falling. Nylon also offers more design variety if compared to neoprene. It is also cheap material so that decent sleeve will cost around 30-40 USD. But nylon sleeves do not offer as much protection as neoprene sleeves.

Leather 

Leather is more expensive laptop case material, and it is also the most elegant one too. Leather is also very pleasant by touch, fashionable and functional as well. Leather laptop sleeve is what you get if you want to leave an impression. It is very popular in the business environment for its luxury appeal. The leather materials also have their variety and you can choose from alligator to python laptop sleeves. The disadvantage of leather sleeves is that they don’t stretch and must have an extra layer of padding on the inside to offer quality protection. However, they are also more expensive than others.

 

Faux leather (PU)

Faux leather can be made into any different type of color or texture, which can make sleeves more fashion forward and allow people more freedom when decorating, and it generally costs less. It is also easy to clean, and usually only needs an occasional wipe with a damp cloth, while real leather sleeves needs regular conditioning. Additionally, it can be very durable and doesn't involve the death of any animals. Despite this, Faux leather sleeves may not feel as nice as real leather ones, are easier to tear or puncture, and don't age as well.

 

Polyester

Polyester tends to be an inexpensive fabric, because it comes from artificial rather than natural sources. Therefore, its components are not subjected to nature's extremes, such as drought or storms. Polyester sleeve is durable, and it stretches, making it hard to tear. It does not shrink or crease easily. On the other hand, the material tends to be shiny, which is not always a desired characteristic. Removing stains is often difficult.

EVA

EVA laptop sleeves have lots of excellent performances including good water & moisture resistance, excellent cushioning & shock absorption, strong heat insulation and long term durability. It is also cheap material.The outer shell of some sleeves is composed of premium EVA material that's both rugged and long lasting. The EVA material repels water, provides enough grip to keep your case from sliding around on a slippery surface, and durable enough to be taken into any environment. 

 

We should determine whether we plan on carrying our laptops under our arm, or if we will place the laptop in a tote, backpack, or other type of bag. If the laptop will be carried by itself, consider a sleeve with extra padding to help cushion it against accidental drops. Laptops being carried are more prone to being dropped or bumped, and may require extra protection. Keep in mind, though, that even neoprene sleeves don't offer ideal impact protection. For that type of security, we will need to explore heavy duty options than can be offered by a simple laptop sleeve. Laptops placed in backpacks or laptop bags will not need a sleeve with as much padding, as the sleeve will function to protect the computer from scratches and dents.

Regardless of the level of protect, it's important to make sure the sleeve is of good quality. Otherwise, we may find ourselves replacing the sleeve within a short time. To gauge a sleeve's workmanship, take a look at the seams and make sure the stitches are tight and durable. The seams are the area of the sleeve taking the maximum load. Good stitching at the seams will result in a long-lasting sleeve.

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