Sumo Laptop Sleeve Reviewed – Gadgeteer

By Morgan Bornstein, Gadgeteer Technology Editor

I had been looking for a laptop sleeve for awhile to replace my large, clunky leather briefcase. Between going back and forth to work and weekend trips, I wanted to ditch the extra bag and just toss my computer in my backpack without worrying about it being bumped, scratched, or damaged.  I’ve been using the Sumo Camo Sleeve by Mobile Edge for the past two weeks and have definitely found the answer to my needs.

Sumo Camo Laptop Sleeves in Red, Green and BlackThe Camo design case comes in three colors (Black, Red, and Green) and four different sizes, with the larger two sizes designed specifically for the MacBooks.

The 15″ sleeve fits my PowerBook G4 Mac (she may be old, but she’s still a classy broad) perfectly.

I was expecting a wrestling match when trying to fit the sleeve around my laptop, but it was very easy to slide the laptop in and remove it again.  There is just a little bit of room on the sides of the sleeve, but nothing that would cause the computer to shift around inside.

The first thing that really caught my eye once I had the case in hand was the camo pattern, which is comprised of the Sumo wrestler logo in overlapping shapes and colors.  You don’t notice that detail from far away, and it is adorable up close.  The picture really doesn’t do it justice.

The case is entirely neoprene, inside and out.  Rather than a zipper the closure device is an overlapping flap.  I had thought the computer would just slide right out with the lack of a more secure closure, but the flap does its job quite well.  I held the case upside down and shook a few times (highly not recommended, btw) but my laptop stayed safely inside the sleeve and protected by the flap.  The neoprene is thick and cushiony and the case feels, and looks, very well made.

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