The Thule Gauntlet sleeve's semi-rigid, high-density construction wraps your MacBook Pro in protection – whether on its own or in your backpack or bag.
- Fits MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display
- Semi-rigid, high-density construction provides protection by itself or in another bag
- Water-resistant zip and outer shell enable all-weather use
- An adjustable band keeps your MacBook securely in place as you unzip the case
- The clamshell design lets you use your MacBook while it's still in the case
Did you notice?Clamshell design lets you use your MacBook while it's still in the case.
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What's in the Box?
- Thule Gauntlet Sleeve
- Form Factor: Sleeve
- Material: Fabric
- Height: 285 mm/11.22 in.
- Width: 35.1 mm/1.38 in.
- Weight: 500 g
- Length: 385 mm/15.16 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: TGPS-215
- UPC or EAN No.: 085854225991
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
Ratings & Reviews
Useless for Retina models
Had the previous edition of this case for my 15" Macbook Pro and figured it would be the same, snug fit with the 15" MBP Retina -- Had the previous edition of this case for my 15" Macbook Pro and figured it would be the same, snug fit with the 15" MBP Retina -- which it super isn't. This leaves so much jostle room with my MBP Retina inside as to be practically useless -- I might as well just throw this $2300 computer into my bookbag, since this provides no added bump protection whatsoever. Very disappointed. …
- Written by Andrew F from Brooklyn
103 of 131 people found this useful
Tough protection, solid looks; can't access ports
This is a very good looking, rugged case that also has excellent water protection. The zipper can be a little hard to close/open s This is a very good looking, rugged case that also has excellent water protection. The zipper can be a little hard to close/open sometimes because of the water seal, but it's not cumbersome and makes sense. The interior material seems to be soft enough that it won't scratch the macbook, while at the same time offers decent airflow and shouldn't overheat the macbook. The included tie-down strap inside is also nice and should keep your macbook from falling out should you have accidentally left it unzipped or something along those lines.
Really, the only downside is that the macbook sits low inside, which means if you have any type of thunderbolt cable or a usb drive that's bigger than say the Logitech Unifying Receiver (this fits inside the case just fine) it means you either can't use it while this macbook is in the case or that the macbook will sit at an angle, resting on whatever you have plugged in to it. If that's not a problem for you, though, then this is a very nice and versatile case. …
- Written by Dameon W from Long Beach
50 of 55 people found this useful
Simple and sturdy case
I bought this case for my 15 inch MBP with retina display. The fit is not snug, but acceptable - the laptop has about a 1/2 inch t I bought this case for my 15 inch MBP with retina display. The fit is not snug, but acceptable - the laptop has about a 1/2 inch to move on all sides. For travel there is a secure middle velco strap that works to keep the laptop from sliding. You can definitely use the laptop in the case, but not if you need to use any of the ports. It has kept my MBP dust-free and scratch-free for a few months now with no problems. My only complaints are that the zippers could be a little smoother. They are sturdy but not as smooth as the traditional incase cases. Also I wish there was one specifically made for the retina display model so it could be as small as possible. Overall, it is a sturdy case that will protect your laptop, and is especially good for traveling. …
- Written by Sushma T from Edison
38 of 42 people found this useful
2 years in and use it everyday!!
I have a Retina but I also use a Speck shell on my MBPr as well, so the fit is great!! The side straps stop your MBPr from slippin I have a Retina but I also use a Speck shell on my MBPr as well, so the fit is great!! The side straps stop your MBPr from slipping out which is great! The feel of this case is nice and it hold up well over the year. So happy with this product!! …
- Written by Jeremy C from Gibsons
Swedish Thule Fan
One thrilling albeit pulse pounding moment, occurred while being stopped by a N. Y. State Police patrol car back in 1985. The off One thrilling albeit pulse pounding moment, occurred while being stopped by a N. Y. State Police patrol car back in 1985. The officer just needed to know more about my roof mounted bicycle rack. It was a Thule "salesman's sample" that got me pulled over. Sleek, well made, and brand new on top of my Saab. No ticket was written, how cool was that?!? We waxed on regarding the construction and quality built design.
So, I am wholly impressed by this sturdy sleeve! It's the perfect transport cover. …
- Written by Kenyon K from Santa Monica
1 of 2 people found this useful
this case is great! it looks great, feels great, and its a pretty good deal. for around $50, its the most protective case for the this case is great! it looks great, feels great, and its a pretty good deal. for around $50, its the most protective case for the money.
now for the pros and cons:
Pros: looks great, relatively cheap, fits my computer well,
Cons: the zippers are hard to open at first, my computer slides around a little bit while in the casee …
- Written by Jed W from Nashville
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will this case fit the 11" macbook air if i buy the 13" case?
- Asked by Jenson C
Will a charger fit in the sleeve along with the mac?
- Asked by Lowell R from Mississippi
No, not enough space for the charger to fit in there.
- Answered by Tanvir S from Langley
How does this updated case fit both the regular MacBook Pro and the Retina version?
- Asked by Reuben H from Salisbury
I did buy the Thule 13'' Gauntlet 2.0 Thule for my 13'' Mac Book Pro w Retina based on the comment m I did buy the Thule 13'' Gauntlet 2.0 Thule for my 13'' Mac Book Pro w Retina based on the comment made by Dawson W from Phoenix (looking at his various comments it seems he is woring for Thule. I have just returned it.
The Mac Book Pro does NOT fit. It is loose and moving around (especially vertically). Watch out for something else! …
- Answered by Christina G from Zürich
will the case allow the MBP to breathe, or does it restrict the air flow from the vents?
- Asked by Joey H from Carefree
Yes, the looser fit allows the vents to breathe while you're using it in-case. The molded indentati Yes, the looser fit allows the vents to breathe while you're using it in-case. The molded indentations at the top and bottom of the case also effectively lifts the MBP up off the bottom surface when you are working in-case, allowing further airflow and heat dispersion underneath the middle of the computer. …
- Answered by Rhys C from Fremont
Can I use this for a Macbook air which I want to protect from dust and water in the African bush as it has zips whereas the Thule envelope doesn't?
- Asked by Dennis S from Kutztown,
Hi! Yes, of course. This case is better in water and dust protection compared with the envelope. How Hi! Yes, of course. This case is better in water and dust protection compared with the envelope. However it is water resistant but is not waterproof. This case is light, semi rigid and protect very well the corners of your macbook pro or air. U can use this case with your macbook air but the size of the case is quit bigger than the computer so It will not fit as a globe. Good Luck. …
- Answered by Alvaro P
What is the difference between the Thule 13" Gauntlet Sleeve for MacBook Pro and the Thule 13" Sleeve for MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Shannon B
The Gauntlet sleeve that is listed on the Thule website is the first generation product,and the Gaun The Gauntlet sleeve that is listed on the Thule website is the first generation product,and the Gauntlet 2.0 sleeve on Apple.com is the second generation product. There are a few main differences between the 2. The first generation product does not have a velcro closure on the elastic strap inside the sleeve, and the second generation does. The contouring on the second generation is also improved to fit the newer model MacBooks and it allow for better airflow around the computer. …
- Answered by Dawson W from Phoenix