The Thule Gauntlet 2.0 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 zipper 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.
Apple Recommends ForTough, bomber-like protection for your MacBook Pro.
What's in the Box?
- Thule Gauntlet 2.0 Sleeve
- Form Factor: Sleeve
- Material: Fabric
- Height: 11.22 in./28.5 cm
- Width: 1.38 in./3.51 cm
- Weight: 1.1 lb./0.5 kg
- Length: 15.16 in./38.5 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: TGPS-215
- UPC or EAN No.: 085854225991
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: 25 years
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
69 of 91 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
43 of 48 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
30 of 34 people found this useful
Great protective design for a sleeve
This case doesn't provide a cushy padding, as compared to a neoprene or quilted fabric sleeve, but the hardness of the shell will This case doesn't provide a cushy padding, as compared to a neoprene or quilted fabric sleeve, but the hardness of the shell will keep a jagged rock or other uneven, hard object from denting the MPB if you dropped it accidentally. When you zip the sleeve, right behind the zipper, there is a ridge of piping that goes all the way around the sleeve to provide side and corner bump protection. The loose fit allows airflow when you're using the computer without taking it out of the case, and the extra 1/2" of movement as you're carrying it around doesn't add any risk of scratches or dents. The upper and lower molded indentations lifts the laptop off the table when you're working in-the-case, and provides room for airflow and heat dispersion underneath the case. When you use the laptop out-of-case, the elastic strap is just strong enough so that when you slip your laptop in (I don't bother to un-Velcro and re-Velcro the strap when I take the MBP totally out of the case -- I just stretch the elastic already fastened, and slip the laptop through), the strap keeps the laptop within one side of the clamshell, and it is surprisingly secure. I heard this feature was added when people complained that their MBPs would slide out as they were trying to close the zipper. Now that's no longer a problem. The zipper is hard to close, but that seems to be a part of the water-proofing design to give good, tight fit along the zipper. You get used to using the opposing forces of the two zipper heads to unzip and zip the thing. I don't understand how some other reviewers can say that having this is like having nothing. This is no Otterbox, but it's not nothing, and I would argue it is much much more protective than a regular neoprene or padded fabric sleeve. …
- Written by Rhys C from Fremont
Outstanding Rugged Protection for Retina MBP
I am a carpenter and take my 15" Retina MBP with me to work every day for internet and CAD abilities. In the office I take it out I am a carpenter and take my 15" Retina MBP with me to work every day for internet and CAD abilities. In the office I take it out of the case, but in the shop or on the job site I can use my MBP right in the case and know that it won't get scratched.
The case is a tad roomy for the Retina MBP, but if you use the internal velcro strap it holds it in snug and although I've never dropped my computer, it has been bumped, jostled, and all the normal transportation stuff, but shows ABSOLUTELY no sign of wear because this case is outstanding!
I do agree with some of the other reviewers that you can't really use it in the case with things plugged into the ports, but I've never needed to do that, so it's not a problem for me. …
- Written by Matthew H from Harbeson
Mac Book Pro does not fit
Loved the look - quality excellent - zipper a little hard to open - but unfortunately my 15" Mac Book Pro does not fit! So disapp Loved the look - quality excellent - zipper a little hard to open - but unfortunately my 15" Mac Book Pro does not fit! So disappointed. …
- Written by carrie S from Creston
0 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the case allow the MBP to breathe, or does it restrict the air flow from the vents?
- Asked by Joey H from Carefree
- Jan 18, 2014
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,
- Oct 2, 2013
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
- Nov 3, 2013
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
- Mar 14, 2013
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
- Mar 26, 2013
Will the inside scratch my macbook pro?
- Asked by Kyle R from Grosse Ile
- Jul 21, 2013
The inside of this case will not scratch your MacBook Pro. However, if you put other items (a USB or The inside of this case will not scratch your MacBook Pro. However, if you put other items (a USB or cable for example) in the case with your MacBook Pro, they likely would scratch it. …
- Answered by Dawson W from Phoenix
- Aug 14, 2013
How much corner impact protection does this sleeve provide?
- Asked by Sara R from Arlington Heights
- Jul 31, 2013
This case is made of a compressed EVA foam and gives good rigid protection with the ability to absor This case is made of a compressed EVA foam and gives good rigid protection with the ability to absorb some bumps. However it really depends on what your expectations are, and what you are comparing it to. If you are comparing it to a soft fabric or neoprene sleeve, than it is much more protective. If you are comparing to a solid plastic case with internal bumpers, this would not be as protective. So, for example it won't give impact protection if dropped on an edge from a chair or table, but its great in a backpack with other items that might cause damage to your MacBook. …
- Answered by Dawson W from Phoenix
- Aug 14, 2013
How does this updated case fit both the regular MacBook Pro and the Retina version?
- Asked by Reuben H from Salisbury
- Mar 22, 2013
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
- Apr 23, 2013