Thule's Gauntlet is a slim-line envelope-style case that keeps your MacBook Air safe and sound without overwhelming its sleek design.
- Tapered shape provides a precise fit for MacBook Air
- Stitch-free, heat-welded seams
- Semi-rigid EVA foam construction creates a glove-like fit and the padded protection of a sleeve
- Nylex-lined interior lets MacBook easily slide in and out, preventing scratches
Did you notice?Semi-rigid EVA foam construction creates a glove-like fit and the padded protection of a sleeve.
Apple Recommends ForTapered to provide a perfect fit, this envelope safeguards your MacBook Air with style.
What's in the Box?
- Thule Gauntlet Envelope Case for MacBook Air
- Form Factor: Sleeve
- Material: Fabric
- Height: 9.84 in./22.1 cm
- Width: 0.7 in./1.78 cm
- Weight: 0.66 lb./0.3 kg
- Length: 13.94 in./25 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: TGAE-213
- UPC or EAN No.: 085854225878
- 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
Great Sleeve, Sturdy, Built Tough
Love this sleeve, just got it for my MBP Retina and it fits nice and snug, the edges on this thing are sturdy and are sealed tight Love this sleeve, just got it for my MBP Retina and it fits nice and snug, the edges on this thing are sturdy and are sealed tight so they won't rip and loosen up. Recommend it to everyone. …
- Written by Michael N from Lake Orion
191 of 215 people found this useful
Great design, great material, great sleeve.
I bought this because I wanted to protect my brand new MBA from the "dreaded dings" without taking up a lot of space in my courier I bought this because I wanted to protect my brand new MBA from the "dreaded dings" without taking up a lot of space in my courier bag. After seeing this on the Apple website I decided to step into the Apple store to check it out. Needless to say I was sold in a second. It's made out of a sturdy, stiff, almost ballistic nylon material that is not at all flimsy like so many of the neoprene zippered pouches out there. It's soft and well padded on the inside and really does fit my machine like a glove. Best of all, it adds very little thickness to the computer so the portability of the MBA really shines through. Oh, it looks cool too. Well done Thule, easily the best sleeve out there. …
- Written by James A from Clearw
103 of 105 people found this useful
Sturdy and Slim
I don't usually buy cases like this (Apple sent it to me as an apology for a shipping delay) but I must say I'm quite impressed. T I don't usually buy cases like this (Apple sent it to me as an apology for a shipping delay) but I must say I'm quite impressed. The material Thule uses feels practically like Kevlar. I feel like I could carry it under my jacket and stop a knife attack. Needless to say, it will keep the bumps and nicks off your computer.
The inside is smooth felt, and the velcro flap is strong and secure. My 13inch Retina MacBook fits snugly, and the whole thing barely adds a couple millimeters of thickness to the laptop. It still fits well in my computer bag. Now I have one more layer of protection. Nice! …
- Written by Maurice L from Humble
100 of 103 people found this useful
Glue Doesn't SEAM To Stick
First may I preface by stating I LOVE Thule products and NEVER write reviews. However, I want to warn people of at least my defec First may I preface by stating I LOVE Thule products and NEVER write reviews. However, I want to warn people of at least my defective case. No matter how fantastic the rest of the product is, when the Mac slides in topside and FALLS OUT the bottom side due to the bottom seam of the shell separating fully across, it is obviously a problem.
I was disappointed to see this product still for sale on the website and feel it my consumer obligation to notify others of this potential "fall out".
I take VERY good care of my products and the majority of the time my Mac is IN it's shell, it's also in a Patagonia computer bag. I will grab the case - with Mac inside - out of it to transport only to and from short distance and take the Mac out and leave the case solo ONLY when I cam using my Mac. The case is never abused.
I have had the case around 8-12 months and don't see why the entire seam should be separated other than defective adhesive. If it is on mine, it may be on yours also.
IF YOU NOTICE, they now make a 2.0 version with a zip. Personally, I prefer the velcro but is it possible the reason they updated the product was because they know of the defect? Oh, and that product is back ordered a month or two which demonstrates the typical genius, functionality and reliability of Thule product lines. …
- Written by Steven D from Pattersonville
5 of 6 people found this useful
Stay away from this product - damaged macbook air
I bought this sleeve just under a year ago. It was fine until a recent trip - could not get my Macbook Air out of the case withou I bought this sleeve just under a year ago. It was fine until a recent trip - could not get my Macbook Air out of the case without some major tugging. The glue from the seam at the bottom of the case fused itself onto the edge of the laptop. so aside from the case imploding - I now have glue on the edge of my otherwise presteen macbook air - not exactly what I had in mind when I bought this product- If I could rate it 0 I would. Heading to the apple store to see how to get the glue off my macbook …
- Written by DEAN M from Toronto
6 of 7 people found this useful
Doesn't fit perfectly
Was excited to purchase this product. On arrival I realised the product have a little space left when my macbook pro 13 retina is Was excited to purchase this product. On arrival I realised the product have a little space left when my macbook pro 13 retina is inside. I was a bit disappointed as it look's and feel's a bit different from what I was expecting. Although the quality is superb. …
- Written by V E from Waxhaw
4 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can it fit a macbook air 13 with shell case on?
- Asked by Daphne L
- Feb 19, 2013
The 13" MBA will fit the 13" Gauntlet Envelope nicely with a thin shell case, as will an 11" MBA fit The 13" MBA will fit the 13" Gauntlet Envelope nicely with a thin shell case, as will an 11" MBA fit in the 11" Gauntlet Envelope. The tapered design of these cases allows for a hardshell case or a few papers to be added without any trouble. Don't try to shove a magazine in though - that will put undue stress on the seams. …
- Answered by Andrew B from Boulder
- Feb 28, 2013
Can I use my 13" MacBook Pro Retina while still in the case? If so, is there adequate ventilation for prolonged use?
- Asked by Alex H from Gaithersburg
- Jul 31, 2013
I'm answering my own question here as I just received this product yesterday. This case is just a sl I'm answering my own question here as I just received this product yesterday. This case is just a sleeve and you cannot use your MBP unless you take it out. I initially thought you could undo the velcro and open it up like a clamshell. This is still a good quality product and adds great protection when traveling with my Thule 15" Crossover Messenger Bag. …
- Answered by Alex H from Gaithersburg
- Aug 3, 2013
Is the envelope case sealed? Does it protects from the device from rain?
- Asked by Gerardo L from London
- Mar 27, 2013
This case is heat sealed on 3 sides, but the top is open and only partially covered (about 1/3) by t This case is heat sealed on 3 sides, but the top is open and only partially covered (about 1/3) by the Velcro closure. …
- Answered by Dawson W from Phoenix
- Apr 1, 2013
does it fit into the case with the wireless mouse still inserted in the USB port?
- Asked by James E from Melbourne
- Dec 25, 2013