The number one priority for me when I travel is protecting my MacBook Air. This means I need a case that can withstand harsh travel environments. I have tested a lot of cases for my MacBook Air over the years and put them to the test. Recently I have been testing the G-Form Extreme Sleeve for my 11″ MacBook Air.
G-Form has been led the way in protecting in cyclist, skaters, and even MMA fighters. They have used this technology and applied it to protecting electronics. Their iPad case can even with stand a bowling bowl dropping on it without making a scratch. This is why I wanted it to protect my laptop on the road and keep my laptop safe with the G-Form case.
The G-Form cases are unique because they use a material called PORON®XRD. The G-Form materials and technology instantly stiffen upon impact and absorbs over 90% of the energy. The best part is the case is light and flexible and yet can it is tough as hell. It will easily absorb the force of any impact you may encounter traveling.
The slim yet strong design is ideal for any type of traveler. The case doesn’t add a lot of bulk to your carry-on either. I would even feel comfortable packing my laptop in a checked bag if it was inside this case. Although, I never check a bag this case would definitely keep any laptop safe.
Who is this case for?
Anyone who wants to keep their electronics safe. This isn’t limited to people who encounter harsh environments while traveling. You never know when a laptop can be dropped inside a backpack or your luggage smashed on a plane. This case is the most rugged I have ever used and I recommend it to any traveler who values keeping their laptop protected.
It fits perfectly in your carry-on, backpack, shoulder bag, or suitcase. The lightweight design doesn’t add much weight but it adds a lot of protection.
TripHackr Rating: 10/10
While I gave this a 10 based on my usage it should be noted the G-form may not withstand the roughest environments. As Ryan points out (in the comments) his laptop did not survive his tests as it should have.
Obviously you don’t want to be dropping your laptop from high places but that is exactly why you would purchase this kind of protection because you never know when your laptop will fall out of your bag or get banged around.
Conclusion: The sleeve does a great job protecting laptops from everyday dings and can withstand strong impacts. However, it does not live up to the claims and Ryan’s laptop is proof of that. The key to remember is there is only so much you can do to protect your travel gear on the road so be mindful of that. For me, this gets the job done but if you are truly going to test this case you better have a backup laptop handy.
See Ryan’s review at Pausethemoment.com