Best Cases and Sleeves for LG Gram 15Z980

LG's refreshed lineup of gram laptops (the lowercase "g" is intentional), especially the 15.6-inch 15Z980 model, is something to behold. Despite a big touch display and a sturdy build, this laptop weighs in at just 2.41 pounds (1,095 g) and is just more than a half-inch thick. Already have your hands on a gram? Check out this roundup of some of the best protection out there in the form of cases and sleeves.

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AmazonBasics laptop sleeve

AmazonBasics laptop sleeve

It's tough to beat a 15.6-inch sleeve that costs just $11.50, and that's probably why this option from AmazonBasics has a 4.5-star rating with more than 10,300 reviews. Available in five different colors, this is a sleeve without any extra unnecessary bells and whistles.

It has ample padding around the large pocket that can be accessed with a single zipper, and overall it's likely thin enough to carry around in a backpack or messenger when you're on a long haul. If it's something quick and easy you're looking for, this is it.

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ZinMark sleeve

ZinMark sleeve

The LG gram's silver exterior has a borderline executive look, and you might be looking for a sleeve to match. Available in seven different colors, the synthetic material used for this option from ZinMark (about $13) has a textured look and can be easily wiped down, plus it's water resistant if you're caught out in the rain.

Padding provides shock and bump protection, and there's even some around the edges and zipper for protection from drops. Inside, a fleece lining keeps your gram from getting scratched.

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Tomtoc 360° sleeve

Tomtoc 360° sleeve

Dropping a laptop on a corner can be especially devastating, which is why Tomtoc came up with this sleeve (about $28) offering 360 degrees of protection. Each corner has seriously thick padding, and along the bottom there's even rubber bumpers for added protection.

Superior padding aside, you're getting two sizeable exterior zippered pockets for accessories, and a handle on the top gives you the option to tote it around like a case. Choose from three colors, including black, red, and silver gray, to match your other gear.

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Thule Gauntlet 3.0 sleeve

Thule Gauntlet 3.0

You might not always be able to use your LG gram in a safe environment, and that's why the Thule Gauntlet 3.0 (about $50) exists. It's half hard-shell case, half zippered sleeve, and all rugged, which is expected from the Thule name.

Available in four colors, this sleeve has plenty of interior padding and dual zippers that allow you to open it wide, creating a sort of protective workstation for your laptop. Interested? Check out our review for more info.

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Velomacchi Impact sleeve

Velomacchi Impact sleeve

Velomacchi is known for its brand of high-quality accessories that cater to those who love to go fast, and its Impact sleeve (about $69) is primarily designed to protect your laptop if you happen to take a spill off your motorcycle. It has a reinforced ballistic nylon shell, impact plates, ample foam padding, and few adjustable handles to make it easier to tote around.

Attempting to stab or cut the sleeve with a knife yielded no results, and despite its rather large size ― definitely not something that will fit into your compact backpack or messenger ― it remains surprisingly light. Whether or not you ride a bike with a laptop strapped onto the back, this sleeve is perfect for anyone who wants serious protection.

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ProCase sleeve case

ProCase sleeve case

The popular sleeve from ProCase (about $19) resembles a briefcase thanks to the handle on top, and with a 4.7-star rating on Amazon with more nearly 8,000 reviews, you shouldn't have to worry about wasting your money.

The water-resistant exterior is available in five different colors, dual zippers keep your laptop safe inside the padded main compartment, and a pocket on the back can easily fit your smaller accessories. Consider this sleeve if you want something no-nonsense that can be carried on its own.

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Be sure to have a look at our in-depth review of the LG gram 15Z980 for far more information about this great laptop.

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