Your shiny new XPS 13 deserves to stay shiny and new — but you don't need a full-size bag to protect it. Take a look at our list of the best sleeves that fit the newest XPS 13 9380, older 9370, 9360 and 9350, and XPS 13 2-in-1 to help you decide the best way to protect your laptop.
Dell's Premier sleeve is a slim, lightweight option for your XPS 13. There is some cushioning for your laptop in the form of a soft inner lining, and the black exterior — fashionably stitched with red thread — offers some protection against the elements. Slide your XPS 13 into the sleeve and close the magnetized flap to secure everything in place.
Tomtoc 360 protective sleeve
Tomtoc's 360-degree protective sleeve has a polyester finish that is water resistant, thick padding around the entire edge, and the corners have extra padding in case of drops. The front has a zippered pocket that can handle a charger and some other accessories, and the main pocket, lined with a foam cushion, is also zippered to keep everything in place.
AmazonBasics 13.3-inch laptop sleeve
If zippered sleeves are your preference, but you don't want to spend too much money, the AmazonBasics 13.3-inch sleeve should be near the top of your list. Your XPS 13 will fit snugly inside the padded compartment that can be carried on its own or within a larger bag.
Evecase neoprene pouch
If you'd like something with a unique look and some thick padding, this Evecase sleeve is a low-cost option with a diamond-pattern water-resistant exterior. The main compartment is zippered, and the inside has a soft finish that won't scratch your XPS 13. Grab it in either black or purple to fit your style.
HYZUO suede sleeve
For some, a horizontal sleeve won't do. If you'd rather have a sleeve in a vertical configuration, this artificial suede option from HYZUO is available in dark gray, light gray, and pink. The large flap has a magnet to keep it closed, reducing the chance that your laptop will get a nasty scratch. The main sleeve comes with a matching accessory pouch, and you'll have no issues slipping both into a larger bag.
Dell Professional Sleeve
Even though this looks like a laptop bag, it's actually just a sleeve with a strap, which makes it perfect for the professional users who need a safe way to carry without extra bulk. This Dell sleeve is also water resistant to protect against the elements and has a dedicated organiser pocker for your other assorted everyday carry items.
Choosing what's best
Keeping the XPS 13 safe is the primary objective, and for that, you want soft and ideally zipper free, like the HYZUO suede vertical sleeve. Magnets are always preferable, not only because they're less potentially damaging but also for quicker, easier access. And when combined with a super-soft sleeve, your expensive XPS 13 will always be in good hands.
But it's hard to ignore Dell's elegant and straightforward Premier Sleeve. It's pricier than some of the others, but super soft inside and magnetic so it'll protect from bumps and scratches. It's a quality product, though, as you'd expect from an official Dell product, but if you'd like something a little less rich, Dell's Professional Sleeve is a worthy alternative.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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