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, including the superb Dell Premier Sleeve.

Great protection

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.

$20 from Amazon

Premium style

Dell Premier

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. Then you can forget worrying about scratches.

$50 from Dell

Budget choice

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.

Check it out if all you want is a low-cost, zippered solution.

$11 from Amazon

For fashionistas

Guaiboshi fashion

This sleeve from Guaiboshi has a bit of a fashionable flair for anyone in a professional environment. The bottom of the sleeve has a strip of leather embossed with the Guaiboshi name, while the rest is a cotton blend that resists water. Inside is a microfiber lining that protects your XPS from scratches, and a large pocket on the outside can hold your medium-sized peripherals.

$14 from Amazon

Thick padding

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.

$13 from Amazon

Vertical sleeve

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.

$20 from Amazon

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.

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.

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