Product Type: Crumpler Laptop Case
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is this really called 'The Gimp'!!
Crumpler The Gimp 13"
Member Name: europe-chick
Crumpler The Gimp 13"
Date: 13/09/12, updated on 13/09/12 (57 review reads)
Advantages: elastic straps inside, sturdy zipper, neoprene material, repels dust and dirt
Disadvantages: none for me
I've had a couple of Crumpler 'The Gimp' laptop sleeves. The only reason that I'm on my second 'Gimp' is that I now have a different sized laptop and my original 'Gimp' was too small for my new laptop.
I really like Crumpler products, they are very expensive, but they are really good quality. Crumpler products come with a 30 year guarantee, that's not a typo, that really is a '30' '3-0' 'thirty' year guarantee, hell that's probably even longer than the product that you're buying it to protect will last!
So I have the 13 inch Gimp to protect my 13 inch laptop. This fits my laptop absolutely perfectly, it's a very snug fit and there's no extra room in the sleeve at all for my laptop to move around. I have this in a silver colour, but it does also come in various other colours too, I remember red, black, green and brown. It also comes in various different sizes, from a 10 inch up to a 17 inch. I paid around £20 for this from Amazon.
This Gimp is a well padded sleeve to protect your laptop, it's a laptop sleeve as opposed to a laptop carrier, and as such you would zip your laptop into this and then just pop the sleeve into a bag or a rucksack. It fastens with a sturdy zip which goes completely all around 3 of the sides so that the laptop sleeve opens out completely flat. The sleeve itself is made of a well padded neoprene fabric, which is really durable and robust, and which repels dust and dirt to a certain extent. It has the Crumpler logo on the outside of the sleeve.
Inside the Gimp are two little elastic straps with hold the top two corners of the screen of your laptop secure so that you can even use the sleeve around your laptop to protect your laptop from scratches when in use. I tend to use this around my laptop if I'm using it whilst travelling, as I find that it creates a kind of a heat mat for my laptop to protect my legs if I'm using my laptop on my lap. Because the laptop sleeve is soft and padded it is really comfortable to use like this on my lap.
I have to admit that I don't really take an awful lot of care of my laptop, it has been dropped, and thrown in an already overstuffed bag with an absolute tonne of other stuff, and this sleeve has proved to be absolutely invaluable. It has protected my laptop perfectly, no matter how squashed or buried it may be in my bag, and it's even protected my laptop from quite a few drops. I don't need to worry that my laptop will be damaged when it's zipped within this.
I would definitely recommend Crumpler's The Gimp, I wouldn't hesitate to get another if I needed a different size or if it was lost or stolen. I've even converted my husband to using a Gimp for his laptop too.
Summary: is this really called 'The Gimp'!!
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