Why go to all that trouble?. 1 - it really protects my MacBook Pro from impacts: much much MUCH sturdier than neoprene. 2 - the zipper (and construction generally) is top quality: I had my previous identical sleeve for 4 years of heavy 24/7 use and never had any problem.
The Acme Made Sleeve is a great-looking tablet at very appealing price. Ultra-slender and perfectly chic, it features a designer-styled exterior that is also highly water-resistant. ACME 10" IPAD MESSENGER BAG SLEEVE BLACK.