updated 04:50 pm EST, Thu December 9, 2010
Bag offers fitted, padded compartment
TOM BIHN today opened up pre-orders for the Ristretto Vertical Messenger Bag for the 11-inch MacBook Air. The bag is designed specifically for the updated 2010 Air, which was originally available only in a 13-inch version. The Ristretto uses open-cell padded foam for interior protection, and four-ply Taslan coating. Brushed nylon lining is meant to protect an Air from scratches. The exterior is lined with Cordura.
The bag has multiple pockets for organizing cables and other accessories. It also has a top-side grab handle, and a removable waist strap. A default shoulder strap can be upgraded to an Absolute option at extra cost.
The Ristretto will ship in in mid-January in five different color combinations, at a cost of $110 each. The Absolute shoulder strap is priced at an additional $20.