HEX Brings Summer Early, Launches Nautically-Styled ‘Cabana’ MacBook Bags and Sleeves


Back when I lived in SoCal, I was fixated with the coast. The sand, the surf, the sailboats. In fact, I often sailed out of Oxnard, a sleepy seaside burb just north of Los Angeles, which also happens to hide Mac-friendly bag-maker HEX.

Makes sense, then, that they’d launch the nautically themed Cabana collection, a heavily striped gathering of MacBook carriers and cases, and even an iPhone case. And nothing says “boating” more than a copious helping of stripes. But the bags aren’t just all about looks; they’re also all constructed of tough, water-resistant waxed canvas. I can practically hear the seagulls.

Prices range from $40 for the Cabana MacBook sleeve (with options from everything from an 11’ Air all the way up to a 15’ Pro) to $100 for the Cabana Sonic Backpack, which comes with a zippered outer iPad pocket and a ships-hold of a main compartment that’s large enough to swallow a 17’ MBP.

We couldn’t find the iPhone case on HEX’s site (perhaps it floated off); but it’ll probably run $35 or $40 when it finally surfaces.

  • seaaalex

    “Oxnard, a sleepy seaside burb just north of Los Angeles,”

    WOW I have never heard it described that way … I do recall several run-ins with gangbangers though..

  • elimilchman

    Yeah, perhaps it’s not that sleepy, except when compared with L.A.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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