Green Laptop Sleeve from GreenSmart: Review and Giveaway {2011 Holiday Gift Guide}

GreenSmart is a company that creates environmentally friendly bags, made from plastic bottles.  They make laptop and Macbook sleeves, backpacks, messenger bags, and wine and water bottle bags.  I love the selection of styles and colors!

Our mission is to offer bags that make you feel good. Any brand can make attractive bags and be indifferent to the resources it takes to make them. GreenSmart is different. GreenSmart cares. Using eco-friendly materials and socially responsible labor are two of the most significant ways we have to embed thoughtfulness into the design of a bag. Who doesn’t want to see recyclable materials (plastic bottles) turned into something functional and beautiful?

I’ve been trying to find a laptop sleeve for my laptop.  I was thrilled to find GreenSmart!  Not only did they have laptop sleeves that I liked, but I was happy to know I’d found another green company!  All of their bags are derived from certified 100% post-consumer recycled PET water and soda bottles.  GreenSmart also names many of their products after endangered animals, and donates 10% of their profits to non-profit organizations helping to create a greensmart planet!

I have a 17 inch laptop, so my options are always very limited. For this reason, I’ve had a hard time finding one I like. I was able to find one I loved from GreenSmart: The 17″ Akepa laptop sleeve.

The inside has a super soft, fuzzy liner to help protect your laptop.  And that liner… It’s made from recycled plastic bottles too! I don’t know about you, but I had no idea you could take recycled plastic bottles and make a fuzzy liner with them. Amazing!

Another cool thing about this sleeve; It has a specially designed gusset so your laptop will breathe. My laptop gets very hot (I think most do after they’ve been on for a while). Ever think about putting your hot laptop in an insulated sleeve? Now your laptop will cool down that much faster. AND, the outside of the sleeve is waterproof, too, so no worrying if you spill! With 4 kids, that is a HUGE relief for me!

GreenSmart is also great in that they stand behind their product.  If there is ever a defect in materials or workmanship, GreenSmart will repair or replace the bag!

Buy It:  You can purchase a 17″ Akepa laptop sleeve like the one I reviewed from GreenSmart.  It’s currently on sale for $35.96!

Win It: GreenSmart has generously offered one winner an Akepa laptop sleeve, winner’s choice of size and color! (Open to US only, no PO Boxes please)

To Enter: Please wait for the Rafflecopter form below to load completely, then complete the mandatory entries.  Additional entries are optional.  Be sure to click “I Did This” once you’ve completed each entry! 

This giveaway will be open until 01/02 at 12:01AM (EST). Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

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GreenSmart sent me the aforementioned item free of charge to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. These are my honest opinions on the product. Please see my terms of use for more information. A huge thank you to GreenSmart  for allowing us to review this wonderful laptop sleeve!  

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  1. I would LOVE the 17″-Akepa. I love it

  2. I would get the 15.4″-Akepa in Grape
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  4. I would love the Macbook 15 Akepa in pink.

    The other giveaway I entered was the OC nap bag.

  5. I like the netbook case in Akepa

  6. I entered original sprout

  7. i would choose theMacBook 15 Laptop-Komodo
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  8. I would choose the 17″-Akepa

    myfreebi3s at yahoo dot com

  9. Denise Taylor says

    I would choose the Macbook 13″ Akepa in black

  10. 15.4″-Akepa in purple I think… need to check my size

    I would actually choose the one pictured in your review if I won.
    geneveve2 at gmail dot com

  12. Netbook-Akepa

    leannemacg at

  13. Love the purple macbook 13/13

    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

  14. Akepa in black

  15. 15.4″-Akepa!

  16. I would choose the 17 inch akepa!

  17. Renee Sapone says

    I'd want the 17″ Akepa

  18. i like the Macbook 13/13 Laptop AKepa in pink.

  19. I'd love the 17″ Akepa – it'd fit my 17″ macbook pro perfectly!

  20. I like the Blue 16″- Markhor

  21. I'd choose the Akepa in black (not sure what size…would have to ask dh! 🙂
    tvpg at aol dot com

  22. The purple Akepa for my netbook!

  23. It depends on who in my family I would give it to… if it's for my hubby, the Komodo in black for his 17″ laptop. For my daughter, the 13/13 Saola in black and pink for her MacBook. Or, I could get a 17″ Mac one for me, in hopes of a MacBook for me, someday. 😉 Nah, I'm good. 🙂

  24. 17″-Akepa

  25. I would get the 15.4″-Akepa in Grape
    GFC: TGIF Malaysia ( I did press follow, but not sure whether it will show up, I'd give you a screen shot or something :D)

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