The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Whatever MacBook Pro you’ve got, you’ve probably spent enough on it that you don’t want to risk it breaking – and don’t mind spending just a little more to keep it safe. There’s no shortage of companies out there that make protective accessories for MacBooks, from laptop bags and rucksacks to sleeves, covers, and cases that clip on directly, and plenty of them do their best to be just as stylish as the Mac they’re protecting. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite cases for the MacBook Pro, whether you have a 13in or 15in model, with or without a Touch Bar, to keep your Mac as safe as it can get.

If you’ve got an older model, you might be better off looking at our separate round-up of cases for the 2015 MacBook Pro and older.

Mujjo Sleeve for MacBook Pro

You own a MacBook so you must be stylish, right? If so, consider the range of quality sleeves from Dutch design wizards Mujjo. These padded protectors are crafted from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather and felt, and are designed to securely carry the 13in and 15in Macbook Pros.

The leather fold-over closure – with one-snap button – provides a simple closure and keeps your device secure. The rivets are lined to keep your Macbook from touching anything but soft, thick felt.

There are integrated storage compartments to store documents, earplugs, and your other stuff. Plus, there’s a leather brand tag inside the sleeve to double as an integrated card pocket.

Apple Leather Sleeve for 13in MacBook Pro

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

The newest addition to Apple’s roster of cases for the MacBook Pro is the leather range – available for both the 13in and 15in models (GBP199/US£199).

It fits snug (tight, even) and is lined with a microfibre interior to keep your beloved MacBook Pro safe from scratches – though this lining is only on one side. The bottom also has raised guards like the protective feet and plugs under your MacBook (that is, those four round black buttons underneath the computer that prevent the base from sitting flush against a surface). The case is expensive, which is why were disappointed to find it doesn’t allow charging when it’s on the MacBook.

You can still access the headphone port, but the USB-C port remains concealed. This is good to prevent dust and debris from getting in, but not very convenient otherwise.

Incase Icon Sleeve for MacBook Pro

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Not all laptop sleeves are created equal, and the Incase Icon is one of the good ‘uns. It “incorporates advanced Tensaerlite technology,” so you know it means business – which essentially means it’s really good at absorbing impacts and protecting your laptop from damage.

There’s a magnetic snap enclosure along one of the short sides which is how you get your MacBook in and out, which has the dual benefits of being convenient to use, and avoiding the risk of scratching your laptop with a zip, which would sort of defeat the point of using a case in the first place.

Moshi iGlaze for MacBook Pro

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

This transparant, minimalist clip-on case from Moshi should keep your MacBook safe without compromising on its style. It offers lightweight, hardshell protection, and it’s quick and easy to snap on and off without blocking any of the laptop’s ports. The bottom half also includes a gap for ventilation, and raised rubber feet – not only aiding with cooling, but also offering a little bit of protection for whatever surface you have your MacBook on, so you won’t scratch your coffee table with it.

It’s available for both sizes of MacBook Pro, with a slight price reduction for the smaller model.

On Amazon, the MacBook Pro 13 inch case is available for around GBP45/£55 and the MacBook Pro 15 inch case is available for GBP49.95/£64.95.

Booq Cobra Squeeze

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

The Cobra Squeeze (RRP GBP175/£185, available on Amazon) looks small on the outside but boasts a deceptively decent internal capacity. Its turtle-shell-like dome shape means it keeps its shape and distributes weight even when packed with a 15-inch MacBook Pro (with extra padding in the pocket) and all your other goodies – such as second-screen iPad, as there’s a separate compartment for multiple device storage. There’s a smaller zipped quick-access top pocket for your phone, keys, headphones, etc.

This is beautifully lined to protect your phone from scratches, and feels like a luxury glove. There is a side pocket on either side of the bag – one with built-in key holder.

The Cobra Squeeze has looks to match your precious MacBook, in a monochrome grey, with water-repellent canvas-like fabric. Each bag includes a serial number tracking system to help recover your bag, so the reasonably hefty price-tag is covered in the case of emergency.

While on the pricey side, the elegant and low-profile Booq Cobra Squeeze looks the business, and is a quality backpack that hasn’t skimped on the build or the details.

Speck Presidio Clear for 2016 MacBook Pro

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

This is a smart clip on protective shell case from Speck. It has rubber feet on the bottom to stop slipping on surfaces and the clear design means you can still enjoy your MacBook Pro’s beauty. With gaps and access to all ports, it’s a good choice and sometimes much more convenient than carrying it around in a separate case.

Toffee Slim Leather sleeve

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

The stylish Slim Leather sleeve, from Australian Mac lovers Toffee, is streamlined but with enough space to carry your MacBook, phone, cards and documents.

The sleeve is reassuringly padded for laptop protection. The leather outer is just as durable and features a non-crease pinstripe lining and robust corner YKK zips. There’s an internal slip pocket for your phone and cards.

It’s available in ether Black or Tan, for the 13in and 15in MacBook Pro, and also the Air and 12.9in iPad Pro.

Prices start at GBP79.95/£109.95/EUR89.95 and include shipping, direct from Toffee.

Caseable Laptop Sleeves

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Not only does Caseable offer a variety of different designs for its laptop sleeves, it also lets you create your own. So if none of the existing designs do it for you, you can use their online tool to create a completely custom, unique design. The good news is that their neoprene sleeves are great quality too, so they’re not just about looks.

We’ve linked to their 15-inch selection above, but they also have a full range of 13-inch MacBook Pro sleeves to choose from too.

Speck Ruck Backpack

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Speck may be best known for its clip-on smartphone and laptop cases, like the one featured above, but it also produces a small line of larger bags. One of those is The Ruck, a 28-litre rucksack that should fit any laptop up to 15in – including any model of MacBook Pro – in its dedicated, padded laptop compartment.

There’s also a separate padded section for a tablet, and a variety of other pockets and pouches for your other gadgets and gear. The straps are all padded with a mesh material, and the bag is available in grey (pictured) or khaki.

Incase Icon Pack Backpack

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

As well as the sleeve in this article, Incase makes a solid, all-rounder of a laptop bag.

Owners of either the 13 or 15in MacBook Pro could be persuaded. It’s a pretty big backpack, but that means you can fit your computer and all possible accessories in there for a comfortable carry all day. Organisation pockets mean you can safely carry flat documents as well as chuck in all your chargers and gear.

There’s even space for an iPad with a side-access pocket, and a discreet slot to feed a power pack cable from inside to charge something in a side pocket. Fully featured indeed.

Amazon Basics Laptop Sleeve

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

If you’re on a budget (after presumably spending every penny you had on the Touch Bar MacBook itself), then look no further than the Amazon Basics laptop sleeves. They come in a variety of sizes and five different colours, and offer really solid laptop protection for less than a tenner.

They’re aren’t any special features or slick designs here: just a basic laptop sleeve, though there is a flap on the inside of the zip to keep your laptop safe from scratches. If you don’t need any bells and whistles, this case will have you sorted.

Inateck MacBook Pro Case

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Available in both 13-inch and 15-inch (GBP15.99/£15.99) sizes, and in a choice of two colours, the Inateck MacBook Pro cases are some of the most attractive you can get without spending too much. The case is made of high quality grey felt, with a flannel lining to keep your laptop scratch-free.

It’s also mould-resistant, in case you were worrying about that. There are a couple of pockets that can carry some slim accessories like notebooks or your phone, while you’ll also get an extra matching pouch that will carry bulkier peripherals like the charger cable.

Thule 15in Gauntlet Bag

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

If you feel the need to protect your MacBook Pro from anything up to and including a tank (well, maybe not quite that extreme…) then you might want to invest in Thule’s Gauntlet bag. We’ve linked to the 15-inch version above, but it’s also available for 13-inch MacBooks (GBP50/£80).

Either way, you’re getting a rugged, rigid bag that offers plenty of protection. You have the choice between top handles or a removable shoulder strap, and the spacious design leaves plenty of space for any other gadgets and accessories you need to lug around with you. The clamshell design has also been set up so that you can use your MacBook within the bag when it’s open, so there’s no need to keep taking it in and out.

STM Judge Shoulder Laptop Bag

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

This STM messenger bag is designed to carry any laptop up to 15 inches, so will happily fit either a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro – though obviously the latter would have a snugger fit.

The Judge has both a shoulder strap and handles and features a quilted interior to cushion your device.

It also uses a combination of a suspended sling and additional front and corner padding to protect your MacBook from any knocks or impacts, so you don’t have to worry too much about dropping the bag or setting it down too roughly.

The Judge’s straps are adjustable too, and a cable management system keeps all your accessories and peripherals neatly organised.

Woolnut MacBook Pro 2016 15in Sleeve

The best cases, covers, sleeves and bags for the MacBook Pro in 2018

Woolnut, a small Swedish company that specialises in leather MacBook sleeves, is one of the first companies to design a case specifically for the dimensions of the 2016 MacBook models.

You can buy the MacBook Pro sleeves in two colours (Black and Cognac) for either the 13-inch (EUR85/GBP75/US£96) or 15-inch (EUR95/GBP85/£107.50) model.

See all Woonut sleeves here.

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