Best Sleeves for MacBook Pro (Late 2016 to 2020) iMore 2021
You've chosen one of the best MacBooks you can buy, so you'll want to consider a MacBook Pro sleeve. The MacBook Pro looks beautiful, thanks to its all-aluminum design. However, without some protection, your laptop is at risk of being damaged when you take it with you on the go. A good MacBook Pro sleeve can help protect your precious laptop, but te sure to select one that fits your model. If you have the 16-inch MacBook Pro, most 15-inch sleeves except for the tightest ones should fit. Though the screen is much larger, the laptop itself is just about one centimeter (about one-third of an inch) wider. Here are our favorite sleeves for MacBook Pro.
- From Apple: Apple Leather Sleeve
- Basic and inexpensive: AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve
- Dress to impress: Vero Leather MacBook Pro Sleeve
- Bright and cheerful: Lacdo water-resistant sleeve
- Upgraded basic: Case Logic sleeve
- Slim briefcase: ProCase sleeve with handle
- Yes, wool: WOOLNUT Sleeve
- Luxurious leather: Harber London Slim Leather Folio Case No. 7
- Thoughtful design: Tomtoc sleeve
- Luxury option: Pad & Quill Valet leather bag/sleeve
- Fashionable and functional: Kinmac canvas vertical sleeve
- Water-repellent: Mosiso sleeve
From Apple: Apple Leather SleeveStaff Favorite
If you're looking for the perfect complement to your MacBook Pro, then an Apple-made accessory is the best way to go. It may be expensive, but it's guaranteed to fit perfectly and is quite well-made. Choose from Saddle Brown, Black, or Midnight Blue.
Basic and inexpensive: AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve
The Amazon-branded AmazonBasics sleeves are straight-up neoprene sleeves with zipper closure, and they come in a handful of colors. They'll get the job done in a pinch, and you really can't go wrong for the price. This listing has just about every laptop size, just be sure to select the one that will fit your MacBook Pro.
Dress to impress: Vero Leather MacBook Pro Sleeve
Crafted from a single hide of premium full-grain leather, the Vero sleeve is available in different colors. Watch as the distressed leather develops a unique patina over time.
Bright and cheerful: Lacdo water-resistant sleeve
Lacdo's sleeves, aside from being water-resistant, come in fun colors and have handy outer pockets for your peripherals. They're practical, inexpensive, and look great. Choose from a variety of sizes and colors here.
Upgraded basic: Case Logic sleeve
Case Logic's sleeves are a next-tier sleeve. They offer reinforcement around the edges, a more beautiful zipper closure, and plenty of foam padding for protection. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes.
Slim briefcase: ProCase sleeve with handle
ProCase's MacBook Pro sleeve is like a slim briefcase, complete with a carrying handle. The edges are reinforced with foam, and there's an outer pocket for documents, your phone, or peripherals. You have your choice of size and colors here.
Yes, wool: WOOLNUT Sleeve
WOOLNUT's lineup of sleeves is crafted from 100 percent natural wool inside and vegetable tanned full-grain Scandinavian leather outside for ultimate protection of your electronic investment. Choose from several sizes and two different colors.
Luxurious leather: Harber London Slim Leather Folio Case No. 7
Handcrafted with full-grain vegetable-tanned leather by expert Spanish craftsmen and women, the Harber London Slim Leather Folio Case No. 7 will develop a warm patina over time. The high-quality zipper is carefully placed so it won't rub against your computer. Inside the case is a 100% wool lining, an eco-friendly renewable fiber harvested from sheep.
Thoughtful design: Tomtoc sleeve
Tomtoc's sleeve has an interior made from plush fleece, so your MacBook won't get scratched. And to ensure that even further, there's an extra cover to protect your laptop from the sleeve's zipper. Color options are limited, but there are several size options.
Luxury option: Pad & Quill Valet leather bag/sleeve
The Valet laptop case has an elegant strap closure, a single carrying handle, along with extra pockets for documents, your phone, or whatever else you want to carry. There are several sizes and colors to choose from, and there are even Apple Pencil slots if you like to carry around an iPad as well.
Fashionable and functional: Kinmac canvas vertical sleeve
A bit of a change in format, Kinmac's sleeves open on the ends instead of horizontally. They come in gorgeous colors, and the outer canvas is water-resistant for extra protection. The zipper pocket is a great size and big enough for a mouse and other odds and ends you may need. You get your choice of sizes.
Water-repellent: Mosiso sleeve
Mosiso's sleeves come in a huge variety of great colors and sizes, feature sturdy zippers, zipper pockets, and have an outer polyester that is water-repellent to keep your MacBook Pro safe and dry. There's also a spongy inner layer for shock absorption.
Colorful: Maxwell Case
The custom-fitted Maxwell MacBook Sleeve comes in various vivid colors and includes a silent magnetic closure and water-repellent Nano-tex coated material. Add a strap and choose orientation when ordering.
Carry everything: IUNION Multi-Pocket Laptop Sleeve Handbag
Designed for portability, this MacBook Pro sleeve features an extra pocket in the front and back and enough space to keep pens, your mobile phone, cables, chargers, and power bank. It offers protection from dust, dirt, scratches, and bump/shock. There are several colors from which to choose, but this one will only be for the smaller (13-inch) MacBook Pro.
Unique: Picaso Lab Classic Plus MacBook Sleeve
The beautiful Picaso Lab Classic Plus MacBook Sleeve is handmade in San Francisco for either size MacBook Pro. The open edge allows you to charge your laptop while it's nestled inside the wool-lined sleeve. In addition to the Blue shown here, it also comes in Brown and Black. Don't like the red suspenders? Just ask, they will make yours with black leather instead.
Fun patterns: LAUT POP Protective Sleeve
This protective neoprene LAUT POP Protective sleeve comes in several vividly printed colors and patterns. Your MacBook Pro is safely nestled inside a thick, fluffy interior lining. An internal zipper guard keeps your MacBook Pro from getting scratched. This sleeve is just for the 13-inch version.
Premium: Welden Woven Sleeve
Handcrafted in a signature hexagon weave, this case is made with three strips of nylon that come together to create a singular shape. Multipurpose interior pockets and an exterior slip pocket store your other goodies.
Lots of choices
If you'd rather not buy a case for your new laptop, at least grab a decent MacBook Pro sleeve so that the outer beauty of your new MacBook Pro matches what's on the inside! A quality sleeve will protect your MacBook Pro from scratches, spills, and the everyday wear and tear of shoving it into backpacks, carrying it around, and sliding it around on desks and tables.
Our overall favorite is the official Leather Sleeve from Apple, although we're also in love with the Kinmac's sleeve, with its great colors, affordable price, and vertical design. We also recommend that you check out the Woolnut Sleeve, which feels like butter to the touch.
Regardless, be sure to protect your MacBook Pro from the elements! Otherwise, get prepared for disaster.
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