Best Sleeves for MacBook Pro (Late 2016 to 2020) iMore 2020

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. To protect your MacBook Pro, consider one of these sleeves. Be 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.

From Apple: Apple Leather Sleeve

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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 and is quite well-made. The one linked below is for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, though Apple does carry other sizes as well.

From $199 at Apple

Basic and inexpensive: AmazonBasics 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.

From $11 at Amazon

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.

$119 at Waterfield

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.

From $13 at Amazon

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.

From $17 at Amazon

Slim briefcase: ProCase sleeve with handle

ProCase's MacBook Pro sleeve is like a slim briefcase, complete with 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.

From $19 at Amazon

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.

From $66 at Amazon

Snug fit: MacBook SleeveCase

The SleeveCase features cushioned high-grade neoprene and is wrapped in a waxed canvas or ballistic nylon shell. TSA-friendly, the custom-fitted case offers ultimate protection for your investment.

$69 at Waterfield

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. It only comes in black, but there are several size options.

From $13 at Amazon

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.

From $159 at Pad & Quill

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.

From $14 at Amazon

Water-repellent: Mosiso sleeve

Mosiso's sleeves come in a 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 an inner layer of sponge for shock absorption.

From $14 at Amazon

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.

$119 at Waterfield

Carry everything: IUNION Multi-Pocket Laptop Sleeve Handbag

Designed for portability, this 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.

From $18 at Amazon

Unique: Picaso Lab Classic Plus MacBook Sleeve

This beauty 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.

From $108 at Picaso Lab

Fun patterns: LAUT POP Protective Sleeve

This protective neoprene sleeve comes in several fun, 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. This one is made for the 15-inch MacBook Pro but should be roomy enough to fit the 16-inch MacBook Pro as well. You can also find this sleeve made for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

$130 at Apple

Minimalistic design: Dash Sleeve

Waterfield largely focuses on creating accessories made of leather. Not the Dash Sleeve, however. Made of rugged black ballistic nylon, this case is customizable by color and orientation.

$89 at Waterfield

Lots of choices

If you'd rather not buy a case for your new laptop, at least grab a decent 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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