Best sleeves for MacBook Pro (Late 2016 to 2021) in 2023
The MacBook Pro is where power meets portability, and it's not an inexpensive computer — this laptop is an investment. If you take it with you on the go, you'll want to use a sleeve to protect your MacBook Pro from damage in case of accidental drops and bumps. Be sure to match your sleeve to your MacBook Pro model to ensure the perfect fit. Here are our favorite sleeves for MacBook Pro or we have the best MacBook Pro cases if you need something more robust.
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
The Amazon-branded AmazonBasics sleeves are straight-up neoprene sleeves with a 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
Crafted from a single hide of premium full-grain leather, the Vero sleeve is available in different sizes and colors. Watch as the distressed leather develops a unique patina over time.
Case Logic's sleeves are next-tier sleeves. They offer reinforcement around the edges, a beautiful zipper closure, and plenty of foam padding for protection. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes.
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.
WOOLNUT's lineup of sleeves are crafted from 100% 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.
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. We reviewed this sleeve and loved it, noting that 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.
Mosiso's sleeves come in a huge variety of great colors and sizes and feature sturdy zippers, zipper pockets, and 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.
Designed for portability, this MacBook Pro sleeve features an extra pocket in the front and back, plus enough space to keep pens, your mobile phone, cables, chargers, and power bank. It offers protection from dust, dirt, scratches, and bumps/shocks. **Note: **This one will only be for the smaller (13-inch) MacBook Pro.
Another favorite of ours, in our review, we detail how the beautiful Picaso Lab Classic Plus MacBook Sleeve is handmade in San Francisco for all sizes of 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.
We adore this eco-friendly choice. We reviewed this product and noted that the streamlined but well-padded Incase Compact Sleeve w/BIONIC® is made from recycled plastic that's been fished out of the sea. The BIONIC® yarn creates a durable, anti-abrasion, ripstop fabric for fabulous protection.
Another sleeve we were able to get our hands on is the classy Ekster Laptop Sleeve. In our review, we talk about how the organizer helps you carry your tech in style, with plenty of pockets and slots for your accessories and other essentials, along with your 13-inch MacBook Pro. Expensive, but worth every penny!
Fits like a glove
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You've chosen one of the best MacBooks you can buy, so you'll want to consider a MacBook Pro sleeve. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro/Max and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 are both powerful and beautiful. However, without some protection, your laptop is at risk of being damaged when you take it with you on the go.
If you'd rather not use one of our favorite regular MacBook Pro cases, at least grab a decent MacBook Pro sleeve! 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.
A good MacBook Pro sleeve can help protect your precious laptop, but 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.
Our overall favorite is the official Leather Sleeve from Apple because it fits snugly and is well-made with quality materials. Not looking to spend too much money? The Mosiso sleeve has you covered with a well-priced option that gives you the protection you need. Regardless, be sure to protect your MacBook Pro from the elements!
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.