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The best MacBook Pro cases: from briefcases to waterproof slips

Best MacBook Pro cases
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Getting one of the best MacBook Pro cases is pretty essential if you've forked out for one of Apple's most powerful (and expensive) laptops. It will make the difference between a simple mistake that'll end up costing you even more money in repairing your PC, or it surviving unblemished. 

But where do you start? This guide includes a range of carefully selected MacBook Pro cases, from 13-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch models. It will also help you answers questions like, do you want a snap on case, or a sleeve? Would you like lightweight or heavier and sturdy? Are you in need of a shockproof or water-resistant case? Plus, of course, there are the all-important budget considerations.

You'll find a multitude of options below, for all manner of tastes. And if you fancy a bargain price on a MacBook Pro, head over to our post rounding up the best MacBook Pro deals. And if you've want a great case for your MacBook Air, we've got you covered too.

The best MacBook Pro cases of 2021 

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01. Estarer Mens PU Leather Briefcase

The best MacBook Pro case

Material: PU leather | Style: Briefcase | Size: MacBook Pro 15-inch

Stylish and smart
Many compartments
Not real leather

This luxurious Estarer briefcase undoubtedly looks more pricey than it is, striking the balance between casual and just-formal-enough. A 15-inch MacBook Pro will fit perfectly into its own pocket within the laptop briefcase – and there's even a bonus pocket especially made for an iPad, too. In fact, you'll never be short on compartments, as there is an abundance of them for chargers and wires etc, and there's even a compartment for your water bottle. 

The briefcase is made of vegan leather, which doesn't feel like real leather but does a good job of looking the part. There is a detachable shoulder strap, and a luggage strap on the back for attaching it to the handle of a wheelie case, if you need to.

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02. Mosiso Hard Plastic Protector

The best affordable MacBook Pro case

Material: Hard plastic | Style: Snap-on | Fits: MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch, 16-inch

Over 40 colours and graphic designs
Case and keyboard cover combo
Not the look for everyone

Mosiso's hard plastic MacBook Pro case is the perfect combination of great protection at a friendly price point. 

With over 40 solid colour options, plus a range of more graphic designs to choose from, Mosiso offer a case for every taste, and as each case comes with a keyboard protector as well, this is really the best overall MacBook Pro case option out there. 

Each case snaps on, and at around 10.5 ounces is lightweight enough for you to soon not notice it. You can also get a matching sleeve, if you want a dedicated bag to carry your MacBook Pro around in. All and all, this is the best option for protecting your MacBook Pro. 

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03. Mujjo Sleeve

The best stylish MacBook Pro case

Material: Leather and felt | Style: Slip-in sleeve | Fits: MacBook Pro 12-inch, 15-inch

Stylish design
Quality materials
Integrated storage
Not shock-absorbent 

If you're looking for a bit more of a lavish MacBook Pro case, the Mujjo sleeve may be for you. This sleeve is all about the quality materials – a combination of thick felt and vegetable-tanned leather.

The sleeve has a single snap button, and its rivets are lined so there'll be no metal contact on your MacBook. There's also integrated storage for you documents or AirPods. If you're willing to pay a bit more for the durable, quality materials, this is our top pick for a stylish MacBook Pro sleeve. 

Best laptop sleeve: LOGIK L15NBK11 Laptop Sleeve

04. LOGIK Black Laptop Sleeve

The best budget MacBook Pro case

Material: Neoprene | Style: Laptop sleeve | Fits: 15-inch

Excellent value 
As plain and simple as you can get 

If you're looking for a cheap, unfussy MacBook Pro sleeve then this neoprene number from LOGIK is the one for you.

Neoprene is a tough yet cushioning material so your device is in good hands when it comes to light knocks and bumps, and it's also waterproof.  This sleeve comes with a handle – not always a given with neoprene sleeves like this – meaning it's easy to transport. There's no frills and no fuss and this durable, protective case is a bargain to boot.

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05. KECC hardshell case

The best designed hard MacBook Pro case

Material: Hard plastic | Style: Snap on | Fits: MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch

Loads of fun designs
Sturdy and safe
Fits all models
All models have Apple logo cut out

The KECC hardshell cases are great if you want add a bit of character to your MacBook Pro. There are loads of designs to chose from, including star-based, marble-designs and florals. 

The KECC cases are also some of the most affordable out there, too. Each case comes with an eye catching design, and the Apple logo cut out (which may not be to everyone's taste). 

Best laptop bag: Ropch Felt Laptop Bag

06. Ropch Felt Laptop Bag

The best budget MacBook Pro bag

Material: Felt | Style: Bag | Size: MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch

Various colour options 
Room for an iPad too
Not water repellent 

Although we've included this Ropch laptop bag as our budget option, we think it looks far more expensive than it is. The main compartment will hold your MacBook, and there's an additional zipped, front compartment for your accessories: iPad, chargers, headphones, or mouse etc. This lightweight, professional-looking bag is perfect for travel, working on the move and everything in between. It's sleek enough that you won't look out of place in a client's glass-walled office, but equally it's quirky enough to be by your side in your local coffee shop.

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07. UAG Plasma case

The best rugged MacBook Pro case

Material: Hard plastic and micro-fibre material | Style: Snap on | Fits: MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch, 16-inch

Indestructible shell 
Great grip 
The look isn't for everyone

This UAG MacBook Pro case is for the creative on the move, and those liable to give their MacBook Pro a bash now and again. The UAG Anti-Shock cover is not about subtle use of materials or pretty designs. It's about tried and tested impact resistance, and a more hands-on aesthetic. 

Though a bit pricier than others on the list, this model meets military drop-test standards, has cooling vents for good air flow for prolonged use, and boasts a duel lock secure screen closure. 

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08. Tomtoc Ultra Slim sleeve

The best value MacBook Pro sleeve

Material: Leather and felt | Style: Slip-on sleeve | Fits: MacBook Pro 13-inch

Extra storage
This model only for MacBook Pro 13-inch

Tomtoc make a lot of covers and cases for various laptops, tablets and the like, but this particular model for the MacBook Pro 13-inch is our favourite. Its combination of leather and felt, plus a simple, cool design, all rounded off with a great price, makes it one of the bets MacBook Pro cases out there. 

This lightweight case looks great, but is also practical. It's designed with a side slit for quick and easy charging of the MacBook Pro, without taking it out of the case. 

Best hard laptop case: AMNIE Shockproof Laptop Hard Case

09. AMNIE Shockproof Laptop Hard Case

The best cheap hard MacBook Pro case

Material: Polyester & polyurethane | Style: Hard case | Fits: 13-inch

Slow-recovery sponge 
Chunkier than neoprene

Comprised four different materials, this AMNIE laptop hard case will protect your device from knocks, bumps and dust, as well as scratches and spills. Working from the inside out, your laptop is protected by soft velvet cushioning for the screen, and 6mm high-density, slow-recovery foam that absorbs shock and reduces its impact. The water-resistant polyester surface protects against spills and fits snugly. 

Best hard laptop case: Designer Empire "Paint" Hard Laptop Case

10. Designer Empire "Paints" Hard Laptop Case

The most stylish hard MacBook Pro case

Material: Plastic | Style: Snap on | Fits: MacBook Pro 15-inch

Stylish design
No handle

Etsy offers a world of customisable designs, but our favourite right now is this handmade Paints hard case by DesignerEmpireCo.

Cleverly designed to mimic oil paint, this laptop hard case will help you make a statement when it comes to your creativity. It's a natural choice for traditional artists, but will give a nod to anyone's creative profession or hobby. Multiple sizes are available, from 12 to 16 inches. 

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Beren Neale

Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.