Protect your Apple laptop with the best MacBook Pro cases in September 2023

A folio MacBook Pro leather case from Woolnut.
(Image credit: Woolnut)

If you want to keep your MacBook Pro safe when carrying it around, it's a good idea to buy one of the best MacBook Pro cases. 

Style is naturally important, but so are the robustness, value and any extra features of a case, so we've looked at all considerations and compiled this list using both customer reviews and our own experiences with cases to help you choose. We've also included options for all sizes of MacBook, including the 2020 MacBook Pro 13-inch, and the newer 2022 MacBook Pros.

If it's time to upgrade your MacBook Pro, we're constantly scanning for the best MacBook Pro deals to help you save on one of these fantastic computers - we even have a round-up of the best MacBook Air cases too, as well as the best laptop bags for carrying around your MacBook safely. 

The best MacBook Pro cases available now

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Should I choose a MacBook Pro sleeve or case?

There are two main types of protective cover you can get for your Mac: a sleeve and a case. A sleeve is essentially a soft pouch that protects your Mac from bumps and bruises. Like a bag, though, it doesn't affix to your laptop, and is mainly used to protect it in transit. In contrast, MacBook cases clip onto your laptop and offer protection whether you're using the device or not. Both sleeves and cases have their pros and cons, and you can use both at the same time if you like by stowing a MacBook Pro with a case inside a sleeve.

What material is best for a MacBook Pro case?

Some companies use a form of plastic topped by a fabric layer that not only looks great but also resists scratches. Others use hard-shell plastic that can take a real battering. And some companies prefer clear plastic cases that let you see your device under its protection. Each material will suit different people and different tastes, but it's good to know there is a lot of choice in this area.

How much should I pay for a MacBook Pro case?

Beware ultra-cheap cases and sleeves, as these are likely made from inferior materials that won't keep much damage at bay. MacBooks are expensive devices, and you don't want to find yourself lumped with a huge replacement bill because you opted for a poor-quality case. Reliable, affordable cases do exist, but just make sure you check the manufacturer's reputation before going for one.

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.  

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