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.
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The best MacBook Pro cases available now
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A great all-round MacBook Pro case
+ Great protection
Sometimes, you don't need to choose between style and practicality. The Textured Hardshell in Woolenex by Incase is a sleek, premium-looking case for your MacBook that offers serious protection. It's light and thin, so you can still take it out and about.
The best affordable MacBook Pro case
+ Great value
+ Several colours
At just 1.2mm thick and weighing practically nothing, this MacBook Pro case is great for scratch-protection and portability. Offering a good range of colour options and an easy-to-use snap-on design, the ProCase products also have a keyboard cover included, that helps prevent dust and liquids getting into your expensive Apple laptop.
The best MacBook Pro case for rugged protection
+ Excellent protection
- No colour options
Urban Armor Gear is one of the best-known names in the biz. It offers solid all-over protection against bumps and bruises, and we like its impact-resistant corner protection for when your laptop takes a tumble. Yet it manages to do this without looking like a monstrosity.
The best sleeve for quality real leather.
+ Fantastic fit
+ Quality materials
- Not rugged
If you want a refined look, the woolnut real leather sleeve or folio (with zip), is a fantastic choice. Having had time using the sleeve, I liked the snug fit and great quality of the materials. It comes in three colours (there are more in the folio model), and all are tailor-made for all MacBook models.
The most stylish MacBook Pro sleeve.
+ Beautiful appearance
+ Handy pockets
- Lightweight protection
I also own the Harber London Leather Laptop Sleeve, and it's another standout case for me. Again, it's made from quality leather and felt materials, and it also has handy pockets to keep pens, wires, etc, in and it fits a MacBook Pro like a glove. It comes in tan/grey or black/grey.
The best sleeve for quality faux-leather.
+ Has a built-in stand
+ Slim and sleek design
- Not shockproof
We like the look of the TYTX MacBook Pro Leather Case, but we need to be straight: first, it's actually faux leather, but that's OK because that's reflected in its modest price point. The next thing is that although it has great coverage of the MacBook Pro, it isn't the most rugged.
Best for MacBook Pro 16-inch
+ Good fit
- Shows fingerprints
If you have the latest 2021 release M1 Pro / M1 Max MacBook Pro 16, there still aren't a huge number of cases on the market, but the ever-reliable MOSISO has put out this simple well-fitting case that does the job, and it comes in a wide variety of colours including transparent.
Tough case for newest MacBook Pros
+ Tough, UV-resistant
+ Can weather impacts
- Comparatively pricey
The Evo Hardshell Case from Tech21 made its debut in 2022. It comes in versions specifically for the 14-inch and 16-inch 2021 MacBook Pro models, and is constructed from translucent polyurethanes, which means the sleek design of the MacBook Pro is still visible, but is also protected from bumps and scratches.
Best case for the latest MacBook Pro 14
- Iffy design
MOSISO's offering something a bit different for the 2021 MacBook Pro 14. This case ads in shock-absorbent beveled ridges and bumper heavy-duty hard shell for added protection without looking tank-like, as some rugged cases can. It also has a kickstand is designed to offer a more ergonomic typing angle.
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.