A hardy MacBook Pro case is vital if you own Apple’s powerful laptop as it may be the difference between an unfortunate accident damaging your precious device, and it surviving unscathed. With so many options, you may be finding it hard to choose. Some cases are made for one single model, others for a range, while others offer standout features that may or may not be important to you (for example, a hard or soft case).
This guide includes a range of carefully selected MacBook Pro cases, for the 13-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch models of the MacBook Pro. As we mentioned, there are a lot of questions to answer before you choose: do you want a snap on case, or a sleeve? Would you like the case to be lightweight? 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. Want more Apple deals? Check out our post rounding up the best Apple deals right now.
The best Apple MacBook Pro cases of 2021
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.