There are plenty of cases for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to choose from, but perhaps you’re looking for something a bit different, something that allows for protection while you’re transporting your device without attaching a proper case.
That’s where a sleeve comes in. We’ve put together a list of some of the best sleeves available right now for the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, with support for sizes up to 16 inches. The sleeves will offer different materials and features, but the overall designs will all be the same.
Let’s dig in.
The best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air sleeves
Bellroy’s laptop sleeve is designed for both 15- and 13-inch Mac notebook models, but it will also fit other laptops in similar sizes. The exterior woven fabric is from Bellroy’s recycled range, in this case constructed from 100% PET bottles. As an added bonus this sleeve from Bellroy is water resistant.
This sleeve is designed to not only be protective when you need it, but also features a design to make it easy to slip in and out your MacBook when you need it. The sleeve boasts a magnetic closure, and it has a soft ridge to help keep your laptop in place when it’s inside. It doesn’t add any major bulk, either.
The interior boasts a quilted microfiber lining to help prevent any scratches, and Bellroy offers a thee-year warranty with the laptop sleeve.
The Bellroy Laptop Sleeve is available now from Amazon for both 13- and 15-inch Mac notebooks in Light Grey and Black color options.
Amazon has its own lineup of laptop sleeves that fits a range of devices from 11 inches to 15.4 inches. And while this is under the company’s “Basics” lineup, it actually brings quite a bit to the table. It has the primary laptop compartment, and it also boasts a pair of pockets on the back as well. There is even a slightly smaller compartment that can fit a tablet up to nine inches (so you can bring your iPad mini with you, too).
The exterior is a felt design, and the interior boasts a soft suede to prevent the laptop (and other objects) from being scratched. The closure is velcro and it folds over the top opening of the sleeve for some added protection.
Amazon’s laptop sleeve is available now in Charcoal and Light Grey color options.
The ProCase sleeve offers something a bit different than the previous options, and you can see it right there in the picture: a handle. The company describes it as a sleeve, but also a protective bag. It’s not quite a messenger bag or a briefcase, but it offers plenty of protection, an easy way to carry it around, and a sleek design.
The ProCase sleeve comes in three sizes, supporting Mac notebooks from 12 inches to 16 inches. As usual, the laptop sleeve will also support other laptops as well. ProCase says the sleeve is made from soft and environmentally-friendly materials, and even offers up some bump/shock protection. There is a pocket on the front of the sleeve which can host smaller accessories.
The sleeve can also be fully opened at 180 degrees, making it easy to slide your laptop inside or pull it out when you need.
The ProCase Mac laptop sleeve comes in a range of colors: Black, Teal, Dark Grey, Mint green, Dark Blue, Light Grey, and Pink. It’s available now from Amazon.
The Tomtoc brand has made a name for itself for making top-tier accessories, and now it has made a brand new sleeve for Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air. It features a CornerArmor design, which will help protect your laptop from drops and bumps. It also features a plush interior design, which Tomtoc says offers 360-degree protection while your laptop is inside. There is even a protective padding around the zipper to prevent scratching.
The YKK zippers are some of the best you can get on any bag, making sure they will be long-lasting and sturdy. The case is small and compact, so it can fit in a small messenger bag or other bag when needed. There is a front pocket for accessories as well, including a smartphone, charger, and more. It can even fit some iPad models, as well as a Kindle.
The Tomtoc sleeve for the 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display is available now from Amazon in Blue Black, Mint Blue, Gray, Dazzling Blue, and Baby Pink.
Here is another option from Tomtoc, changing up the design a bit. It’s also designed for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. It comes in a gray color with a leather accent. It has a distinctive professional look to it, and it keeps things light and slim, so no added bulk.
It features a soft synthetic layer inside to prevent scratching, with a corner padding bar for boosted protection. It also features a magnetic closure, which is part of the flap that closes over the opening in the sleeve. There is a front pocket as well, so you can bring some smaller accessories with you.
The Tomtoc sleeve for the 16-inch MacBook Pro (model A2141) is available now from Amazon.
Apple has the simple, straightforward design down pat, as you can see from the company’s leather sleeve for the 13- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. This is a very slim sleeve, but it is manufactured from genuine leather sourced from Europe. It’s available in three colors: Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, and Black. Each variant features enough room for your MacBook Pro — and that’s about it.
The interior of the sleeve is outfitted with a soft microfiber liner to help prevent any scratches. And while the case is designed to reduce bulk and keep things slim, it’s also meant to make sure it’s easy to slip in and out your Mac notebook when you need to.
The leather sleeve from Apple for the 13- and 16-inch MacBook Pro is available now from Amazon.
There we have it, a quick roundup of some of the best laptop sleeves for your Mac notebook (or other laptop models for that matter). Of course, if you have another suggestion for us, please let us know in the comments below!