Many potential customers come to MacCase to find what they consider the best iPad Pro 12.9 bag. Here at MacCase, our Premium Leather models get a lot of attention, and rightly so. In many cases though, someone,s perfect iPad Pro bag is not leather, but nylon.

Nylon iPad Pro 12.9 bags are lighter and more cost, effective than their leather brethren. MacCase has made iPad Pro bags since Apple's original iPad was released in 2010. They've evolved over the years. Let's take a quick look at the options MacCase currently offers in an iPad Pro carry bag. 


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Best Backpack for iPad Pro 12.9

Like its cousin, the Messenger Bag below, the MacCase iPad Pro Backpack sets itself apart from the heard by including a custom-designed sleeve specifically for the 12.9 iPad Pro. 

The tablet goes in the sleeve, the sleeve goes in the built-in pocket inside the backpack and you are good to go. This kind of 2 for the price of 1 approach to the design gives you options.

You can use the backpack together with the sleeve, use is alone or use the sleeve alone or with another case. This makes the MacCase Backpack for iPad Pro 12.9 also one of the best values you will find in Apple tablet protection. 

One thing that is often overlooked in backpack design is theft deterrence. If you're carrying a very expensive piece of hardware in your backpack, in this case, Apple's largest tablet and the backpack's design telegraphs this to the world, congratulations you're now a potential target. 

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The iPad Pro 12.9 Backpack is designed not to look like your carrying an expensive computer device inside. It's just too round. Laptop and tablet backpacks tend to be boxy and very rectangular.

This is the tip-off that something expensive is inside. Our little round, organic shape is the furthest thing visually from what a thief would be looking for. This design keeps you and your iPad safer especially when traveling. 

Another excellent feature of this iPad Pro backpack is its lightweight. We can all agree that when carrying something on our body, lighter is usually better. Backpacks are no different, especially when you're carrying around Apple's largest tablet. 

The key difference in our little pack is that the floor is padded. Many packs on the market offer padding of some sort but many manufacturers leave out padding in the floor. Having a padded floor is vitally important if you ever plan on putting your iPad Pro backpack down onto some hard surface like say, the ground!

Having a padded floor helps ensure that no matter what you have inside besides your expensive Apple tablet, the contents will be safe when you put the pack down. 

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iPad Pro 12.9 Messenger Bag 

The MacCase iPad Pro Messenger Bag can be used with any Apple tablet. The thing that sets this Messenger Bag for iPad Pro 12.9 apart from the plethora of tablet messenger bags available is that it comes with a sleeve custom-designed for the 12.9. 

The tablet goes in the sleeve, the sleeve goes in the built-in pocket inside the messenger and you are good to go. This kind of 2 for the price of one approach to the design gives you options.

You can use the messenger bag together with the sleeve, use it alone or use the sleeve alone or with another case. This makes the MacCase iPad Pro 12.9 Messenger Bag one of the best values you will find in Apple tablet protection. 

Rikki wrote in a review for this model:

"I was looking for something to protect my new toy and came across MacCase. I have to say I LOVE this sleeve! It fits perfectly. I'm highly impressed with it. The messenger bag is very, very well made. I will not be worried about anything I have inside of it. I will not hesitate to order from MacCase again for my Apple needs. They are worth every penny! The best iPad Pro Messenger Bag out there!"

Like its backpack cousin, this messenger-style iPad Pro bag is extremely lightweight. But that lightweight design does not come at the expense of protection. This bag is lightweight and protective. It achieves this through the intelligent use of materials. 

MacCase iPad Pro Sling Bag

The Best iPad Pro Bag: A New iPad Pro Sling Bag?

For many years MacCase made a highly successful Sling model in three different colors. This was one of the most unique, original designs in MacCase history. If you are a long-time customer, you may remember it.

You may have even owned and used one. It's been many years since the Sling went out of production but even after all this time, there is still nothing on the market that looks quite like it. 

Besides being very lightweight, it was always very comfortable and easy to use. But functionality aside, it was a radical design. With its "ear" that stuck out above what appears to be the main body of the case combined with a slash of contrasting color that serves to keep any moisture of out the zipper, the case turned heads where ever it went. 

We recently found one in pristine perfect condition in an old box of samples. "That would make the best bag for an iPad Pro 12.9", someone reacted upon seeing it for the first time at a meeting. "It's just perfect". 

awesome messenger bag for iPad Pro 12.9-inch

Our original Sling design was ten years ahead of its time. When it came out, it was one of the lightest and thinnest bags available from any bag manufacturer. It predicted exactly how the hardware it was designed to carry would become lighter and thinner as well.

Here we are ten years later and it is perfect for Apple's tablets. It would also fit the latest 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar model perfectly. 

What do you think? Should we resurrect our Sling design and create one cool bag for IPad Pro 12.9, 11, 10.5, and 9.7? Let us know in the comments. 

So whether your idea of the ultimate iPad Pro bag takes the shape of a messenger bag, backpack, or an updated, resurrected Sling, MacCase has you covered. With nylon models for Apple's largest tablet starting at $29.95, they won't break the bank either. 

If you found this article helpful or have a question, please leave a comment below. 

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Jody K. Deane
by Jody K. Deane April 17, 2017


Jacques Kaufman

Jacques Kaufman said:

So…did you resurrect the iPad Pro Sling Bag? I’m interested.

James Donaldson

James Donaldson said:

I would resurrect the sling bag , it is exactly what I am looking for and you would think that more companies would make something like this, sometimes you don’t want big you just want what is just right and this looks like it. Resurrect the sling bag.


Jody said:

Wow, it’s great to know that both of you want to see a new Sling. I know the design staff is reviewing models for the nylon line and I have seen a Sling being used for the iPad Pros and they fit great. I will make sure to send your comments to the person who can make a difference in getting them back into production. Thank you both!

Jo V

Jo V said:

I would love a sling! I’ve been trying to find a sling bag for my iPad but it’s so hard as there’s really nothing out there at the moment that is functional yet stylish in just carrying the iPad around.


Jody said:

Jo – Micheal has reached out to get your feedback on what you’d like in an iPad Pro Sling bag. If there is anyone you want to share your thoughts and ideas with, he’s the guy! Thanks.

James Bruce

James Bruce said:

If you make the sling bag again i would definitely buy one I like the idea of that over the back pack because I find backpacks painful at times where sling bags are good and are more universal then back packs


Jody said:

Would you be looking for a sling that is handed or one that can be worn on both shoulders, or does it matter to you? Please let us know. Thanks.

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