MacBook Pro Cases Like No Other
MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jackets are MacBook Pro cases of timeless design and uncompromising quality. We chose each hide with great care. We then stitch them together one at a time by hand to create MacBook Pro cases unlike any other. There is a MacCase Flight Jacket available for each size Apple laptop. In addition, there are also iPad versions. Our iPad Flight Jacket has all of the features of our larger models. But it's scaled perfectly for the iPad and works well with the iPad Air. The iPad model is available here.
Many customers are asking if our 13” and 15” Flight Jackets are compatible with the new 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar and 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar models. Each Touch Bar model is slightly smaller then the older laptop design so there is no problem with the new, 13” and 15” Touch Bar MacBook Pros fitting on our Flight Jackets.
Over the years we have experimented with the fit of the laptops in our MacBook Pro cases. We have some versions that fit very snuggly and others that had a more loose fit. What have our customers told us they liked best? Well, like jeans, relaxed fit seems to be the favorite. Our current generation of Flight Jackets have this relaxed fit when it comes to sliding in your 13” or 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. There is enough room to get the Touch Bar models easily in and out but the laptops are not swimming inside the case.
Each MacCase Flight Jacket comes with a matching shoulder strap. Matching leather backpack straps are an available option. This turns your Flight Jacket from one of the finest MacBook Pro cases into one of the finest leather backpacks available. An optional shoulder pad is also available. If you're debating about whether to purchase one, read the review below from PowerBook Central. Talk to someone who owns one or call us with your questions. The MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket has been called the "greatest laptop case ever designed". Does your Apple laptop deserve anything less?
The ‘Book Mystique Review - Premium Leather Flight Jacket MacBook Pro Cases
by Charles W. Moore.
A few months back I reviewed the retro revival of the MacCase Classic computer case. Originally designed in 1999 for the then brand-new clamshell iBook. Now offered for the 13-inch MacBook in the full range of classic iBook colors. Both the design and workmanship of the Key Lime Classic Case we tested were impressive. The latest offering from MacCase takes cool and classy to an even higher level.
MacCase’s a new Premium Leather Flight Jacket has a retro flare as well. This time reaching substantially further back then 1999 to the era between the twentieth century world wars. It was a time when aviators wore leather flight jackets to buffer the wind-battering they got in open-cockpit aircraft. Chilly temperatures at high altitudes in non-pressurized cabins made such clothing a must. The Flight Jacket looks like a piece of kit in which Indiana Jones, a young Indiana Jones, might have used.
Designed by MacCase CEO Michael Santoro, a professional industrial designer who spent six years working in Chrysler’s styling office. During which he created the exterior design of the 1995 Car Of The Year: the Chrysler Cirrus. Along with its sistership the Dodge Status. As well as the return-to-its-roots restyle of the 1996 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler. Mr. Santoro clearly has a feel and flair for traditionally iconic form. He's also done design consultancy for the Vector M-12 and Lamborghini Jota exoticars, and the Gulfstream G5 executive aircraft.
Drawing on the success of MacCase’s Premium Leather Collection of computer sleeves, shoulder bags, and iPod, iPhone, and accessory cases, which are contemporarily-styled, the MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket has a more complex and retro-funky look. It is entirely believable as something that might have been made in the 1930s.
Pictures really don’t do it justice, and it has a presence that kind of reaches out and grabs you. “I want that
,” was my wife’s immediate comment upon spotting the Flight Jacket for the first time. Even before she even knew what it was. It has that effect; you want to touch it.
The MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket is available custom-sized to fit and protect the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Its vertically-oriented compact form factor offers effective protection for your Apple laptop with minimal bulk. Carry it briefcase-style with its top handle or under the arm using the provided matching leather shoulder strap. There is even a backpack mode with the optional backpack straps.
Michael Santoro comments that “ the design of the Flight Jacket embodies the minimalism of the MacBook Air and the the romanticism of our Premium Leather. Apple owners looking for a timeless case designed with outstanding protection and minimal bulk will find this, and more, in the new Flight Jacket.
” The Flight Jacket combines the protective benefits of the company’s sleeve with the utility of the larger shoulder bag. The case is available in three colors: Chocolate, Black, and Distressed Vintage. All feature contrasting white stitching and robust stainless steel hardware. Our review unit is the Distressed Vintage version. I have only seen the Black version in photographs. My provisional take is that the Distressed Vintage highlights the design most effectively.
As noted, there are three models to choose from, Each respectively custom sized to fit and protect the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. These MacBook Pro cases
perfectly fits the entire MacBook series. Including Apple’s latest launch of the new 13” MacBook and 15” MacBook Pro. The quality of the leather work is excellent. The material itself thick but luxuriously soft, with neatly-done stitching. The computer compartment closure is a fold over flap with generous overlap. Secured with color - matched velcro closures. The Flight Jacket has several storage pockets for accessories. A removable, customized pouch for the MacBook Air Super Drive or AC adapter for the larger MacBook Pro models.
On the outer face of the flap is a full-width zipper-closure pocket. It's lined with nylon taffeta fabric over what feels like a thin layer of foam padding. Under the flap cover on the front of the Flight Jacket is another the pocket. It's also taffeta-lined and with its own dedicated central Velcro closure. There is another deep, open pocket on the back side of the case. The computer compartment is lined with a soft knit fabric and has somewhat heavier protective padding. The shoulder strap or backpack harness attach to the Flight Jacket with hefty, swivel-mounted spring clips. Both attach to riveted, sewn-in stainless steel D-rings.