We answer the top 20 questions surrounding laptop cases and how to choose the best one for you. Topics include, fit, value,materials, durability, aesthetics and protection.
MacBook Pro 16-inch Bags and Cases
MacCase offers a broad range of innovative MacBook Pro 16-inch cases, sleeves, bags, and backpacks. Whether from our ethically sourced leather or lightweight nylon, each MacCase16-inch model is an intelligent design filled with quality details.
In 2007 MacCase reinvented the Apple-specific case market we had created a decade before. We introduced a premium line of laptop bags, cases and sleeves heretofore never seen. Created with our exclusive ethically sourced hides, many of those designs have evolved to become the MacBook Pro 16 Inch cases you see here. This is a testament to our design leadership, our timeless sense of style and the industry's best build quality.
MacCase is unique in that we offer 2 distinct lines of models designed to protect your Apple laptop. One in leather and one in nylon. Each has its advantages depending on your individual needs.
There is no substitute for the warmth and durability of quality, full and top-grain leather. All MacCase hides are ethically sourced and have been since the launch of our leather collection in 2007. Thousands of customers all over the world have chosen a MacCase design to protect their Apple laptops.
The new 16" Apple laptop is squarely aimed at professional, creative users. These are the kinds of people MacCase has been providing the best carrying cases to for over 2 decades.
MacCase offers several larger cases and bags for the 16-inch MacBook Pro that will protect and transport Apple's top-of-the-line laptop. Combine our Premium Leather Messenger Bag with a custom-fitted 16-inch MacBook Pro Sleeve to create the ultimate MacBook Pro 16-inch carrying case.
The innovative, vertically-oriented design of our Briefcase Backpack makes it an excellent MacBook Pro 16 Briefcase. With space for Apple's largest laptop, an iPad and plenty of accessories, it's a great way to move your technology safely and securely through the world.
For lightweight protection, nothing can beat nylon. If you are looking for a high-performance MacBook Pro 16 bag, our nylon messenger or backpack can answer the call. Full-featured with the same layered protection as our more expensive leather models, our nylon designs are some of the most beloved laptop bags for 16-inch MacBook Pro made.
Leaders in the music, television and film industries choose our nylon models do to how well they travel and how well they hold up to long hours on the set.
The Stoic MacBook Pro 16 inch Case
In 2022, our 16-inch MacBook Pro case called the "Flight Jacket" placed first in iPhone Life's "Best MacBook Pro Cases" review. While this is a nice achievement, what one must realize is that the Flight Jacket has been in production for over 15 years.
A MacBook Pro 16 travel case won a award for best case almost two decades AFTER it was introduced. This is a testament to the overall quality our design. Moreover, the design has not changed since it was introduced. A number of our other products have evolved over the years. Features were changed or improved based on customer feedback.
Not so for the Flight Jacket. No one has ever complained about any aspect of the design. It has endured all this time just as it was originally laid out. It is extremely hard to achieve this level of timelessness in any creative project.
To do so in an industry as fluid as soft-goods is the real achievement recognized by the iPhone Life award. Everyone at MacCase is proud to put such quality products into the world. Our commitment to quality and timeless design is something that is present in each model.
Q. What is the best case to buy for a 16 MacBook Pro?
A. The best 16 MacBook Pro case is the one that matches your individual needs as an Apple laptop user. To find the best MacBook Pro 16-inch case for you, consider how much protection you need, the overall design and style, functionality and quality of materials for any case you may be interested in.
Q. What is the best bag for 16-inch MacBook Pro?
A. The best bag for a 16-inch MacBook Pro is the one that best meets your individual needs. Each person's needs are different so it's important to find the right bag for you. Protection for the laptop is important in any bag you choose. Look for one that is well padded.
Q. What is the best way to protect my 16 MacBook Pro?
A. The best way to protect your 16-inch Apple laptop is to consider 3 things: 1. How much you will be traveling with it. 2. The type of environment you will be traveling through. 3. What type of environment you'll be working in most of the time. Choose your protection accordingly.
A. Are hard or hard-shell cases bad for MacBook Pro 16?
Q. Hard-shell clip-on cases inhibit cooling, and they don't protect against the shock from drops. Get a soft carry case or a laptop bag. Most damage occurs to laptops during transport, not during use. Most people are pretty mindful of what is going on around them when they are working on their MacBook.
Here's a couple of more things to think about…. If you buy an Apple laptop you are paying a premium for all the design and engineering Apple put into it to make it as thin and light as possible.
Doesn't slapping a clip-on plastic shell over the whole exterior (making it heavier and thicker) negate all the work you just paid the premium for?
A case or other product designed to protect your Apple laptop should do just that, protect. Not trap dust, heat, grime, make it heavier, add bulk, raise core temperature and prematurely wear out the screen hinge. Yikes!
Does my 16-inch MacBook Pro need a carrying case?
Apple laptops are designed to be transported. If you plan on transporting your 16 Pro outside the safety of your home or office, a well-designed, good-quality carrying case is recommended. A quality carrying case is low-cost insurance for your expensive Apple laptop.
Building the Best MacBook Pro 16 inch Bag
Recently, a long-time customer placed an order for a new leather 16-inch MacBook Pro bag, one of our classic Flight Jackets. The product was not in stock and we let the long-time customer know.
"That's OK," he said. "I've waited 11 years. I can wait a few more days". I inquired as to what he meant and was told he was the proud owner of one of our original Flight Jacket models from 2008! The case was still being used daily. He sent us some photos. one of which is pictured above.
"Have you ever treated the leather, conditioned it or replaced the oil that evaporates out over time", I asked?
"Nope. Just used it and after 11 years thought maybe it was time for a new one. This is the best MacBook Pro bag I have ever owned, period. It's an absolutely great value. There is nothing else like it out there. You guys should be very proud to be putting out leather cases that are of such high quality".
This is not an anomaly. Many of the MacBook Pro bags, cases and sleeves that were part of our early production runs are still in the field over 10 years later. We know this because our customers tell us. They'll send a photo like the customer above.
If you are looking for a laptop bag for MacBook Pro 16 inch, a MacCase Flight Jacket is an excellent place to start. And an even better place to end. You cannot go wrong with a MacBook Pro bag with 10+ years of real-world use behind it.
MacBook Pro 16-inch Cases - Applying 25+ Years of Knowledge
You can say it's silly for a company to be showing off a decade-plus-old bag when they are trying to sell you a brand new one. At MacCase, showing off our history, where we come from and what we've produced over the last 25 plus years is important. We hope it's important to you too.
If you purchase one, you're buying into that too. You're buying into our 25 plus years of design experience and our 20 plus years of producing the highest quality, Apple-specific cases, bags, sleeves and backpacks.
We know a bit about this because we created the market. Our original case design for the original Apple iBook is what gave birth to the idea of designing cases, bags and sleeves specifically for Apple portables.
The world is drowning in poor-quality products sold at a "so-called" discount. It's a scam. Do you know what's not a scam? A MacBook leather bag purchased for $170 15 years ago is still going strong even though it has not received any maintenance in all that time. Try not taking care of your car for 15 years and see what happens.
This is what quality looks like. This is what durability looks like. This is what value looks like. This is what products produced by people who care look like. Is this what your last Apple laptop case looked like after 11 years of hard use?
The New 16-inch MacBook Pro Bag Rolls Out
Despite being one of the oldest Apple third-party manufacturers, MacCase is not privy to any information about new models like Adobe might be. While this is understandable, it makes any product update or introduction very stressful for us. The introduction of the new 16-inch laptops was such a time.
The newest Apple laptop model is larger overall than the model it replaces. Like with any new major Apple portable introduction, MacCase is there with a MacBook Pro 16 inch laptop bag, case and sleeve to protect your technology investment. What does the new larger laptop form factor mean to customers looking for a dedicated MacBook Pro 16 bag, case, sleeve or backpack? Let's take a look.
Carrying Case for MacBook Pro 16 inch
At MacCase, how your Apple laptop fits in one of our MacBook Pro cases, bags and sleeves are one of our highest priorities when we sit down to create a design.
For a long time, we went back and forth between case designs that were too tight (hard to get the computer in and out but a secure fit) or too loose (easy to get the computer in and out but sometimes the fit is not too every customer's liking).
For the most part, over these last 20 or so years, we got it just right. Otherwise, I would not be here writing this! Our customers are too demanding. Though the newest Apple laptop form factor is slightly larger than the 15" model it replaces, it's only larger by a few millimeters. So anyone used to how our laptop cases and notebook bags fit on your body, we'll feel right at home wearing a MacBook Pro 16 carrying case.
The custom fit and excellent protection that MacCase has become world-famous for are present in the 16-inch cases, bags, sleeves and backpacks. This, combined with our world-class build quality and exemplary materials, make our cases and bags for Apple's largest laptop some of the best available anywhere at any price.
MacBook 16-inch Leather Bag Quality
So now that we have the laptops of the future in the form of these new Apple portables with their sleek exteriors and their thin, elegant screens, what might the cases look like? MacCase is like any other product-based business: The product line is always in flux.
Yes, we have some models that seem to have been around forever, like our Flight Jackets, but just under the surface things are shifting, changing and constantly being redesigned. One thing that doesn't change is our commitment to building the highest quality nylon or leather MacBook Pro 16 bags.
One of the great things about working at a company like MacCase is how passionate our customers are about our products. This passion takes many forms. One of which is the laundry list of suggestions customers send us to improve current models. These are reviewed quarterly.
Ideas are implemented if the idea enhances the functionality, durability, quality, customer experience and value. Many times the ideas will add additional cost to the product, but we add them anyway without increasing the price.
We have collected a long list of improvements for our MacBook Pro 16 leather bag. The new Apple laptop model will allow us to add features while perfecting the fit for Apple's newest portable computers. If you have a suggestion to improve any of our current designs, write or call and let us know.
MacBook Pro 16 Messenger Bag - The Right Carrying Case
Not all our offerings are executed in our ethically sourced leather. MacCase is unique in that we offer designs in both ethically sourced hides and nylon. Nylon is a wonderful material when used in the appropriate context. For our MacBook Pro 16 Messenger Bag, we've crafted an extremely lightweight yet highly protective design.
With all kinds of places to store laptop accessories and personal items, this is one 16-inch MacBook Pro carrying case that will never run out of capacity. And because it's such a lightweight design, even if the bag is filled, it never feels heavy.
With its waterproofed fabrics, the Messenger will keep all your valuables safe and dry, rain or shine.