Premium Leather MacBook Pro Case
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Called "The Greatest Laptop Case Ever Designed". Our Flight Jacket is iconic, rugged, compact and functional. Ranked #1 in iPhoneLife's "Best MacBook Cases of 2022".
- Ranked #1 in iPhoneLife's "Best MacBook Cases of 2022
- Limited Lifetime Warranty / 14 Day Return Policy
- Vertically oriented design that moves with you
- Choose from 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch or 16-inch models
- Hand-crafted from ethically sourced, premium, vegetable-dyed leathers
- Choose from authentic vintage brown or classic pebbled, satin black hides
- iPad 10.2", 10.9" and 11" storage in front pocket (15",16" models)
- Fully padded and lined interior
- Internal Apple Air Tag pocket
- Perimeter bumper pipping protects against small impacts
- Removable front storage pouch (6" x 6" x 1")
- Front and rear flat pockets plus front flap zippered pocket
- Removable shoulder strap
- Top handle
- Optional backpack strap set turns any Flight Jacket into a backpack
- Optional matching shoulder pad
- Optional matching iPhone (does not fit ProMax)
- 13" : 13.5 x 10 x .75 / 22 oz
- 14" : 13.5 x 10 x .75 / 22 oz
- 15" : 16 x 11 x .75 / 26oz
- 16" : 16.25 x 11.25 x .75 / 26oz
- Available for Customization Program. Click for more information
- International Customers: Shipping costs and import duties will be shown at checkout. We will refund 50% of your shipping and import costs upon receiving your order.
- Any questions? Call M-F 10-4 PST, 760 729 0620
|Compatible With||Each size MacBook Pro model|
|13||13.5 x 10 x .75|
|14||13.5 x 10 x .75|
|15||16 x 11 x .75|
|16||16.25 x 11.25 x .75|
|Small Pouch Dimensions||6" x 6" x 1"|
|Materials||Ethically sourced full or top grain leather|
|# of Pockets, Slots, etc.
|Protection Methods||Leather, foam, liner + bumper piping|
|Air Tag Ready||Yes|
|Options Available||BP strap set, shoulder pad, iPhone case
|Questions?||Call 760 729 0620|
What Problems Does This Leather MacBook Case Solve?
- Provides a proven, quality way to protect and transport your Apple laptop and accessories
- Will last at least as long as you own your Apple laptop
- Feel good knowing you've chosen a product made from ethically sourced leather
- Meets your need for a compact, durable, protective and aesthetically pleasing case
- Provides peace of mind from 15 years of continuous production
- Options allow you to customize the case to meet your needs
The Best Value in a Leather MacBook Pro Case?
In an industry that sells mostly on discount, MacCase sells on value. Cases sold on discount have that discount baked into the price from the start. The original price is set intentionally high so it can be “marked down” to the “sale” price. This is supposed to make you feel good about buying it. It’s a game. You lose the game when the product falls apart long before you expect it to leaving you to have to buy a replacement. You've lost both your time and your money.
At MacCase, we have too much respect for your time and your intelligence to play those kinds of games. Our leather MacBook Pro cases are built to last years, not months or weeks. They're made from quality materials and assembled by people who care. 25 years of design and engineering knowledge goes into every piece. It’s much harder to sell using a value model. We only ask that you give us a chance and experience our superior design, craftsmanship and durability for yourself.
In consistent production for over a decade, our MacBook Pro Flight Jacket is one of the best leather MacBook Pro laptop cases you are going to find. It's designed for someone who marches to the beat of their own drummer. If you're looking for a protective, timeless, handmade, 13 inch, 14 inch, 15 inch or 16 inch case with shoulder strap made from ethically sourced leather hides, than this case is for you.
The Original MacBook Pro Laptop Case
MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jackets are cases of timeless design and uncompromising quality. They are the original MacBook Pro laptop case. We choose each hide with great care. We then stitch them together one at a time by hand to create premium cases for MacBook Pro unlike any other.
Original in their design and authentic in their execution, they were created to be the best leather MacBook Pro cases available from anyone at any price. Many of the pieces that were created as part of our first production run in 2007 are still in the field. How many $200 bags can make that claim?
It's not every day we get a new Apple laptop. With Apple replacing the tried and true 15" model, we're happy to have our new leather MacBook Pro 16-inch case ready to go. It appears that the new 16-inch model fixes many of the areas that hardcore Pro users were complaining about with the older 15" model. With that, we will continue to provide premium MacBook Pro bags for these new 16-inch users.
MacCase is happy to carry on the tradition of providing the "pinnacle of Apple portable protection" for this exciting new laptop. Our leather 16-MacBook Pro case has all the features, build quality, durability, and style that hardcore Pro users have come to love and expect over the last 15 years.
Just was it is about this MacBook Pro laptop case that makes it so enduring and endearing? Let's explore.
The Definitive Bag for MacBook Pro
When we sent out to create a safe and protective way to transport your Apple laptop back in the late 2000s, we had no idea we were creating the definitive bag for the MacBook Pro.
Our current generation of MacBook Pro shoulder bags has a relaxed fit when it comes to sliding in your 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch or 16-inch Apple laptop. There is enough room to get it easily in and out but they are not swimming inside the case.
Over the years, we have found that customers prefer this relaxed fit versus a bag that is skin tight. One of the benefits of building quality bags for so many years is that you collect all these opinions and data points about what customers want and make sure your products have them.
Each handmade piece comes with a matching shoulder strap. A matching leather backpack strap set is an available option. This turns your Flight Jacket from one of the premium bags for MacBook Pro into one of the finest leather backpacks available.
With the introduction of the Apple Air tag, a special slot pocket was added to our iconic leather MacBook Pro case. The allowed the Air Tag to be housed and to a certain extent, hidden. If your Flight Jacket was ever stolen, there would be a window to time to track it using the Air Tag before the tag was discovered and removed. Hopefully, this would result in a recovery.
The inclusion of a hidden Air Tag pocket raised the level of protection provided by the case to a whole new level. Not only is world-class protection provided by the layers of foam and tough leather exterior, but now an electronic layer of protection provides peace of mind. This is security and protection on a whole different level.
If you're debating about whether to purchase one, read the review below from PowerBook Central. The MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket has been called the "greatest laptop case ever designed". Find out why.
The Best MacBook Pro Carrying Case for 15+ Years
Here at MacCase, we like to describe our designs as "timeless". What we mean by that is that we work hard to ensure that no matter how long you own one of our products, it will always look good. It's an aesthetic judgment we make with every product we create. Our MacBook Pro carrying case is a great example of this ethos.
Of course, you have to make a product that lasts long enough to allow someone to reflect on the time they have owned one to see if the timeless" label is true. The MacCase Flight Jacket was born in 2008. 15 years ago! That is a lifetime in the cut and sew bag world.
Keeping a soft goods product in production for over a decade is unheard of in our industry. Many companies release new models like Nike introduces sneakers, meaning every few months. To companies selling trendy bags, having new designs out every 3-6 months is much more important than building a well thought out, problem-solving, beautiful design solution.
To have a design in production for 14+ years is unheard of in the fast-moving, ever-changing world of Apple portables. Keeping a MacBook Pro carrying case like ours in constant production for over a decade means that the customers for this design are there. The product is "pulled" into the market by Apple laptop users who want one, not pushed into the market with discounts and "flavor of the week" colors.
The award-winning designer behind every Mac leather case likes his designs to add up to something greater than the sum of their parts. How do you achieve this? It's not easy but customers all over the world who have purchased one of our Mac leather cases have come to appreciate this unique quality inherent in every MacCase design.
What's Behind This Leather MacBook Bag?
Good design matters. After all, you bought an Apple laptop, not a Dell or Acer. By choosing a MacCase Flight Jacket to protect and transport your 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch or 16-inch Apple portable, you are following in the footsteps of thousands of Mac users over the last 14+ years who wanted the best leather MacBook bag available.
Our leather carrying case for MacBook Pro embodies a distinct core set of principles: World-class build quality, timeless design, tough, durable materials, exemplary protection and superior functionality. These are just some of the principles we've used to please some of the world's most demanding customers with this design for well over a decade.
Building beautiful, timeless design solutions for Apple users is what MacCase does better than anyone. The longevity of our products is a testament to the quality of our designs combined with the bullet-proof quality of the materials. Having each piece handmade by people passionate about building the absolute best products helps too.
Many times a company will have excellent designs but the execution of those designs doesn't match the creator's intent. This is not the case at MacCase, a company founded by a multi-award winning designer. When he set out to build a world-class collection of cases for Apple portables, the quality of the finished product was just as important as his design ideas.
The execution of innovative design ideas at the highest levels of build quality is what makes a leather MacBook bag like this so special. You can feel that build quality every time you interact with the bag. You'll see it as the vintage hide patinas in over time. It all adds up to a unique and very satisfying user experience.
A MacBook Pro Laptop Case Just For You
All MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket models are available as part of our Custom Program. This means we can build a MacBook Pro laptop case just for you. You can choose from over 4800 options including exterior color and finish, thread color, interior fabric color and adding a custom logo or monogram.
Some of the hides that are available for the custom case program include distressed vintage blue, chocolate and gray. These are some of the most popular and make a striking statement.
Smooth finishes are also available in Tan, Red, Black and Chocolate. The smooth hides have a completely different look and feel to the distressed or pebble grains of our production models.
Here is a recent note we received from a Custom Program client:
"I'd just like to thank you for the excellent product I've just received. It perfectly fits my Apple laptop and the workmanship is beyond reproach. I've had several of your cases over the years and was a bit skeptical about spending the extra money for a custom case, but it was worth every penny".
- Rob K. Milwaukee WI
We have been running our Custom Program for several years now and our MacBook Pro carrying case is one of the most popular models with program customers. The breathe of the designs is amazing. They range from very conservative to wildly ambitious. What would you have us build? If you're interested in our Custom Program just click here
The ‘Book Mystique Review - Premium Leather MacBook Pro Caseby Charles W. Moore.
A few months back I reviewed the retro revival of the MacCase Classic computer case. Originally designed in 1998 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 Premium Leather Flight Jacket has a retro flare as well. This time reaching substantially further back than 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 design looks like a piece of kit in which Indiana Jones, a young Indiana Jones, might have used.
World-Class Design for Your Leather MacBook Pro Case
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 sister ship the Dodge Stratus.
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 exotic cars, and the Gulfstream G5 executive aircraft.
Drawing on the success of MacCase’s Premium Leather Collection of computer sleeves, shoulder bags, 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.
A MacBook Pro Carrying Case You Really Want
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 design 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 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch and 16-inch Apple laptops. Its vertically-oriented compact form factor offers effective protection. This is a MacBook Pro carrying case with minimal bulk.
Carry it briefcase-style with its top handle or under the arm using the provided matching shoulder strap. There is even a backpack mode with the optional backpack straps. This turns the Flight Jacket into a leather MacBook backpack.
The Minimalist MacBook Pro Bag
Michael Santoro comments that “the design of the Flight Jacket embodies the minimalism of the Apple design and the romanticism of our Premium Leather aesthetic. Apple owners looking for a timeless laptop case designed with outstanding protection and minimal bulk will find this and more in these models.” They combine the protective benefits of the company’s sleeve with the utility of the larger shoulder bag.
The MacBook Pro bag is available in 2 colors: Black and Vintage Brown. All feature contrasting white stitching and robust stainless steel hardware. Our review unit is the Vintage version. I have only seen the Black version in photographs. My provisional take is that the Vintage highlights the design most effectively.
As noted, there are several models to choose from, each respectively custom sized to fit and protect the respective Apple laptop. So no matter which Apple portable you need to carry and protect, there's a MacBook Pro bag for you. This is important in a world full of generic, "one size fits all" designs. MacCase specializes in this custom-fit experience.
The quality of the leather work is excellent. The material itself is thick but luxuriously soft, with neatly-done stitching. The computer compartment closure is a fold-over flap with a generous overlap. The compartment itself is generously padded and nicely lined. It's secured with color-matched velcro closures.
The Appeal of This MacBook Pro 16 Carrying Case
While the model I reviewed was the MacCase's made from their popular "vintage" brown hides, there is no denying the timeless professionalism of a black leather MacBook Pro 16 carrying case.
In this regard, MacCase also delivers. The Flight Jacket has a perfectly proportioned front face. The main flap constitutes about 50% of the front of the bag with the lower half making up the other 50%. When executed in the black hides, the bag looks modern, professional, and elegant.
If you work in a world where you're putting on a suit or sporting "business casual" every day, the black version of this bag is a perfect match for you. It can hold everything you need but it will never feel bulky. The streamlined, compact design won't allow for bulk.
The timeless proportions combined with the classic, pebble-grained, black hides makes a statement in the same way the vintage model does but that statement is unique to that color and finish. It's amazing how the same design can make two related, yet completely different statements depending on the hides used.
If you're in the market for a professional black leather MacBook case of the highest quality, I highly recommend checking out the Flight Jacket in the black pebble grain.
MacBook Pro Laptop Case Functionality
The MacBook Pro laptop case has several storage pockets for accessories. A removable, customized pouch for a MacBook Air Super Drive or AC adapter for the larger Pro models.
On the outer face of the flap is a full-width zipper-closure pocket. It's lined with nylon fabric over what feels like a thin layer of foam padding. Under the flap cover on the front of the main body of the case is another pocket. It's also taffeta-lined and with its own dedicated central Velcro closure.
There is another deep, open pocket on the backside 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.
Overall this Apple laptop case is a thing of beauty and highly recommended.
Do MacBook Pros need a case?
Most people who choose an Apple laptop do so with the intent of traveling with it. This can be to a local coffee shop or around the world. If you plan on moving your 13 inch or 16 inch MacBook Pro in this way, a case will help protect it and keep it safe during your travels.
Will this case fit my 14-inch MacBook Pro?
Yes. Unlike many other laptop case companies, MacCase doesn't have a one size fits all product philosophy. We design each MacCase model an Apple laptop it's designed to carry and protect. This gives our MacBook Pro bags an outstanding custom fit unmatched by generic bags.
What is a MacCase Flight Jacket?
A MacCase Flight Jacket is a compact leather crossbody shoulder bag designed by award-winning, American designer Michael Santoro to transport and protect Apple laptops and tablet computers. The available sizes mirror the sizes of Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPad computers for an exact fit.
What size leather MacBook Pro case do I need?
The size of the case you need depends on the size of the Apple laptop you are looking to protect and transport. The 13 inch MacBook Pro and 16 inch MacBook Pro are the most popular sizes for Apple laptops. Look for cases that match these sizes.
Do cases damage MacBook Pros?
A good quality, well-designed, well-engineered case will not harm your Apple laptop. On the contrary, it will protect it so when it comes time to upgrade, you can get the maximum resale value for it. Look for a case from a reputable Apple accessory manufacturer.
What MacBook Pro 16-inch Laptop Bag should I get?
It is recommended to research the laptop bag that best meets your individual needs. Things to consider when shopping for a MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop bag are the amount of protection you need, the materials, (leather or man-made), who it’s made by and how you wear it.
What are premium MacBook Pro cases?
There is a wide range of cases and bags available to protect and transport Apple laptops. Many of these are very inexpensive. Low-quality materials and build quality come with a low price. Much higher quality materials and build quality will define a premium MacBook Pro case.