Premium Leather MacBook Pro Case
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- Custom designed and hand crafted for each size Apple MacBook model
- Choose from 13-inch", 15-inch" or 16-inch" models
- All models fit the latest Apple laptop sizes
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- Available for Customization Program. Click for more info
- Choose from raw, unfinished, Vintage brown or
- Classic pebble grain, satin black hides
- Premium, vegetable dyed, ultra "soft hand" leathers
- Fully padded and lined, super soft poly suede interior
- Vertically oriented design that moves with you
- MacBook Air / Pro + iPad 9.7, 10.2, 10.5 and 11 storage (13",15",16" models)
- Perimeter bumper pipping protects against small impacts
- Removable front storage pouch (6" x 6" x 1")
- Front and rear flat pockets
- Front flap zippered pocket
- Removable shoulder strap
- Top handle
- 13" : 13.5 x 10 x .75 / 22 oz
- 15" : 16 x 11 x .75 / 26oz
- 16" : 16.25 x 11.25 x .75 / 26oz
- Limited Lifetime Warranty / 14 Day Return Policy
- Optional backpack strap set turns any Flight Jacket into a backpack
- Optional matching shoulder pad
- Optional matching iPhone case fits any iPhone
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What Problems Does This Leather MacBook Case Solve?
- Provides a proven, quality way to protect / transport your Apple laptop and accessories
- Will last at least as long as you own your Apple laptop
- Meets your need for a compact, durable, protective and aesthetically pleasing case
- Provides piece of mind from 10+ years of continuous production
- Options allow you to customize the case to meet your needs
Is this the Best Leather MacBook Pro Laptop Case for Me?
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, 15 inch or 16 inch case with shoulder strap than this case is for you. Being vertical, its designed to move with you where ever you and your Apple laptop go.
The Original MacBook Pro Leather Case
MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jackets are cases of timeless design and uncompromising quality. They are the original MacBook Pro leather 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 case 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 10 plus years.
Our iPad Pro model has exclusive features designed specifically for the iPad Pro 12.9. That model can be seen here.
Our current generation of Flight Jackets have a relaxed fit when it comes to sliding in your 13-inch, 15-inch or 16-inch Apple laptop. There is enough room to get it easily in and out but they're are not swimming inside the case.
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 MacBook Pro cases into one of the finest leather backpacks available.
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 Mac Leather Case for Over 12 Years
Here at MacCase we like to describe our designs as "timeless". What we mean by that is that we work really hard to insure that no matter how long you own one of our products, it will aways look good. It's an aesthetic judgment we make with every product we create.
Of course you have to make a product that last 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. Over 12 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 12+ years is unheard of in the fast moving, ever-changing world of Apple portables. Keeping a Mac leather 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 each and 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 Case?
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, 15-inch or 16-inch Apple portable, you are following in the foot steps of thousands of Mac users over the last 10+ years who wanted the best leather MacBook case 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 creators intent. This is not the case at MacCase, a company founded by a multi-ward winning designer. When he set out to built a world class collection of cases for Apple portables, the quality of the finished product was just was important as his design ideas.
The execution of innovative design ideas at the highest levels of build quality is what makes a leather MacBook case 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 Custom MacBook Pro Bag Just For You
All MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket models are available as part of our Custom Program. 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 by 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
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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 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 design looks like a piece of kit in which Indiana Jones, a young Indiana Jones, might have used.
World Class Design
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 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 Leather Carrying Case for MacBook Pro 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, 15-inch and 16-inch Apple laptops. Its vertically-oriented compact form factor offers effective protection. This is a leather carrying case for MacBook Pro 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.
MacCase Flight Jacket Appeal
Michael Santoro comments that “the design of the Flight Jacket embodies the minimalism of the Apple design and the 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 case 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 one for you.
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.
Classic Appeal of a Black Leather MacBook Pro 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 case.
In this regard, MacCase also delivers. The Flight Jacket has a perfectly proportioned front face. The main flap constituting 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 a suit or sporting "business casual" everyday, 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 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.
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.
What is a MacCase Flight Jacket?
A MacCase Flight Jacket is compact leather cross body shoulder bag designed by award winning, American designer Michael Santoro to transport and protect Apple laptop 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 case should I get for my MacBook Pro?
It is always recommended to research the purchase the case that best meets and exceeds your individual needs. Things to consider when shopping for a case are the amount of protection you require, 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 the low price. Much higher quality materials and build quality will define a premium MacBook Pro case.