Are you searching for the best iPad case with a handle to meet your needs and feeling like finding something of quality is getting harder and harder to do? Frustrated with the lack of intelligently designed options you've come across so far?
We'd like you to meet our Premium Leather iPad Pro 12.9 Flight Jacket. Based on a design that goes back to 2008, our iconic iPad leather bag has won the hearts of 12.9 users for its innovative, vertcial design, industry leading quality and integrated protection for the Apple Pencil.
People love its ruggedness, durability and timeless, professional aesthetic. Does that sound like the type of case you're looking for? Spend some time and get to know our 12.9 Flight Jacket. It's crafted with all the passion we can muster and built to stand up to real world use. Whether you're headed around the block or around the world, find out why our iPad Pro leather case with a handle is the first choice among 12.9 users who are really going places.
• It's custom designed specifically for the iPad Pro 12.9, not a one size fits all case
• The vertical design moves with you, is more comfortable and more protective
• Strikes the perfect balance between enough room to get you through a day but never feels bulky
• Quality you can believe in: Handmade from some of the finest hides available
• Hands down, the best protection for transporting and protecting the Apple Pencil
• Multiple options allow for customization
• Designed by the person that created the Apple- specific case market in 1999
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Unparalleled customer service: Have a problem? Call and speak to the boss.
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"I've had my leather iPad carrying case for a little over a year now. It gets better and better looking with each trip I take. I was torn between the black or brown. I'm glad I went with the brown. Awesome case. "
- Carlos V. Anaheim CA USA
"I love the fact that the leather can be restored. This speaks to the quality of the case. It's made for the long haul. Parts may wear but can be replaced so the case endures...it's amazing. The customer service is exmplary. "
- Monica J. Montreal Quebec Canada
"I've never been as hard on a bag as I have been with this MacCase. I ordered mine with all the bells and whistles and it's been full on, flat out since it came out of the box. Best bag I have ever owned."
- Taylor B. Memphis TN USA
Jeff F. on Apr 20, 2018
I have been searching for a stylish and functional iPad case with a handle for my Microsoft Surface Pro. I just received the vintage version of the MacCase Premium Leather iPad Pro 12.9 case and it exceeds my highest expectation. The vintage leather is beautiful, soft and expertly crafted. My previous case was a leather padfolio with an outside, cramped accessory pouch. The iPad Pro Flight Jacket holds everything I had crammed into the padfolio and is far more functional. The compartments are ample and are easy to access.
The Surface Pro slides in smoothly. In addition, the second pouch holds my Kindle, Moleskine pocket planner, mouse, and charger. The business card slots easily hold business cards and a few travel rewards cards. The pen slot holds my Surface Pro pen and a multifunction pen. The zippered flap pouch holds items I need to access quickly including my passport, keys and phone. The slot on the back easily holds travel documents (e.g. boarding pass, ticket, etc.). It is amazing how much function is offered in such a beautiful, compact case. ...And it smells great! I expect to be utilizing this case for many years.
Michael K. on Nov 07, 2016
I have been an iPad carrying case since I was in college years ago. I have been through a few of them. This bag just fits! It fits my iPad Pro 12.9 and accessories and me perfectly. The build and design quality are outstanding. The only modification I would suggest is to make the optional pouches functional on their own by adding a small hand strap so it could be carried like a book. Thanks for an impressive product!
• Case Body - 14" x 9.7" x .75"
• Small Pouch - 6.75" x 5.75" x 1.25"
• 22 ozs.
Choose from classic satin, pebble grain black or authentic, full grain distressed vintage brown. Our hides are the real deal, not "bonded leather" made from scraps of leather, plactic and glue.
Increase the storage capacity of your stock, removable Pouch by 50% by adding the optional Large Pouch. The Large Pouch features an internal mesh pocket to help keep you organized.
Add hands free functionality to your leather iPad Pro 12.9 case with the optional, matching backpack strap set. Each set turns your shoulder bag into a fully functioning backpack.
Increase the style and comfort of your Flight Jacket with the optional, matching Shoulder Pad. It's made from real foam rubber not aerated plastic.
Have an iPhone? Any model iPhone will fit into to our optional, matching leather slip case. The case slides onto the shoulder strap of the Flight Jacket placing the phone right where you'd want it.
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760 729 0620
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( As told to Jody K. Deane by Michael Santoro, President and Chief Creative Officer or MacCase, Mar. 2016 )
Jody: There seems to be a resal buzz around the design studio lately. I keep hearing and seeing the words" the best" everywhere. What is the best leather iPad Pro case to you?
MS: The best 12.9 iPad Pro leather case is protective, timeless, beautifully made, thoughtfully designed and easy to use. The best case will endear itself to it’s owner. It becomes part of who they are, like their watch or favorite jacket.
Our vintage brown leather takes this to another level. The hide wil patina in over time, getting lighter in color as the oil evaporates out but darker in color where you touch it. Eventually, your case will only look like your case. Customers love this about our vintage leather. They're going to love how the vintage patinas in on the 12.9 iPad Pro Flight Jacket.
JKD- How is the iPad Pro 12.9 Flight Jacket different from the othr MacCase Flight Jacket models?
MS: As our product line, specifically our Premium Leather models, have expanded, so too have the options we have offered with each model. With our new leather iPad Pro 12.9 case we take the options list to a whole new level. The wide array of options allows customers to build the iPad Pro case of their dreams.
While it's about the same size overall as the current 13" MacBook Pro Flight Jacket, this new tablet specific model represents the future of what has been called "The Greatest Laptop Case Ever Designed".
The most obvious visual change is a new stripe down the middle of the bag. This is the visual design element that is present on all the new iPad Pro specific models. The center stripe does have a function. It is the holder for the Apple Pencil but again, also serves as a visual cue to let everyone know that this model is designed specifically for Apple newest and largest tablet.
JKD: The closure mechanism is different. Tell us about that.
MS: While we have added the new center stripe, the vertical side squeeze buckle and velcro closure for the flap are gone. The flap will no longer be closed with the twin velcro pads that was part of the original Flight Jacket design going back to 2008.
The new flap closure borrows the horizontal clasp latch from MacCase's $300+ Premium Leather Flight Case leather briefcase. It uses the same "tucked under and away" placement allowing the clasp to add detail to the front of the bag without becoming the overpowering visual element.
If you unlatch the flap and fold it up, you'll see that the twin velcro pads are still there. They have been repurposed. Their new reason for being is to supply the attachment points for the optional, removable storage pouches which are the first of the 5 new options we will discuss.
The smaller of the two pouches is about the same size as the current pouch that is on all the MacBook Pro Flight Jackets. The second of the 2 pouches, the Large, is about 50% larger. It features twin exterior pockets as well as an interior mesh pocket to hold smaller items.
These kinds of details were requested by several customers during our "what features do you want in your 12.9 iPad Pro cases" outreach. We listened. When we say we want these cases to be the best, we're serious.
Both pouches feature the same center stripe design element that that is so prominent on the body of the bag. This beautifully ties them visually to the bag whether you're using the small or large pouch.
One big difference between these two new pouches and the current MacBook Pro Flight Jacket pouch is that these use zippers. The current models use a small velcro square for a closure. Moving to zippers for these pouches are a huge improvement in quality, safety and security.
Another detail that also carries over from today's pouch designs is the small tab on the rear of the pouch. This tab is designed to slot into the horizontal loop on the front face of the iPad Pro case body.
This is a security feature. If, for whatever reason the pouch is not securely attached at the top and it should somehow come loose and attempts to fall off, the small tab will prevent this. It has been on our Jacket models since the beginning and it has saved more than a few pouches from being lost.
JKD: Tell us about the other options
MS: The next two options are carry over from the current Flight Jacket options list: backpack straps and a shoulder pad. These options are favorites with current Flight Jacket owners so it made sense to carry them over to the new Pro model.
Next on the options list is a new slip case for the iPhone. This new case is not model specific. We designed it so your iPhone can wear a band or other such snap on case and still fit in the new slip case.
The slip case is designed to slip onto the shoulder strap so your iPhone is always just where you need it. It features the same "Center Stripe" design vocabulary as the Flight Jacket so when you add it, it will all match perfectly.
This has been a very exciting time for MacCase. It's not everyday or even every year we get a new form factor to design for from Apple. This new leather iPad Pro 12.9 case with handle give us a chance to flex our creative muscle and implement certain features that customers have been asking for.
It also gives us a chance to open things up a bit to allow customers to truly build the leather iPad Pro cases of their dreams. Do you want extra storage, a backpack and a case for your iPhone? Want it to all match and be integrated beautifully? Now you can have that. It's all part of what we look at as the way of biulding the best iPad Pro leather case availbale.
In addition, you can order one of these new leather 12.9 iPad Pro cases today and just get the base mode. Come back in a month and order a pouch. Come back a month later and order the iPhone case or the shoulder pad.
The choice is yours and our options plan allows the case to grow and change as your needs do. We hope to implement these type of option plans for as many products as we can going forward.