Are you searching for a great vertical laptop bag that will not only transport and protect all your stuff, but will allow you to break free of the stereotypical "briefcase look"? Not quite ready to become your dad?
We'd like you to meet our Flight Case. A vertical briefcase (with a backpack option) that allows you to carry all your stuff, look smart and appease your inner rebel. The design is a deft combination of radical orientation, timeless proportions and professional execution.
Spend some time and get to know our Flight Case. Designed and built by passionate people who care about the craft, each piece is imbued with a quality that stands up to real-world use. Whether you're headed around the block or around the world, find out why our Premium Leather Vertical Briefcase is the first choice among creative, successful professionals worldwide.
• Allows you to express your individualism while maintaining the highest level of professionalism
• 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
• Expanded storage and backpack options
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Unparalleled customer service: Have a problem?
• Call 760 729 0620 Mon-Fri 10-3pm PST and speak to the boss.
"There is something to be said for the vertical design. It works brilliantly especially getting on and off trains and planes. It feels more like an extension of my body vs. something I am wearing. I used a traditional messenger bag for years. This is much better. Highly recommended"
- Christian B. Geneva Switzerland
"It's the perfect blend of old and new. I've had this case over 5 years and it only gets better looking with age. The leather is tough and the hardware is solid. As someone who commutes by motorcycle, the backpack option is great to have. This is the best computer bag I've ever owned."
- Tracy K. Vancouver BC Canada
"When I graduateed and got my first real job, I knew it was time to retire my beloved nylon messenger bag from college. I needed something that said I was taking things more seroiusly. This vertical briefcase fits my needs perfectly. Holds all my stuff yet allows me to be me. "
- Brian Z. Minneaplois, MN USA
Professor Max Q Princeton, NJ. on July 25th, 2022
I'm using the Flight Case as a leather briefcase backpack on campus it is proving to be quite the charmer. The bag holds everything I need for a day in the classroom but wearing the case as a backpack allows me to keep my hands free (to carry my coffee!) which makes getting around campus so much easier. Most of my students are using a backpack of some sort. The Mac Case is sort of the professional version of that.
Karl D - New York City. on Feb 7th, 2022
I'm commuting with this in backpack mode on my motorcycle. The case is great. The backpack straps are substantial and well worth the money. I can really tighten the case down and because it's not bulky, it doesn't affect the handling while I'm riding. When I get to work and take off my riding gear, I unclip the straps and have a fully professional leather briefcase I can take into any meeting. Just brilliant design all the way around.
Scott W. on May 08, 2021
The perfect vertical briefcase for travel. It holds MacBook, iPad, iPhone and accessories. It makes moving around on the road a breeze. I took a train across country and it allowed me to carry my electronics securely with me at all times. The MacCase Premium Leather vertical laptop bag is the best option available!
Michael V. on Nov 07, 2021
This is my third MacCase product but my first for a laptop. The style is beautiful, the quality of construction is outstanding, the functionality is excellent. A tremendous value for the price. I would highly recommend this every time.
Barron Ruth on Aug 31, 2021
I love this case, I use it for carrying my IPAD PRO and my Macbook.... Best briefcase/backpack I have ever had!
Allan MacKenzie-Graham on Jul 19, 2020
The Flight Case is simply the most beautiful computer bag I have ever seen. Simple and elegant, it draws compliments from friends and passersby. It looks great whether you are wearing a suit or jeans and a t-shirt. It is well-built and functional, made with solid, reliable hardware and easy to get things in and out of. And to top it all off, I feel confident that my MacBook pro is safe inside. I have purchased many computer bags over the years, from several manufacturers, but this is by far my favorite bag.
Tracy Polanowski on Jun 28, 2019
My husband loves this briefcase! It is of exceptional quality and is just the right size, not too big like all the other briefcases he has tried. He also loves the vertical orientation as it is easier to carry while he is walking. I love it because there's a space in it for my iPad Pro for when we go places together, even when his computer is in there. This bag looks even better than we expected it to. Its clasp is strong, and the pouch (we got the large one too) stays attached on the outside and holds all accessories. The only thing we didn't like was that there's no pen holder, but he bought a little sleeve to put his pens in so the cords wouldn't scratch them up, so no problem there. This is the best bag for the money anywhere out there.
Vesa Vahermaa on Jun 01, 2019
After browsing the web for quite some time looking for the perfect computer bag for my laptop and tablet PC, I stumbled upon MacCase. I was initially a bit hesitant considering the products were more expensive than the generic ones at my local electronics store, but was nevertheless impressed with the craftsmanship I could witness from the pictures and other users' reviews.
I decided to give MacCase a go, and ordered the vintage leather laptop briefcase that fits my tablet, laptop, important documents and all the necessary chargers in the pockets. I have used it practically every day since receiving it, and have gotten many positive remarks about it from my friends. Not only that, having bought the case fully equipped with backpack straps and an extended pouch, it fits both long and short trips and is a pleasure to carry around.
Furthermore, my brief E-mail correspondence with the MacCase customer service as an international customer have proven me that not only does this company provide excellent quality products that are fully worth the price, they also value their customers as individuals.
I fully recommend MacCase, both as a computer bag for your devices and as a company whose customer you might be considering becoming.
Reviewer: Andrei Frolov Vancouver, BC, Canada on Jul 02, 2018
With sizes of run-of-the-mill computer bags getting bigger than my over-nighter climbing backpack, it is great to see a vertical laptop bag with a purpose. Not to mention taste. This Flight Case is just the right size to grab a laptop, a stack of papers, a few accessories, passport, and plane tickets. Design is very lean and functional, the leather and interior padding is excellent quality, everything is top notch. Just the thing I kept looking for ages, but could not find. For any amount of money. Well done. Thanks!
Reviewer: Scott K. Johnson Atlanta, GA on Jun 29, 2017
After buying my new 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display, I couldn't see carrying it around in some ordinary computer bag or backpack. So I searched for the exact case that was worthy. The MacCase Flight Case is the ideal case for the task. Great leather and craftsmanship. I expect to be using it with this Mac and Macs to come. Definitely take a look if you value quality and style.
Reviewer: Sylvain Goulet Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Feb 04, 2015
This new Flight Case is simply fantastic! It's the perfect size for a 15" Macbook Pro, leaves some room for papers, iPad, and such extras without too much so that you are not encouraged to carry the entire office in it. The removable pouch at the front is a nice touch out of the way from the inside storage - get the larger one. The vertical shape falls naturally down when holding the bag on your shoulder as opposed to a regular (horizontal) office bag that often gets in the way of people in a crowded airport. It looks and is first class. I ordered mine on a Friday and was delivered all the way from California to Toronto, Canada by the following Monday. What great service. Thank you MacCase (Michael)!
• Case Body - 15.5" x 11" x 2.5"
• Main Interior Compartment - 14.5" x 10.5" x 2"
• Small Pouch - 6" x 6" x 1"
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 and glue.
The base Pouch that comes with each Flight Case is removable. It can be swapped out for the optional Large Pouch. The Large Pouch increases the storage capacity by over 50% over the base Pouch.
Add hands-free functionality to your Premium Leather vertical laptop bag with the optional, matching backpack strap set. It turns any Flight Case into a fully functional leather backpack.
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How can one design with the same function make two very different statements? Change the color.
Color has an almost universal way of influencing the things we buy and the colors we buy them in. Take automobiles. A car can take on a different character depending on its color. The same car looks much racier in a bright red than it looks in white or silver.
Color can also change our perception of what a product is. Look at how effective Apple was at taking people's perception of what a computer was supposed to look like (boring beige box) and turning it on its head with the introduction of the original Bondi blue iMac. “That's a computer?" was often heard upon a person first seeing the form.
How Does Color Influence Buying Decisions? This was something that was a hot topic when MacCase first launched its Premium Leather Collection in 2007. The line was launched in 7 colors including Red, Pink and Cream. While those colors looked great for photography, they didn't sell nearly as well as the distressed Vintage brown or classic black.
This was the instance of the 80/20 rule applying. 80% of sales were being generated by 20% of the color options. From seven to five to ultimately the 2 production colors being used today, the influence of color on buying decisions is profound.
Moreover, how does the same product appeal to a different audience just because of a color change? Let's take a closer look.
While we have seen our MacCase designs influenced by the colors we have chosen to create them in, I don't think there has been a product as influenced by color as our new Premium Leather vertical laptop bag. The fully structured leather briefcase backpack has two completely different characters depending on which of the two colors you choose.
Our vintage vertical briefcase, like all our other vintage models, somehow speaks to a distant past and a not too distant future at the same time. Many reviewers have called our designs in that color "retro-futuristic". If you saw one in a movie where the main character rode into the shot on a horse you'd believe it.
If you saw one in a sic-fic movie where the main character rode into the shot on a levitating motorcycle, you'd believe that too. As a vintage leather vertical laptop bag, the Flight Case is romantic and heroic in a way that the idea of America is heroic.
It allows a person to dream of bigger, more exciting things even if they are just waiting for a bus. If a product can operate at that level it's doing something right. We try to make them timeless, without trend and anti-fashion.
The Flight Case vintage leather briefcase embodies all of these characteristics and more. The vintage hides we use ensure that no two vintage leather laptop bags that bear the MacCase name are the same and will patina in over time so your case will only look like your case. It’s pure individualism in an age of perfect digital copies.
Over time, this patina process endears the case to its owner. The hides lighten and darken at the same time. They darken where you touch and interact with them. They lighten as a result of the natural process of the oil evaporating out of the leather over time. The hides will also show the marks, bumps and bruises of life. It is this quality, the acknowledging of the passing of time that endears each of our vintage pieces to their customers.
If the vintage Flight Case is for mavericks and visionaries, the black pebble grain model is all business. It's the most traditionally professional case we have ever made. That's not to say it's traditional. Being vertically oriented keeps it on the cutting edge and out of the "that looks like your father's briefcase" zone.
If you're moving through corporate America, a law, accounting or real estate office or any other of a hundred possible professions where you want to walk that line between expressing who you are while looking like you're on your way to the corner office, you cannot have a more trusted companion then our new Flight Case.
And when 5 o’clock rolls around and it’s time to jump on your motorcycle and meet some friends, this versatile briefcase easily converts to a hands-free backpack. And the black leather will match your motorcycle jacket.
So you have the one design with the same functionality, yet two very different statements, two very different premium leather briefcases, each about who you are and where you are going based on the color chosen. Whether you choose the vintage or the black, our new leather briefcase backpack has what it takes to get you to where you want to go.
One nice thing about this case is it works with any notebook, laptop, tablet or even a combination of them. It's large enough to do so but never feels too big or awkward. This is due to its vertical orientation that aligns the long axis of the case with the long axis of your body.
When you move, the case moves with you, not against you. It's a vertical computer bag that works with any hardware and it works well. The shoulder strap allows for the classic, crossbody orientation. Adjusting the strap will allow your forearm to fall readily across the top of the case. This makes walking with the bag extremely comfortable.
The interior is divided using a padded, removable panel that protects multiple pieces of hardware from each other. For this reason, this case is a favorite among IT professionals or anyone who needs to wants to carry multiple pieces of hardware safely and efficiently. The pockets are a great place to store and carry various smaller items that accompany portable computing. There is a large rear pocket and an additional pocket in the front flap for even more storage options.
Whether you need a vertical computer bag to carry a 15- inch or 16-inch laptop and the tablet of your choice, this vertical laptop tote is an excellent choice. Whether you choose black or our famous, distressed "vintage" brown.
When people first see this vertical briefcase, they don't know what to make of it. For anyone raised on the idea that a computer bag needs to be horizontally oriented, the design can be quite striking. For some people, a vertically oriented briefcase takes some getting used to. For others, it's as natural as a walk on the beach.
While many laptop totes tend to be soft-sided, this case is fully structured. This means it can stand up on its own. It does have a flap that covers the main compartment vs. a "lid" like a traditional briefcase. It also has a shoulder strap like the bags preferred by urban delivery kamikazes. But feature for feature, this is much more than your standard horizontal brief.
Most standard briefs don't have a backpack option. If they do, they just kind of look silly. Nor do they have exterior storage pouches with an option to expand to an even larger pouch for more storage. The backpack option is one of the features that sets this design apart from many of its competitors.
It's as good a vertical computer bag as you will find. It's also a pretty good backpack too. The 2.5" depth keeps the bulk down to a minimum. This is very helpful whether making your way through a crowded airport, subway train or even riding a motorcycle.
Not only is there very little bulk, but if you were to run into something or something was to run into you, the fully structured case is extremely protective. This is important when you're transporting a couple of thousand dollars in computer hardware. Whether this is in the form of a laptop or two or a laptop and a tablet.
If you see our vertical computer case and are startled, that's a pretty common reaction. If you are looking for what you might consider a vertical briefcase, give this design a long look. It has the features that many like about messenger designs, but it offers features that expand options and capabilities far beyond those horizontal models.
With the long-term success of our Flight Jacket model, we listened to a group of customers who were looking for more room than the Flight Jacket provided. Expanding the depth of the popular model resulted in a fully structured upright laptop shoulder bag. The orientation seemed much more radical for this design than for the smaller model. Through the years, this bag has found its audience or is it more appropriate to say, the audience has found this bag? Not only have they found it, they also love it. It’s one of the highest-reviewed designs MacCase makes.