16 MacBook Pro Backpack
Availability: On Backorder, ETA: 3/1/21
• $5.05 flat rate U.S. ground shipping
- Built in sleeve custom fit to the 16 MBP
- 1.5" webbing secures laptop and prevents movement
- Organic round shape disguises expensive hardware contents
- Compact, extremely lightweight design featuring new "Diamond Weave" nylon fabric
- Dedicated iPad compartment
- Cyan / White "BrightSight" interior design makes it easier to find your stuff
- "Tilt Away" main compartment opening allows easier access to interior
- "X" Brace air mesh rear panel provides outstanding comfort
- Padded "shawl style" shoulder straps
- Thickly padded floor allows backpack to be placed on hard surface without worry
- Top of the line YKK zippers with soft touch rubber pulls
- Side mounted water bottle pocket
- Integrated top handle
- Heavy duty textured bottom panel for long wear life
- 16.75 x 13 x 6 / 18oz
- Optional matching Accessory Pouch (6.5 x 6.5 x 1.25)
- 1 Year Limited Warranty / 14 Day Return Policy
- Any questions? Call M-F 10-4 PST, chat or use the contact form below
Is this the best 16-inch MacBook Pro Backpack for you?
Our 16-inch MacBook Pro Backpack is for any Pro user looking for excellent protection in a lightweight, compact day use pack. Many 16 laptop backpacks are quite large and bulky which makes wearing them for any extended period of time fatiguing. Our 16-inch MacBook Pro backpack is virtually wrapped around Apple's largest laptop model so you have all the room and protection you need but are not saddled with the bulk you don't.
The MacBook Pro 16 Backpack for Your Professional Journey
The Apple's 16" model is their largest and most would agree, most professional laptop computer. It's expensive and designed to run all the professional software a desktop machine can run.
Typically, the 16" buyer is not someone looking for a computer to just check email or surf the internet. It's your mobil office, design studio, photo lab, post production house or any number of other things that gets your job done. The keyword here being mobile.
We know you need to move your top of the line Apple laptop around a lot. You need it protected and you need it safe while doing so.
Enter our new 16-inch backpack. It's big on everything important to someone who makes there living on the go.
Has dedicated spaces for the MBP and my iPad? Check.
Has room left over for other items I need to carry? Check?
Has a separate compartment for smaller things? Check.
It's comfortable to wear and to carry? Check.
Looks professional, not like I'm going camping or hiking? Um, definitely check.
Has an innovative interior design that makes finding things like keys or change easier even in low light conditions? Check.
Doesn't really look like a laptop backpack so I'm not stressed about walking around with it? Check.
Uses materials that are tough, durable and protective especially on the bottom surfaces where most of the wear and tear occurs? Check.
What about YKK zippers? Yes, they're here too.
The only thing we left off the list was the thing that people who need to move their 16" MBP around a lot despise: bulk. If you're looking for a bulky backpack, keep looking. This is not your pack.
But if you are looking for all the features we mentioned above, then we think you and are new pack are going to get along great.
Along with minimizing bulk, we made sure anything you put inside is easy to find. Our BrightSight 2.0 interior design actually reflects light down inside the pack to make what you are looking for easier to see. You'll never go back to using a pack or bag with a black lined interior again. BrightSight works.
A Better MacBook Pro 16-inch Backpack Through Intelligent Design
So how did we do it? How did make a backpack for Apple largest laptop that looks compact, professional and in no way appear to have a 16" computer inside?
All those curves make the pack look, feel and wear like a pack that is half it's size. Surfaces fall away as you move around it. The form is constantly changing and always appears smaller than it really is.
Everything looks tight, compact and minimal. It's everything you need and nothing that you don't. It's a smart, professional design to protect and transport a smart, professional computer for smart, professional people. And trust us, you won't miss the bulk.
MacBook Pro Backpack for 16-inch - Behind the Design
This is an except from an interview with MacCase President Michael Santoro about the company's 16-inch MacBook Pro Backpack.
JKD - I know you've been working on the new iPad Pro cases, so thanks for talking the time for this.
MS - No problem. It's always a pleasure to speak with you Jody.
JKD - So we started with the Universal Backpack, then the 12" MacBook model, then the 13" model, now the MacBook Pro Backpack for 16-inch. In the spirit of this series, what's the story?
MS - Many many years ago I designed and MacCase released a backpack called the MacPack Combo Backpack. The MacPack Combo was a "one stop shop for all your backpack needs!" Whenever you have a design that tries to be too many things to too many people you have to make compromises. It's inherent.
We wanted a backpack that could transport and protect a 12 iBook, the 13" models, all the 15" models and then finally, Apple's now retired 17 MacBook Pros.
Well in order to do that you need a really large form factor. The old 17" MacBook Pro was a monster of a laptop compared to today's ultralights. The problem was that the backpack shell that had to hold the 17" was the same one that was also going to transport and store the 13". This is like parking a compact car in a garage designed for a dump truck.
JDK - But it sold well?
MS - Yes, that was the interesting thing. The extra space gave people room to put lots of other things inside. But again, it was not the most efficient use of the space as most of it was vertical. It was tough, well padded and comfortable to wear.
Those three things had a lot to do with why it was successful for so long. IT guys liked it a lot as well. It was a real favorite with them. You could put two laptops in it as well as a bunch of tools for doing that kind of work. So for them, it was like having a mobile repair shop they could wear on their back.
JDK - If it was so successful, why replace it?
MS - All products have life cycles. For whatever reason our products tend to have very long life cycles which I think our customers like. But with the demise of the 17" Pro model, the writing was on the wall for the MacPack Combo. The market was changing. Apple laptops were changing.
We sold a lot of MacPack Combos to 13" MacBook owners for whom the extra space got to be a burden not an asset. We were having great success with our Premium Leather models which are all custom fitted to each size Apple laptop. While all was going on, the MacPack Combo was coming up for a design review.
Customer are constantly sending us, and me in particular, feedback, ideas and suggestion. We are truly grateful to have people who support us, who are so passionate about our products, as to take time out of their lives to offer ways to make them better.
So when we put the Combo on the table we all looked at it, we knew it was time for it to ride off into the sunset. Not having to house the 17"opened the door to do something new. I got started with a massive rethink of our overall backpack strategy for our Nylon line. I wanted a general use bag that was "best in class" but that I could also offer to our core base of Apple users.
A Lightweight, Comfortable Pack
JKD - Hence the Universal Backpack.
MS - Yes, this was the genesis. I knew if we were not going to have one form factor...
JKD - Can I interrupt you there and ask you to define "form factor" for our readers? I know you used it in all of these interviews but I received an email from a young reader asking for the meaning.
MS - Sure. When you're designing three dimensional objects that live in the world, that thing has a form. Using the term form factor is just another way of saying shape, or describing said shape. It's a term we use to describe the general shape or description of a designed object.
JKD - OK so back to the backpack story...
MS - Yes, well we needed a good solid form factor to build this new backpack line around. Now the design could be compact, lightweight, highly protective and comfortable. Keyword there being compact. From that we built up each model to work specifically with each size Apple laptop and tried to create the best value in a MacBook Pro backpack on the market.
JKD - How does that translate to the 16-inch MacBook Pro Backpack?
MS - Well for the 16", we again, wanted something that was much more compact that the Combo it replaced. If the shell of the new design was any smaller, the 16" MBP would not fit. It's as if the nylon and polyester have been shrink wrapped around the computer.
Yet there is still sufficient room for other items including a pocket specifically designed for an iPad. Plus the entire front compartment as well. So despite looking small, there is actually a lot of room inside. It's very functional.
JKD - I have noticed this pack is the choice of many creative professionals. Why do you think that is?
MS - I'm a creative professional. I am, essentially the customer. In many ways I am designing it for myself first with the understanding that if it works for me it's going to work for many other creative professionals as well.
Why is it popular? I think they get it. The design is based on a set of design principles. It's not thrown together based on a marketing report, focus group or trend in the soft goods industry.
At the end of the day, the set of principals the design is based on creates a product that works in the real world, in their professional lives. These types of products are hard to find. When you find one, you stick with it. That's why this little pack is so popular.