Here are the best MacBook Pro 16 cases, covers, and skins that you can buy. Apple’s new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display is larger and thicker than the 15-inch model, so you will need to buy a new case or sleeve, but it should fit in most bags and backpacks.
With a thicker and heavier MacBook Pro, your choice of case or sleeve is even more important. The initial selection of MacBook Pro 16 cases is slim, but we expect to see this change quickly.
I’m a huge fan of using a MacBook Pro 16 skin and then putting it into a bag or a sleeve depending where I am going. The skin keeps the MacBook Pro looking pristine, which is great when you upgrade and sell it. A skin also makes it easier to customize the look and to easily add stickers to the MacBook Pro without leaving residue behind.
Apple sells an official leather MacBook Pro 16 sleeve, which looks very nice, but there will be other options out there soon as companies test fit and start shipping new cases, sleeves and skins.
- dbrand MacBook Pro 16 Skin – $24.95 and up
- i-Blason Halo Case – $24.99
- Waterfield Vero Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro 16 – $129
- Pad & Quill Cartella Slim Case – $101.96
- tomtoc MacBook Pro 16-inch Sleeve – $22
- i-Blason Rugged MacBook Pro 16 Case – $35.99
- Waterfield Suede Jacket Sleeve – $29
- STM Blazer MacBook Pro 16 Sleeve – $39.95
There are also plenty of great bags to put your MacBook Pro 16 in. I’m currently a fan of the SF Bags Pro Executive Backpack, but they also have a new Executive Leather briefcase made with the 16-inch Macbook Pro in mind.
dbrand MacBook Pro 16 Skin – $24.95 and up
dbrand makes great skins for the MacBook Pro and they have a version for the MacBook Pro 16-inch. they offer a range of materials including Matrix, Swarm, Camo, Dragon, Carbon Fiber, Stone, Leather, Matte, Metal, Wood and True Color. You can choose to get the skin with or without an Apple Cutout. I normally choose without and go for Carbon Fiber. I like that the materials have some grip to them, which makes holding your Macbook Pro as you carry it around your house or an office much easier.
You can also pick an optional Trackpad, Palmrest and Bottom skin. You can match these or you can choose different colors and textures to customize the look of your Macbook Pro.
The top skin is $24.95 and you can choose the other skins if you want them, bringing a full skin price up to $62.80.
i-Blason Halo Case – $24.99
The i-Blason Halos MacBook Pro 16 case is a slim hard case that is clear and that will keep your MacBook Pro safe from scratches as well as help protect from drops and dings. The case is designed specifically for the new MacBook Pro, and there is ventilation and rubber feet on the bottom.
Waterfield Vero Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro 16 – $129
The Waterfield Designs VERO Leather Sleeve is an amazing MacBook Pro sleeve that fits nicely and offers a good deal of protection if you like to carry your MacBook in just a sleeve.
The reinforced grip area makes it easy to hold onto and the corners are very tough to add protection. The stitching looks great and has held up nicely. This also wears over time, picking up a patina and scratches that only add to the look of this case. There is an opening near the top so you can still charge the MacBook Pro while it is in this sleeve.
Pad & Quill Cartella Slim Case – $101.96
The Pad & Quill Cartella slim MacBook Pro case looks like a book, and it’s made using the same binding techniques that bookmakers have used for years. This is a slim option that looks impressive, is hand made and comes with a 1-year warranty. There is a 3M adhesive technology to lock the MacBook Pro in place, but you can take it out and put it back in many times with no residue. There are three color options, Linen Gray, Charcoal and Cranberry. The Moleskin inspired design inclides an elastic strap to keep it closed.
$101.96 at Pad & Quill
tomtoc MacBook Pro 16-inch Sleeve – $22
- Original CornerArmor patent design at the bottom protects from drops and bumps like the car airbag.
- 360° protective soft fluffy padding interior prevents scratches especially around the zipper.
- Maximum fit model size: 14.13″ x 9.73″; Perfect fit 16-inch New MacBook Pro 2019, 15-inch Old MacBook Pro Retina A1398 2012-2015; Also compatible with 15″ Surface Book 2, Lenovo IdeaPad 500, HP Pavilion x360 15, etc.
- Super lightweight, easy to fit inside another messenger bag or backpack.
- Specially made with YKK zipper; A front pocket for small accessories such as iPad, phone, etc.
For users looking for an affordable sleeve that offers padded protection and that is spill-resistant, the tomtoc MacBook Pro 16 sleeve is a nice option. This includes re-inforced corners for added protection, an outer pocket to carry a charger or accessories and uses YKK zippers.
i-Blason Rugged MacBook Pro 16 Case – $35.99
Users that need more protection will appreciate the i-Blason rugged case that is designed to protect the MacBook Pro 16 from drops up to 48 inches repeatedly. The corners are designed to absorb a lot of shocks and keep your MacBook Pro safe. This snaps on and includes openings for ventilation. You also get raised rubber feet and the top of the lid is clear so you can show off the Apple logo.
Waterfield Suede Jacket Sleeve – $29
The Waterfield Suede Jacket MacBook Pro 16 sleeve is a super slim sleeve that is perfect for putting your MacBook Pro in and then putting it in a bag. This is incredibly thin and light, so it’s perfect for short trips or for keeping your MacBook Pro safe on a plane when your bag is in the overhead. This s my favorite super-slim MacBook Pro sleeve.
STM Blazer MacBook Pro 16 Sleeve – $39.95
STM offers the Blazer MacBook Pro 16 sleeve with a sharp-looking design, four color options, and an accent color, plus you also get a strap to carry the sleeve with if you want to travel light. The material is water repellent to keep rain and spills off your MacBook Pro. There is an external pocket for storing items and the sleeve uses 8mm foam for added protection.
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