The best bags & sleeves for Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

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If you're actually using a MacBook Pro for what it's built for -- portability -- you're going to need a way of toting it around, whether in its own bag or protected in a sleeve. These are some of the best options on the market.

Peak's Everyday Messenger.
Peak's Everyday Messenger.

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

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The Everyday Messenger is sold in 13- and 15-inch sizes ($219.95/$249.95), and equipped with a number of niceties such as a weatherproof shell, clip attachments, and a magnetic latch. Perhaps its most distinguishing trait though is its "origami-inspired" dividers, which create new ways to divvy up space. Photographers in particular might appreciate this.

Mujjo Sleeve

Mujjo Sleeve


Mujjo's leather and felt sleeves ($67.59 for 13-inch, $72.42 for 15-inch) also include compartments for thin objects like documents, cards, and earbuds. Black and tan versions are available, though color choice only affects the flap.

Picaso Lab Classic

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The stitched leather Classic comes in several different color variations: brown, tan, black and red, and brown and red. Prices range from $96 to $119. The premium sleeve can also be engraved with your name or initials for a personalized feel that looks great in a corporate setting.

Booq Mamba Sleeve

booq Mamba MacBook Pro sleeve


The Mamba ($40) is a simple sleeve that uses a waterproof "jute" exterior matched with a soft interior lining. There aren't any special pockets, but you can get it tailored to any Pro, with or without a Touch Bar. We'd recommend this for most people who don't need a full-size bag.

Booq Saddle Pro

Booq Saddle Pro


Meant to be a do-it-all work and travel bag, the Saddle Pro (reg. $295) can fit any laptop up to 16.4 inches, and many other items including your iPhone, documents, a water bottle, and even a change of clothes. A removable accessory pouch can hold objects like charging cables and SD cards, and you can even mount a trolley (of your own) for rolling through airport terminals.

Apple Leather Sleeve

Apple Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro


For a slim sleeve that is designed specifically for the 2018 MacBook Pro, Apple sells 13- ($179) and 15-inch ($199) covers in black, "Midnight Blue," and "Saddle Brown." Made of European leather with a soft microfiber lining, our team found them to be well made in our recent hands-on review.



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