Best case for Macbook Pro 15?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Semaphoric, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Semaphoric macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I have a Speck hardshell for my Macbook Pro 15. I'm looking also to get a soft case for it. Any suggestions as to which case can fit over the Speck?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The booq Vyper is the best protection I've ever seen in a notebook sleeve. In my opinion, it offers far better protection than any neoprene case, the zippers never come into contact with your MBP, and it looks great!

    You'll find many more recommendations by searching for existing threads on the topic. As a sample:

    Best Hard Case / Sleeve for 17" MacBook Pro - MacRumors Forums
    Best MacBook Pro 15" sleeve/ case - MacRumors Forums
    Which Macbook Pro Case - MacRumors Forums
    Lets compile a list of Macbook Pro cases - MacRumors Forums
    Highest Quality case or sleeve for 17" MacBook Pro - MacRumors Forums
    whats the best sleeve/case for my MBP 15 - MacRumors Forums
    Sleeve or hard case for MBP? - MacRumors Forums
    17" Macbook Pro Bag Needed with Serious Padding! - MacRumors Forums
  3. brenden macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2009
    Florida, USA
  4. Berius macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    My friend has an incase and I have the booq vyper. He seems to like mine quite a bit. It is rigid and soft on the inside. The fabric on the outside is like a strong nylon weave. There is lots of room around the macbook so dents are unlikely to occur. I imagine it would take a lot of effort to cut the case as well.
  5. pingfan59 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Booq Vyper here as well, Bought a Speck satin black hard case at the same time and just now put it on, almost too big with the speck on to fit in the Booq Vyper, but it managed to zip up.
  6. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    Booq is definitely the way to go! (if you want the best) ;)
  7. jtabije macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
  8. zaxdude macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    +1 on the Booq!! But I have the Viper XS3, GTR. Love it. Recently bought a Speck hardshell...hoping it squeezes in with it on.

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  9. Semaphoric thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2011
    Guys, I'm just looking for a soft case that can fit over the Speck hardshell that I have on my MBP 15 already. Any suggestions?
  10. zaxdude macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    there's only probably something like 150 suggestions :)D) in the links GGJstudios provided above.

    as well, pinqfan59 indicated above the booq fits over the speck
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If the suggestions above don't work for you then clarify what you're specifically asking for.
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you read any of the links? Your answers are already there in threads like those, no matter what kind of case you want.
  13. SanJacinto macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2011
    Milky Way Galaxy
  14. fingerman macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    Stockport, UK
  15. zaxdude macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    I got my Speck Satin in today...fits nicely and am pleased with it; hopefully it holds up well. My MBP now just barely fits into my Viper XS3, GTR. I can zip it closed, but it's a tight fit indeed.
  16. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I bought American Eagle Campus messenger bag that comes with soft sleeve it does fit well with my Speck See Thru hard case perfectly.
  17. Semaphoric thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2011
    I'm looking for a soft case that would fit over my MBP 15 which has a hardshell Speck on it already.
  18. thefizzle657 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    I was looking for the same thing for my 17" and ended up going with an Incase like this. It isn't too tight a fit that my MBP with the Speck case can't fit in, but not too loose that it moves around inside.
  19. Zed the Dead macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    I have a Speck satin hardshell on my 2011 15" MBP and it tucks just right into a Crumpler Reginald Transfer soft case. It's kind of like a hybrid sleeve, but with just enough pockets for essentials, and options to carry. Super well made. Love it!
  20. bmwpowere36m3, Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011

    bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    Any feedback on the fitment of a 2011 15" MBP in the new Incase Neoprene Slim Sleeves? I thought I read some stories about poor fitment... On my old 15" MBP Santa Rosa I had a Incase Neoprene Sleeve and it was fine.
  21. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Best Buy is selling the Slim Sleeve, just drag your MBP into a store and try it?
  22. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
  23. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    I know sounds simple enough, but I haven't purchased the new MBP yet (waiting till I get home for the holidays since the cost of an MBP in europe is ridiculous to what we pay) and just wanted some info on the sleeve.

    Thanks, yes I did and all I read was people recommending Incase sleeves. However that doesn't mean they have/had one and with the unibody MBP being of slightly different size than the older gen MBPs I wanted someone firsthand experience if the Incase Slim Sleeve fits well... that's all.
  24. emedina, Nov 26, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  25. Themegamacman macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012

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