Best Briefcases For MacBook Pro 13

When you need your laptop with you, you need to know that it’s completely safe. This is why you need a briefcase that can handle your regular work days no matter how complicated they become.  Your briefcase has to be able to withstand daily commute, a bike ride, or a flight while still looking good. We tested a whole bunch of briefcases and sleeves in order to tell you which one is the best briefcase for MacBook Pro 13.

Premium feel, high quality, and great performance briefcase is a hard thing to find. We were looking for something that can protect your MacBook Pro 13, withstand any weather, and still go with every outfit. Pretty tough requirements, but if you’re a professional, you know they are necessary.

So we checked best MacBook Pro 13 briefcases, both waterproof and shock resistant, and chose three products that really stand out.

We rounded up the best of the best right here.

Top 3 best briefcases for MacBook Pro 13

Best Briefcase With Superior Protection

Best briefcases for macbook pro 13

If you need the best briefcase with superior protection, take a look at this beauty. The material Incase is using for these briefcases is eco-dyed polyester.

This briefcase has two compartments that you can open and close with a zipper. It’s 11 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, so it’s compatible with MacBook Pro up to 13”, as well as with iPads.

The shoulder strap has Ortholite memory foam padding, which makes it pretty comfortable. It is detachable, and 26” long and adjustable, which means that you can wear this briefcase any way you want.

Of course, the key feature here is the laptop cage that is padded, has a faux-fur lining, and Tensaerlite protection.

Incase Reform briefcases are already famous for their design, but with this construction update, they are no longer just good looking. Now, this is a briefcase that you can rely on to provide supreme protection for your MacBook.

'Incase': Reform Collection (Tensaerlite) Brief Bag

The reason why we chose this briefcase as one of the best lies in the fact that Tensaerlite is a material that absorbs impact. We also like the magnetic closure that makes sure that your laptop doesn’t move.

It also has a number of handy accessory pockets where you can put your charger, pens, keys, or whatever else you usually carry.


  • Impact-absorbing protective cage
  • Memory foam strap
  • Handy pockets
  • Eco-friendly material


  • The design is MacBook and iPad friendly, so it might not be the best thing if you have a different laptop.
  • Not water resistant

Best waterproof and shockproof laptop briefcase

If you are looking for the best waterproof and shockproof laptop briefcase, then you should definitely take this model into consideration.

If you are often outside in all sorts of weather, this slim, lightweight model might come in handy.
This MacBook Pro sleeve has a 3-layer protection. This protection consists of ultra-soft velvet, shock resistant foam, and a high-density nylon fabric.

It is 14.3 inches wide, and 10.4 inches tall, and only one inch thick.

Its design is adaptable, so you can carry it in three different ways. You can put it in your backpack as a simple sleeve, carry it by the handles, or, add the shoulder strap and carry it over your shoulder. The handles are versatile, so you can fold them in the side pockets, and make them invisible. 

Plemo 13"-13.3" Waterproof Laptop Briefcase

The material Plemo uses for this sleeve is incredibly light, great to the feel, and dustproof. In addition to that, it protects your laptop from water, impact, collision, and scratches.

We actually tested it to see if it is really waterproof. We didn’t exactly throw it into a pond, but we spilled a bottle of water over it. Nothing happened to the laptop, no moisture went through the fabric and into the sleeve.


  • Waterproof
  • Shockproof
  • Minimalistic design
  • Versatile


  • Too small if you want to carry anything additional

Best Overall Value for Money

Zikee 13.3" Water-Resistant Faux Leather Laptop Case with Collapsible Handles

In our opinion, Zikee faux leather briefcase definitely offers the best overall value for money. If you want something that will look professional, be reliable, and is small enough, look no further. No businessman would be ashamed to walk into a meeting with this bag in his hands, believe us.

It is 14.5 inches wide, 10.5 inches tall, and 1.2 inches thick. Thanks to these dimensions it is both big enough for everything you might need to put into it, and slim enough to look amazing.

For the exterior of this briefcase, Zikee uses premium quality water-resistant faux leather. This will certainly protect your laptop from rain and accidental spills. 

On the inside, your device is 360° protected by a padded lining that is made from 0.45cm of soft cotton. That makes this bag safe from scratches, shocks, dust, bumps, and scrapes.

Even though it’s pretty slim, this briefcase still has side pouches and pockets that enable you to place your accessories. Pens, chargers, cables and similar can easily fit.

Another thing we greatly appreciate when it comes to this briefcase is the fact that Zikee offers a 12-month warranty.

And, something we know most people will love, it is compatible with other laptops by brands such as Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, Dell and similar.


  • Suitable for both the office and travel
  • 360° water and shockproof
  • Accessory pockets
  • Warranty


  • No shoulder strap

If you still haven't found a briefcase you like, please take some time to read on our article on best laptop briefcases of 2018