The 1085CC is a perfect fit for the Macbook Pro HRD 15. 4''. I know that they suggest the larger case for 15'' laptops, but the HRD is a really good fit. Just add some weatherstripping around the perimeter, and some extra on the bottom left and right, and you will have a smaller profile hardshell case, that still fits into a backpack or messenger carry bag, like I do. It comes with a carry strap, but I don't suggest it for ''single carry''. I shortened the carry strap, to use as a pull strap, to extract it from my backpack, and I plan to add a 2'' velcro belt strap to secure closure. The Pelican latch is solid, (as all Pelican latches have always been), but when you depend on your computer for income, it's a great investment. A 10. 5'' x 14'' chunk of eggshell foam (from a local hardware store) helps secure any remaining space. This supplier was fast, and the product authentic Pelican retail packaging, with warranties. Very highly recommended.