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"Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”
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iPad Case - For Retina and Standard iPads
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92.3077% of reviewers would recommend this to friends
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Product Details
  • Fits the iPad Retina, iPad 4, iPad 3 and the iPad 2
  • Protects against shock, not just scratches
  • Can be folded into stand for reading, typing or watching videos
  • Thick leather sewn edges also absorb impact
  • Perfectly snug case: not too tight, not too loose
  • No breakable parts, e.g. zippers, buttons, etc.
  • Because of natural oils shade may vary
  • Dimensions (approximate size):
    • 7 ¾” W x 9 ¾” H x ¾” D
    • Weight: 1 pound
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit”
- Aristotle

We took both of our iPads driving and flying on a trip through Scotland, Kenya, Rwanda, Australia, and New Zealand over a period of two months, and our iPads kept the kids quiet and entertained during boring stretches between destinations. It kept Suzette and myself entertained too, because we like to read books on planes, but we realized pretty quick that when it comes to our uncoordinated kids the iPads would need a little more protection. These protective cases are essential essential no matter what, but especially when traveling with kids. The covers kept our iPads functioning perfectly well across the world and in a variety of climates.


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92.3077% of reviewers recommended this

Best armor ever

All the gear all the time works for riding motorcycles. This case works the same for my iPad as my leathers work for me. I'm not easy on gear and the standard iPad covers just didn't seem to be me resistant. The Saddleback case is.

The sewn leather edges provide impact protection for edge drops and the thick leather protects when dropped flat or wedged into a bag. The straps keep the iPad in the case when closed and give you a stand that works equally as well on the seat back tray on a flight or at the bar.

I use my iPad as a translator while traveling and the Saddleback case is a good icebreaker when meeting new people. Good leather seems to be appreciated no matter where you go.

There is some slip when the case is open as there is nothing other than gravity and friction holding the iPad into the case. Not a big deal as long as you orient the case correctly. The one hundred year warranty is ok, but Apple won't promise to keep building devices that will fit for that many years. I suppose it will be a great looking picture frame when the iPad 17 comes out.

Passport for iPad??!!

Just recently picked up a iPad case in chestnut so it now has it's passport for travelling!! Like to take my iPad with me on trips so it will now travel protected and in style. This is "hands down" the best case I have seen for the iPad and I have had a few. Provides great protection, comfortable to hold and looks amazing.
Once again another AWESOME Saddleback product

Derek

iLove this iPad case

Best iPad case ever! I love the design, the tobacco leather and the rugged look of this case. It will most definitely outlive the iPad.
My only complaint is that the leather straps have softened up so much that the case doesn't stay propped open when it's in the lap position. This is really just a minor issue as it is not a problem to stuff something in between the folded over front and back of the case. I am currently using a small juggling ball for this purpose However, it would be great if Saddleback made something that I could put there that would go with the leather and design of the case. My green, yellow, red and blue juggling ball just doesn't go well with the rugged look of the case.
Great product and I highly recommend.

Almost there

First the pros:
It is very well made. A work of art in today's mass produced world. I don't see wearing out or the case coming apart in my lifetime.

Highly protective. Ipad should survive anything but a direct nuclear strike or dropping into a lake. Probably the most protective case short of the survivor cases, but they really impact usability of the ipad, which this case does not.

Looks great. Smells great. I get compliments on it frequently.

Able to access all the ipad controls, speaker, camera, etc. It does not come between you and using your ipad.

Now the cons:
It's heavy. Will add a pound to your ipad.

It's thick. Basically triples the thickness of your ipad.

Now, I could live with those two cons, for that is what gives the case it's protective qualities, which I sorely need being an inveterate dropper of all things electronic.
But these next cons really irk me...

It's uncomfortable to hold in a reading position. Really uncomfortable. When you are holding the ipad to read, the right edge is very thick and sharp to hold. Not well suited for holding at all. Surely some way could have been made to soften this edge, maybe rolling the top layer of leather over the edge to make a round soft edge instead of the sharp hard edge it now has. It's so uncomfortable that I sometimes remove the ipad from the case, which negates the protective qualities. You cannot comfortably hold your ipad with your right hand. Horrible design. This may be the reason I quit using this case. I might try covering the edge with something like moleskin and see if that helps.

I hate the closure. The four loops on the back means you can't lay the ipad flat on a surface, it will always be at an angle. If the receiver tabs could have been on the top cover and the straps come off the back, then at least it would lay flat. I like taking notes, and the angle and wobbling you get from having the receiving tabs on the back is quite annoying. A bad design choice. Switch them round, please....

Even with this, it is the best case I've had so far. By far. No one even close. With a couple of changes it would be the perfect case. Soften the edge, and flip the straps...

No keyboard

I love the case. I used it on my Ipad for several years It is just what I want and it fits my style, however, I use the IPad for work and type a lot. These cases have no integrated keyboard. I solved this with my SB case by velcroing a keyboard to the cover and propping the screen with various objects. Although it worked great, I am at a loss with the IPad Air. Please look into a keyboard model.

Best Case

I've had this case for (3) years and besides being fantastic, it receives a TON of compliments. I was shocked to find out that there's no case for the iPad Air, and I'm DEEPLY saddened by that fact - so much so that I'm considering a hunger strike until one is produced! PLEASE Dave, I needs me a new case!!!!!

Need one for an iPad Air

I have one of these cases for my iPad 3. Just got an iPad Air and while it fits in the case, the case is too big. I'm using my Air in the old case until SBL releases a new case.

Come on Dave, release a new case and make some money!

Add me to the list!

Have the old, iPad 4 case for few years. I agree with the rest of the comments that it is the best. Now, I have iPad air but no case.

Hoping for iPad Air Case

I purchased a Saddleback case for my iPad 3. By far it is the best case on the market. Its ability to protect the iPad is far superior to anything else available. Waiting patiently for Dave to develop an iPad case for the iPad Air:) Come on Dave, hook us up!:)
Tony

Eagerly Awaiting Ipad Air Case!

I love my ipad case and have received lots of compliments! I am eagerly awaiting the release of the ipad air case so that I can feel "safe" using my new ipad! I really hope it will be released before Christmas!! Thanks again for an amazing product! Keep up the good work!

iPad

Hands down, THE best iPad case EVER !!!
The leather is aging awesomely.....
Wating patiently for the iPad Air case !

Need Air

I have this case for my mini and absolutely love it. I just bought an IPad Air and would sincerely love to have one wrapped around it.

Searched High and Low

I have bought a few Ipad cases....all junk. I am so thrilled with this wonderful leather case and very proud when I pull it out on the airplane (I need a referral fee) because many people ask me about it. You will love the sturdiness and excellent craftsmanship...believe me!

iPad Air Case Please!!!

Love your products, but desperately await the iPad Air Case!!!

IPad Air Case

I have bought the thin briefcase, mac sleeve, and bi fold wallet. Love them all!! But Dave please design one for the IPad Air!
I purchased one yesterday and I am waiting for your design before I use it. Please release it soon!!!!

Love it!

My son bought mr the tobacco colored cover. I've had it for 3+ years, and I love it! It was the second best gift ever, second to my iPad which my husband surprised me with! I've had many many complements on the cover too. BTW, I carry my iPad in my purse a lot and know it is protected by the cover!!! Love Love Love it!

Best Ipad case ever

I have this beautiful case in chestnut for my ipad and I love it, i know it is protective and I know that it will house my ipad without any problems, I just drop this into my saddle back chestnut medium briefcase or my large saddle back tote and I am good to go. I hope Dave makes one for the Ipad air that I just ordered .

Most Beautiful Cover on the Market!

We kept coming back to this case while trying to find one for our iPads. Couldn't wait for it to arrive! I love the way it has broken in and become better with time! We enoy every compliment and question about it! Great protection and great design!! We can't wait for the iPad Air design to be released!
I recommended this to so many people when I worked at Apple!
Thanks

Best case EVER!

Love this case. I have it in Chestnut. I got this originally for my iPad 2 and now my iPad 4 is loving this case. I have gotten so many compliments. I just hope it will fit the iPad Air.

Just keeps getting better

I recieved this case from a good friend upon graduation from medical school. Initially I was a little underwhelmed, the leather was very fresh and rigid with no personality. However as I've been using it it has been absorbing oils from my hands and getting some wear. Now after almost a year of use I am thrilled with both the amazing protection it offers and the unique look. I have people everyday who ask me about it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful, unique cover.

Will you make one for the iPad Air

I've had one iPad case in black and one in brown for a couple of years. Aside from the fact that they are indestructible, the heft is actually an advantage. The protective quality of the case is second to none on the market. Cosmetically, the brown has developed a fine patina while the black has shown great resilience in the face of abuse, showing almost no wear. I am hoping Dave will design one for the iPad Air in the immediate future.

Rocky Balboa of iPad covers

I am writing this review after almost three years of owning and using the case made for the first generation iPads. I own the Dark Coffee Brown case and despite the age it still looks and feels new. The color hasn't faded and the corners are still stiff and strong. The case and ipad have been dropped several times, kids have planted sticky, dirty, wet hands on the case and in the most extreme case, my daughter has also generously thrown up on it. After a wipe (and occassional wash) the case still reeks of strength, durability and looks....it kind of says in it's own unique way 'bring it on...is this all you have got?'....I own several products made by Saddleback Leather and I must say that Dave has set the bar on looks, quality and durability...Can't wait to see what else he comes up with...

I'm Back!

I have to re-post and take back what I had posted earlier about the new ipad case. I returned one that I thought just did not live up to what I was used to from SB. I had become an old tobacco snob. I was so taken with the old look and did not even want to look or listen to the thought of "the change!" Anyway, the great customer care (as always) sent me a new one and I have to say that I love it! I apologize for posting the "poo" color. Maybe I got a bad one because I love this one. Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm back and thanks for the great customer service. Onward! Oh, please take off my old post. Ughhh!

I was a skeptic, but....

I'll admit, I almost returned it. I actually called and got an RA number. After two iPads and several years of using lightweight, low profile cases I wasn't sure I could get accustomed to the larger size of this case. I thought I might miss the on/off feature, blah blah blah. I kept trying to talk myself out of the Saddleback but every time I went to box it back up for the return I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Why? The quality, the look, the intangible sexiness of dark coffee brown... The case is just awesome. After deliberating a few days I realized I was being an idiot and decided to keep the case. After a week of meetings and travel I am addicted. The case has softened up and already started to develop its own character. I really appreciate the solid construction and the security of the straps and don't notice the extra weight. No, I don't miss the on/off magnet of my previous cases, turned out to be a total non-issue for me. It's nice not worry about my ipad when I travel anymore, or fear the worst when my 19month old or his 4 year old brother get their paws on it. I love my ipad and this case takes it to a whole new level. Occasionally I have to re-center the ipad a bit, but I can live with that. You get what you pay for.

For the record, I've been through four supposedly "premium" cases, 2 of them in the last 6 months. None of them lasted and only one of them was dropped. In fact, the only case I dropped survived just fine, unfortunately it did not protect my first ipad from a shattered screen. The case was ok, the ipad was toast.

I purchased a Bible cover at the same time and it is equally nice. Next up, a classic briefcase ant medium notepad holder... Great tribute to your dog Blue, Dave. I have a similar character who has been all over the country with me. His head is on my lap as I type this.

Best iPad case. Period.

Advertises itself. People are always asking me about it.

My iPad is my life. I just throw it in my bike bag with my other stuff (keys, books, pens, iPhone) and know I don't have to worry about it.

Handsome, protective and well traveled. Just like me!

Awesome!

I'm not one who writes reviews. I've always figured people are capable of making their own decisions. This is my third item from Saddleback, and it is awesome. Everything they make is awesome. I wish I could afford one of everything. That is all.

Best iPad case... Unlimited uses

I am extremely picky with my cases... That being said. I rarely give a case 100% feedback. I own a 64GB fully loaded iPad 3 (an expensive investment) I wanted a case that I could feel safe having my iPad in and be able to take it anywhere in any weather or situation without being worried. I have camped, gone on survival expeditions, everyday use, climbed, and hunted with my iPad with its Saddleback Leather case. I have dropped this iPad 5+times from 6feet or more, and from a moving car onto concrete in my driveway. No scratches, dings, cracks, glitches, anything on either the case or the iPad. The design of the case has limitless features, from using it in High School class to using the straps to hang my iPad on top of my tent to watch a movie with my friends in a backpacking adventure, wow. It's been 2 years and I have left the case on it since the day I bought it. I pulled the iPad out and it's in mint condition. Well done Dave! Your quality cases are amazing. I just bought one for my MacBook Pro. Saddleback is worth the money, protecting your investment with a case that looks better with age everyday. I'm hoping to get a messenger bag to put both my MacBook Pro and my iPad in when I go off to college. Keep it up Saddleback!

Excellent, but...

I have no problems at all with this case. It's beautiful and gets many compliments. The craftsmanship is second to none, the same as on my two briefcases. My problem is with the iPad itself. Updating to iOS 7.0.2 and now it won't stay online at all. Worked flawlessly before the upgrade. Apple's forums are full of complaints, but Apple will not even acknowledge the issue. Garbage tablet, wonderful case.

Best Out There!!!

This was my First Saddelback purchase that would lead to many, many more. The quality of craftsmanship is unmatched, as well as the quality of the raw materials (materials definitely help the man). I've had this product for about 15 months now, and it is just now starting to finally soften up and break in. If you don't use the leather milk on a regular basis, you're missing out. It makes all the Saddleback products really pop and look magnificent. Thanks Dave!!!

Amazing iPad Case

This case is just what I needed for my iPad. I had a thick case before that didn't stand up to a short drop, but this case is rugged and certainly will stand up to use. The color and the leather smell is great. Now I just need to get one for my wife.

Quite useful

This case fit the iPad III just as advertised. The leather straps close up very securely. You don't ever miss the edge magnets. Old school closures have been around a long time because they work! Although I have never chucked my Saddleback protected iPad across the room, as Dave does in his video, I am quite sure it will survive if accidentally dropped.

iPad 4 Compatible!

I purchased my Saddleback iPad Case in 2010 for my iPad 2. I've loved it ever since. Recently, I purchased a new iPad w/ Retina Display (or iPad 4). Case still fits like a charm! I'd be very reluctant to get an iPad in any other size as I love the case so much. Excellent stuff.

Great Looking Protection

I bought this case because I'm a true road warrior, logging well over 100,000 air miles every year. A lot of the iPad cases I've seen in my travels don't look like they would hold up or provide the protection I need. I've received a number of compliments on this case, and like all Saddleback products, it just keeps looking better as it gains character. It's also the coolest looking iPad case in the room, no matter where I go. If you want real protection from the hazards of real world travel, get one of these.

It's Fu'n awesome!!!

I got it 6 months ago. I have no complaints. It takes a serious amount of abuse. If you want something you can toss around, then this is the case for you. It is the bee's knees!!!

Wonderul Product!

My husband and I just received our leather Saddleback I Pad case today. Everything we read about it is true . The workmanship is exceptional and we were really pleased on how quickly it shipped out . We love it !!

Thank you Dave :)

Lori and Steve

11 out of 10

With out doubt the one thing I get asked about when travelling more than ever before is this ipad 2cover its simply the best there is.
It takes all the knocks with ease and just gets better and better with age at first I was protective of it but now! well it??????s like a well worn leather jacket that I never want to take off.
If you think its going to be good then your going to be half right because in my humble opinion it will be twice as good as you hope it will be.
Yes you have to pay a little for importing it but its worth every penny and it knocks any thing you can find in the uk for a six.
I am eager to get the ipad mini case and cant wait for it to get here.
Thank you to all the folk who make these products your amazing.

What a great case!

Since moving my iPad into its new leather address, my piece of 21st century technology has now acquired a more tactile, friendly, and overall, a whole new personality!

The only negative thing that I noticed on opening the iPad case was that the bottom of the top cover was cut slightly shorter than the top so that it doesn't line up with the base. The more I look at it, the more it's starting to irritate me. I think this would not have happened if I had the opportunity to compare more than one case side by side, say in a store where I can see and compare and decide what I am willing to live with. But when purchasing over the Internet, it's always a gamble. On the whole though, it is a great product and I would highly recommend it!

Nice case, takes some breaking in.

Beautiful leather and stitching, a bit stiff when you first get it, but it breaks in nicely.

The only bummer is the (lack of) magnetic cover. Every other case I've seen has this, even the cheapie ones. I'm pretty sure they're using magnetic shielding on the back of the magnet ;)
Form it's a 5, function a 3.5.

Very good!

I have just received the case and indeed it needs some breaking in but it looks absolutely fabulous and of very good quality. The fit is very snug for an iPad 4th generation. It does add some bulk but that is the price to pay for quality leather and nukeproof design.

It took about 1 week to arrive in France and passed through customs without issues and without having to pay extra taxes.

For those wanting some more info about the color: I hesitated between DCB and Chestnut and went with Chestnut as it was the first in stock. I worried a bit that it would be too red but it's not. It's a very classy, warm dark brown leather. I'm very pleased with the color.

All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this case to a friend.

Thanks.

1 year down, 99 to go

I received my iPad 2 case from Saddleback more than a year ago now, in glorious dark coffee brown. It's quite simply, the best case I could have hoped for, and well worth the premium.

The case is frequently admired by friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Aesthetics aside, my iPad 2 has now survived numerous knocks and drops without issue. In the same period of time, two colleagues (with other cases) have shattered the screens of their iPads.


Thanks Saddleback.

Chestnut for the New I-Pad

I ordered this to surprise my wife, I got her an I-Pad for Christmas and bought a $30 black cover. She loved the I-Pad, but said "The cover is Black, I am a girl". I decided to order her this, she absolutely LOVES it. The quality is Top Notch and we both love the Chestnut Color.

I will be ordering more goods, probably the Briefcase next along with a few belts.

Tobacco Brown

I bought this about a year ago. Fantastic case! Much sturdier than anything else I have seen. Really takes the abuse from me, my wife, and daughter when traveling. I condition it when I think about it - it get's better with age - nice patina.

Thanks Dave!

Dark Coffee Brown iPad Case

This is my third and last leather case for my iPad. Great leather with no synthetic filler or short cuts in materials. I use my iPad daily for news, reading, shopping, and work. Much heavier than past covers I have bought, but fully covers the iPad which is secure in the sleeve. If you want a light case this is probably not the case for you. I was afraid I wouldn't like the closure straps, but they hold the case securely closed and act as a stand when needed when the cover is turned back. For my use this is turning out to be perfect. My husband is getting tired of me telling him how much I like this case. The color is a perfect deep brown.

Shatterproof!

I may not travel as much as some reveiwers, but I can honestly say this product has prevented me from destroying my iPad. I have dropped it on wood, concrete and tile... its is perfectly fine. Worth every penny!

Perfect...except

Soft where it should be, and hard where is should be. I do not think a better design exists for the iPad. Props up nicely when I'm laying in bed, and folds back to make reading sitting up comfortable as well.

The leather is oozing with quality and excellence. The straps are thick, the color is even, and my God the smell...

Now for the except. My iPad 4 toggle switch does not line up perfectly with the cut-out. So I have to be deliberate with my fingernai to toggle it. Not too big of a deal, since I don't often silence my iPad, or need to lock the orientation.

If I ever have a future generation of the iPad, no doubt I buy another Saddleback case.

You gotta be kidding me!

LOVE IT, tons of comments on it does not do it justice, it has saved me many times when I have dropped the thing, A little sad it will FAR outlast the technology inside it, thus rendering my 100 year warranty useless :-)

Perfect iPad case

I am an iPad geek. I started with the iPad 1 and found a workable case after trying several. Then my iPad 1 needed to an update, so I grabbed the iPad 4. I needed a new case, and couldn't find one I liked. I decided to give the Saddleback iPad case a try, because I love my other Saddleback items so much. This is the ideal iPad case. I don't know why I am surprised. It's Saddleback! It protects the iPad well. My new iPad 4 survived a drop from chest-height without any issue. It secures the iPad without any incling that it could fall out of the case. There is no infringing on the camera by the case, and all buttons, plugs, light sensors and microphones are easily accessible. The closure stays closed and can work as a stand for both typing and for video watching. Moreover, the you can slide your hand in the back of the case and it will stay on your hand without having to grip the corner. (I'm having difficulty explaining this feature, but what I do is bend the cover back and thread the straps through the closures so that the screen is visible. Then I take one of the straps out of the closure, and slide my hand diagonally between the two faces of the leather. This allows me to 'mount' the iPad on my hand for comfortable use.) I've gone through a series of iPad 1 cases and hated the thought of trying to find a good case for my iPad 4. Thankfully, Saddleback was my first and only iPad case for my new tech. The only thing I wonder is what I will do with the awesome leather when it outlasts my iPad...

Broken Record

I hate to sound like a broken record but my new Chestnut case is everything everyone else has said. It gives a ridiculous amount of protection to my iPad. This case is also such that I will not be able to update my iPad. After all, Apple is set to change the form factor once again which would make my new case worthless. This is not bad as the iPad 4 is a great version to be stuck with. The chestnut case is gorgeous. I was expecting the pigskin to be of a suede finish (like Hush Puppies) but it isn't, it is smooth. If you are looking for a svelte case, move along. This case is like kevlar. It is maximum protection. I was curious how well the iPad would fit into the case since there is no flap to prevent the iPad from slipping out. No need to worry. The iPad cannot slip out. Once in, it is darned near impossible to get it out. My wife asked me just how many cases was I going to buy for my iPad. I told her this is my last one. There are many options for covering the iPad but there is simply not a better case out there for protecting your iPad.

Heaven!! I'm in heaven!!

Seriously, this thing is THE BOMB!! I ordered the large thin briefcase in tobacco brown and matching iPad 4 case. My house smells like a dream and the items are more than I expected AND the briefcase was at a 15% discount. Really?!?!? I don't see a mark on it! You guys rock big time. I am getting ready to order several other items. I am very pleased and thankful for the discount, although I don't know why it was discounted. I am a life customer for sure! I sent back a Kenneth Cole briefcase that came yesterday. OMG, the hardware alone was so inferior compared to SBL. No comparison on the leather either. Thanks guys! AND thank you, Tessa! You are my friend... :)

I LOVE it!

I adore this! It is wonderful! I had 3 other iPad cases in 6 months before this one...spend roughly 1/2-2-3 of the price of this one on each and i got rid of them... I love love love this one.

Don't Read This! Just Go Buy One Already

I tend to wait a few weeks before I feel confident in a product enough to review it.... But I'm reviewing my new iPad case after having it for 4 hours. If you are looking for a bulletproof iPad case, look no further. I got a Dave's Deal Chestnut case and truly could not be more pleased. The only defect I can find is a little wrinkle at the top of the case just beside the front facing camera. I honestly wish it would have been more "defective".

I should also mention how much I love the colour. I didn't have much choice, it was the only one left in Dave's Deals when I placed the order for my large backpack. I don't think the pictures do the colour justice! It's dark like cherry wood. I would have ordered my wallet in Chestnut if I'd know how nice it looks in person.

Thanks to everyone at Saddleback for providing top notch products and world class service. If I were in prison together... I'd protect you.

iPad 3 Great Fit

I had a nice keyboard case for the New iPad, or iPad 3. The only problem, you could only use it in landscape mode. I bought a classic briefcase medium in chestnut. That plastic iPad case just did not look right in the back outside pocket. I got the Saddleback leather iPad case in chestnut. It looks great, and is a great product. I have a "flex" bluetooth keyboard that works great with the iPad. It is nice I can put the iPad in portrait, or landscape mode to type, or just use it without the keyboard. Too bad they do not make a leather case for the keyboard, but I bet one of the leather sleeves would work great. By the way, I meant to put five stars for the briefcase, but hit four by mistake. Thank you Saddleback for another great product. I would highly recommend this, or any of their products.

iPad 2: Very protective!

I bought this case because I love leather products! It reminds me of the leather on my grandpa's horses' saddles...and therefore of my grandpa. However, this case has more than paid for itself, simply by helping me avoid costly damage. I have absolutely zero fear of dropping my iPad/handing it to my 3 kids (under 8 years of age) and letting them go, etc. I've dropped it more than I can count, and never has it impacted the iPad within it. Extremely sturdy...and it still smells good after 6 months! The random scratches (and some not-so-random child productions) just add to the character.

Only case worth buying!

I bought two of these cases roughly six months ago. One for my daughters iPad 4 and one for mine. I got her the tobacco brown and ordered the dark coffee brown for myself. Her case was/is a lot different than mine in that hers was immediately soft and relatively loose but not in a bad way. Mine after six months is still very hard to get the iPad in and out of but has finally softened a little. Regardless, I love this case. It looks beautiful, feels incredible, and is very functional. I only have two complaints and they are relatively small. First, the two straps get loose very quickly. I wish they were firmer or had some stiff material inside of them to keep my typing angle from getting lower and lower due to the increased use and weight of the iPad. Second, the hoops that the straps slide into don't want to stay up! It's a pain to slide the straps in without them wanting to catch on the hoops. This issue was resolved with the new iPad mini case, however. I will be ordering an iPad mini as soon as they release a retina version and I will definitely return to Saddleback to meet my future casing needs!

Just buy one

I have been looking for a nice ipad cover for some time. I travel a lot and need something that protects it and is not so big it hogs an already crowded briefcase. I found the website and spent more time then I should have going through it. Learned a lot. Thought that these may be people that made what I wanted. Even ordered a 25% deal in the color I waanted. Got it in 3 days and it is all that the site says it is and more. Fits great, looks even better. Truly a quality product.

I must say however that I am a little upset with the thing. Now I have to have the briefcase. Thanks Dave.

Great Lookinf Short on Function

This is a great looking case and very durable. It's a great look for the boardroom. I have had mine for over a year. It does have some shortcomings though.

The tablet tends to slide down in the case during use. Controls become inaccessible. This gets worse over time as the leather pocket stretches from use. Flipping the device so that the opening is up helps when holding the tablet, but is still a problem when placed on a flat surface or lap. Velcro worked for a while.

Over time the straps become more flexible and don'????t work to place the tablet at an angle. You need to have something (I carry a small notebook) to wedge behind the screen to create an angle for viewing.

A magnet in the cover would be useful to turn the tablet off when closed (I made a simple retrofit for mine).

Too many work arounds to make it functional.

iPad Case

The quality is unbelievable and I am certain that this case will still be around long after me and my iPad are gone. I love his products.

Spontaneous adoration

All I know is this, my husband became more handsome, taller, more persuasive and much more proficient in all things dealing with "Eros" once he received his Saddleback iPad cover.

Manly Mans iPad Case

Well my wife wanted to get me a Camo Coach leather iPad case, I told her no let me look around to see what I could find. Well no Coach for me!This case is Rugged, Stylish, and screams masculinity. It is a case for every Manly Man...........And some beautiful women too!

My leather is looking good from first day...

I got my ipad case from Dave's deal and I am still trying to discover
why the heck I got this 25% discount on it. I am still confused....And Dave Munson , I am not agree with your this statement that "Your leather will be the ugliest it'll ever be the first day you get it"....my this leather is looking great from its first day...

Guaranteed to love

I am the type of person that changes cases quickly because they get boring or something new comes out and I move on from my existing case. I am confident I will never get another iPad case. This one is so stylish that both at school and work, it gets compliments. It matches my saddleback backpack perfect. I love the product and am glad I purchased it. Worth every dollar!

Protection & Style All In One

Bedsore I ordered my iPad, I ordered this case. I have several Saddleback products and I knew this would be of the same high quality and finish as my others. From the moment I opened the package; the rush I received from the smell was amazing. The stiffness of the case encourages you to break it in as much ad possible. From the feel of the leather to the look is product is made for the person who wants the best protection while maintaining its style. This is well worth every penny spent.

Fantastic

I can't recommend this product highly enough.
Every detail is perfect. Stop reading these reviews and buy one already!

Amazing

This case is the best ever you won't regret buying it, you'll just love it. The smell of it is great, and it has a unique style.

iPad cover fabulous

I love my cover. I've had it about 1 year and it looks better all the time. I set it on the back of my truck and drove away. While going 35 miles per hour it flew off and landed on the road at the first curve in the road. I backed up quickly and to my surprise no damage at all to my IPad. This cover rocks. It is a bit bulky but it is indestructible. I would purchase again in a heartbeat.

Amazing!!!

This case is the MOST awesome case I have ever found...and I have looked everywhere. It took me a few weeks to decide to actually comity, but once it became the standard by which every other case was compared, nothing else measured up and I invested. It's the best purchase I have made in a long time...this thing is beautiful, stylish, and totally secure. I love it!! No regrets whatsoever. Don't delay!...get one for your own iPad!

Exactly what I wanted!

I love it!! My husband is getting an iPad mini for his birthday & I be ordering the cover for it from Saddleback.

Gorgeous, and Tough

The smell alone will bring you in. Genuine leather can't be mistaken. My wife has had this case for over a year, and it only gets nicer looking as it gets beat up more and more. The thread has not lost a single stitch, and the iPad is as safe as it ever been. I'm ordering mine today, I'm tired of being envious.

Rock Solid

I've got the original iPad leather cover, a cheap Chinese rotating cover, and an integrated keyboard/cover. None of them are reliable stands if you happen to like using the iPad in bed. I think I went for the Saddleback cover because of its structural strength. It's heavier, bulkier, but can't be beat for standup on an uneven surface.
One major problem for me is the width of the 'frame' that borders the live area of the iPad. I use a pdf annotation program for work that utilizes 'pull-out' folder tabs which nest along the edge of the screen. I have to lift up the leather frame of the case in order to access these. This does not make me happy, as this case could have been built with the frame 2mm less wide and it would fully clear the edge of the live area of the iPad. It's also a bit bulkier overall than other cases and, by virtue of its composition, heavier.
That said, I don't need to fear dropping the iPad ever. If you aren't a weight weenie, and you don't need to get to the very edge of your screen, it's a great product.

Leather iPad Case

I was directed to this site from www.theartofmanliness.com and i'm glad I did.

This is the best iPad cover around. It's not the cheapest or the lightest but its the best quality about. I have had a number of compliments about it as I commute into London daily, and the more worn it gets the better it looks.

The wallet I brought at Christmas has fallen to bits already so looking forward ordering another Saddleback product very soon.

Heaven!! I'm in heaven!!

Seriously, this thing is THE BOMB!! I ordered the large thin briefcase in tobacco brown and matching iPad 4 case. My house smells like a dream and the items are more than I expected AND the briefcase was at a 15% discount. Really?!?!? I don't see a mark on it! You guys rock big time. I am getting ready to order several other items. I am very pleased and thankful for the discount, although I don't know why it was discounted. I am a life customer for sure! I sent back a Kenneth Cole briefcase that came yesterday. OMG, the hardware alone was so inferior compared to SBL. No comparison on the leather either. Thanks guys! AND thank you, Tessa! You are my friend... :)

Amazing iPad Case

This case is just what I needed for my iPad. I had a thick case before that didn't stand up to a short drop, but this case is rugged and certainly will stand up to use. The color and the leather smell is great. Now I just need to get one for my wife.

Quite useful

This case fit the iPad III just as advertised. The leather straps close up very securely. You don't ever miss the edge magnets. Old school closures have been around a long time because they work! Although I have never chucked my Saddleback protected iPad across the room, as Dave does in his video, I am quite sure it will survive if accidentally dropped.

iPad 4 Compatible!

I purchased my Saddleback iPad Case in 2010 for my iPad 2. I've loved it ever since. Recently, I purchased a new iPad w/ Retina Display (or iPad 4). Case still fits like a charm! I'd be very reluctant to get an iPad in any other size as I love the case so much. Excellent stuff.

Great Looking Protection

I bought this case because I'm a true road warrior, logging well over 100,000 air miles every year. A lot of the iPad cases I've seen in my travels don't look like they would hold up or provide the protection I need. I've received a number of compliments on this case, and like all Saddleback products, it just keeps looking better as it gains character. It's also the coolest looking iPad case in the room, no matter where I go. If you want real protection from the hazards of real world travel, get one of these.

It's Fu'n awesome!!!

I got it 6 months ago. I have no complaints. It takes a serious amount of abuse. If you want something you can toss around, then this is the case for you. It is the bee's knees!!!

Wonderul Product!

My husband and I just received our leather Saddleback I Pad case today. Everything we read about it is true . The workmanship is exceptional and we were really pleased on how quickly it shipped out . We love it !!

Thank you Dave :)

Lori and Steve

11 out of 10

With out doubt the one thing I get asked about when travelling more than ever before is this ipad 2cover its simply the best there is.
It takes all the knocks with ease and just gets better and better with age at first I was protective of it but now! well it’s like a well worn leather jacket that I never want to take off.
If you think its going to be good then your going to be half right because in my humble opinion it will be twice as good as you hope it will be.
Yes you have to pay a little for importing it but its worth every penny and it knocks any thing you can find in the uk for a six.
I am eager to get the ipad mini case and cant wait for it to get here.
Thank you to all the folk who make these products your amazing.

Nice case, takes some breaking in.

Beautiful leather and stitching, a bit stiff when you first get it, but it breaks in nicely.

The only bummer is the (lack of) magnetic cover. Every other case I've seen has this, even the cheapie ones. I'm pretty sure they're using magnetic shielding on the back of the magnet ;)
Form it's a 5, function a 3.5.

Very good!

I have just received the case and indeed it needs some breaking in but it looks absolutely fabulous and of very good quality. The fit is very snug for an iPad 4th generation. It does add some bulk but that is the price to pay for quality leather and nukeproof design.

It took about 1 week to arrive in France and passed through customs without issues and without having to pay extra taxes.

For those wanting some more info about the color: I hesitated between DCB and Chestnut and went with Chestnut as it was the first in stock. I worried a bit that it would be too red but it's not. It's a very classy, warm dark brown leather. I'm very pleased with the color.

All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this case to a friend.

Thanks.

Chestnut for the New I-Pad

I ordered this to surprise my wife, I got her an I-Pad for Christmas and bought a $30 black cover. She loved the I-Pad, but said "The cover is Black, I am a girl". I decided to order her this, she absolutely LOVES it. The quality is Top Notch and we both love the Chestnut Color.

I will be ordering more goods, probably the Briefcase next along with a few belts.

1 year down, 99 to go

I received my iPad 2 case from Saddleback more than a year ago now, in glorious dark coffee brown. It's quite simply, the best case I could have hoped for, and well worth the premium.

The case is frequently admired by friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Aesthetics aside, my iPad 2 has now survived numerous knocks and drops without issue. In the same period of time, two colleagues (with other cases) have shattered the screens of their iPads.


Thanks Saddleback.

Tobacco Brown

I bought this about a year ago. Fantastic case! Much sturdier than anything else I have seen. Really takes the abuse from me, my wife, and daughter when traveling. I condition it when I think about it - it get's better with age - nice patina.

Thanks Dave!

Dark Coffee Brown iPad Case

This is my third and last leather case for my iPad. Great leather with no synthetic filler or short cuts in materials. I use my iPad daily for news, reading, shopping, and work. Much heavier than past covers I have bought, but fully covers the iPad which is secure in the sleeve. If you want a light case this is probably not the case for you. I was afraid I wouldn't like the closure straps, but they hold the case securely closed and act as a stand when needed when the cover is turned back. For my use this is turning out to be perfect. My husband is getting tired of me telling him how much I like this case. The color is a perfect deep brown.

Shatterproof!

I may not travel as much as some reveiwers, but I can honestly say this product has prevented me from destroying my iPad. I have dropped it on wood, concrete and tile... its is perfectly fine. Worth every penny!

You gotta be kidding me!

LOVE IT, tons of comments on it does not do it justice, it has saved me many times when I have dropped the thing, A little sad it will FAR outlast the technology inside it, thus rendering my 100 year warranty useless :-)

Perfect iPad case

I am an iPad geek. I started with the iPad 1 and found a workable case after trying several. Then my iPad 1 needed to an update, so I grabbed the iPad 4. I needed a new case, and couldn't find one I liked. I decided to give the Saddleback iPad case a try, because I love my other Saddleback items so much. This is the ideal iPad case. I don't know why I am surprised. It's Saddleback! It protects the iPad well. My new iPad 4 survived a drop from chest-height without any issue. It secures the iPad without any incling that it could fall out of the case. There is no infringing on the camera by the case, and all buttons, plugs, light sensors and microphones are easily accessible. The closure stays closed and can work as a stand for both typing and for video watching. Moreover, the you can slide your hand in the back of the case and it will stay on your hand without having to grip the corner. (I'm having difficulty explaining this feature, but what I do is bend the cover back and thread the straps through the closures so that the screen is visible. Then I take one of the straps out of the closure, and slide my hand diagonally between the two faces of the leather. This allows me to 'mount' the iPad on my hand for comfortable use.) I've gone through a series of iPad 1 cases and hated the thought of trying to find a good case for my iPad 4. Thankfully, Saddleback was my first and only iPad case for my new tech. The only thing I wonder is what I will do with the awesome leather when it outlasts my iPad...

Broken Record

I hate to sound like a broken record but my new Chestnut case is everything everyone else has said. It gives a ridiculous amount of protection to my iPad. This case is also such that I will not be able to update my iPad. After all, Apple is set to change the form factor once again which would make my new case worthless. This is not bad as the iPad 4 is a great version to be stuck with. The chestnut case is gorgeous. I was expecting the pigskin to be of a suede finish (like Hush Puppies) but it isn't, it is smooth. If you are looking for a svelte case, move along. This case is like kevlar. It is maximum protection. I was curious how well the iPad would fit into the case since there is no flap to prevent the iPad from slipping out. No need to worry. The iPad cannot slip out. Once in, it is darned near impossible to get it out. My wife asked me just how many cases was I going to buy for my iPad. I told her this is my last one. There are many options for covering the iPad but there is simply not a better case out there for protecting your iPad.

I LOVE it!

I adore this! It is wonderful! I had 3 other iPad cases in 6 months before this one...spend roughly 1/2-2-3 of the price of this one on each and i got rid of them... I love love love this one.

iPad 3 Great Fit

I had a nice keyboard case for the New iPad, or iPad 3. The only problem, you could only use it in landscape mode. I bought a classic briefcase medium in chestnut. That plastic iPad case just did not look right in the back outside pocket. I got the Saddleback leather iPad case in chestnut. It looks great, and is a great product. I have a "flex" bluetooth keyboard that works great with the iPad. It is nice I can put the iPad in portrait, or landscape mode to type, or just use it without the keyboard. Too bad they do not make a leather case for the keyboard, but I bet one of the leather sleeves would work great. By the way, I meant to put five stars for the briefcase, but hit four by mistake. Thank you Saddleback for another great product. I would highly recommend this, or any of their products.

iPad 2: Very protective!

I bought this case because I love leather products! It reminds me of the leather on my grandpa's horses' saddles...and therefore of my grandpa. However, this case has more than paid for itself, simply by helping me avoid costly damage. I have absolutely zero fear of dropping my iPad/handing it to my 3 kids (under 8 years of age) and letting them go, etc. I've dropped it more than I can count, and never has it impacted the iPad within it. Extremely sturdy...and it still smells good after 6 months! The random scratches (and some not-so-random child productions) just add to the character.
 

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