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.
- Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin lining
- 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
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."
Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.
This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.
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
I knew there had to be a leather Ipad case out there somewhere and I found it! I just got it today and it is beautiful! I got it in chestnut. The smell is absolutely incredible!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled that I found this. This case is one beautiful piece of workmanship!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :-)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.