I have been using this sleeve in dark coffee brown for the last 19 months with my iPad 4, and it has been excellent.
The leather is thick and durable, and it provides very good protection. I was a little worried at first that the iPad will fall out of the top opening, but in practice this has never been a problem. I now prefer this over the flip-up covers I have used in the past. The quality of the leather and stitching is excellent. It still smells like cow, wonderful!
I expect this sleeve to last many more decades, and plan to transfer it to any new tablet I might get in future. Thanks for a great product.
I purchased mine in carbon from Dave's Deals and my older generation iPad fits very nicely. The construction is amazing and I think the color looks great. Thanks for the deal Dave.
Again SBL delivers excellent service and product. Shipping is superfast to the UK. The sleeve fits the iPad Air snugly. New leather is smooth and soft almost suede in feel on this tobacco colour. I can't wait for it to age and patina which will not be a problem from everyday use.
My iPad Air with a Smart Cover fit perfectly inside!
Very good protection with the beauty of very good leather!
My first Saddlebackleather product, and not the last!
I bought this with a bit of hesitancy for my iPad Air, because I wasn't sure how well a product designed for the 2/3/4th generation iPad would work with the smaller form factor of the iPad Air.
To anyone wondering, it works fine. The iPad is still snug in the sleeve. I can hold the sleeve by the bottom upside-down and the iPad won't fall out of it. It'd probably be better if it had been designed with the iPad Air in mind, but I can't imagine that it would be all that much better a fit.
So, if you're in my position, don't hesitate, the sleeve works perfectly well for the iPad Air, and it's really the only protection you need.
This is a simple but beautiful piece. It is actually my first Saddleback piece, but I was given the notepad cover for Christmas which is awesome as well. I purchased this with some hesitation as to if it would fit my new iPad. The dimensions of the Air are quite different than the previous generations, so I added a hard case on my iPad and it fit perfectly into this sleeve. Great piece, I won't be my last.!
I ordered this gadget sleeve to protect my new ipad air and have to say it is absolutely gorgeous. I have been amazed at your customer service (I have had many questions about which product to order) and was amazed at how quickly I received this. I am so happy! I will continue to look for the new ipad air case that is planned!