Boot Leather iPhone Case

  (15)
SKU: 01-70-0009
$79.00
$79.00

Color Suela

Ratings & Reviews

15 reviews

4.7   (15)
 

It's Awesome!

by

I love this case. I get compliments on it all the time. I cant wait to see how great this case looks the more I use it. Thanks for this one Saddleback!

 

This is the case you’ve been trying to find!

by

A full grain, thick leather case that patina’s beautifully over time, offers really solid protection, and is a perfect fit for your phone and the buttons you need… I finally found the winner and it’s this case. It is excellent at all of the above. I love that it’s one piece of leather, hand-crafted for a perfect fit and great performance. You will love this case and like all things Saddleback, it will only get better over the course of time!

 

Unique....One of a kind!

by

After years of purchasing similar iPhone cases, finally something that is unique but still provides the necessary protection. It’s the highest quality of leather that looks great and gradually darkens. The fit stays snug so there is no worry of losing the phone. Love that I have a beautiful case that stands out without sacrificing the protective factor!

 

Classy, cool, sleek, and durable!

by

I love the look and the fit. I've already had several compliments on it and it is starting to wear in and develop some nice character to it. It fits my phone perfect and love that it keeps the phone feeling sleek and thin while protecting it. I also really like the look of the holes and areas used for the buttons on this phone. The on/off button took a bit of breaking in to work every time, but I simply took the case off and massaged it a bit and now it works perfect every time. It’s great knowing this leather quality case will last me forever (or until Apple makes a better phone) and even look better with more and more character over time.

 

Loving it

by

This thing is sleek yet durable. Provides all the protection you want without the bulk. Of course it looks great too and keeps getting better with use. I’ve been carrying mine around for a couple of weeks now and I’d say it’s about three shades darker than the day I got it.

 

Very Nice Case

by

This case is very nice. The original color does stick out a little so it will be fun to watch it change. Very durable and typical Saddleback quality.

 

Awesome

by

This case is a thing of beauty. The fact that it is made of only leather makes it even more impressive. All parts of the phone are protected by it and the user can easily access all buttons and ports. Plus it looks awesome as it starts to patina! I highly recommend it

 

Worth the Wait...

by

I waited and waited for this case. I even spotted an early version of it in Dave's video on the Flight Bag and that made the wait even worse. But the wait was worth it. Perfect. Thanks Dave!

 

Picking Nits on a Great Product

by

Unfortunately this product falls a little off the mark from virtual perfection I have come to expect from Saddleback. Its beauty resides in the simplicity of the design and intrinsic beauty found in the high quality leather. I really appreciate how the leather is fashioned around the buttons. They are covered yet 100% functional. The color is awesome and I can't wait to see it changes over time. It also works seamlessly with my induction chargers. The two "issues" I have with the phone is (1) the cut out for the ring/silent button is a bit difficult to get to if you don't have nails or have sausage fingers, and (2) because of the thickness of the leather around the corners, it becomes difficult to access the touch screens on each corner of the phone. I hope Apples next generations of iPhones keep the same profile on all their phones so I can keep using this case!

 

❤️

by

This case is 100% saddleback. Nothing to break, unapologetically rugged and built with purpose. I didn’t like the corner cuts on the front intially, but when putting the phone in the case I understand why they’re necessary for a leather-only case. Plastic that can be snapped in to would add an extra layer of bulk and wouldn’t fit Saddleback’s design. The corner cuts and button cut outs will be less obvious as the leather darkens, it feels great in my hands and isn’t bulky. I used the Apple leather case before this one. Apples is thinner and won’t hold up to drops as well as this one. Can’t wait for my patina!

 

Excellent

by

Have had this for about 2 weeks and love it! Great design and construction- typical Saddleback quality. Looking forward to the patina look as time goes by!

 

Awesome Case with Saddleback Traits.

by

Another GREAT product. This is my 4th Saddleback, and a briefcase is next. Go for it if you want a great unique case.







My feedback or thoughts after just a few hours... (they all go against the Saddleback Style I love)



1: Hammered leather at the buttons should be notched on the interior of the case. Grabbing the phone is enough pressure to hit the home button often causing me to falsely input passcodes in my pocket. I have also turned the volume down many times and locked the phone just from grip while using the phone. (Don't kill me Dave, but full grain isn't great here.... OR hammer from the inside, but it might lose the tactile feel.)



2: I cannot easily use the mute button.



3: (Don't kill me Dave) taper the edges on the front of the case.



4: Although tough, I would like to see a single stitch or knot on the corner cuts.







Please do not take these as reasons to not buy. I love this case already.

 

Awesome case

by

I had for only about a week. I’ve received at least 3 unsolicited compliments about how cool this case is. It fits the iPhone X perfect. Kudos to Saddleback for another cool product .

 

Awesome Phone Case w/small imperfections

by

It is a gorgeous case. You don't see quality leather cases like this in many places. It is very sturdy & durable. I have not dropped my phone yet, but it is raised about 1/4” around the screen to where I feel it would be adequately protected.



It is easy to get off & on and all the buttons, ports, and speakers are completely accessible. The cut out around the ringer flip it is tight, and I could see that being an issue if I had larger fingers.



Now the bad: it is a little hard to grip. The leather is very smooth which takes some getting used to. When I first put it on, I almost lost my grip and flung it across the room when taking it out of my pocket.



The volume buttons and mute screen buttons use intended leather, making them sensitive. Accidental screen shots of my home screen have increased since I tend to grab my phone on the sides.



Other than that, this is an absolute solid, brilliant case. Knowing what I know, I would re-buy it and pay more if the asking price was higher.

 

Be prepared

by

Ok so everyone seems to think this is the perfect phone case but I’d rather give an honest review than kiss a*s so here’s some reality before you decide to buy it. The leather is nice, it’s thick & sturdy, absolutely will protect your phone & hold it securely. From the start you can tell the colour will develop beautifullly, & that’s it for the good stuff. The edges should be beveled, they’re sharp & make the case uncomfortable to use, besides the feel, the rough sharp edge makes the case look poorly made & cheap even though it isn’t. The thickness makes accessing the “silent” button difficult, which could be easily fixed with a bevel. If you happen to be in Canada get ready because after exchange, shipping cost & duties and taxes this phone case cost me $204.85!!



It’ll stay on my phone, I’ll be doing the finishing work that SB should have done. This case is a huge letdown so if you decide to disregard this review I’d just say be prepared to be underwhelmed.

Reviews

Story

It took me 3 generations of iPhones to perfect this method of case-making. But I finally got it right, and it was worth the trouble. We won’t be making very many of these; they’re tough to get right. The thick vegetable tanned suela (leather) has to be cut and formed by hand using techniques that were perfected a few thousands years ago. There’s something cool about that - the oldest technology meets the newest.



After we cut the leather, we soak it in a bucket of water until it’s good and wet, and then bind it to a mold and let it dry for 10 hours or so. It takes a long time and it’s hard to do. But I think it’s worth it. I’ve been field testing one of these on my own personal iPhone X and I love it. It’s gotten about 5 shades darker and is really starting to show some character. I get compliments all the time. You can get cheaper cases that sort of resemble this one out of the box, but the difference really starts to show once it begins to darken and patina. The real beauty with this case isn’t how it looks on day one, but how it looks after 6 or 8 months. I also love the notches over the side button and volume buttons. It’s a cool way to see and feel the quality of the leather. Our thick leather is also a great insulator, which will help preserve battery life and generally keep your phone happier and healthier.

Ratings & Reviews

15 reviews

4.7   (15)
 

It's Awesome!

by

I love this case. I get compliments on it all the time. I cant wait to see how great this case looks the more I use it. Thanks for this one Saddleback!

 

This is the case you’ve been trying to find!

by

A full grain, thick leather case that patina’s beautifully over time, offers really solid protection, and is a perfect fit for your phone and the buttons you need… I finally found the winner and it’s this case. It is excellent at all of the above. I love that it’s one piece of leather, hand-crafted for a perfect fit and great performance. You will love this case and like all things Saddleback, it will only get better over the course of time!

 

Unique....One of a kind!

by

After years of purchasing similar iPhone cases, finally something that is unique but still provides the necessary protection. It’s the highest quality of leather that looks great and gradually darkens. The fit stays snug so there is no worry of losing the phone. Love that I have a beautiful case that stands out without sacrificing the protective factor!

 

Classy, cool, sleek, and durable!

by

I love the look and the fit. I've already had several compliments on it and it is starting to wear in and develop some nice character to it. It fits my phone perfect and love that it keeps the phone feeling sleek and thin while protecting it. I also really like the look of the holes and areas used for the buttons on this phone. The on/off button took a bit of breaking in to work every time, but I simply took the case off and massaged it a bit and now it works perfect every time. It’s great knowing this leather quality case will last me forever (or until Apple makes a better phone) and even look better with more and more character over time.

 

Loving it

by

This thing is sleek yet durable. Provides all the protection you want without the bulk. Of course it looks great too and keeps getting better with use. I’ve been carrying mine around for a couple of weeks now and I’d say it’s about three shades darker than the day I got it.

 

Very Nice Case

by

This case is very nice. The original color does stick out a little so it will be fun to watch it change. Very durable and typical Saddleback quality.

 

Awesome

by

This case is a thing of beauty. The fact that it is made of only leather makes it even more impressive. All parts of the phone are protected by it and the user can easily access all buttons and ports. Plus it looks awesome as it starts to patina! I highly recommend it

 

Worth the Wait...

by

I waited and waited for this case. I even spotted an early version of it in Dave's video on the Flight Bag and that made the wait even worse. But the wait was worth it. Perfect. Thanks Dave!

 

Picking Nits on a Great Product

by

Unfortunately this product falls a little off the mark from virtual perfection I have come to expect from Saddleback. Its beauty resides in the simplicity of the design and intrinsic beauty found in the high quality leather. I really appreciate how the leather is fashioned around the buttons. They are covered yet 100% functional. The color is awesome and I can't wait to see it changes over time. It also works seamlessly with my induction chargers. The two "issues" I have with the phone is (1) the cut out for the ring/silent button is a bit difficult to get to if you don't have nails or have sausage fingers, and (2) because of the thickness of the leather around the corners, it becomes difficult to access the touch screens on each corner of the phone. I hope Apples next generations of iPhones keep the same profile on all their phones so I can keep using this case!

 

❤️

by

This case is 100% saddleback. Nothing to break, unapologetically rugged and built with purpose. I didn’t like the corner cuts on the front intially, but when putting the phone in the case I understand why they’re necessary for a leather-only case. Plastic that can be snapped in to would add an extra layer of bulk and wouldn’t fit Saddleback’s design. The corner cuts and button cut outs will be less obvious as the leather darkens, it feels great in my hands and isn’t bulky. I used the Apple leather case before this one. Apples is thinner and won’t hold up to drops as well as this one. Can’t wait for my patina!

 

Excellent

by

Have had this for about 2 weeks and love it! Great design and construction- typical Saddleback quality. Looking forward to the patina look as time goes by!

 

Awesome Case with Saddleback Traits.

by

Another GREAT product. This is my 4th Saddleback, and a briefcase is next. Go for it if you want a great unique case.







My feedback or thoughts after just a few hours... (they all go against the Saddleback Style I love)



1: Hammered leather at the buttons should be notched on the interior of the case. Grabbing the phone is enough pressure to hit the home button often causing me to falsely input passcodes in my pocket. I have also turned the volume down many times and locked the phone just from grip while using the phone. (Don't kill me Dave, but full grain isn't great here.... OR hammer from the inside, but it might lose the tactile feel.)



2: I cannot easily use the mute button.



3: (Don't kill me Dave) taper the edges on the front of the case.



4: Although tough, I would like to see a single stitch or knot on the corner cuts.







Please do not take these as reasons to not buy. I love this case already.

 

Awesome case

by

I had for only about a week. I’ve received at least 3 unsolicited compliments about how cool this case is. It fits the iPhone X perfect. Kudos to Saddleback for another cool product .

 

Awesome Phone Case w/small imperfections

by

It is a gorgeous case. You don't see quality leather cases like this in many places. It is very sturdy & durable. I have not dropped my phone yet, but it is raised about 1/4” around the screen to where I feel it would be adequately protected.



It is easy to get off & on and all the buttons, ports, and speakers are completely accessible. The cut out around the ringer flip it is tight, and I could see that being an issue if I had larger fingers.



Now the bad: it is a little hard to grip. The leather is very smooth which takes some getting used to. When I first put it on, I almost lost my grip and flung it across the room when taking it out of my pocket.



The volume buttons and mute screen buttons use intended leather, making them sensitive. Accidental screen shots of my home screen have increased since I tend to grab my phone on the sides.



Other than that, this is an absolute solid, brilliant case. Knowing what I know, I would re-buy it and pay more if the asking price was higher.

 

Be prepared

by

Ok so everyone seems to think this is the perfect phone case but I’d rather give an honest review than kiss a*s so here’s some reality before you decide to buy it. The leather is nice, it’s thick & sturdy, absolutely will protect your phone & hold it securely. From the start you can tell the colour will develop beautifullly, & that’s it for the good stuff. The edges should be beveled, they’re sharp & make the case uncomfortable to use, besides the feel, the rough sharp edge makes the case look poorly made & cheap even though it isn’t. The thickness makes accessing the “silent” button difficult, which could be easily fixed with a bevel. If you happen to be in Canada get ready because after exchange, shipping cost & duties and taxes this phone case cost me $204.85!!



It’ll stay on my phone, I’ll be doing the finishing work that SB should have done. This case is a huge letdown so if you decide to disregard this review I’d just say be prepared to be underwhelmed.