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Old Apr 19, 2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Check out this leather sleeve

Hello everyone, I just stumbled upon this forum while searching for accessories for my 32gb iPad I have on order. Just thought some of you may be interested in this heavy duty leather sleeve with a 100 year warranty! It's made by Saddleback Leather Company: http://www.saddlebackleather.com/154...pouch-catagory. They have a really cool site, and some nice (but pricey) products.

I ordered one yesterday in the Dark Coffee Brown color (they have 4 colors to choose from), along with a small pouch for my phone. Even if I don't use it for the iPad, looks like it would be good for carrying other items as well.



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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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That's beautiful and I think it's reasonably priced. Thanks for the link.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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Really nice looking stuff!!

I would love to see them add a snap encolsure over the top so the ipad could not slide out.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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What kind of padding do they use on the insode....very nice.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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What kind of padding do they use on the insode....very nice.
I believe it's a pigskin lining on the inside, and neoprene on the bottom (between the two outer layers), to act as a shock absorber.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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Beautiful! Thanks for posting this. It's exactly what I've been looking for...and just ordered one in the tobacco leather.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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I do like the case in the lighter brown. I don't think that the inside is lined with anything 'soft'? Not sure what the pig skin feels like outside of a football.

Why does it look like you have footprints on yours?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 04:46 PM   #8
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I do like the case in the lighter brown. I don't think that the inside is lined with anything 'soft'? Not sure what the pig skin feels like outside of a football.

Why does it look like you have footprints on yours?
That's not mine in the pics (haven't received mine yet), those pics came directly off of their website. I'm assuming those are just normal scuffs on the leather from normal use? I like the antique burnished look, which is why I chose that color.

I'll let you know how the pigskin lining feels when I receive mine. I did find a pic of the lining, to give you an idea of the texture. It looks to me, as though it would be softer than a football... more like the leather you'd find on furniture, or a car interior.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 05:22 PM   #9
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I ordered one yesterday in the Dark Coffee Brown color (they have 4 colors to choose from), along with a small pouch for my phone. Even if I don't use it for the iPad, looks like it would be good for carrying other items as well.
I ordered one also on 4/14. Same color. Mine is to arrive this Thursday....and my 3G iPad hopefully Saturday.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 11:01 PM   #10
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I have one of their briefcases and the pigskin lining looks the same. It isn't exactly soft and fluffy but it isn't going to scratch glass or aluminum. I carry my MBP in it all the time with no issues. I think that picture above shows it well but I can't stress enough that this is THICK leather

The quality is very nice on their stuff and I have no reservations recommending them.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 04:38 PM   #11
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I just received mine today, and the quality is outstanding! The only problem I have is the leather is a little stiff. However, I'm sure it will soften up after it gets used. I really like the pigskin lining, don't think there will be any problems with the iPad slipping out.
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 05:14 AM   #12
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Sorry to bring back an old thread! But I was wondering how the sleeve has been since you've had it. Hows the internal lining...has it scratched the iPad?
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 07:28 AM   #13
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Jeez... 75 (price of product and shipping combined). Pretty steep for a sleeve, however good it may be! Are their any UK suppliers?
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 03:46 PM   #14
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im curious about the charger pouch and the phone pouch that is shown on the website... are those attached to the sleeve, or are they separate?

I currently have the Fossil leather envelope case and love it, but my wife loves it too (and wants to steal it from me). I really like the idea of this one, assuming that those 2 pouches are not part of the sleeve, but separate.
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 05:10 AM   #15
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Sorry to bring back an old thread! But I was wondering how the sleeve has been since you've had it. Hows the internal lining...has it scratched the iPad?
It works great! It's just now getting that broken in soft feel... very easy to slip the iPad in and out (but it doesn't slide out by itself). The pigskin lining hasn't scratched the iPad at all... still looks as good as the day I got it.



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Jeez... 75 (price of product and shipping combined). Pretty steep for a sleeve, however good it may be! Are their any UK suppliers?
I don't think they have any suppliers... they do all their sales directly to customers through their website.

I think the price is fair for a product of that quality. I have no doubt that this sleeve will last my lifetime... though I'm not sure what I'll use it for when the iPad is long gone!

My only complaint would be the hidden shipping/handling charges. They charged $15 shipping... when the flat rate Priority option they used was only $4.95!

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im curious about the charger pouch and the phone pouch that is shown on the website... are those attached to the sleeve, or are they separate?

I currently have the Fossil leather envelope case and love it, but my wife loves it too (and wants to steal it from me). I really like the idea of this one, assuming that those 2 pouches are not part of the sleeve, but separate.
No, those pouches aren't attached, and are sold separately. I also have the small pouch for my Motorola Droid, and it fits perfectly.
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 08:57 AM   #16
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That's a nice sleeve. I'd get it if I had a naked iPad.
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