Review: The Incase x Parabellum Travel Folio Wraps Your Apple Watch in Expensive Bison Leather

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's designed its Apple Watch to meet a wide range of tastes and budgets, offering the device at price points ranging from $350 to $17,000. Recently, the company also teamed up with Hermés for a unique designer Apple Watch collection that features Hermés bands.

    Some accessory makers have taken a cue from Apple and have also partnered up with well-known fashion labels to create unique Apple Watch accessories. One of the latest companies to do so is Incase, through a partnership with luxury brand Parabellum. Together, the duo have created the Apple Watch Travel Folio, which is handcrafted in Los Angeles, California from full grain North American Bison leather.


    Design wise, the Travel Folio has an impressive attention to detail and impeccable construction, and I would expect nothing less for its premium $250 price tag. The exterior is a high-quality textured leather while the interior is a soft suede to keep the Apple Watch safe from scratches. I am not an expert on leather, but the Bison texture looks nice and it should weather well with daily use.


    I used the Incase x Parabellum Travel Folio in Pumpkin, which is a rich orange-tinged brown color that would match well with a Gold Apple Watch and is used for several other Parabellum products. The Travel Folio also comes in a classic black, but both are made from the same bison leather.

    Parabellum is known for its style and quality, and while I'm also not a fashion expert, the Travel Folio matches the Parabellum aesthetic and is as stylish as the company's range of popular bags, belts, and wallets. For someone who owns other Parabellum products, the Travel Folio would fit right in with a collection. Incase and Parabellum only made 150 of the Apple Watch Travel Folio accessories, so each one is a limited edition product.


    A dust bag is included with the Travel Folio, and there's a subtle Incase logo on the snap button (which is made of ceramic) that keeps it closed. An additional cord wrap is included, with a matching button with a Parabellum logo. Inside, the Folio is stamped with the Parabellum and Incase brand names.

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  2. michaelant macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2006
    Bison? Pfft. We have plenty of them left. For me, I accept nothing less than Black Rhinoceros leather. Now that, is luxury.
  3. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    I can understand why someone would buy this, but only after they have literally exhausted every charity in the wold.
  4. LordBeelzebub macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2013
    YES! Let's kill some bison so we can wrap our watches in its skin! Because no other synthetic man made material could possibly do as good a job without killing animals needlessly.
  5. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    Excellent question... This reminds me of one of those tie cases...

    As the saying goes - a fool and his money are soon separated.:D
  6. CAO 303 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2011
    NHV CT
  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    I have a great travel accessory for my AW..

    My arm.
  8. nyctravis macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Or, perhaps, someone who doesn't want to be an a**hole.
  9. nick42983 macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2009
    Forget about it being ridiculously expensive for what it is, why do you need to put your Apple Watch away while traveling? The point is to have it on to use its useful features, even when you aren't using data you have the time and other complications, as well as activity tracking. The only time I put mine away while traveling is so the damn fools at airport security don't drop it again! Put it in my backpack, through security, put it back on my wrist.
  10. bandrews macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I doubt they kill them just for this. They're probably eaten too.
  11. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    Yes, bison is a very lean and good meat
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Dumb question though. This is a travel case for the watch, right? How come we don't see a picture of the watch in the case, and only see where the charger fits? I'm stretching my imagination trying to figure out where the watch actually goes.
  13. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    Why would anyone need s travel case for a watch that should be on your arm?
  14. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Aside from the 'Let's save the bisons angle', I too fail to see the purpose of this thing..... am I missing something?
  15. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Check the sixth picture that shows the Apple Watch in the Folio. It goes in the same spot the charger does.
  16. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    This just seems a waste of leather and pointless.
  17. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Thanks. Didn't look at the pictures in the full article, only the forum post.

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