Will Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve Work for Me?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by MaxMike, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. MaxMike macrumors 6502

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    I got my iPad 3 to bring to school with me (college student) and all the reviews on this sleeve look stellar (unlike the cheap sleeve I bought at 5 Below 2 days ago). My only concern about this sleeve is fitting my iPad into it. I have a cheap eBay Smart Cover on it as well as an inCase clear snap back cover. Or if I don't use this setup, I also have an Incipio Flagship Folio, which I still would want to fit into the sleeve. Anyone have some insight/experience to help out my dilemma? Thanks!
     
  2. terandall macrumors newbie

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    works for me

    I have the timbuk2 plush sleeve and I use an apple smart cover and ifrogz backbone on my ipad3 - it fits perfectly!
     
  3. MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I see a few on eBay going pretty cheap so maybe I'll see if I can win one of those auctions. Which color did you choose, by the way?
     
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  5. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    I have this one and love it. Great protection for tossing my ipad in a bag. I use it a lot for traveling.

    For what it's worth... I found mine at 5 Below in May & 2-3 of the stores in the area have had them for months.
     
  6. MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't find it at the 5 Below in Paramus, NJ. Maybe I'll have to try the ones in Wayne and Clifton to see if they have any
     
  7. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    I love this sleeve! Your iPad should fit fine.:apple:
     
  8. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I love my Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve too. I wasn't sure what I wanted to get so I went to several stores in my area to see if any of the iPad 2 stuff can fit my iPad 3. One day in Five Below, I was just looking around and spotted the Plush Sleeve. Eventhough I was still on the fence if I wanted a portfolio case or sleeve, I got the Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve cause it was Timbuk2 and it was only $5. :eek: I've got bags from Timbuk2 that I spent over $100 for and they are still in heavy use after 7yrs. For $5 for any Timbuk2 bag/sleeve is a great find.

    What I like about the Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve is how it feels in my hand. Occasionally I will only carry my iPad 3 in the sleeve and feels very solid like carrying a netbook or something small but not to heavy. From the reviews that I've seen on youtube you can have a back cover/folio case on your iPad. There is plenty of room. A few times I've put my cords in with the iPad.



    I want to get another one. It's great for carrying other things too. (cables, gps, cords, etc).
     
  9. MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking at their other cases and I actually am thinking about getting the Envelope Sleeve instead. Just so that I still have good protection, but it isn't so bulky. That, and I'm not really all that crazy about the quilted pattern so much as I was when I first saw it. Probably will decide tomorrow since I may order a custom-made sleeve from TimBuk2's site
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I hear ya on the quilted look. I actually like the gun metal with the green stitching. A lot of my friends comment on how cool it looks. However, I'm not impressed with the current color choices. Maybe the brown??


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  11. MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The thing for me is that i hate green (except cash, of course lol). Like if I go clothes shopping I avoid anything green, when I was looking at cars, it couldn't be green, etc. I don't really think I would need to have all the extra padding in the plush sleeve, making it bulky too. I was messing around on their site and I think I'm going to order a custom Envelope Sleeve.

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    The outer panels are gunmetal nylon, the inside is one of their specialty fabrics, and the outer binding/logo are silver. I figure it's $10 more than what I'd pay (custom orders are 20% off until the end of today), and I get a sleeve made how I want it instead of choosing one of their pre-made designs.
     
  12. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    Both sleeves, from what I'm reading, have the same padding. The big difference is the lining and the cross stitching. The dimensions are the same.


    I don't think its bulky. You will like it.
     
  13. MaxMike, Aug 23, 2012
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    MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually decided earlier today. I ordered the custom designed Envelope Sleeve. The quilted stitching on the Plush Sleeve didn't really do it for me so I decided against it. And since I wasn't really crazy about the colors Timbuk2 offers, the extra $10 I paid for custom didn't bother me (they were offering 20% off custom orders). Guess I'll post when I get it, hopefully by next week
     
  14. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    ooops I meant to say you will like your new custom case :)
     
  15. MaxMike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually went to another 5 Below and was able to find one last Plush Sleeve in their iPad section in the grey/ green stitching color. I figured for five bucks why not, and then I'll either alternate when I get my custom sleeve or let my dad or friend use it for their iPad.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    We've got several Timbuk2 items around our household for Kindles, iPads laptops, and school/work. Absolutely love all of them.
     

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