This sleeve is a great way to store my iPad when traveling. I use a smart cover (protects screen only) and needed something for transporting the device. This works very well. With the smart cover on, I can still slide the device into the sleeve - it takes a bit of a push, but goes in fine with no real difficulty. The fit is tight enough that I don't have to worry about it sliding out. I will say that, if you don't have a smart cover, the fit may be a bit too loose as it is possible for the iPad to slide out when holding the sleeve upside down.
I really would have liked a case with a zipper on it to ensure complete closure, but I could find nothing available that was made specifically for the iPad Air. This case is made for the Air and, therefore, has worked out well.
A bonus is that you can fold the sleeve in half and lean the iPad against it in a propped up position (either in portrait or landscape mode) for reading or watching videos on an airplane seat tray.
The sleeve is a beautiful stand-out that snugly protects my precious iPad Air both as a sleeve and a cushy pad to set down between it and the table top
Love my customized iPad Air sleeve!
Looks: The Earl Grey tweed is beautiful, and I love that it's a recycled material. I do wish there was a binding that more closely matched the brown in the tweed, but it's close enough.
Size: The website says that the iPad Air with the cover on will fit in the sleeve...mmm, yes and no. It will fit, but it takes a lot of tugging and jiggling, and the cover usually gets pulled off in the process. But I like that even without the cover, the fit is so snug that the device won't fall out and both sides will be protected during my frequent travels. I figure I'll just carry the cover separately when I travel and put it back on when I need a stand.
Functionality: I got this mostly for travel because Apple only makes a full case for the Air in leather, which I refuse to buy. I wanted to protect both the screen AND the back, and this sleeve does just that. It's slim enough to fit anywhere, the lining is super-soft and will protect my device well and it's a great conversation starter—"Hey, where did you get that?" (Points at sleeve.)
Customer Service: The product was ready when they said it would be, and it shipped promptly. When I emailed the company with a question about a different order, I got a very quick, courteous, helpful response. Overall, I'm very happy with my Rickshaw experience and purchase!
Perfect sleeve case for my new iPad Air! Fits just right because it was made to order. I was amazed how many colors and patterns were there to choose from.