We are no stranger when it comes to ColcaSac, in fact, we love them! The reason? It has nothing to do with the fact that they advertise with us, but it’s because they make quality handmade products that protect our investment and look great doing it. We recently got our hands on their iPad Sleeve and we have to say, we weren’t disappointed.
ColcaSac has yet to create a sleeve without a lot of padding and the iPad version is no exception. They use soft cotton-like material which provides superior protection from both scratches and dings. With protection comes thickness and due to the amount of padding inside the sleeve, the ColcaSac is not necessarily slim. Is that a bad thing? No, because it is comfortable to carry, not to mention protected from mostly anything an average day might throw at it (excluding the obvious activities). As for drop protection, it isn’t impact gel but I feel that it would survive a drop – not that we have tested this theory.
The ColcaSac is designed for a naked product rather than one with a case which makes the fit it rather snug. We tried using my Apple iPad Case with the sleeve and the fit was so tight, it made using them together seem impractical, so we removed the Apple Case and don’t plan on putting it back on. It is possible that using a slimmer hardshell might work but as of now we have not tried one and can’t say for sure.
In conclusion, we feel that the ColcaSac offers great protection and style but the true decision comes down to preference. If you can handle the slightly thicker sleeve, you will get supreme protection, a comfortable deign, and an overall great product which is why we can’t help but to fully recommend ColcaSac’s iPad Sleeve and award it a 4.5/5. They are available in five different colors and patterns from ColaSac’s website for $35, a cheap price for hand made perfection.