The Hunt | iPad Mini Cases

The Hunt is a series that aims to find the best-in-breed products that we’re all searching for – let’s dig deeper.

It’s surprising that I have such a difficult time finding cases that I like for my technology. Everything is either too synthetic or too complicated for my taste. There are certainly a lot of options out there and I’m sure plenty of good things I have yet to discover (feel free to comment and suggest). Gear Patrol did a nice round up of options a while back which I referenced a lot (and seriously considered a few), and Lotuff makes a few really good options, but much of what I see is just too logo-heavy and or is made from materials too synthetic. I wanted something simple from natural materials that fit with all of the other stuff I wear in my daily life. For the past few years the undisputed champion of my iPad protection program has been Portland, Oregon-based The Good Flock and its simple wool sleeves. I’ve traveled all over the world with the iWooly and couldn’t be happier with it. Then came the iPad mini and I was back in the market looking for a new case.

After looking around and considering a lot of options, I eventually ended up right back where I started –The Good Flock. Its case is simple, made from only wool and leather and has minimal exterior branding – it is everything I wanted, plus it is made in the USA.

So in the spirit of site The Wirecutter I wanted to put forward The Good Flock’s iPad Mini case as the best in class.


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Comments on “The Hunt | iPad Mini Cases

    e-RICHIE on March 28, 2013 8:11 AM:

    [X] Like atmo.

    Andrew Prusan on March 28, 2013 10:42 AM:

    Look at Defy Bags iPad case- they are handmade in Chicago utilizing recycled wool or Horween leather

    Jason on April 4, 2013 6:50 AM:

    Have to say, after being thoroughly annoyed by every case I used, I decided the hell with it and just got a Pelican tablet case. It’s awesome. Not the smallest, but there’s nothing more protective.

    Mike P. on April 10, 2013 4:08 PM:

    I recommended checking out Old Calgary [], they have some slick stuff also. I have their iPhone sleeve and wallet and really enjoy the simplicity of both.

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