I originally purchased the BUILT Neoprene Envelope Case, and it made the Kindle Touch feel like a brick! It added considerable weight, and had an odor which seemed to get worse with the Kindle inside. Also, the scatter dot pattern was very dark. (please see my review for more info.) I returned it.
I decided to purchase this sleeve with concern about the open top and whether or not it would provide enough protection. I bought both the Vine and Lush Flower patterns since I wanted to see which one I preferred.
The sleeve holds the Kindle Touch securely: the Vine pattern is slightly more snug, but I can grab the bottom of both sleeves and try to shake the Kindle out, and it stays in the sleeve!
It's enough protection .... with care. I tried a test: "can you turn the page of a book through the sleeve?", and you can. So, clearly, enough pressure would crack the screen, but if you are careful, it should be fine. I wouldn't put it in a backpack or purse with sharp objects facing the screen.
It's very lightweight, and adds no bulk to the Kindle.
The patterns are adorable! I will probably keep both, although I had no intention of doing so. My Lush Flower print is all bright flowers (purple, orange, and pink) with only a small white flower on the back and a bright pink plush lining (but the flowers could "land" differently, depending on how the fabric is cut). The Vine is more sophisticated and looks great, with a slightly lighter plush lining (more like a peachy pink).
There is no odor on either of these cases.