- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- ASIN: B001GVIUMW
- Item model number: 11453
- Average Customer Review: 380 customer reviews
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- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 9, 2009
Patagonia Kindle Case (Fits 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle)
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- Great protection designed specifically for 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle
- Polyester-elastic catch straps for easy viewing of entire screen
- Water-resistant, 100% recycled polyester shell
- Internal nylon stretch-woven document pocket
- No metal hardware to interfere with wireless function
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Amazon Case +'s and -'s:
+ $10 cheaper than the Patagonia
+ Unique latching system that no other case offers
+ Makes the Kindle 2 feel more like a book.
+ Has a nice velvety interior
+ Has a very professional / business like look
- Smells kind of funky
- Does not prevent liquid or dust from getting into the Kindle 2 when it's not being used
- Kindle sort of flops around since it's secured only by the left side and not the back (obviously velcro is an easy work around to this)
- Noticeably heavier than the Patagonia for extended reading periods
- I doubt the Amazon case will protect as well as the Patagonia in the event of a fall since it's not sealed.
Patagonia +'s and -'s:
+ Water-resistant and dust resistant due to having zipper's (The zipper's are a bit stiff, but they are very sturdy)
+ Has two carrying handles on the outside
+ Has a small pouch on the inside to store a cleaning cloth for the screen or add another layer of foam protection
+ The nylon straps work surprising well to secure the Kindle. They are not as good as the Amazon case, but you don't have to worry about the Kindle falling out.
- The Patagonia should be priced at $29.99. No reason for a $10 premium, but then again $39.99 is not much to protect a $359 gadget.
- The foam could be thicker for the price and the front portion should be thicker to offer extra protection for the screen.Read more ›
Note - if you don't want to have to deal with straps to hold the Kindle in, and you always read the Kindle out of the case, you might consider the Belkin Neoprene Sleeve Case for Amazon Kindle 2 which opens on just two sides for you to slip the Kindle in and out of. I now use the Belkin case and not this Patagonia one myself!
Not so good points: Zipper is very tight and somewhat difficult to get around the corners, the corner tabs are small and disengage the Kindle 2 easily, why are there two "handhold straps" on the front & back? These just look like they will get in the way. Not much room for any additional accessories (light, power cord) on the inside.
This is a great cover if you are heading into the great outdoors - beach, mountains, etc., and I agree that the extra padding in a bag will be useful, but the jury is still out as for a day by day use.
I've been using it for a month now, and my initial bias has only been reinforced. I love it.
Advantages: It doesn't have the funky smell of neoprene, it zips completely shut, it is lightweight and slim, and most important, it is environmentally sound.
Patagonia is an exceptional company - I wish other businesses would take note. They endeavor to minimize the carbon footprint of every product, and they treat their employees very well. Also, their stuff lasts a really long time! I still wear a jacket I bought from them almost 20 years ago! So, I feel good about the longevity and durability of this case.
Some reviewers have complained about the Kindle falling out of the case. I haven't experienced that at all - the four corners are very snug. I just unzip the case and read my Kindle still in it. Occasionally I take the Kindle out to read it naked-style, then squoosh it back under the corners when I'm done. Maybe if I carried it around unzipped it would fall out, but I don't do that; it's only unzipped for reading. (Don't carry it around unzipped and it won't fall out!)
Another complaint is the snug zipper. Yeah, that's the norm for outdoor gear. Why? Tight seals are safer seals. The rain and debris stay out better. Also, as it loosens over time, it won't become too loose. Just pull the zipper OUT as you pull it around and its easier.
The padding is thick enough that I feel comfortable tossing it in my large, crazy purse of chaos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome case for my kindle, have had for a while now (still looks new) and can tell I will have this for a long time comingPublished 8 months ago by Wall
Was advertised as able to hold Kindle Keyboard However the tabs are way too large and you have to use the packet and remove the Kindle each time you wish to use itPublished 22 months ago by Russell J. Torrey
Not much to really say about this because it does what it's suppose to do, what else can I say?Published on March 16, 2014 by Tara
Durable and easy to use.
If you're looking for simple and practical protection for your Kindle, then this is a great choice.
If you go out of your house with your Kindle then you need a cover - I like this cover because it is a zipper and is padded for extra protection. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Traveler
Now 3 years old and zipper still works and cove has not cracked. Has travelled to many countrries. Easily recharge Kindle without removal from case.Published on January 10, 2014 by Jim Eggers, M.D.
I bot this to protect my first Kindle and it is very well constructed. I have recently bot the Kindle Fire HD 7" and have discovered both of my kindles fit in it even with the... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Diane
The case was a perfect fit for my Kindle. The case has enough room to put a few loose papers in it. Wish there was a front pocket on it.Published on January 3, 2014 by chuck