It’s consistently an enjoyment to consult Brian and Kari Holmes from Pad & & Quill, and recently at Macworld/iWorld 2014 they welcomed me with an example of a new iPhone 5/5s case that differs other I have actually viewed or made use of just before.

The brand-new Tourist Case (US$ 79.99, introductory prices of $ 69.99) gets rid of the plastic or timber case linings made use of in a number of various other natural leather instance– it’s all leather, constantly.


  • Weight: 1.3 ounces (36.85 gms)
  • Compatibility: iPhone 5/5s
  • Products: American full-grain leather, 3M clean-release adhesive
  • Colors: Onyx black, Bourbon brownish

Design Highlights

Do you like the scent of a new set of shoes? That’s just what you’re greeted with when you established up the product packaging for the Vacationer. The Pad & & Quill team used all of their leatherwork encounter to craft an all-leather instance that does away with the demand for other tight product like wood or plastic to protect the sides of the iPhone. While the Tourist grips the sides of your iPhone rather securely, there’s an area of 3M clean-release adhesive in the rear of the case to see to it that the phone does not bulge unexpectedly.

Cutouts for the electronic camera and flash, mute button, and speakers/Lightning port are well-placed. However, if you’re made use of to using your on/off button or the quantity toggle, you may not be delighted with the Flyer as those manages are hidden away. Shock, however– they work merely great with the leather without the necessity for any type of “pass-through” mechanism.

On the back of the Traveler is a pouch for bank card and recognition. As Brian kept in mind, it took trial-and-error to establish the ideal form (a trapezoid) of natural leather to develop a pocket that would actually hold greater than simply one or 2 cards. A natural leather pull tab permits Vacationer owners to obtain their cards out in a flash.

Capability Emphasizes

Installing the Traveler is as basic as peeling the paper support off of the 3M clean-release adhesive area and pressing your iPhone into the instance. The moment it’s in the instance and touching the sticky, the iPhone remains in area.

As noted, the on/off button and volume toggles function merely great via the natural leather. That was a little a shock to me as a result of the tightness of the surrounding leather.

The large concern, though, was the number of credit and ID cards I could stuff into the back of this instance. Normally I’m fortunate if I could actually obtain two into the typical iPhone wallet case. With the Vacationer, I had the opportunity to pack 5 cards in and still acquire them out reasonably effortlessly. In a lot of cases, however, I think you’ll desire to max out at four.


On the Pad & & Quill site, owner Brian Holmes keeps in mind that the motivation for the Tourist situation was a leather piece pouch that his dad carried for many years. I believe his Father would certainly be kindlied with this tribute– a handmade work of art that should last much longer compared to Apple will possibly make mobile phones in the iPhone 5/5s measurements. The case is pricy, however exceptionally well-crafted and absolutely one-of-a-kind. The Traveler will start shipping in May.

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