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Pad & Quill brings ages-old craftsmanship to all new leather bags and sleeves

Brian and Kari Holmes, the geniuses behind Pad & Quill (opens in new tab), have long been known for their amazing iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air cases. Now, however, they're taking things to a completely new level with the introduction of a new line of leather bags and sleeves. Here's what Brian told us about the new line:

We are working with generations old craftsman who are creating Saddleback Leather type quality in Leon, Mexico. We've designed from scratch 3 beautiful new bags and 3 sleeves. Handmade by leather artisans.

  • The Field Bag - A portrait styled carry all with American full grain leather, 18 oz waxed canvas and held together with parachute grade UV resistant stitching. Tons of pockets and lined with our signature orange for finding your stuff and a tribute to World Vision. Each bag signed by person who Made It!
  • Messenger Bag - A classic style done with beautiful materials. Lots of room in this one with multiple interior leather pockets.
  • The Satchel - Slim and made for just the essentials on the go.
  • The Pad & Quill Sleeve for Macbook Pro/Air 13 - Rugged canvas, American top grain and UV reisitant stitching (used in parachutes) bring this uncommon sleeve together. Macbook, meet your bullet proof sleeve.

They're getting as bad as Apple. They might seriously bankrupt me. But what a way to go...!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Ce sont ver agréable. Il ya quelque chose de steampunk presque moderne sur le mélange de nos appareils de haute technologie avec l'appel classique de tissu et de cuir. Bien fait! xD
    (*Thank you Google Translate) Sent from the iMore App
  • Wonderful craftsmanship. But as you said, I'd go bankrupt trying to afford these wonderful items. Sent from the iMore App
  • Damn. Thats a nice bag
  • I'm planning on getting an iPad Air soon hopefully, finding the bag to go with it is like picking a case for your iPhone: impossible! Sent from the iMore App
  • I saved up, and got a Saddleback med classic briefcase in chestnut. If Pad and Quill cases are made to the same quality, they will last your lifetime, and age well. Full grain leather is the best. Looks really nice. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm always envious of people that can afford cool bags like this. I would love to own one they're so cool looking. Sent from the iMore App
  • OHNO! I just bought an Air cover from Apple. in fact, its being delivered today!
    For the SAME price I could have had one of these!
  • Gorgeous! I admire their products, much like I admire Waterfield's products. You pay for quality, and it usually pays off in the long term. Now all I need is a CEO's bank account. :-) Sent from the iMore App
  • These bags look fantastic Sent from the iMore App
  • Awesome looking bags. I especially like the field bag. It looks really beautiful and sophisticated. Sent from the iMore App
  • Really nice and classic! Sent from the iMore App
  • They're gorgeous!!! I would definitively get one, they have great craftsmanship and look as elegant as they can be! A must have in my opinion!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Wow, these look amazing, I'm seriously debating it. But still, $300+ for a bag is hard to swallow. Sent from the iMore App
  • Pricey but nice. Hopefully ipad size doesn't change much. Sent from the iMore App
  • Wow, I love their iOS cases, this will compliment them soooo well. Sent from the iMore App