Those of you lucky enough to get your hands on a new iPad 2 will no doubt need a case to protect your precious electronic item while traveling or frolicking in the great outdoors. Below is a list of ten iPad cases and sleeves that will appeal to the tech-savvy outdoor enthusiast.
Simple and sleek, the KEEN Harvest II iPad Sleeve is made out of re-purposed neoprene, offering added protection with minimal bulk. MSRP $15
The TSA approved Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve is constructed out of fine weave ballistic nylon and high density memory foam for great impact absorption. The faux fur lining will keep your iPad 2 scratch and smudge free. MSRP $40
In the new Esalen collection for Fall, Haiku has included the TSA compatible iPad sleeve with a soft protective lining and rear slip pocket. Haiku has recently switched all their fabrics to cyclePET, made from 100% post-consumer PET beverage bottles. MSRP $23
If you are looking for hardcore protection, the Pelican 1080 Hardback Case may be just for you. The case is watertight, crush proof and dust proof with a padded foam lining to protect your iPad 2 from scratches, bumps and jolts. MSRP $110
The Otterbox case provides a hard plastic shell to protect the body of your iPad 2 with a self-adhering film to help protect the touchscreen from scratches. The case allows full access to all the buttons, functions and ports with silicone plugs for when not is use. MSRP $65
STM has a great collection of ripstop nylon iPad jackets with removable shoulder straps and a zippered front pocket for cables. The soft interior lining helps the touchscreen to remain scratch free. MSRP $25
If you don’t feel like carrying your iPad 2 around in a case or sleeve, why not just store it in your clothing. Scottevest travel jackets and vests feature pockets large enough to house your iPad 2, along with all your other electronics and accessories. The Scottevest Travel Vest retails for $100.
The Looptworks iPad sleeve is made from 100% recycled neoprene, rescued from a wetsuit factory. The sleeve is padded with a brushed nylon liner to keep your iPad 2 protected from the elements. MSRP $26
Rickshaw has a complete, colorful set of both horizontal and vertical iPad 2 sleeves. The sleeves are constructed out of Cordura, the classic backpack fabric, with protective foam padding and a plush lining that can double as a screen cleaner. The iPad 2 sleeves are made to order from Rickshaw’s San Francisco warehouse. MSRP $30
The iPad Case from Aquapac gives you full waterproof protection while allowing you to operate the touchscreen at the same time. The case will even float if you happen to drop your iPad 2 overboard. MSRP $45