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upcycled mail sack iPad case

Handmade
Recycled
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E-mail Sack

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night shall prevent you from toting your favorite e-reader along wherever your travels take you. Handmade from repurposed mail sacks, these sturdy, canvas cases deliver edgy style to your iPad while protecting its delicate surface with a gentle ultrasuede. The ultrasuede is collected from companies with remnant scraps. An additional riveted pocket provides a perfect place to clip thumb drives and coil cords so you can recharge in a flash without going postal rummaging through your bag. Made in Mexico.

Due to the upcycled nature of the materials, the rivets, graphics, and worn look of these accessories may vary.

Take a studio tour to see where the Upcycled USPS Mail Sack goods are designed.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20868
Made from
canvas, ultrasuede
Measurements
11" L x 8.25"W
Notes
Machine washable.

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Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5), Birthday (4)

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5.0

Sturdy and practical

By 

from Louisville, KY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Different
  • Practical
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Transporting
    • Work

    Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

    I like how sturdy and durable this is. Not just for a tablet, it can be used for all sorts of purposes. I like that it's a reuse of something that otherwise would have been tossed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Upcycled Mail Pouch really 'delivers'

    By 

    from Upstate NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

          My Kindle Fire fits perfectly - the heavy canvas provides excellent protection - 'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night' can penetrate the wonderful new home for my Kindle!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          very cool case

          By 

          from Los Angeles

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                very cool case - quite sturdy - I think pop will use it to hold a mini + other goodies -

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Original gift

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Fit
                • Lined
                • Original
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Not Much Design

                Best Uses

                • Transportation
                • Travel

                Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                I gave this as a gift and it seemed different and that not everyone would have it. He loved it and loves the fact that it's lined. I was hoping it would have a bit more design/markings, but it's still a great case.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Pretty plain

                By 

                from Elmont, New York

                Pros

                • Great quality
                • Really durable
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • designs
                • Lacking Special Something
                • Not worth the money

                Best Uses

                • Ipad Convo Starter

                Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                Shipping was express so it came in two days. I bought it for my girlfriend for her bday and I must admit even I was excited. When I relieved the package I saw that the product wasn't really what the advertised versions were like. This one had no letter design. And lacked the vintage look.

                Overall, just be aware before buying. I wouldn't recommend it but if I had to speak on the resources used, it looks VERY durable and looks to be made for a while.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from Harrisburg PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • One of a Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Ipad case

                  Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                  This is a great case for your iPad. It's definitely original and I love that it is upcycled. If you are looking for a case that isn't like everyone else's, this one fits the bill! The iPad fits nicely in it. I have an apple IPad smart case on it and it's a little snug, but if I make sure it's screen side is toward the front, it's easy to slip in and zipper. I love the outside pocket to keep my earphones and cables. I couldn't be happier with both the case and the service of Uncommon Goods!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I had to send the first one back because the pocket wasn't completely stitched into the case. But, Uncommon Goods was extremely helpful and went out of their way to get me a new one as quickly as possible. They even sent me a label for return shipping. The customer service reps were knowledgeable and friendly... and even available on a Saturday evening! I was quite happy with their service.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this!

                  By 

                  from Harrisburg PA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                        If you like unique products that aren't just like everyone else's... this case is for you! Not only is it very cool looking, but it is large enough to hold the new iPad with Apple's Smartcase on it. I also love the front pocket that can hold cords or other small accessories. I didn't love the price, but after already spending a lot on the iPad, I wanted more protection than just the smartcase would have, especially when traveling. While it's not super-padded, it does have a soft lining inside. Very happy with my purchase!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self

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                        5.0

                        Old school iPad case

                        By 

                        from Tallahassee, Fl

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Handsome
                        • It is PERFECT
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fits The Ipad Perfectly

                          Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                          Love this case as it secures the iPad's safety from scratches and dings. I have received many compliments on it too.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Very Cool !

                          By 

                          from McCall, ID

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Aged
                          • Authentic
                          • Nice workmanship
                          • Unique

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                              Looks great and fits perfectly. If you have a thick leather case on your i-Pad, it will not fit in this canvas case. Worth the $.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Wife
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Other

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              4.0

                              Retired postal worker

                              By 

                              from Ossipee, NH

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Upcycled Mail Sack iPad Case:

                                    I know these bags will last for a long time as the mailbags used to make these products are very sturdy. An IPad couldn't possibly do the damage that parcels and bundles of magazines do! Kudos to the idea!

                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Self
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Other

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                                    Q and A

                                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                    280votes, 36 comments

                                    Candice
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    I do like this product idea, but believe it's too expensive for being just a canvas iPad cover.

                                    Pam
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    very cool look... love the concept and the protective lining.. especially LOVE teh machine wash part!

                                    denise
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    more feed for the horses

                                    Sandi
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Like it, want it. Too expensive. iPad cases are closer to $30.

                                    elena
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    too expensive, but awesome concept. Would buy for my mailman (who is awesome) if it was like $30!

                                    kelly
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    i like it but too pricey

                                    Elena
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I would agree it should be $5-$10 cheaper.

                                    Deborah
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Clever but too expensive for what it is......

                                    Heather
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I agree, too expensive.

                                    Lisa
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    NOT EVERYONE HAS A FRICKIN' iPAD!!!! I'm growing extremely weary of the assumption that we all like to overpay for underpowered Apple tech items, just because "everybody" has them. Some of us aren't lemmings, fer cryin' out loud. Having ranted about all of that - if it has dimensions that work, calling it a "notebook/notepad/tablet" case would make it more approachable for those of us who haven't drunk the iPad Kool-Aid.

                                    Elisa
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    i like the look of it, but i also don't have any apple stuff, and i wish everyone stopped catering to that group. if this fit my netbook, i'd consider it if it were cheaper. but i got a netbook so it's lighter, and this looks like it might weigh almost as much as my computer!

                                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                    Thanks for your great feedback on this upcycled canvas case! This case is considered an iPad case because of the size (10.5 inches long x 8.25 inches wide). Although it is too small to hold a standard laptop, it can be used with smaller devices, such as netbooks.

                                    Patricia
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    i am sure it is sturdy,but spendy

                                    Denise
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Cute but a little expensive!

                                    Samantha

                                    I love uncommongoods! BUT it seems like many of the new products are going towards the expensive side. Unfortunately "cute" and "creative" will only take you so far...it also has to be affordable!

                                    Jennifer
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    From Mexico? Is that considered USA now?

                                    Christy
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Too expensive. Not an Apple product owner. It's made in Mexico.

                                    Deborah

                                    overpriced.

                                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                    We're super excited about all of the great feedback that's coming in, and with a few days left to vote, we hope the comments keep on coming! The chief designer at the company that makes these upcycled cases shared some feedback too. Tiffany commented on the canvas mail sack tote (also in our voting app this week) to explain that the estimated price includes the cost of cleaning the repurposed materials and getting the canvas ready for use, and the cost of providing fair wages to the artisans that make each bag by hand. Would you store your iPad in this fun case?

                                    Tammy
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Cute, but a little pricey.

                                    Heather
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Very very clever. Awesome looking! And iPad or iPod or anything to do with "i" is always expensive...your iPad wasn't cheap, so why not protect it with something good?? I think this is great.

                                    Mari
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    What I like is that no one would suspect that an ipad would be in there. I would buy one

                                    Jennifer
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Recycled canvas sack, made in Mexico. $55? I think not.

                                    Catherine
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Again, like the idea, though pretty boring to view. Add some color perhaps? Also the price ... bring it down.

                                    NM
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Pros: upcycled, machine wash and love the pouch for storing cord and such.Cons: Made in Mexico? Really? It's a little too expensive and may be more appealing if relabeled so as not to limit this to being an iPad case if it also fits netbooks and possibly other eReaders.

                                    Stacy
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Nice case, but not for the price.

                                    judith
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    like it but too $$

                                    anna
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    even though its a light color ultrasuede is easy to clean

                                    Danica
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Too expensive though!

                                    Jane
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I like this a lot, but I'm not sure I would pay this much. I would consider $25 - $30.

                                    judy
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    love it but too expensive for the size.

                                    Kat
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Well, no one would suspect anything expensive to be in this case.I agree with Lisa; stop catering to the "I-whatever the newest thing is" owners.

                                    Ed
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I like it to go with my mailsack tote. Do NOT like the red zipper though.

                                    Ann
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Not very special or uncommon, and overpriced. And do you carry anything made in the US?

                                    Maisie
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Love this! I would buy it if it were more like $30.

                                    Joni
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    So cute, but the price is too high~

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