AP Gear Companion Apple iPad 1/2/3/4 Sleeve in Black review


Some tablet tablet sleeves quirky designs to make you laugh, and if they don’t, there are others that can make you cry by failing to deliver on their promise for protection. The AP Gear Companion sleeve for iPad is a durable design that won’t play with your emotions.

Editor's Rating 

The Companion sleeve is like that shy, quiet friend who has your back, but mostly prefers to stay out of the way so you can be the center of attention. The first thing worth noting here is that the design will only fit the distinctive shape of an iPad, iPad 2, or New iPad 3, so it is not recommended for use with any other like-sized Android tablets. Once inserted, there is no wiggle room for the iPad, which in turn, but it still fits well with a smart cover attached. There is no need to worry about this case bursting apart at the seams - its side edges are stiff and reinforced with dual-stitching.

AP Gear utilizes water-resistant sailcloth material for the outer shell construction. The interior is made of an open-celled, medium density breathable polyurethane foam, which is laminated to a soft polyester insider liner - imagine its feel as being a mix of soft cotton and neoprene. There are no annoying Velcro sound, struggling buckle straps or snagging zippers to deal with here. Instead, magnets are incorporated to guarantee secure case closure (note to AP Gear: a trimmer flap design could align the magnets closer to the tablet edge for sleep/wake function). The Companion sleeve will be a good friend to the iPad, offering safe shelter against everyday wear and tear, and even sharing its umbrella in wet weather conditions. Combine this with a durable build, and the two should be pals for life.


  • Fits any Apple iPad
  • Smart cover compatible
  • Magnetic closure
  • Water resistant

            Overall: GREAT

            In the end, this single-purpose design does nothing to discredit the AP Gear brand name that stands for “all-purpose”. The Companion iPad sleeve can blend in most anywhere and its material construction can perform in most types of weather.


            • Designed to fit any generation Apple iPad
            • Water-resistant sailcloth exterior
            • Magnetic locking flap
            • Breathable polyurethane foam insert for extra protection
            • Soft polyester lining
            • Handmade quality


                          Tablet 9'' tablets
                          Style Sleeve
                          Brand All Purpose Gear
                          Function Mens, Outdoor
                          Dimensions 10.6 x .71 x 7.8 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Fabric
                          Closure Flap, Magnetic
                          Features -


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