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Well made sleeve, but rather small for a Tab A-sized tablet in a hardshell case (front pocket essentially unusable)
on August 2, 2017
First off, the tablet I had bought this for was a Samsung Tab A with S Pen (2016). I keep a Moko hardshell case on it (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MA1L49U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and use a sleeve to add further protection for my tablet while traveling. I was looking to switch sleeves from a Targus Impax sleeve. I was particularly hoping for a sleeve with an extra pocket to store my charging cord and maybe some extra small stuff in. I took measurements and I thought this sleeve would be sufficient. However, it just barefly fits the tablet inside of it, and there is so little extra room that the front pocket seems essentially unusable. I can squish my charging cord into the front pocket after putting my tablet in this sleeve, but there is so little room that I have to bend it a bunch and I would be worried about the charging cord becoming damaged if I were to store it in the front pocket a lot. I returned the sleeve in order to get a bit larger one, so luckily I will not find out.
As far as the construction was concerned, though I only had it for a brief time, it did appear to be quite high quality. So, despite the off brand, if you have a smaller tablet or do not keep yours in a hardshell case, I would recommend this sleeve for quality assuming it fits your device.
Overall, this sleeve appears to be well made but did not work for my specific purposes. If you have a roughly Tab A-sized tablet with a hardshell case on it and do not need much extra room or a spare pocket, then this sleeve would likely work. But if you want a bit of extra room and/or an extra pocket, then I would recommend looking elsewhere. I have not found any sleeve with a pocket for the Tab A with S Pen (2016) that does not appear to be either too small or too large, however I can recommend the Targus Impax 10.2" as well as the new sleeve I purchased after returning this, the Targus A7 10.2", for the Tab A with S Pen (2016) that is kept in a hardshell case. It is not too large but has a bit of extra room in it. However, neither sleeve has a pocket, though a bit of extra stuff can be put into the sleeve by the tablet despite this being slightly inconvenient.