i bought this case for when i put my ipad in my purse to keep it from getting scratched. it won't offer much protection if you drop your ipad, but that's not what it's for. it's very soft and velvety inside and out and it fits the ipad even with the smart cover on it. and it has a loop fastener to keep it from sliding out. i'm very happy with it
I order this for myself for Christmas, so I've had if for six months, and it's held up really well. It is very soft, easy to store away when your not using it, and even, as another reviewer mentioned, helps keep your screen clean. I use it to store my other caring cases for my iPad apparel (Twelve Point Compass and earbuds) when I'm using my iPad. It's definitely worth the money, and a smart choice.