These stunning, attention-catching leather Apple iPad Pro sleeves and case covers will meet most of the different needs and tastes.
Are you looking for a stylish case or sleeve for your new iPad Pro? Do you want a sleeve to fit your iPad with a Smart Keyboard? Do you expect a case to support wireless charging of your Apple Pencil?
When it comes to iPad accessories, the original ones from Apple were always a benchmark of the high quality and modern style. But they can only meet the basic needs of their owners.
That’s why many new iPad Pro owners start exploring the web to find third-party alternatives that could address their more specific expectations. You may be surprised how many how well-designed cases and sleeves you can find the moment you start searching Amazon, Etsy, or eBay.
In the list below, you will find the best sleeves for the newest Apple iPad Pro models: 11 and 12.9-inch. These sleeves and cases offer various features but share the same premium quality and gorgeous look.
Exploring alternatives to Apple Leather Sleeve or Smart Cover will let you realize how many different new options you can choose from. It’s not only about the color, but also the presence and position of Apple Pencil holder, extra pockets, or closing mechanisms.
The best leather iPad Pro sleeves and cases – highlights
- Third-party Apple Leather Sleeve alternatives
- Custom leather & felt sleeve bags & organizers
- Folio cases made of genuine or eco-friendly leather
- Fashionable leather sleeves for women
- Tri-fold leather cases with Apple Pencil charging support
- Vintage Twelve South BookBook Vol. 2 case
- Personalized leather sleeves from Etsy
- Best leather iPad Pro cases you can find on eBay
Which sleeve will be compatible with my iPad Pro?
When it comes to cases, you should pick up the one that has been designed for your iPad Pro model. You have to assume there is no cross compatibility between iPad generation.
As you will see in the table below, the dimensions of iPad Pro models are similar but not exactly the same. Plus, the positions or ports and cameras are different. As you will be using your iPad with a case on it all the time, you will have to invest in a case model designed for your current iPad.
Apple iPad Pro dimensions
|iPad Pro 11 (2018)||9.74 × 7.02 × 0.23||247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9|
|iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)||9.80 × 6.8 × 0.24||250.6 × 174.1 × 6.1|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)||11.04 × 8.46 × 0.23||280.6 × 214.9 × 5.9|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)||12.0 × 8.68 × 0.27||305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9|
You’ve got much more flexibility when you decide to choose a sleeve. Similar dimensions between two generations of iPad Pro 12.9, as well as iPad Pro 11 versus 10.5, make it possible to use the current sleeve on the new tablet.
The number of available models is endless, and we had a hard time choosing the best designs. Below the list, you will find major online destinations where you can find more iPad Pro case ideas.
What kind of iPad Pro sleeve or case are you looking for?
20 leather sleeves and cases for Apple iPad Pro
1. Tomtoc leather & felt slim iPad Pro 11 sleeve
Amazon Choice: Highly rated and recommended iPad Pro sleeve
The sleeve comes from Tomtoc, a favorite Amazon brand for tablet sleeves and bags. It beautifully combines the charcoal felt with caramel leather. It’s slim, stylish, and lightweight. Durable magnets make opening and closing the sleeve a seamless process.
The sleeve features a large back pocket for your iPhone, cables, charges, and other small things. It’s compatible with both Apple iPad Pro 11-inch and 10.5-inch.
Finally, a really good priced Apple accessory that is of amazing quality and fitment. I got it for my new iPad Pro 10.5 and absolutely love it for its high quality feel and looks along with how well the iPad 10.5 fits.– Amazon review
Average rating: 4.4/5
2. Fashionable leather slim fit iPad Pro 12.9 sleeve
Are you looking for an iPad Pro sleeve that’s not only functional but also fashionable? The design from City Sheep Store will fit your modern style.
This luxurious case is all about the premium look and materials: full grain vegetable tanned leather combined with 100% natural German wool felt.
The sleeve includes an Apple Pencil holder on the front side – in a rather unexpected position – making it even more stylish. There is also a business card pocket, as well as a big compartment on the back.
You can choose a version for the iPad with or without Apple Smart Keyboard.
3. Twelve South BookBook Vol. 2 iPad Pro case
Our pick: The best iPad Pro case overall
The legendary iPad case from Twelve South is back! The BookBook Vol. 2 has been released for 2018 iPad Pro models: the 11 and 12.9-inch.
Just like the predecessor, BookBook Vol. 2 is a beautiful stand case that has been handcrafted to make it look like a vintage book.
Inside this zipper case you will find a built-in shell that will allow you to charge Apple Pencil 2 wirelessly.
Plus, there is also a large interior pocket that’s perfect for your essential documents or even a compact Bluetooth keyboard.
4. iPad Pro 10.5 Leather Sleeve alternative
A great sleeve to consider if you are looking for a stylish way to protect a previous-generation iPad Pro 10.5.
From Inside Gift comes a flexible and affordable alternative to original iPad Pro Leather Sleeve. You can get this sleeve in one of two personalization options:
- For the iPad with or without Smart Cover
- With or without Apple Pen holder on the front side
The sleeve is hand-crafted from genuine light brown leather, but you can also find two other color options. You can ask a shop owner to stamp your initials on the front.
5. Genuine leather folio stand case for iPad Pro 11
Amazon offers the largest number of iPad Pro cases and sleeves, but sometimes you can find exciting designs on eBay.
Such is an ultra slim folio case from Torro. The front cover folds back to turn the case into a stand, either vertical (for watching movies or video calls) or horizontal (for writing, drawing, or doodling).
The case is made of premium leather, and is available in three colors; each one showcases a nice Torro logo cut out from an external leather layer.
6. Merino wool and vegetable tanned leather iPad Pro 11 sleeve
Top feature: Fits iPad with Smart Keyboard Cover
From Pack & Smooch comes a minimalist felt sleeve that will fit not only your iPad but a bunch of accessories and peripherals.
The Pack & Smooch sleeve is hand-crafted in Germany from 100% finest Merino wool felt and genuine leather that’s vegetable tanned. It’s designed to fit both the 11-inch iPad Pro and its 10.5-inch predecessor. What’s important, inside there is enough space for your iPad with Apple Smart Keyboard.
There is an extra pocket for earphones, credit cards, and Apple Pencil. Last but not least, the sleeve closes with magnets that support auto sleep/wake function.
7. Marble-like premium leather iPad Pro sleeve
Our pick: Unique, minimalist look
Take a look at this awesome-looking sleeve from the Pelta series created by Voyage Prague.
The sleeve is made of genuine Tuscan leather (the color you see on the photo is Graphite). The inside is lined with 100% wool felt for extra protection against bumps and scratches.
You can choose from three leather colors. On top of that, you can order a version with or without Apple Pencil holder that’ll be placed on the back side.
Best of all, you can message the seller to add your initials instead of the Voyage logo. The sleeve is available for iPad Pro 11 and 12.9.
8. Premium designer iPad Pro folio sleeve case
From Harper London comes a beautiful Evo Collection sleeve. It is handcrafted from luxurious full grain cowhide leather and 100% natural wool felt.
Harper London Evo cleverly combines features of a sleeve and case. By folding back a felt side, you can turn it into a convenient flexible-angle stand. A stand support doubles as an Apple Pencil holder.
Additionally, the case sports an anti-scratch zipper to give your iPad 360-degree protection.
The sleeve is available for all recent iPad Pro models: 10.5, 11, and 12.9-inch.
9. Affordable Leather Sleeve alternative for iPad Pro 11
Our pick: Best Apple iPad Pro 11 leather sleeve on eBay
If you are looking for a cheap third-party alternative for Apple’s original leather sleeve, you can find a few designs on eBay.
One of the best options is the leather sleeve for the latest-generation 11-inch iPad Pro. It is available in three colors; two of them are highly original – Cyan and Marble Brown.
The sleeve features an Apple Pencil holder, but you won’t be able to put the iPad inside the sleeve with the pen attached to its side – no wireless charging is supported.
10. Personalized hand-stitched iPad Pro leather case
From RMK Studios comes a wonderful iPad Pro leather sleeve that offers a highly natural vintage look.
This sleeve is handmade to order, and you can find sizes fitting all recent iPad models – the 11 and 12.9-inch, as well as a previous-generation 10.5-inch.
All RMK Studios sleeves are hand-cut, hand-sewn and hand-stitched. Additionally, you can not only choose from a list of available designs or pick up a color of a thread, but also order to personalize the sleeve with your name or initials.
11. Stylish faux leather iPad Pro 11 folio stand case
Take a look at a refreshing idea in this overview – a folio case that’s made of eco-friendly material that perfectly resembles genuine leather.
Opposite to sleeves featured above, this is a typical folio case. Open and fold it back to form a three-angle stand. Plus there is also an option to set up a horizontal stand that’s perfect for writing and sketching.
The case supports auto sleep/wake feature, but, most importantly, it is compatible with wireless Apple Pencil charging.
The back shell is made of flexible material, making it easy to install and remove it any time you want.
iPad cheat sheet 2020
Latest Apple iPad models
Together with links to tech specs and best case covers.
Apple iPad mini 5, 7.9-inch
The world’s favorite compact tablet now comes with Apple Pencil 1 support and A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Prices start from $399.
Apple iPad, 10.2-inch
2160 × 1620 px Retina display, Apple Pencil and full-size Smart Keyboard support, Touch ID, A10 Fusion chip with M10 coprocessor. Prices from $329.
Apple iPad Air 3, 10.5-inch
An ultra-thin design with A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine and 10.5-inch advanced Retina display. Supports Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard (1st generation). Prices start from $499.
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch
11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $799.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch
12.9-inch Liquid Retina 2732 × 2048 px LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with ProMotion technology, Apple Pencil 2 support, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip and Neural Engine, high-speed USB-C connector. Prices start from $999.
12. Personalized iPad Pro sleeve from genuine leather and felt
Our pick: A perfect gift for demanding iPad owners
You are looking at a luxury at its best. The sleeves from Crazy Horse are hand-crafted from classic saddle leather rubbed to give it an antique look. On the back, there is an Apple Pencil holder. The way a front flap is sewn will let you use the sleeve as a stand.
Crazy Horse sleeves are available for both iPad Pro 11 and 12.9. You can choose a variant that fits the iPad with or without Smart Keyboard.
Most importantly, you can add your initials or another short text (up to ten characters) on the front side. Just type what you need in a message to the seller.
13. Unique leather organizer case for iPad Pro 11 and 12.9
Our pick: Advanced organizer with free personalization options
From Inside Gift comes another leather case tailored for iPad Pro models. It’s not cheap, but it will win the hearts of iPad users who are looking for cases that combine premium quality with advanced functionality.
The case has several pockets and compartments to fit not only the iPad and its accessories, but also a notebook and other personal items.
You can have it with or without Apple Pencil holder. Plus, which is usual for handmade sleeves from Inside Gift, you can personalize the case with your initials – and this time it’s free of charge.
There are variants for latest iPad Pro 11 and 12.9, plus older models as well.
14. German-quality iPad Pro leather & felt sleeve
From a Berlin-based Band & Roll shop comes a series of premium iPad Pro sleeves hand-crafted of Italian leather which becomes better with time, and 100% natural wool felt.
The design of this iPad case goes apart of modern tendencies toward “all in one” bag-accessory and lies rather in its unity. It is made of a premium blend of classic materials, leather and wool felt, in our family studio in Berlin, Germany.
This stylish sleeve features a small compartment on the front for daily essentials. You can choose from three leather colors: Tan, Black, and Chestnut. There are two felt colors to choose from: Gray or Anthracite.
Available for both Apple iPad Pro 11 and 12.9-inch.
15. Genuine leather tri-fold iPad Pro 11 case
Top feature: Wireless Apple Pencil charging support
If you are looking for a functional third-party premium case made of genuine leather, this design from StilGut should meet your needs.
It’s a standard tri-fold case with all its benefits: stand functionality and support for auto sleep/wake function. The back shell is covered with leather, and allows to charge your 2nd-generation Apple Pencil wirelessly by attaching it to the side of the iPad.
The case is available in either Cognac Brown or Black.
16. Premium dark felt iPad Pro sleeve bag
We love this minimalist sleeve from Narmont for its unconventional design. A wide leather stripe in the middle adds style and serves as a closure (the buttons are covered by leather on the inside).
The sleeve is slim, but it features a dense premium quality waterproof felt to give protection against dust and scratches.
A light felt version is also available. Size variants for all currently sold iPad and iPad Pro models.
17. Handmade genuine leather iPad Pro case with waterproof interior
If you are looking for an even more natural look, make sure to see more photos of this Apple iPad Pro 11 tri-fold case from Burkley.
The case is available in three variants, and the one we love the most is Coffee Brown, with it’s desaturated color, visible stitches, and matte finish. Two other designs, Brown and Black, are glossy.
The inside is made of microfiber leather material, which is waterproof. The case is compatible with wireless Apple Pencil 2 charging and pairing. Available for iPad Pro 11.
18. Business-style iPad Pro zipper sleeve
Our pick: Best iPad Pro leather sleeve for business
From Feel Felt comes a premium-looking felt & leather sleeve that’s perfect for anyone who is looking for a classic executive style.
The sleeve is made of high-quality felt that’s covered by an extra layer of genuine leather, and stitched to provide a business look.
You can get the sleeve in either Brown or Black. There are several other sleeves in the Feel Felt shop on Etsy, for both iPad Pro 11 and 12.9, so make sure to check them all.
19. Stylish slim-fit sleeve for Apple iPad Pro 11
Here is another designer iPad Pro sleeve that’s a perfect complement of a modern woman’s style.
City Sheep Store offers a minimalist sleeve that’s hand-crafted from 100% felt and full grain leather tanned to achieve a matte gray color.
The sleeve offers a large pocket for an iPhone, cables, and earphones. A magnetic flap lets you secure the iPad with one gentle click.
This particular case fits the 11-inch iPad Pro (with or without a keyboard case). Make sure to explore other sleeves and cases in the City Sheep store on Etsy.
20. MoKo iPad Pro sleeve with a small extra bag
Our pick: Most affordable iPad Pro felt sleeve on Amazon
If you are looking for nothing more than a solid iPad sleeve that’s made of high-quality felt but costs next to nothing, look no more.
The sleeve from MoKo, one of the most popular case brands on Amazon, is extremely affordable while offering a great minimalist felt exterior combined with wear-resisting and mold-proof lining.
The sleeve is available for Pro 12.9 (choose 13.3″ size) and Pro 11 (choose 10-11″ size).
Average rating: 4.5/5
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Where can I buy iPad Pro cases and sleeves?
Have you found the iPad Pro case or sleeve that perfectly suits your needs?
We are aware you clearly know what you are looking for, and the above list may have not met your expectations. Make sure to explore these sites for more ideas.
Amazon – the best site to find alternatives for the original iPad Pro case. There are currently almost 9 million results for a search phrase “iPad case.” It’s a good destination if you are looking for third-party cases and sleeves – in a lot more color variants.
eBay – when you’ll go through the branded cases on Amazon, you’ll find out that many covers have a quite similar construction, and differ only in colors. On eBay, you can find similar cases. Most of them are unbranded, and that means you’ll be able to buy them for a lower – sometimes much lower – price.
Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for hand-crafted items. You’ll find here tons of beautiful iPad Pro sleeves and covers. Many of these cases can be customized to your needs. If you want to get a unique, insanely cute sleeve – look no further than Etsy.
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Top iPad cases and accessories in 2020
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
Zugu Muse multi-functional iPad protective case
This is the best heavy-duty iPad case you can find on Amazon. It features multi-angle stand secured with strong magnetic structure. Military drop tested ( MIL STD 810G 516.6) to withstand 5-feet drops. Available for iPad mini 5, iPad 10.2, Air 3, and latest Pro models.
Average rating: 4.7/5
Penoval high-precision iPad stylus with palm-rejection technology
A great alternative to Apple Pencil. Penoval stylus is using advanced technology for precise, natural, highly responsive writing and drawing with no delays. Works with all current iPad models.
Average rating: 4.4/5
TiMOVO clear iPad case compatible with Smart Cover
This is a perfect solution for anyone who already has an original Smart Cover but would like to protect the back of the iPad, as well. The case is made of crystal clear plastic that is elegant and non-slip. Available for iPad 10.2 and iPad mini 5.
Average rating: 4.5/5
Lamicall adjustable charging stand for iPad
This sturdy foldable stand lets you charge the iPad thanks to adjustable base and a hole for a cable. The stand can be set at multiple angles, and features rubber pads for better stability.
Average rating: 4.7/5
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