The Microfiber Series is as described. This new iPad 2 pouch sleeve itself looks beautiful and works great. The iPad with a smart cover attached fits inside this sleeve like a glove. The sleeve has a considerable amount of padding built in. I would feel safe to say that it would protect the iPad from a several-foot fall quite well. The zipper works as a zipper should, and has a good feel to it. I am very happy with this purchase and can confidently recommend this microfiber new iPad 2 pouch sleeve case to anyone looking for a good-fitting, protective sleeve for their new iPad.