I've looked at numerous unsatisfactory Kindle 4 sleeves in an ongoing attempt to find one that is light, aesthetically pleasing, and strong enough to protect from scratches. This fantastic sleeve has all the positive qualities you could wish for! Unlike the others on the market, it's visually stunning - mine is purple and the colour is much richer and more vibrant than the photos suggest. The leather is soft and supple yet sturdy. Despite the simple design and lack of closing mechanism, the previous reviewers are correct in saying that the texture of the leather inside grips the Kindle, so there's really no danger of it falling out. (I've held it upside down and shaken it to test this!) Again, as another reviewer mentioned, it hardly adds any bulk to the Kindle at all. A fantastic product lovingly crafted by a family business. I can't recommend it enough! Now I don't need to keep hoping that Kipling will make a Kindle sleeve!