Would definitely recommend this case for iPad or iPad 2. I have iPad 2 and it fits inside the Belkin case brilliantly either alone or even comfortably with a protective silicone/leather sleeve over it, mainly probably because the iPad 2 is slightly thinner than iPad. This also allows more room in the case to fit other items you might want to carry around, paperwork, leads etc. I even have an iPod 2 keyboard leather folding case within which iPad 2 slots and that folding leather case with keyboard + iPad 2 fits into this case with zip closed, with just a VERY small amount of convincing. Mainly because this case is ever so slightly stretchy and therefore forgiving, IF it needs to be.
Amazingly protective with padding where needed, but even with this padding this Belkin design is still quite slender and front hidden design pocket expands if required.
Cases are a personal thing, but all in all...
GREAT case, so much so I bought two in different colours for different uses, great case great price. An advisable protective purchase for any iPad owner.