I bought this case for the iPad 2, and was initially looking for an iPad 1 case so that my iPad 2 and smart cover would fit inside nicely however when this one arrived my iPad, it's smartcover and all my iPad leads all fitted in nicely. If you were to have a gel case on your iPad 2 it would probably still fit in the case, albeit snugly.
I read many reviews and quite a few were concerned about the inside of the case having a velcro part to keep your iPad in place securely. Many said that this could scratch you iPad screen but I have found that this has not been the case and my iPad hasn't a scratch so far! It has also does its job so when I clumsily open the case my iPad doesn't fall out onto the floor. Another concern in the reviews was the strength of the zip as this is usually what goes first, however I have had no problem and find that it is quite tough, with a layer in-between the zip and the iPad to protect it from scratching.
The case is also a fantastic shade of red, and compliments the red leather smart cover I have for my iPad already. It is also lovely and slim therefore maintaining the portability aspect of the ipad. Some cases I have seen have been clunky and made the iPad significantly larger to carry around.
So far on journeys the case has also fared well and so has my iPad inside, as obviously aesthetics aside this case is primarily to keep what's inside safe. It is a hard case but has a neoprene feel to it aswell, and a fabric overlay so it itself doesn't damage easily. The inside fabric is really soft, and aswell as a velcro fastening for the ipad it has a pocket inside for all the leads etc.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.