Sturdier than the sleeve previously bought for My Kindle, and more resembles a book cover which is what I wanted. New, the leather is a little stiff, but will see how this pans out over the next year. As an avid book reader, I guess the cover would not suffer with wear and tear so easily! Wanted a cover with hinges to allow more flexibility in a way that the cover could be folded back with ease. This cover, although folds back, is not a comfortable fold. Regarding comfort, while reading, as one would do with a paperback book (thumb in the centrefold and fingers fanned along the back cover), I find the Kindle in the case a little heavy, and after lengthy reading, the case cuts into hand!