Here is an alternative list of case covers, sleeves, and bags that are compatible with the newest iPad Air 5 tablet. They are reasonably priced, come with extra features, and look gorgeous.
Are you planning to get an iPad Air 5 this year? If you are thinking about a compatible cover, sleeve, or bag, take a look at the best options that are currently available online.
Most other iPad Air 5 round-ups list the most common cases available online, starting with the overpriced original Smart Cover from Apple.
We took the opposite approach: to highlight the less most functional covers, and to add sleeves and bags that you would use with more iPad models than the current one.
The question you should ask yourself is do I really need an iPad case at all?
The fact is that the best case covers are offered by third-party producers, and you can find most of them on Amazon. These cases are reasonably priced, and offer much more benefits than an unstable stand and auto sleep/wake support.
One thing to keep in mind is that the 4th-generation model and the 2022 iPad Air 5 have the same dimensions, proportions, and a location of ports, speakers, and buttons. As a result, the Air 4 case is 100% compatible with Air 5 model released in 2022.
Make sure to check out our list with the best iPad Air 5 accessories. You will find here innovative and surprisingly useful accessories that are compatible with your Apple iPad Air 5 tablet.
If you still hesitate where to buy the iPad Air 5 and which version to choose, check out the official Apple Reseller Store on Amazon. When you select “iPad Air” from the drop down list, you will see available options.
Please note, that iPad prices on Amazon are approximately 5% lower than regular prices. Obviously, everything depends on the variant you select. The discount is higher for the popular body colors or a more expensive storage versions.
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The best iPad Air 5 case covers this year
1. Shockproof tri-fold case matching iPad Air 5 color range
▸ If you are looking for a tri-fold case with a twist, take a look at the newest design from Infiland.
▸ The standard front cover that folds into a vertical or horizontal stand is combined with a shockproof but slim back case which guarantees enhanced corner protection while showing off the beauty of your iPad through the transparent back.
▸ The case features Apple Pencil compatible stylus holder, and comes in five variants that match the color range of iPad Air 5.
▸ The price at the time of writing the update of this list was set at $24.95.
2. Slim iPad Air 5 Smart Cover tri-fold alternative
▸ Tri-fold case is one of the most popular case designs among iPad users. It offers stand functionality similar to Apple’s own Smart Cover but adds a protection of the back, and – most importantly – when you buy a case from a third-party seller, you can save a lot of money.
▸ One of the most interesting tri-fold covers so far is offered on Amazon by Dadanism. The case is designed for 4th and 5th iPad Air with precisely made cutouts for camera, ports and buttons.
▸ Besides the front cover which can be folded to form a horizontal or vertical stand (but you know that already from the Smart Cover, right?), the case offers a slim yet solid protection for the back – a semi-transparent backshell made of flexible TPU.
▸ Five color versions are available, including Midnight Green and Geometric Marble. The price is constantly set under $10.
3. Functional sleeve bag with multiple pockets
▸ The best thing about this popular sleeve from MoKo is that it comes with a few pockets that should meet most of your commuter needs.
▸ Except the main compartment, there are a few smaller pockets inside, plus a large external zipper pocket. You will be able to put inside your AirPods, cables, power bank.
▸ An external pocket is perfect for a foldable, iPad Air 5 compatible, Bluetooth keyboard.
▸ The sleeve is made of premium-quality polyester that’s water splash-proof. The interior is lined with soft and thick material, giving protection from scratches and bumps.
▸ The current price is $22.99, but hurry – it’s a limited time deal.
4. Military-grade iPad Air 5 Faraday bag
Our pick: Best value-for-money Faraday bag for iPad
▸ If you are concerned about damages, think twice. The tiny scratch on the display is nothing compared to the damage when someone steals sensitive data from your iPad.
▸ Meet Faraday cage sleeves. A Faraday cage blocks external electromagnetic fields and therefore protects sensitive electronic equipment that’s placed inside.
▸ One of the most popular Faraday cage sleeves comes from Mission Darkness. The bag is designed for military and law enforcement investigators, government, and data security professionals, but can be used by anyone.
▸ The bag comes with MIL-STD-188-125 certificate. It’s tested to preserve the working integrity of electronic devices in the event of EMP or CME.
▸ The Faraday cage bag from Mission Darkness is built with water-resistant ballistic nylon outer material, 2 interior layers of high-shielding TitanRF Faraday Fabric on all sides, and secure double roll and Velcro closure.
▸ The interior size is 13 × 9.25 inches – enough to store even the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, not mentioning smaller models, iPad Air 5 among them.
▸ The current price on Amazon is $55, and it’s one of the lowest for Faraday cage bags that are compatible with iPad models.
5. Zugu Alpha military-grade case for iPad Air 5
▸ If you are ready to invest in a case that combines extra protection with plenty of other features, take a look at the new case from Zugu Alpha, designed to fit the iPad Air 5.
▸ Besides being tested against 5-feet drops (Military Drop Test Standard MIL STD 810G 516.6), the case sports an innovative stand solution.
▸ The magnetic kickstand can be positioned in as many as eight secure angles, so that you can use your iPad in any possible situation. The magnets are strong enough to hold your iPad Air on the fridge and use it as a kitchen TV.
▸ Thanks to materials that are similar to what Mercedes-Benz is using in their cars, Zugu Alpha is extremely thin and lightweight – and it also looks like being taken directly from a dashboard of a luxury car.
▸ The price at the time of updating this list was set at $49.99.
6. Recycled iPad Air 5 felt sleeve
Our pick: Best eco-friendly sleeve for iPad Air
▸ Are you looking for environmentally friendly accessories for your iPad Air 5? Check out the sleeve from Sobieco.
▸ The sleeve is handmade in Slovakia by disabled and socially disadvantaged people. It’s made from recycled textile waste mixed with used plastic bottles.
▸ Due to its thermo-insulating characteristics, you may also use it as a cushion seat while sitting on a cold bench or ground.
▸ The sleeve is available with either white or yellow cotton strap.
▸ It’s one of the most affordable felt sleeves for iPad Air 5. At the time of writing this post, the price was set at $28.99.
7. Vera Bradley recycled iPad Air 5 compatible organizer
▸ From Vera Bradley comes the most fashionable item in this overview – the Cotton Tablet Organizer. Its size makes it easy to put any iPad model, including the newest 5th-generation Air.
▸ As other tablet organizers, the Vera Bradley bag comes with several utilities: two slip pockets, two mesh pockets, three card slips, four pen slips, and one ID window.
▸ The bag is made of a sustainable recycled cotton fabric and “and has all of the comfort, softness, and vibrancy that you know and love.”
▸ The sleeve is padded for increased comfort and protection. Plus, there is a handle to let you carry it with ease.
▸ Vera Bradley tablet organizer is available in eight fashionable designs, including Ikat Island, Java Navy Camo (shown above), Indiana Rose, and Plum Pansies.
▸ The price is very Vera Bradley – $45. We have seen no price cuts on this product since it was launched in November 2021.
8. Elegant felt sleeve with custom engraving
Our pick: Most fashionable iPad Air 5 felt sleeve
▸ One of the best-designed felt & leather iPad Air 5 compatible sleeves that you can find on the web is offered by Stilbag on Etsy.
▸ The sleeve is hand-crafted from 100% merino wool and features three compartments: the first one is for the iPad; the second one is for Apple Pencil (or any other stylus); the third one is for cables and chargers.
▸ You can choose between light and dark felt (outside), and pick up from a few bright colors of the interior (including Red and Azure Green).
▸ Laser engraving is possible on the lower cork tab. Make sure to provide the text in a message to seller field when placing an order.
▸ The price at the time of updating this overview is $46 for the option without engraving.
9. Personalized boutique-style sleeve bag
▸ From Germany-based creators Mum and Mädi comes a series of beautiful sleeve bags that will add a boutique style to your iPad Air 5.
▸ The sleeve opens on the larger side and is made of a combination of cotton and felt to provide a perfect balance between a fashionable look and durable protection.
▸ The design resembles a terrazzo pattern, with graphite, stone gray, and light pink inserts.
▸ This sleeve bag can be personalized. You can describe whether you want it for your iPad with or without the case, or provide exact dimensions. You can also decide whether you need a flap or not.
▸ The price is set at $54 right now, regardless of which option you choose.
10. Fabric sleeve with gentle floral patterns
▸ You are looking at a gorgeous sleeve handmade by Leaky Breeks. It’s a perfect choice for every woman who is looking for a gentle and natural floral design.
▸ The sleeve is handmade from a durable polyester that resists water, dries quickly, and is easy to clean. It may be dry-cleaned as well.
▸ Interior is lined with an extra layer for enhanced protection.
▸ The most important thing about this sleeve bag, however, is the looks! Plus, there are almost thirty other iPad sleeves to choose from in the Leaky Breeks store.
▸ The sleeve is compatible with all 10-11 inch tablets. However, make sure to provide the seller with dimensions of your new iPad Air 5 model.
11. 100% waterproof iPad and MacBook messenger bag
Our pick: Best waterproof bag for iPad
▸ A standard case can surely protect your iPad Air 5 against scratches and dust, but won’t guarantee any resistance against water.
▸ Unlike the iPhone, your iPad is not waterproof. And I doubt new-generation models will ever have this feature. Now, imagine you take your iPad outside, and, suddenly, you are in the middle of a heavy storm.
▸ Getting a 100% waterproof sleeve or bag that would work with your iPad Air 5, as well as any device you will have in the future, seems like a reasonable choice.
▸ The top brand in this field is AquaQuest. They offer a versatile and protective Typhoon bag that guarantees 100% protection against water. The main compartment sports 20,000 mm hydrostatic resistance. Plus, there is an inner neoprene sleeve to ensure extra water and shock protection.
▸ This messenger bag is super durable. It’s made of 420D rip stop nylon, with welded seams and dual coatings of premium TPU material.
▸ The case is available in two sizes: 13″ (perfect for the iPad, no matter which model you own) and 15″ (for most MacBooks, except the 16-inch Pro). There are six colors to choose from, including the Red & Gray.
▸ AquaQuest gives lifetime warranty for the Typhoon messenger bag. The current price is $59.99.
12. Water-resistant and shockproof urban sleeve
Our pick: The best zipper sleeve for iPad Air 5
▸ From Kizuna comes a tablet sleeve that’s worth taking a look if you plan to give your iPad Air 5 a combined case and sleeve protection.
▸ The sleeve is made of water-repellent neoprene, which protects the device from splashing water or mild rain. It’s not 100% waterproof, like AquaQuest, though.
▸ A soft and fluffy internal layer effectively absorbs impacts to reduce damage caused by accidental drops.
▸ The Kizuna sleeve features a large zipper pocket on the front. It’s a perfect place for your iPhone, cables, charger, or powerbank.
▸ The sleeve is available in two sizes. For your new iPad Air 5, make sure to pick up the variant for “10.5-11 inch iPad Pro.”
▸ The price at the time of updating the post is $12.99. It may drop under $9.99, but not during hot shopping seasons (Black Friday or Prime Day), so check the price every now and then.
13. Tactical molle pouch travel organizer
▸ Even if you limit the number of electronics and accessories, it may turn out that you there are still so many that you need a special way to store them, especially when you plan a long trip.
▸ An obvious solution is a travel organizer bag. There are over 20,000 items on Amazon matching this phrase. I found a better idea. It turned out that the most suitable organizer for my powerbanks, cables, and chargers is an army molle pouch.
▸ A tactical admin molle pouch from Wynex has enough pulls to put inside all iPad and iPhone accessories and secure them. It is closed by double zippers with pulls, allowing you to open up completely to the bottom.
▸ External straps can be used to attach the pouch to the bicycle’s handle so that the powerbank that’s inside is close enough to charge your iPhone mounted to the handlebar.
▸ Wynex pouch is made of 1,000-D military grade Cordura fabric coated with DWR (Durable Water Repellent). Thanks to that, it’s moisture resistant and gives an extra layer of protection.
▸ The pouch is available in several colors. If you want to avoid looking military, just pick up the black variant.
▸ The price at the time of updating this post is $14.99.
14. Portfolio bag case for iPad Air 5
Our pick: The best multipurpose iPad Air 5 bag
▸ If you are looking for a sleeve that would accommodate more than just your iPad Air 5, think about getting a portable bag that comes with several compartments and pockets, but still has the size of a mobile device.
▸ The bag from Tomtoc is intended for devices no larger than 12.9-inch, so it will fit any iPad model, including the Air 5.
▸ Tomtoc Portfolio combines a rugged EVA hard shell with soft microfiber lining to protect against bumps and scratches. Water-repellent fabric provides protection even on a rainy day.
▸ The patented ergonomic groove design and comfortable grip make it easier to carry on without drops, even if you want to avoid using the built-in handle.
▸ Inside, there are multiple compartments. You can use the main one for your iPad Air or a notebook. Elasticized segments provide tight grip for cables, earphones, and other small accessories.
▸ Tomtoc offers one year worry-free guarantee. Plus, you will benefit from a friendly customer service available via email and phone.
▸ You can choose from several colors, including Mixed Orange (shown above), Avocado, Gray, and Caramel.
▸ The lowest price we recorded was $29.99. Currently, it’s set at $43.99. As this is a highly popular product, you may not see a considerable price drop any time soon.
15. Slim iPad Air 5 carrying case in multiple colors
▸ This universal polyester sleeve bag from MoKo is available in three sizes and fifteen variants, including plain colors, marble patterns and gorgeous floral artworks.
▸ The sleeve is made of durable material: premium polyester and high-density fluff lining. Thanks to that, it is abrasion-resistant, dust-proof and splash-resistant.
▸ One feature that’s worth mentioning is a sponge pad, which will prevent your iPad Air 5 from being shocked when falling.
▸ The price at the time of writing this post is $12.99. When placing an order, make sure to select the size “9-11 inch.”
16. Slim iPad Air 5 air-pillow edge case
▸ Many users decide to get an affordable, basic case for their new iPad model before the covers with advanced features and good ratings become available.
▸ One of such preliminary cases to consider for your new iPad Air 5 is the one from TiMOVO.
▸ The case is extremely lightweight, with enhanced corner protection guaranteed by specially designed case made from strong and durable plastic.
▸ The back of your iPad Air 5 will be covered by a clear shield. A special “air pillow” raised surface design of the back will allow for better ventilation of your iPad.
▸ This minimalist case simply doesn’t stand in the way and lest you fully use your iPad Air 5 without worrying you can damage it.
▸ Wireless Apple Pencil is supported and the price is inviting – $6.99.
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