A sleeve is a clever and affordable alternative to a dedicated case. This overview lists the most interesting sleeves, bags, and organizers that are compatible with current Kindle models.
Do you really have to buy a case every time you get a new Kindle? With decreasing prices of electronic devices, the cost of the cover becomes a considerable part of the total value.
Maybe all you need is a decent sleeve that could serve you much longer than just a year or two.
Do I need a Kindle sleeve?
Here are the most common reasons to get a sleeve instead of a case:
▸ If you have more than one mobile device – you will be able to use the sleeve interchangeably.
▸ If you want to have a protection for more than one Kindle generation – you will be able to use the same sleeve with your current and next Kindle models.
▸ If you would like to save money – a single sleeve is generally cheaper than a dedicated case.
▸ If you would like to read hands free – only few Kindle cases come with a stable built-in stand. Get a cheap sleeve for protection and invest in a hands-free Kindle accessory.
Kindle sleeve pros and cons
|• Suited perfectly for a single Kindle model|
• Tailored cutouts for a power button and charging port
• Supports auto sleep/wake function
• The front cover folds back entirely, allowing for a one-handed use
• Several colors and designs to choose from
• The feel of a hardcover paper book
|• You will need to replace the case every time you replace the Kindle|
• Cases are usually more expensive than sleeves
• A case doesn’t fully protect against drops
• Most cases, besides flip stands, won’t let you read hands-free
• Usually, there is no pocket for cables and other small accessories
• Some designs may make the Kindle too heavy for long reading sessions
Still can’t decide between a sleeve and cover? Read a complete Kindle case vs. sleeve comparison on our sister site Ebook Friendly.
14 best Kindle sleeves and bags
Water-resistant and shockproof urban sleeve
Our pick: The best zipper sleeve for Kindle
▸ From Kizuna comes a tablet sleeve that’s worth taking a look if you plan to give your Kindle a combined case andsleeve protection.
▸ The sleeve is made of water-repellent neoprene, which protects the device from splashing water or mild rain.
▸ 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 smartphone, cables, charger, or powerbank.
▸ The sleeve is available in two sizes. Make sure to pick up the one for 7.9-8 inch tablets.
▸ The sleeve is compatible with the basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite – all current and previous generations. It will not fit Kindle Oasis, as this model is too wide.
▸ The price at the time of updating this post is $13.99.
Our score: 8.1/10
Soft suede Kindle Oasis 3 sleeve
▸ Here is a sleeve that was made specifically for Kindle Oasis, which is wider than two other models. It will fit both the 2nd and 3rd generation Oasis.
▸ Offered by Walnew, this handmade sleeve is one of the most popular accessories for Kindle Oasis.
▸ The sleeve is handmade of soft suede (external layer) and soft microfiber (internal layer). The natural suede offers good texture and comfortable touch feeling.
▸ It closes with two magnets that are hidden in the top flap. Please note that the magnets do not support auto sleep / wake feature.
▸ This minimalist design is offered in four light colors that are perfect for women: Gray, Pink, Khaki, and Light Blue.
▸ The current price is $14.99, but we’ve seen it drop to $12 during major shopping events on Amazon.
Simple and elegant felt sleeve with an extra pocket
Our pick: The best felt sleeve for Kindle
▸ From MoKo comes a stylish landscape-type sleeve for 7-8 inch tablets and e-readers, with enough space to accommodate your Kindle even with a case on it.
▸ The sleeve is made of premium felt that absorbs shock. The interior is lined with a special material that’s mold-proof and water-resistant.
▸ The sleeve closes with a Velcro made of faux leather. There is an internal pocket where you can place your phone, cables, or a library card.
▸ Two size versions are available. Make sure to pick up the one for 7-8 inch devices. It will fit the entry-level Kindle (all generations) and Kindle Paperwhite (all generations). Unfortunately, it won’t be a good fit for Kindle Oasis.
▸ You can choose from two color options: Dark and Light Gray.
▸ Currently, the price is lowered to $9.99. You can buy it for $11.99 without the deal.
Our score: 8.5/10
Slim and lightweight Kindle sleeve bag
▸ The universal polyester sleeve bag from MoKo is compatible with most 7-8 inch devices, so it will fit your Kindle, no matter which model you own.
▸ 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 Kindle from being shocked when falling.
▸ MoKo offers the sleeve in several colors, including Peacock Blue and Light Gray.
▸ When placing an order, make sure to select the size “7-8 inch.”
Book sleeve compatible with Kindle
▸ Tablet and e-reader sleeves are practical but rarely beautiful. They are usually black, gray, or resemble a leather look.
▸ If you want something dramatically way more cheerful, make sure to explore a different product category – that is a surprisingly compatible with Kindle e-readers – sleeves designed to protect and carry paper books.
▸ We recommend book sleeves from Kapax. Each one closes with a Velcro on the top side, and features external pockets for a notepad, pen, or a library card.
▸ Currently, there are over ten colors to choose from, and all are stunning!
▸ The sleeves are all 10 × 8 inch (25 × 20 cm) and will fit your Kindle Paperwhite or basic Kindle with a space for a standard case, if you need it. There will be still some place to put a small paperback book inside!
▸ The price is set at $17.99 – and that’s for the universal protective sleeve that would work with your Kindle or a paper book.
Modern book sleeve with zipper – fits all Kindles
Our pick: The best book sleeve compatible with Kindle
▸ Here is another sleeve that is designed for paper books, but will fit your Kindle, too. It’s a convenient solution for every modern book lover who reads books in both the classic and electronic format.
▸ The sleeve is offered by Book Beau, and closes with a top zipper. It’s well padded for enhanced shock protection. Inside, there is enough room for a Kindle, notebook, and a paper book – and many other combinations.
▸ For the Kindle, make sure to pick up “Mini” size variant, which is approximately 9.25 × 6.75 in.
▸ Book Beau sleeves are manufactured in the United States from premium grade materials. Plus, the company offers a 30-day replacement guarantee.
▸ A book sleeve is a perfect gift for a book lover. There is no worry it will be incompatible with the giftee’s reading preferences.
▸ The sleeve is available in several colors, including two patterns that show cozy bookshelves.
▸ The current price is $24.99.
Our score: 8.5/10
Vera Bradley cotton tablet organizer
▸ From Vera Bradley comes the most fashionable item in this overview – the Cotton Tablet Organizer. Its size makes it easy to put any Kindle model inside, including the Oasis 3.
▸ 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 Kindle 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. It’s the most expensive item in this overview.
Handmade felt and leather sleeve with pockets
▸ Sometimes it’s a good idea to look for Kindle accessories somewhere else than on Amazon. Etsy is one of the best alternatives.
▸ One of the best Kindle compatible sleeves you can find on Etsy is offered by Narmont. It’s handcrafted from 4 mm natural wool felt and genuine leather.
▸ There are three colors to choose from. You can pick up the light gray, dark gray, or a combination variant.
▸ The sleeve features a large external pocket that closes with the same flap as the main compartment.
▸ The dark leather inserts are placed in the points that are most exposed to wear: flap opening and holding area.
▸ Prices start at $30, and they are one of the lowest for the genuine leather e-reader sleeves on Etsy.
Cozy zipper sleeve with external pocket
▸ Are you looking for a zipper sleeve that is designed specifically for the Kindle?
▸ From Jaunpy comes the sleeve that’s compatible with all 6-inch e-readers, such the basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite (including the 6.8-inch model).
▸ The sleeve has an attention-catching floral pattern in white, blue, and orange. Plus, there is a handy external pocket that you can use to put your smartphone for easy access.
▸ Internal dimensions of the sleeve are: 6.7 × 4.7 × 0.8 in.
▸ The price at the time of updating this post is $13.99. The sleeve bears an Amazon Choice badge for being an affordable product available instantly.
Weatherproof notebook zipper cover
Our pick: The best alternative Kindle sleeve
▸ This product was not intended to be used with e-readers – but it serves its purpose brilliantly. It’s a side bound notebook cover from Rite in the Rain.
▸ This solid and durable is made of incredibly tough Cordura fabric that’s water and weather resistant. The pouch closes with a solid, rugged zipper closure.
▸ Inside, there are two large pockets for notebooks, on the left and right side. Each one will fit the 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite (and all previous models except the Oasis). It will also fit the basic Kindle.
▸ Inside, there are also four pen-size holders, and a pocket for a credit card.
▸ The cover is available in the US Amazon store in two colors: Black and Tan. In other online stores, you can also find a camo version, shown above. I bought it in the German Amazon.
▸ The price at the time of updating the post is $24.99 (8% off) and it’s the lowest ever recorded.
Our score: 8.1/10
Elegant felt sleeve for Kindle Oasis
▸ Felt is always in fashion. It offers advanced waterproof features, and even a single layer guarantees a high level of bump and shock protection.
▸ The sleeve comes with two compartments. One is for the Oasis and the other one is perfect for accessories, cables, power charger, or credit cards.
▸ For an extra protection against scratches, the inside is lined with a soft and cozy microfiber material.
▸ This stylish felt sleeve is available in two size versions. One is tailored for Kindle Oasis 2, and the other one for the Oasis 3.
▸ You can choose either a light felt or dark felt color variant. Each one comes with a Velcro closure that’s sewn together with a stylish leather badge-like strap.
▸ The price is stable and is set at $16.99.
Affordable Kindle sleeve bag with zipper
▸ A sleeve is an affordable alternative to a case. It usually costs less, and can be used with more than one Kindle model.
▸ Take a look at this sleeve, if you are looking for the cheapest available option.
▸ Bearing an “Amazon’s Choice” badge, the sleeve costs $9.99, and is the cheapest in this overview.
▸ The sleeve is slim, comes with a flannel lining interior, and an external pocket for a smartphone.
▸ It is compatible with all Kindle models except the Oasis line.
Lightweight Kindle Oasis sleeve
▸ From SixiCat comes a naturally looking zipper sleeve that’s both slim and lightweight, despite a solid padding that ensures an enhanced drop protection.
▸ The sleeve is designed for Kindle Oasis 3. It will also fit the previous generation Oasis, too. You can also have it for any other Kindle model, but it will be a bit loose, as its proportions are tailored for the unusually wide Oasis model.
▸ The main compartment is meant for the Kindle, and it closes with a zipper on the top side. There is also a large external pocket that’s perfect to store your smartphone or earphones.
▸ The sleeve comes in two natural colors: Dark and Light Gray.
▸ SixiCat Oasis sleeve usually costs $28, but its price is reduced temporary to $24.99.
Portfolio bag case for Kindle
Our pick: The best multipurpose Kindle bag
▸ If you are looking for a sleeve that would accommodate more than just your Kindle, 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 Kindle model, including the Oasis. It will also be large enough for your 10-inch Amazon Fire or iPad.
▸ 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 Kindle 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 $41.99. As this is a highly popular product, you may not see a considerable price drop any time soon.
Our score: 8.3/10
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