With most iPad cases, the whole spiel about "keeping your iPad protected" tends to point more towards nicks and scratches, rather than serious bumps and drops. That's why truly protective accessories, like the Gumdrop, feel somewhat special. It's also one of the reasons why the Normincies Radical iPad Bag is so awesome.
While I won't call the design "radical and innovative" like the product page does, it is quite the handsome-looking yet super-functional piece. Suffice to say, carrying your tablet in this, as opposed to a small messenger bag or a backpack, should see you less worried about having it meet an untimely demise.
The Normincies Radical iPad Bag's most pronounced feature is the large slab of 5052 aluminum sitting right on its backside. Yep, it's a solid piece of metal protecting your slate from bumps and drops, ensuring higher chances of survival regardless of what perils it encounters throughout your travels. Want to ditch the aluminum while carrying your iPad around the hotel? No problem -- just pull out the snap fasteners and it turns into a lovely fabric bag.
Measuring 10.6 x 8.8 x 1.37 inches, the actual bag is made from cordura nylon, with a low-profile black color outside and an eye-popping orange shade in the interior. The bag is padded, as well, to double up on the protection part. Interior features a main tablet compartment and two smaller pockets for holding other stuff.
You can get the Radical iPad Bag directly from the Normincies online shop. Price is $198.