After removing the plastic wallet, we are greeted by the sleek premium-quality leather finish of the sleeve. Our sample is finished in black leather but is also available in five other colours; pink, red, purple, dark chocolate and dark vintage.
Rather than just have a vast expanse of plain leather, Urbano have added flare to the design by creating a simple stitch pattern on the front and back of the sleeve. On the front there is also a small U-shaped logo in the corner and an “Urbano” logo pressed into the leather on the left. All of these factors make for a very sleek and attractive product overall.
Inside the sleeve there is a soft-finish padded liner which should provide some protection for the laptop inside. Urbano have surrounded this liner with a leather to prevent the laptop from being scratched by the zip when putting it in or taking it out. Compared to a full-size laptop bag the protection is quite limited, though, and is unlikely to prevent damage if you drop the laptop. This is a common failure between most sleeves, though.
Around the top edge of the sleeve is where the high-quality YKK zip resides. This has a very smooth action and feels very secure so it’s likely to last a good few years without issue.