The sleeve is constructed with felt, which is a hardy material that resists abrasion. Really good for in-and-out-of-bag situations. A silk liner cradles the IPad for a slippery, non-scratchy experience. It helps the IPad go in and out of the sleeve (woah, starting to get a little awkward.) There is an elastic band that will close the cover by wrapping around the top of the bag which folds over. There is enough slack to allow any wires plugged in to hang out and be accessible. I'm talking to you, headphones.