Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Well, the Hutton Report and the Covertec case I ordered arrived about the same time. The latter took 13 days from when I placed the order. I am sure they could find a cheaper and quicker distribution method than this.
So now I have two. It cost me �29.79, it is still sealed in its plastic packaging, and I will sell it for a mere �22 ono including First Class recorded post in the UK! I.e. not only will you save money over buying one from Covertec, but also it will arrive much much more quickly. Here is a reminder of what it is.
What the Covertec website does not make clear is the proportion of leather to nylon. The answer to this is that the insides of the case and all the functional bits like the closure are in leather, and the outer covering is in black hard-wearing, water-resisting nylon. The leather from the inside of the case folds over the edges and is stitched into the nylon with the trademark Covertec beige thread. The effect is very smart and rather hi-tech.
Personally I cannot believe that replacing one piece of leather with nylon makes the case so much (30%) cheaper to manufacture, so I think Covertec are trying out a new line of cases with this one.
If you are interested, drop me an e-mail.