Vaja is a family-owned company making premium leather goods from superior quality Argentine leather since 1999. I have been using their iPhone X front flap leather case for a long time now and I was excited to see the launch of their new model – the Grip Rider case. Since its the holiday season, I thought this would make the perfect gift for the new iPhone XS owner in my family. Vaja cases always come in subtle and elegant packaging with a personal touch. I ordered the Amberglow case which case in a soft felt orange box with a note on top. The sleek and simple packaging is a sign of how seriously they take quality and experience into the making of every leather product.
The orange Grip Rider is a complete upgrade from the in terms of its looks – the bold hue and comfortable grooves give it the perfect grip we all need to protect our iPhones from slipping out of our hands. The ultra-cushioned leather pattern is smooth and has a subtle luster without compromising on the natural grain texture. The Grip Rider comes with Vaja’s promise of form and functionality like all its predecessors and I can vouch for its long-lasting performance. The case’s frame is made of polycarbonate with a black eyelet for the camera and premium leather lining on the inside as well to protect your phone from scratches, bumps, and falls.
The best part is that the case is very slim and snug, it does not add weight or a bulky exterior to the delicate iPhone build but still gives 100% protection while comfortably fitting in your pocket without seeming like an extra limb like the usual protective hulk-like cases. The Grip Rider case also has a raised rim so it protects your phone’s screen if you keep it facing down or if it falls on its face. The padded leather makes the case scratch proof and protects the shiny, fragile glass back of the iPhone X. And finally all Vaja leather cases come in a case of their own – each is encased in a leather pouch with suede on the inside that doubles up as a tool to wipe your screen without smudging.
The details of the case are soft yet distinct like the black metal logo clip on the bottom of the pressed “Vaja” on the back giving it a very minimal yet indulgent feel. The phone covers add a sense of fun, adventure and protect. They are also unisex so you can’t go wrong with this gift! The premium quality leather that comes from Argentina’s top 10% calf hide really does perform as well as the looks would lead you to believe. The Vaja Grip Rider leather case added a luxe factor to my everyday life, immediately making me feel very posh and it makes for a perfect stocking stuffer for those who love adding a little extra oomph to their everyday lives especially with the Amberglow case to brighten up the dull snowy days, also available in tan and black.