The New Woodman GoPro leather case is probably the most hipster thing you will have in your GoPro gear bag, but not hipster in an annoying way but the cool kind of hipster. There are a lot of different GoPro cases and protectors either from aluminum to give it extra protection in really harsh use cases or silicone sleeves to protect your camera from smaller scratches and give it a new look.
New Woodman GoPro leather case wants to make your nerdy gadget cool.
It`s a handmade quality leather case or a skin for your GoPro. It`s like a sleek Italian (in this case Russian) suit for your camera that you wear on special occasions to impress people. The brown leather gives it a very classical look and turns a solid dark piece of tech into a cool point-and-shoot camera that you might even consider wearing around your neck like a Japanese tourist.
New Woodman GoPro leather case overview
As always, let`s start with the packaging. The leather case comes in a very nice wooden box that`s tied with a piece of string – almost like something our grandpa would make you as a child. The wooden box itself looks all pretty and manly and gets you excited to look inside. Once you open it up it has two compartments to fit the case and the neck strap.
The Neck strap of The New Woodman GoPro leather case is attached to the case with metal buckles that you can use to adjust the length of the strap. The ends of the strap are narrow and the middle part is wide enough to feel comfortable around your neck. When you take the neck strap off you still have two small straps dangling on the sides of the case so it looks kind of funny. I would just add two loop rings on either side of the case so that if you don`t want to use the strap you don`t have two dangling pieces of leather still attached to the case. But I assume you would keep the strap attached at most times because that’s almost half the value of this case. Sling the camera around your neck and display it proudly
The GoPro camera fits very nice and snug in the case and it closes with two metal snap buttons at the bottom of the camera. That can sometimes be a small issue when you need to place the camera on a flat surface because the snap buttons will make it a bit tricky to keep the camera level.
The back of the case is obviously not covered to access the touchscreen. You do still have a bit of the edges covered but it will not impede you from accessing the screen and using your camera. If you have big sausage fingers you might have problems pressing on some of the functions at the edges of the screen but no problems if you have normal fingers 😀 If the cutout for the screen would be 2-3 millimeters larger it would be perfect though…
The Buttons are also very accessible and are cut out from the case so you can find them without looking. The logo is pressed at the top of the camera so the front is nice and clean looking – I hate having large logos on products that take too much of the viewers’ attention – so well done New Woodman for keeping it low key!
The New Woodman GoPro leather case – Verdict
Ok, so it`s not like all other GoPro accessories out there that mostly have a very specific function, usually, they add a to the camera and make improve its functions or its usability. The New Woodman GoPro leather case is a vanity accessory (although it adds protection and the ability to carry it around your neck or shoulder) and the verdict is very subjective. It`s not like you can compare the GoPro with and without a leather case.
Looks – Perfect. I`m a fan of brown leather – it has a very classical, rugged and manly feel to it. If Clint Eastwood would use a GoPro he would probably get the leather case for it 😀 I`m sure the brown leather is very appealing to all Instagrammers because you can match it with your fancy watch and your iPhone.
Protection – It definitely adds a layer of protection from all sorts of scratches so you can toss it your backpack and feel a bit safer.
Usability – The neck strap is nice and if you don`t want to keep taking your backpack off to reach for your GoPro and your pockets are too small for the camera the strap is perfect for you.
So, If you have a bit of a fashionista or hipster inside, you might want to check out The New Woodman GoPro leather case now.