Have you noticed how measly airline weight limits are these days? Time was when I could pack five hardbacks, as many pairs of shoes and still have room for a sombrero and a bottle of sherry come the flight home. That’s why, along with my best day-to-night sandals, my Kindle is a holiday essential this year.
Of course, I shall be packing it in my hand luggage, as it’s far less embarrasing than rummaging through my smalls at the check-in desk when I realise I’ll need something to read on the flight. And I shall be getting it a case to protect it from sea, sangria and curious children looking for a ‘drawbridge’ for their sandcastle. One of these should do the trick:
1. Retro Fabric Kindle covers, £23 each, Letter Fest
Choose from a yellow and grey Guitars design (same reverse), a subtle Geometric Grey pattern (black reverse), and grey Leaves with a hint of blue and green (black reverse) – either way, foam padding will offer extra protection.
2. Bicycle Kindle case, £9, The Contemporary Home
Pop this in your pannier next time you’re off for a day in the park. A fantastic Mr Fox design is available, too, and at the same bargain price.
3. Joules Colourful Kindle cover in Navy Floral, £34.95, Proporta
My personal favourite. It’s made from soft but tough faux leather, so should withstand any wet and wild weather once you’re back in Blighty, and has a contrasting stripe fabric lining.
4. Flip Flop e-book cosy, £24.99, Poppy Treffry
This case sure paints a picture, with its sand-coloured front, deckchair-stripe back and appliqued flip flops. Just try not to lose it in the dunes!
5. WanderFolio for Kindle, approx £26 ($39.95), Speck
Stash your passport, Euros and credit cards all together in this smart wallet. A popper and bungee cord will keep things secure.
6. Flower Burst Kindle case, £15, Paperchase
This felt case might not like the rain, but it’s just perfect for a day in the sun.
7. Classic book cases, £28 each, Not On The High Street
You’re reading 50 Shades… but passers-by will think its Great Expectations, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or one of the other 10 classic titles this imitation cover comes in. Genius!