The case is machine stitched, and riveted for extra durability. A Sam Browne stud holds the flap securely. Each case is hand waxed to repel water. This is useful for those times when you need to run through rain to get to your car (and adds extra protection for when you can't find your keys while in said rain). No one likes putting expensive electronics in rice overnight with the hope that your little buddy will someday come back to load another cat video. Inside the case, it will have a soft protective fabric. The two top contenders are flannel and heavyweight jersey.