Received this Bible cover on July 22nd,2015,I originally purchased it for a new super giant Bible that was with the same order but there was a mix up that was straightened out,so I put the super giant reference Bible I've been using for many years now that is packed full of page makers stick on index markers and bits sticky notes at the top of pages that are of interest to me in my studies.
With all of these added to my main Bible its a bit thicker than just having a new Bible placed into this cover but it fit just fine,I have my Bible placed inside with the top of the pages up towards the cross insignia which is the way it should be why I say this is because the back of this cover has what I believe to be foam padding.
I have an 8X5 note pad on a small 8X5 clip board along with my copy of the book of Enoch in the outside storage pocket and I still have enough room for a couple pencils which I use instead of highlighters.
All in all the only disappointment I see here is that I ordered only one and will have to order two more.
I purchased three of these extra-large covers a few days ago (in black, blue, and burgundy) to keep three of my favorite Bibles in (all different translations and bindings, but all similar in size). They arrived earlier today (sooner than I thought they'd get here - thank you, CBD!) and I unpacked, inspected, and put each one of them to work - I very impressed! Thanks again!
I really like my bible cover! Great value, good workmanship. Just one little preference........the spine of the bible, in my opinion, should rest opposite the handle when it is being carried. This would prevent damage to the edges of leaves. I improvise by placing my bible in the case opposite to what the design intended. Double handles on the zippered side would be idea and an increase in price would be justified.