I was initially reluctant to spend 33€ on a phone case, but knowing I purchased a long-lasting item that was produced in a sustainable way and supports a climate-conscious company makes it worth it. I especially appreciated the option to pick a price, as well as the free shipping.
The case was delivered fast, considering it travelled all the way from Canada to Europe. It is exactly as seen in the picture and has a very premium feel to the touch. The mountains are embossed, which I think is a nice detail. The case wraps around the edges of my Pixel 7 nicely; it feels sturdy enough, although I can't exactly speak for its impact absorption factor —and honestly I hope I will never get to test it, haha.
The only downside is the cover being a bit too thick around the On/Off button, which is sometimes a bit hard to press. It's just a matter of habit though and it won't make me regret buying it.
Overall, this purchase has also been a chance to reflect on embracing minimalism when possible and the value of small choices we can make as consumers. I was initially tempted to get 10+ cases for the same price, just to switch them on a whim, only to realize how unnecessary this would be.
I will most likely buy again from Pela, or at the very least recommend it!