100 Year Warranty - If it goes before you do, we'll fix it or replace it for free. No worries here, because there's nothing to break. It's just leather and thread.
Leather - Only thick Full grain leather; not weaker Top grain, Genuine or Bonded. The top layer has the toughest and tightest fibers of the leather (grain) and the pores that take in your oils when touched. That's why full grain ages so nicely. They won't be fighting over your Bible, just the cover.
No Breakable Parts - No zippers, snaps, buttons or any other breakable parts. How much is a billion dollar submarine worth with a cardboard hatch?
Industrial Thread - Stout industrial marine-grade Polyester UV resistant thread. It's used for airbags, sails, work boots and other heavy-duty applications. There's none better that I know of. I ought to keep an extra spool in my truck for towing.
Dimensions: Measurements are with Bible cover open. Please remember to allow for spine. (Open your Bible with front and back cover flat. Measure from side to side and top to bottom.)
Outside dimensions: 12 5/8" X 9 1/2" (32.1 cm x 24.1)
Inside dimensions: 11 7/8" X 8 3/4" (30.2 cm x 22.2 cm) (This is the measurement where the Bible slips into our cover, allow for wiggle room.)
Medium size fits:
NIV Thinline Bible
Thomas Nelson Ultraslim (with trimmed edges of cheap original bonded leather cover)
Some medium sized hardcover Bibles
OR... if your Bible or journal is a little too large, then you may try trimming the edges of the cheap bonded leather on the Bible you want to put in there and you should be good.
Which color should I get?
Pick the one that fits who you are. I've observed what the bag owners tend to be like based on the color they have chosen over the years. The category below that fits you best is probably the color you'll enjoy most. Remember, your first inclination is usually the correct one.
Tobacco Light Brown (Sanguine)
Laid back and casual
Likes old Land Cruisers
Creative (enjoys writing)
Loves big dogs
Never met a stranger
Lots of random thoughts
Loves the outdoors
Only wears clothes because you have to
Carbon Black (Phlegmatic or Choleric)
You look good in a thick black leather jacket
Rides a cruiser type motorcycle
Wear thick black framed glasses
Drives a Volvo or Saab
They know your name at the coffee shop
Sci-Fi is your favorite genre
Are very interested in Oriental culture
Prefer cats over dogs
Loves modern contemporary style square furniture
Chestnut Reddish Brown (Choleric or Melancholy)
Belongs in a Mercedes Benz or Jaguar
Classier than most
Has excellent taste in dressing and decorating
Great sense of humor
Smokes a pipe instead of a cigarette
Appreciates the finer things
Dark Coffee Brown (Phlegmatic or Choleric or Melancholy)
Loves the outdoors
Is the best friend of many people
Reads a lot of books
Loves big dogs
If you still aren't sure, then just buy all four colors.
Are the animals tortured before they are slaughtered?
Absolutely not! With some pigs we do use waterboarding and sensory deprivation techniques previous to slaughtering them, but the cows do not require any special handling.
Where can I see one of the wallets in person?
I don't have any of the items in stores and we're not big fans of folks coming to our home in San Antonio because of the weirdo factor. My sister, Patricia and her husband (my Chess and Scrabble nemesis), send out the leather from their place near Ft. Worth, Texas, but again, because of the weirdo factor they're not set up to show either. If it helps, everyone tells me that they look better in person.
I purchased this for my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had given him a bible for a wedding present and it was so worn that I started looking around for a cover. That's when I discovered Saddleback. He loves it! Like the reviewer below said, there is something wonderful about holding a bible in the warm of leather. For my husband, receiving this cover brought back and flood of memories, well really, for both of us.
For anyone looking for a high quality, beautiful cover that feels and smells wonderful, look no further. This is it! Thank you Saddleback!
The quality of leather and construction is out of this world. Fits an NIV Thinline perfectly. At first it seemed too tight a fit but once it settled in, it's absolutely perfect. This cover looks and feels like it should last forever. I'm sure it will look and feel even better with usage; very impressed. I ordered the dark coffee brown.
Came to LOVE it!
I took advantage of Dave's Deals and bought this Black Bible Cover at 10% off. (I couldn't find anything wrong with it). It surprised me when it came because it smelled so different and looked so plain and featureless like (David a previous reviewer stated). This is the first item I've bought that wasn't in Tobacco Brown and it was so different. I tried what he suggested and it worked some, I'll just have to use this a little more and it should be fine. Also thanks to David I have a place for my pen in the top of the spine.
I must say when I ordered this, I thought because I own several bibles, one of them had to fit, but no such luck. I actually bought a new copy of the ESV Thinline Bible to go in it and had my name put on the Leatherback cover at the religious store. Even though I'm Catholic and a few books are missing in this version, it has become my favorite. The bible and cover were made for each other. Like Dave says "a cover WORTHY of what's in it.
This cover almost got sent back because of the size but I am SO glad I kept it. There is just something about holding this beautiful cover and reading God's word, they both together warm my heart.
While beating this cover up in order to give it some character I relized how it will never wear out and my girls WILL be fighting over it someday. I only wish I could be around to see how more beautiful it will become over time.
Great for thinline bibles (and other things!)
I purchased the medium bible cover - with a clasp - in DCB in September, and I love it. As Mark said, it perfectly fits an ESV Thinline bible with a little snipping of the back cover. It also perfectly fits an 8x5 Moleskine.
I am a youth pastor, so I use this a lot and it takes a beating. Especially when we go to camps or retreats, it's constantly getting dirty, or wet from rain. And as I am a big coffee and tea drinker, it's had a couple spills as well. This thing has already taken a beating, and I could not be more happy with the way it looks, feels, and protects my bible. I also transfer it to my journal occasionally if I'm going to be using a bigger bible or a bible app on my iPad (which is also protected by a fantastic Saddleback iPad case!)
I have not seen the Saddleback Moleskine cover in person, but I think I would purchase another of these instead of the Moleskine covers, if I ever decided to get a dedicated journal cover.
Well done, Saddleback!
Now, if I could just muster up the cash/courage to purchase a briefcase to carry it in...
It just gets more beautiful every day
I bought the Medium Bible Cover for my Moleskine (the Large 13x21 cm version) and it's a perfect fit. The cover has ca 5 mm of extra room on either the top or bottom of the Moleskine which is a perfect place for a narrow pen like the Cross Classic Centrury (http://www.cross.com/pens-and-pencils/explore-collections/quality/classic-century.aspx). This is the perfect place to keep a pen securely. I find this to be a better place for the pen than trying to fit it onto the lock mechanism, but it will obviously not work as well if you have a really thick or long pen.
As soon as the cover arrived, I admired the thickness and unbelievably high quality of the leather, just like with all the other Saddleback products. However, I never felt like the Dark Coffee Brown surface/texture was as soft and interesting to look at compared to my Tobacco Brown items, even though I prefer DCB more in terms of its color since it suits better with my overall dress style. On Tobacco colored items, the leather texture is smoother and you can sometimes even see scars and other interesting features on the leather -- for example, I have a beautiful trace of a vein on my gadget sleeve in Tobacco that really makes it feel unique. But on DCB items, the surface is almost completely blank and featureless on my items.
Until today, that is! After watching Jonathan Munson's awesome videos about his Chamberlain's Leather Milk, I realized that the DCB leather has the potential to develop just as interesting and beautiful patina as the Tobacco colored leather -- you just have to work with the leather to achieve it. (For an example of how incredibly beautiful DCB will look after years of care, use and abuse, check this video out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I41r_f5uiE).
I decided to follow Jonathan's advice so I took my Moleskine out of the leather cover and started by applying lots of Chamberlain's No. 1 (which you can buy from this site) and then folded the cover up like a newspaper and began to smash it on my furniture and other stuff -- a wonderful catharsis exercise I might add! -- and then I wrinkled and twisted it in all sorts of ways for a few minutes. The result is astounding. All of a sudden, there was beautiful texture and depth to the surface, and I could spot a beautiful scar from the cow that the cover was made from that I hadn't even seen before! I've uploaded a photo to this review -- see that horizontal line below the lock, isn't that beautiful? I wish I had taken a "before photo" for comparison, but you can see Saddleback's product photos of this item to get an idea of how blank and even the texture looks like when you first receive it. The initial look is beautiful, but the worn in look is just incredible.
I never really received any comments about this cover when using it at work, but I have a feeling people will start to notice it now because it just looks ten times as gorgeous as it did yesterday. It feels like I got an free upgrade to a more premium version of the leather! Now I'm afraid I will have to abuse all of my Saddleback Leather to achieve a similar effect. :)
All in all, I could already highly recommend the cover before the "upgrade" today, but today I can officially say I'm in love with Saddleback Leather.
I received this case for Bible in less than 2 days after the order was placed. The shipping is very fast, and it was standard ground shipping. I do live like 2 and half hours outside of San Antonio where Dave lives, but 2 days is very fast. I was a little nervous when I first bought it because I didn't know if it would fit my ESV inline Bible. But, it fits perfectly! I had to cut off about a quarter of an inch off of the back cover, and it fits great! Besides, no one is gonna know or see the cover of your Bible once it is in the case. I highly recommend this product to everyone!
Fits a Leuchtturm1917
While I don't have a Bible this size, I'm delighted that my Leuchtturm1917 notebook will fit (just, it's a tight squeeze). Hefty leather that smells great and feels strong, I plan to be tossing this in the car, writing in coffee shops, and putting some wear on the leather.
I have the non-closure medium size.
Saddleback awesomeness around my Bible?
I have two of these - both medium, but only one has the closure. While I love the idea of my Bible wrapped in Saddleback leather, I do not have a Bible that is the right size. So, I use one as a cover for a notebook (large Moeskine sized notebook) to take notes in church. The wraps my Moleskine large daily planner which is much much thicker than a typical Moleskine notebook.
The cover is great and typical Saddleback leather awesomeness. I decided that I do not like the closure on the one notebook. It's in the way most of the time, for me. Now, if Dave would only build a cover that goes around regular sized (large) Bibles. :)