I purchased the small size and the first thing I noticed when I opened this notebook was how comfortable it felt in my hands. The weight is not too heavy and the size is perfect for grab and go.. OR even to stuff into my Saddleback briefcase. Bought this on a Dave's Deals in Chestnut and still can't find why it was discounted. Maybe some extra scarring on the hide? But it's beautiful regardless. The only thing I would change is how long the pen/pencil holder is BUT I'm sure Dave had a purpose in designing it that way. I have yet to be disappointed in anything I have purchased from Saddleback, and that is the honest truth. Thanks Dave!
$69.00 to $148.00SKU: #01-30-0022
- Impress them with the leather
- Right side features opening at top that notepads slip in and out of easily
- One solid piece of full-grain leather on the outside, pigskin on the inside
- Riveted for strength and style
- Small pad has 2.5" pocket on the left, 2 large pockets that open towards the spine and a pen holder
- Medium pad has 4 pockets, a calculator pocket, a business/credit card pocket, 2 large document folders and a pen holder
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Holds a 5” x 8” pad
- 6 ¼” W x 8 ¾” H
- 0.75 pounds
- Holds European A4-sized paper and Letter Pads or 8 ½” x 11”
- 9 ¾” W x 12 ¾” H
- 1.7 pounds
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."
Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.
This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the marks life has given them.
When I was selling real estate in Mexico City and would go to visit a potential client, I never wanted to overwhelm or intimidate them with a big bag full of contracts.
This notepad holder is very cool.
Mine was a 25% Dave's Deal. I guess the discount was because of an awesome scar on the inside cover. Honestly Dave could have created an "Awesome Scar Surcharge" because it adds so much character.
Got the large folio on black. I love the light pigskin lining on this piece, the contrast looks great. One thing I would suggest is an extra slot or pocket on the right hand side so that you can use side-bound notebooks as well. I've had trouble finding decent quality top-bound notepads suitable to go in this beautiful folio, though that might just be an Aussie issue! Other than that I love it and need to find more excuses to use it!
Just received a Chestnut Medium Notepad Holder purchased for my daughter's law school graduation. Very pleased with the design & outstanding quality. Purchased a Large Classic Briefcase for myself last year after numerous years looking at various brands. Saddleback Leather delivers !!
I LOVE all of my Saddleback items and I just received the medium notepad holder today. I am not very impressed. The quality and durability are great which is why I'm giving it 3 stars however, I think it's too bulky to use in a professional setting (and I haven't even put the paper in yet). I also have a medium satchel in which I planned to carry this and I think it's going to take up too much space in the bag.
I've had my larger notepad holder for about a month and I almost want to baby it! It's the perfect size for me, feels great, smells great (hey now!), and just looks great. I let my other leather (SBL and others) get beat up because they look nice after scratches and a good conditioning, but I find myself taking care of this notepad holder more than I should...
It's not as heavy as others had said or complained about.
Some complain about it being so stiff they can hardly get anything in - mine wasn't as stiff. I have two Economist magazines in the large pocket, some papers in the smaller one, some business cards in the card slots, and no pen in the pen loop (probably won't ever even use that).
My only complaint is that I wish it would've had a side pocket where the notepad goes, similar to that in the smaller sized notepad holder. Your options in which types of notepads to use in this notepad holder are somewhat limited by this. In the end, I think I'll make it work (Rhodia does sell wirebound pads that will fit in here), but that could've been different.
Overall, this notepad holder is great. As I said, there is one thing I would change about it, but it's certainly not a dealbreaker for me. I'm very happy with this purchase and look forward to putting it to good use in years to come.
I could not be happier when i decided to add this small notepad holder to my cart. The design, the quality, the leather texture, thick leather but soft when you feel it. Too bad i haven't find the exact notepad, the notepad sold here mostly lil bit wider.
The moral lesson, find the notepad 1st and get this beautiful crafted notepad holder.
I bought a medium notebook holder to hold my truck driver log book , it's way to big but also way to cool , I may have to get me a side pocket duffle bag next in the same color .
Today it was sleeting and freezing rain but the UPS delivered the medium notepad holder that I got my husband for valentines. Thanks Dave for another great product. Be blessed.
This will be the fourth item added to my Saddleback collection. After reading some of the reviews I was a little nervous about the new leather changes, specifically the pigskin, but after getting the small notepad holder I have to say I think they made a good move. This is the armored tank of notepad holders and I hope to enjoy it for many years to come.
Hugely impressed with this product. Bought the Medium size and was so happy with it I then bought the smaller one. Everyone is impressed and jealous, couldn't recommend these products more. Thanks Saddleback - once again you have delivered a super one
Why anyone would give this product less that five stars is beyond me. I've been using it for a little while now, and I'm still thrilled about it. It works perfectly for my needs, and looks amazing! I just wish the Dark Coffee Brown was in stock when I ordered it. I went whiskey instead, and that still looks great!
Also, I've bought a handful of the small wallets for friends and relatives as presents in the past, and eveyone loves them. My girlfriend even loves hers. Keep up the outstanding work!
Over the last 2-3 years I bought: a wallet (black), briefcase (coffee), belt (coffee), large desk pad (chestnut), and notepad holder (chestnut). None of these purchases were made lightly -- I'm a very careful consumer. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of these products. They are truly made to last a lifetime. My wallet is nearly 3 years old, I use it daily, and it still looks brand new. My briefcase is showing some wear but, as expected, it adds to the attractiveness of the product. The only very slight regret I have is that I probably should have chosen a chestnut briefcase and black notepad holder (not the current black, but the black they use to offer -- like my wallet).
My wife bought this for me as a wedding gift last June. Since then, it has accompanied me to EVERY meeting here at the office. She got me the DCB color, since I have multiple other pieces in that color, to include (but not limited to) the iPhone sleeve and medium gadget sleeve. After having it for just shy of a year, the leather has softened up, particularly on the spine and the pen holder, which were both VERY stiff in the beginning. I have worked it in by foldling it back on itself, "massaging" the spine, and even sitting on it to get it to be "just right."
This piece turns heads at the office. Recently, some "higher-ups" were in town and of course, we had some lengthy meetings to attend. The whole time, I was catching them stealing glances down at the notepad holder and compliments followed after the meetings.
I believe I have made a convert of one of them, so SBL - you're welcome! :) Many more product from you all will be purchased. I have my eyes on the passport wallet next...
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I had a " " Leather " " portfolio, you get what you pay for! This on the other hand gets noticed and for good reason! It is clean and sturdy and just a wonderful investment!
Ordered small notepad holder on Tuesday evening - it arrived on following Thursday. Can't say much more than already's been said. Purchased the classic briefcase several years ago and wouldn't trade it for anything I've seen on the market. In addition to the extreme quality of workmanship and materials, as a pastor I appreciate what the company stands for. All good when dealing with Saddleback.
I bought the medium from Dave's Deals in chestnut as a Christmas gift. It was very difficult not to keep for myself. Nice thick leather and typical SB quality.
I have both the small and the medium in tobacoo , I use them both the smaller one in my purse for notes and bills, and the larger one I use everyday for my court appointments as well as investigations.
This is the best padfolio ever! Quality materials and impeccable construction. I always get compliments on it!
I am not new to Saddleback leather. I have a two year old large satchel in chestnut. An Ipad 2 case in carbon black. I have always wanted the medium notepad in dark coffee brown and finally ordered and received it this past weekend. I couldn't be happier with the heft and the construction. Can't wait till it softens up with break-in just like my previous SB products. Thanks for another great item.
I've had the small notepad in Tobacco light brown for a little over a year. I'm in the military and I use it at work everyday as I go to meetings, etc. It works great with a spiral top 5x8 writing pad. I've also made it work with a spiral calendar on the left side. I cut a slit in the back plastic cover of the calendar so that it slides in the pocket and stays put -- it has worked great.
The quality and workmanship are excellent. I often get compliments on it. Although I've scratched the leather carrying it around, it just continues to look better. In addition, the leather was a bit stiff initially because it is a thick, quality piece of leather. However, over time it has become more flexible -- just like a favorite baseball mitt.
I am very glad I made this purchase. I know I will be using it for the rest of my career!
Just purchased this product a week ago. And feeling more organized already. :p Its the little things..
Absolutly amazing quality in every aspect. I fit two 5x8 note pads in mine. The pocket on the left works great for tucking in one more spot for thought. Give it a squeeze to relieve stress and anxiety. Best thereapy ever. Leather.
I started with buying a Belt and my wife an I-Pad cover, loved both of them. Now I just bought the Small and Medium Notepad, both in Chestnut, I love both of them!!!!!! I think next will be a briefcase/bag for work.
The notepad holder is great for tucking under your arm or throwing in a small bag on your way out the door. It is also nice to keep out on your desk for quick ideas, and not take up too much room.
The quality is superb. The slot has been perfect for all notepads I have used.
For use in meetings, I have wished I purchased the larger size.
What can I say, I bought the small version and immediately ordered the medium. I commented on the small previously, so now I'll focus on the medium. This is perfect for anyone who wishes to be professional and stay stylish at the same time... basically, there isn't any "stuffiness" of a businessman with this one. It is the right size for a pad of paper and another 40-50 sheets in the folder part. The only down side would be with the front divider. It is smaller than the rear, so you can't fit as much in it as you might prefer. The fix you ask? Use a binder for the majority of you EXTRA paperwork and use this for those meetings we all love going to and only carry what you need to. Brilliant design by Dave and his crew. This is the third product I own...and look forward to more purchases in the very near future.