This is one of five products that i've bought in a year because Saddleback leather makes an impression on any occasion. I am a grad student and having the medium notepad holder makes for great small talk before my interviews/appointments. Mt professors and interviewers always ask about the maker and I tell them about saddleback and all that they do with some of their profits. When people cant remember my name they sometimes refer to me as "the guy with the leather." True story.
$65.00 to $148.00SKU: #01-30-0022
Free shipping over $75! (UPS GROUND DOMESTIC)
- Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin
- 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 Legal 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 masks 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.
Former boss had this notepad holder and from the moment I saw him using it I wanted one. I now own the medium chestnut version and I am extremely happy with it. When I bring it into meetings, it is without a doubt the nicest notepad holder in the room. As a young professional, I wanted something that I would be able to carry with me for a long time. After using this for a few months I can say that its definately worth the investment.
I can see from the reviews the new light pigskin liner has received mixed reviews. I actually like it very much and that was why I bought a dark brown notepad holder and wallet. I think the contrast is awesome and actually makes an already good product even classier. You should use it on the back of your belts as well. I got the small size notebook holder, which is perfect for carrying around in my tobacco large round satchel. Great stuff!
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!
Most of my customers have asked about my notepad holder when they see it. "Wow, that is really nice". I tell them I have had countless binders, Folios and folders all have fallen apart. THIS is well worth the price. It's truth what Dave says, "Buy nice or buy twice!"
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!
Bought the small case. This is the best leather item I have ever purchased or even seen in my life. First purchase from the company 3 weeks ago. Now I have the bible cover, big wallet, slim wallet, cell phone case and a bag. I'm ADDICTED!
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.
Just got mine off Dave's Deals. He was seriously being generous the other day because it's in perfect condition. Got the Carbon Black Small. Looks great and fits the 2013 Nexus tablet perfectly in the left pocket.
I have had my notepad holder for about 18 months now. I purchased a Chestnut in medium (the older, larger one). I take it to class (grad school) and to work. Everywhere I go people admire it (especially when I pull it out of one of my SBL briefcases). I've even been asked by a friend to borrow it so she would look professional during a presentation--of course! From job interviews to executive meetings and even out in the garage to sketch up woodworking drawings, this notepad holder is a constant companion.
I ordered the small 5X8 notepad holder and received this product a week ago. I have had several people pick it up and comment on how well made it is. It doesn't stay closed yet, but I know that the more the leather is worked, the sooner it will close automatically. Fantastic craftmanship! I will order it's older brother (8X11)shortly. A classic, yet rustic look with the functionality that can't be complaired.
I can't see where anyone would settle for a cheeply made product when they could pay slightly more for an unbelievable product! Don't hessitate!
I'm officially a Saddleback junky, now. This is my fifth accessory I have bought from Dave's company, and I am very happy with it. I purchased the chestnut Medium notepad holder.
The notepad holder (abbreviated NPH henceforth) is very sturdy and beautiful out of the box. It does have the logo ont he front, which I like. The interior is equally beautiful and functional.
Two things I'd like to point out that are differences between the medium and small NPHs. The small has a pocket behind the notepad and a similar pocket on the opposite internal side. The small also has 4 rivets. The medium has neither. While there are two large pockets on the left and two small pockets, there is no pocket behind the notepad. Also, there is only one rivet in the medium. Not a problem, but just a difference I want to point out.
The NPH is heavy compared to other similar products, but the quality is obvious durability. The large outter surface of the NPH will get scuffed, but (to me) that builds character. If you want it to look pristine and without a scratch, go with a different company.
The pockets are well placed. You will likely have to stretch them a bit upon first use. The pen holder is out of the way and functional. The first time I put a notepad in the NPH, I had to force it a bit. Again, the next insertion showed the leather stretched a little.
Sturdy, beautiful, funtional, styish, eye-catching. Standard Saddleback.
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.
Where do I start from. Well I'll be straight forward as possible. If you appreciate the finer things in life, without hesitation, look no further. Saddle back is it! Pure quality, pure finesse. I am totally blown away. I am now a collector of saddleback ' saddle back is not for you.. It's for your generation to come' Dave, you are amazing. Keep the flag flying. Ok got to go, have to purchase more saddle back p.s did I mention postage was first class. One day delivery!!,
I bought the tobacco brown small note pad holder after I purchased the iPhone 5 phone case. I didn't really need it I thought, because I am a retired housewife, however not so. This beautiful little pad goes with me everywhere . I find that everyday I find more uses for it. At 70 my memory is now beginning to get bad. I use it constantly to write done things I want to remember. It goes in the car with me to all those church meetings retired people seem to have, and boy the compliments I get on it. I keep it on my bedside table at night because this is when I get those great ideas. During the day it's usually near me wherever I am at the time.??
I keep a calendar notebook in the pocket on the left (recently added), and finished notes in the right inside pocket under the pad, have more room on the other side for more stuf. The pen holder soon stretched to hold my favorite ink pen and its big When I first got it, the front cover wouldn't stay closed, but after a few weeks of bending amd working it, it now lays flat. ??
I almost died when I spilled a chocolate shake on it yesterday, but I washed over the whole front with warm water and a little soap and even the light scratches come off. So don't be afraid of gettin this thing wet as I did. ??I love this little guy, now I have to find a reason to get his big brother. Five stars all the way, Dave still has not let me down yet. Beautiful leather, wonderful workmanship, (love showing it off) great service. All my pieces look as I would carefully make them if I knew how, the USA should be proud to have the Sadleback Company. Not too many left in the USA are there?
Couldn't be happier with this purchase. If you're not sure if you should buy the discounted version, buy it. I received the 25% off Medium Tobacco several days ago and there are only two issues I've noticed with it.
1. Stitching slightly off - http://i.imgur.com/NRslCzt.jpg
This is Saddleback's image - http://i.imgur.com/rtGmwiO.png
2. Scuff (covered by the notepad) - http://i.imgur.com/aEKkE6Q.jpg
These are both aesthetic issues. 25% off more than compensates for these "issues". Buy it.
I started out buying a wallet. Two years later I have two of the wallets(one small one large), a moleskin cover, bible cover, and finally a rfid shielded passport wallet. All in Tobacco Brown of course, (as if there was any other color to choose from). About 9 months ago I bought the small notepad holder for myself as a graduation gift. Immediately after opening I realized that I should have dropped the extra few dollars to get the large size but upon looking at it and actually getting my hands on it there was no way I was going to be able to send it back to Saddleback for an exchange. I scrounged out a pad to stick in it and went to get a refill for my nicest pen I had in the house. Long story short, Its been with me everyday, on my desk or in my backpack, used at least once every few hours to check my appointments, jot down a memo to myself or tuck away an import reciept or piece of paper. It has a few small scuffs and dings but as the leather slowly darkens and changes color, the scuffs and scratches almost seem to vanish or become part of its character. I plan on getting the large as soon as I possibly can. Thank you Dave, Suzette and the Saddleback Crew for making me a loyal customer and supporter of what you do, continue making your products and I will continue to buy them.
My small notepad holder, big wallet & large tote (All Chestnut) all in one order came in!!! Stunning!!!! Will never by designer handbags again. Saddleback leather all the way!!!!
Ordered a tobacco brown from Dave's deals at the 10% level...he must be really picky because there was really nothing about this that would have made me haggle over a discount...on a scale of 1 to 10 this gets an 11 across the board. I will be a lifetime customer.