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$65.00 to $148.00



  • 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):
  • Small
    • Holds a 5” x 8” pad
    • 6 ¼” W x 8 ¾” H
    • 0.75 pounds
  • Medium
    • 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 marks life has given them.

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    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. It’s better to come in with a few simple notes or a thin briefcase, so you don’t make them feel like you’re selling. Coming in with only a few simple things is a great selling technique. It’s a subtle way of telling your client that you know what you’re talking about without intimidating. If you can make a great impression on a potential client at the same time, then you’re golden. This notepad holder took about three years and about 8 different tries to get the design right because I wanted it to be perfect. And for me, it is.

    Reviews:


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    Graduation Gift

    by - verified purchaser |
    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 !!

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    Get one , two if you're naughty

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    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 .

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    Better than great!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have been hunting for a notepad folder that'd stand up to my aggressive travel schedule for months before coming across Saddleback. I went with a 25% discounted Dave's Deal in Dark Coffee and I could not be more pleased. The leather is a little stiff (as you'd expect) and it smells very new but the color is awesome and the folder holds everything I need for my weeks on the road. I'm pretty sure that this folder will last far longer than the one it is replacing (a Staples piece). Don't wait! Buy one!

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    Love the new black

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is my third notepad holder. I have this in tobacco, brown and new black. Love the rich color black which makes the holder look very expensive. I have used the brown holder for a year now and it still looks like new. All three holders are very thick and sturdy and scream quality. A little disappointed in the shoe polish odor - think it must be the ointment SB puts on its products. Sure odor will fade now that its out of the sealed plastic bag.

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    Valentines

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    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.

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    Stop. Click . Buy. Whoever said addiction is a bad thing, needs to try saddleback

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!!,

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    Get it!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Prowling around Dave's Deals for days hoping a tobacco brown would come available. Couldn't wait any longer as my old pad holder needed to be replaced. Item arrived yesterday ahead of schedule (anything SBL can never come quickly enough!) It's a beefy, beautiful, aromatic piece. For the ladies, it works for us, too. Not too masculine. I now have both the small and medium. Thanks for the great products, Saddleback!

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    Better than great!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have been hunting for a notepad folder that'd stand up to my aggressive travel schedule for months before coming across Saddleback. I went with a 25% discounted Dave's Deal in Dark Coffee and I could not be more pleased. The leather is a little stiff (as you'd expect) and it smells very new but the color is awesome and the folder holds everything I need for my weeks on the road. I'm pretty sure that this folder will last far longer than the one it is replacing (a Staples piece). Don't wait! Buy one!

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    Everything I was looking for and then some!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I did a ton of research for executive leather notepad holders (Coach, Tumi, Ghurka, Mont Blanc, Borlino, Hermes, Dunhill and even Levenger) and yours was the best by far. It is the cleanest and most well designed. I love how everything aligns and fits perfectly inside and out. No extra tassels, no unnecessary "clutter". For me, a designer and creative director, this is so important.

    I love your notepad holder so much that I bought a smaller version of it the day I got the big one. The big one goes to the cleint meetings and the small one goes everywhere else.

    I love your notepad holder so much that I carry it around the house for no real reason other than to have it in my hands! And the leather smell! I hope it never goes away!

    IT. IS. AWESOME!

    I will definitely be buying more cool products from Saddleback.

    Thanks again!

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    This Notepad Holder Is For Real!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am a commercial insurance sales executive and have used several different brands of notepad covers over the years. Insurance companies give these away to us but they just don't last very long nor are they what you would call "quality". I decided that although these are free from the companies we represent, I wanted something with more class, durability, and functionality. That's when I discovered Saddleback Leather on the web and began purusing the website; I found exectly what I was looking for. I read the reviews and was more than pleased with what I read so I ordered a Medium Carbon Black Notepad Holder. I can't say enough about the quality of the workmanship and material. This is by far better than anything on the market, and will certainly outlast anything on the market. Definitely worth every penny. My colleagues are jealous!!

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    I love this thing arguably more than I should.

    by - verified purchaser |
    I am a narcotics investigator on a multi-jurisdictional Federal, State, and Local drug task force--needless to say, I conduct a LOT of interviews, briefings, and debriefings.

    My wonderful wife purchased this for me for my birthday, as I have always had an attraction to real, good leather. It accommodates my papers, schedule, and voice recorder with ease. I don't know how I have gone through life without this - durable, classy, perfectly designed and the ultimate companion on my day to day activities.

    This being my first Saddleback product has guaranteed more to come. Thank you!

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    Absolutely love it

    by - verified purchaser |
    Just recieved my notepad holder, moleskin cover and Bible cover and they are amazing. Going to have to pony up for one of those bags now. Really excellent workmanship, thank you!

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    Buy it - that's the bottom line

    by - verified purchaser |
    The tagline really says it all but...

    I take a notepad almost everywhere. I have a laptop but I still like real paper and a real [fountain] pen. It feels right and I think that you interact with your audience or the speaker better when not hiding behind some digital device.

    My search was to find something simple and built well. I didn't want zippers or metal fasteners and it needed to hold letter or A4 paper. This notebook cover is just that. Dave says that he built it for himself (and didn't really care if anyone else liked it or not) but I believe it was built for me. It is exactly what I was looking for plus the smell while writing is wonderful.

    I have always wanted to buy something from Saddleback Leather. I am so glad to finally have had the opportunity.

    PS I have already sold one of them to one of my wife's coworkers - after seeing it he had to have one. What better advertisement is that?

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    Just as I imagined...

    by - verified purchaser |
    As stated in my previous review, I would post a review once I received my notepad holder. Here it is!

    My wife bought this for me last week, and arrived on Saturday. Exceeds all of my expectations, to say the least. The SBL script is on the outside, with the dog insignia onthe inside pocket.

    The stitching is (as always) splendid. Only one rivet on the whole thing, with no seams or hinges to break over time.

    The weight is a little on the heavy side, but that is that in comparison to QUALITY leather? NOTHING.

    This came in the Dark Coffee Brown colorway, which in my opinion is the best one. I am going to finish out my collection in this color for sure!

    To sum this up, I would HIGHLY recommend this to others. I work in an office setting, and today is the first day I've had it here at work. The compliments keep FLOODING in. It's definitely turning some heads.

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    I have 3 of these

    by - verified purchaser |
    I own two small note pads (one in tobacco brown and one in black) and one medium in chestnut. They are quite useful. The interesting thing to me is how different the leather is on each of them. The tobacco is almost suade, the chestnut is shiny and sort of plastic feeling and the black one is very shiny and feels squishy almost like neoprene. i like the feeling and look of the tobacco best.
    I also have other saddleback products (medium satchel in tobacco, tank backpack in chestnut, and a dufflebag in dark chocolate brown) and the leather is different on each of them as wel as different from the other products in the same color. I like the products and they are well constructed, but the leather discrepancies are kind of odd. The black notepad is my least favorite in terms of how the leather itself feels and the extremely shiny look.

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    Buy it - that's the bottom line

    by - verified purchaser |
    The tagline really says it all but...

    I take a notepad almost everywhere. I have a laptop but I still like real paper and a real [fountain] pen. It feels right and I think that you interact with your audience or the speaker better when not hiding behind some digital device.

    My search was to find something simple and built well. I didn't want zippers or metal fasteners and it needed to hold letter or A4 paper. This notebook cover is just that. Dave says that he built it for himself (and didn't really care if anyone else liked it or not) but I believe it was built for me. It is exactly what I was looking for plus the smell while writing is wonderful.

    I have always wanted to buy something from Saddleback Leather. I am so glad to finally have had the opportunity.

    PS I have already sold one of them to one of my wife's coworkers - after seeing it he had to have one. What better advertisement is that?

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    Nothing Else Like It!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I grew tired of going through a number of cheap, giveaway-type portfolios that not only looked cheap, but fell apart pretty quickly as well. What's the point? Anyway, I picked up one of these in Chestnut on Dave's Deals and wow! Unless I lose it or somebody steals it, I can't imagine ever wanting or having to replace it. It rides in my Saddleback briefcase wherever I go, and after about 6 months it's picking up some nice character. I get a lot of compliments on it, and it's ALWAYS the nicest portfolio in the room. Go ahead and get one!

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    One more reason it's the best

    by - verified purchaser |
    In addition to all the glowing comments in other reviews, I love this notepad cover because I can fold it back--a fantastic feature that is very hard to find in quality pad folios. When I hold it on my lap or place it on a small table, I can write with ease. It is also a great feature for lefties.

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    Small Notepad

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Small Notepad Chestnut

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Stop. Click . Buy. Whoever said addiction is a bad thing, needs to try saddleback

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!!,

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    I'm pissed I could only afford one.

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Get it!

    by - verified purchaser |
    Prowling around Dave's Deals for days hoping a tobacco brown would come available. Couldn't wait any longer as my old pad holder needed to be replaced. Item arrived yesterday ahead of schedule (anything SBL can never come quickly enough!) It's a beefy, beautiful, aromatic piece. For the ladies, it works for us, too. Not too masculine. I now have both the small and medium. Thanks for the great products, Saddleback!

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    Turns heads, even in executive meetings

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Great Product

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    I wanted to get a new notepad holder for when seeing clients. My old one was getting a bit old and ragged. When I received the SBL large notepad holder I was a little surprised as to how big and heavy it was. I didn't use it - only occasionally when I had to. 6 months later the holder is now a bit weathered and is a lot softer. It is great - it is now my principal notepad holder and I love using it. It just needed to be worked in.

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