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$65.00 to $148.00



  • Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin lining
  • 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

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    "... 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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    Can't be beat

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have had this binder for almost a year now and absolutely love it. The leather is starting to get a great patina and always looks sharp. The pockets are tight as expected but can be stretched in no time if you need them larger. I haven't had a single issue with the folder and get compliments all the time from clients and colleagues in the Real Estate industry. If you are on the fence about buying this or skimping and buying a 80 dollar folder, BUY THIS FOLDER!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Proud Wife!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I purchased a medium notepad holder in Tobacco THIS week for my husband's graduation from Texas A&M. I have been waiting months for one to pop up in Dave's Deals but then panicked when I noticed they were out of stock. I live chatted with an employee a few times checking on when it would be back. Tuesday I received an email that it was back in stock and DID NOT hesitate to just order one at full price. Today, Friday, I received it in the mail. My husband is going to FLIP at how beautiful it is and how the smell is to die for. This is the PERFECT gift for someone who is hardworking and deserving of a work tool that will last a lifetime. So proud of my husband and his accomplishments, AND can't wait to see his face when he opens it! Thanks Dave! Can't wait to shower my guy with more of your handcrafted leather!

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    Awesome!

    by - verified purchaser |
    The Notepad Holder from SBL is of the highest quality. I got it on Chestnut and could not be happier with it. It fits perfectly in my medium Chestnut Thin Briefcase. It is not too thick but still very sturdy. Awesome quality.

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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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    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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    Be Careful, this is a slippery slope!

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    So this is the first item that I purchased from Saddleback, and I can tell you it is addictive. If you are like me you can never have too much of a good thing, and this is the highest quality leather you will ever own. However be warned the inexpensive items are a gateway drug!! I say this with much chagrin, because I now have over 8 items and as I write this I just placed another order for 3 more accessories. The most expensive item I have is the Dry bag, and I can tell you it is the same quality as the notepad holder. Bottom line is this stuff is well made, and very good looking.

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    Rustic, Rugged and fantastic quality.

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    I absolutely love it. There are more than a few "scars" or marks in the leather. They are not deep, but just enough to add character. The leather is very thick, in fact I had to lay some heavy books on it to keep it folded over. The bottom line is this notepad holder is way over engineered and will absolutely outlive me. For the small investment that I have made in this notepad holder, I will make it back in compliments and not having to buy many cheap alternatives.

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    Very Durable

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Seriously awesomie

    by - verified purchaser |
    So I am up to my third saddleback leather product.... thanks a lot, your stuff really should come with a warning....



    Received my medium notepad holder in carbon last week, and rocked into two meetings on Friday like a total boss. It's so fantastic, being able to get something 'executive', that still suits my laid back character.



    When it sits open on the board table, it commands attention. Well done to Dave and the team. I have a saddleback wishlist, that will just keep giving!

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    WOW

    by - verified purchaser |
    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

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    Awesome

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Great Product - Need a Third Size for Notebook Users

    by - verified purchaser |
    I love my small notepad holder. However, I am a notebook and not a notepad user. It is challenging finding a professional notebook that can fit in the side slot. I ended up heavily massacring (trimming) a Black and Red 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 notebook to fit it in the small notepad holder. The fit is less than ideal, bu can’t use the pen slot.

    the Medium size is actually too big (IMO). It would be great if Dave can make us a size that is in-between the small and the medium. There are a lot of notebook options in the range of 5-6 X 8-9 size!! Give it a try, Dave!!

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    Quality products

    by - verified purchaser |
    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).

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    Disappointed with lighter pigskin

    by - verified purchaser |
    I have been a Saddleback fan for several years now. The company makes high quality products, and I respect its commitment to excellence. I have a DCB briefcase, macbook sleeve, waterbag, and wallet, all of which I purchased before they made the switch. I really dislike the new light pigskin though, and can't stand this new notepad. It simply doesn't match the rest of my set. Really disappointing - will be sending back. I don't think I can buy any more DCB items, which is sad to me.

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    Nicest notepad holder in the office

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Love the light pigskin

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Broken In

    by - verified purchaser |
    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...

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