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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

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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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    Review of Medium Notepad Holder

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    I just received my medium notepad holder and I am quite pleased with it. It is very comfortable in use, it is stiff enough for taking notes if you hold it, and it lays flat on a table to provide a good writing surface. It can swallow up an iPad and not even burp.

    The finish is beautiful, inside and out. And the aroma of newly-finished leather is intoxicating. About the lighter pigskin lining, I found that it got a bit darker when I applied a leather preservative to the lining of my classic briefcase. I expect the same is true with this notepad holder.

    As to why someone would want this, I still find in that a lot of meetings, the most responsive and easiest way to capture ideas unobtrusively is with a pen and paper. This notepad holder serves that requirement extremely well.

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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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    Simple, Intelligent Design and Very High Utility - Small and Medium

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    I have both the small and medium notepad holders. The medium is good for meetings with clients, co-workers, and others. I routinely take it with me to any business meeting. The small is with me all the rest of the time as I use it to capture notes on the fly, make lists, and keep track of all the flotsam and jetsam that is part of my everyday life.

    If I were only going to have one, I would get the small as it is really easy to carry and use. This is not to say the medium is cumbersome but both are hefty and solid being made, as they are, of thick, strong leather. Both are rugged, easy to carry, and gorgeous to look at. Interesting to me is that the small in chestnut is not that different in colour than the medium in dark chocolate.

    Each notepad holder works well as a writing surface. Both require a notepad that has a strong binding at the top. A simple, cheap pad of graph paper will not survive as the back easily separates from the paper because of the thickness of the flap where you insert the pad. You will need a pad with a strong top binding. I wouldn't cheap out on the paper. Note also that a bit of force is required to insert the notepad so that is another reason it, the notepad, needs to be good quality.

    The side pockets of both can hold a lot which is useful for organizing receipts and other pieces of paper. The medium will easily fit an iPad on the left hand side and I think you could fit an iPad Mini in the small. The small can carry a smaller notebook, such as a 3X5 Moleskine, in the left flap if you need to have a daily journal. The medium could also accommodate a 5X8 notebook. For that matter, a small kitchen sink might fit too.

    Overall, I am very pleased with these products. I also have a large classic briefcase that is also working out well. Both notepad holders fit inside it easily, either in the inner sleeves or in the large outside flap.

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    Both sizes in black

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    I have both sizes in black. Larger for work and smaller for personal. Love them both. I clean and treat three times annually. They both match me. I am as rugged as they are. I put the miles on them. Highest quality and construction. You pay more for excellent quality.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Amazing!!!

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!



    THANK YOU!!

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    Add My 5 Stars Worth

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Compliments over and over

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!"

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    Beauty and Function

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Great product

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Best Padfolio Ever!

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is the best padfolio ever! Quality materials and impeccable construction. I always get compliments on it!

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    Perfect and beautiful

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Medium Notepad

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    Warning: Professional use only

    by - verified purchaser |
    This leather notebook cover is for professionals only!



    That's right- when you buy this fine leather product and take it to your place of work, prepare to get lots of looks and compliments especially from the big dogs. In fact by buying this notebook case or any other Saddleback leather products its like saying "hey world, I'm a professional and I take my life seriously and buy and show off high quality belongings. I highly recommend preparing yourself for people asking you alot of questions about the leather by reading up on Saddleback leather's home page, watching videos, and following their awesome facebook page. But I assume most of you who found Saddleback leather products already do this and check the facebook page for contests, watch dave deals every hour and tuck in at night with your leather goods under your pillow like myself.



    So professional or not, buy this product! Don't wait! Soon you will be rubbing elbows with the big wigs and enjoying your work and life so much more!



    Hats off again to Dave and the Saddleback company for an amazing company with an honest and quality mission.







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    Perfect fit for Nexus 7 HD

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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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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    Rustic, yet sophisticated

    by - verified purchaser |
    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!

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    Medium Notepad

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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    More organized already.

    by - verified purchaser |
    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.

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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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