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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.

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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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    Purchased Chestnut

    by - verified purchaser |
    This is my first Saddleback purchase and I am THRILLED.

    I called on a Thursday afternoon and wanted to Large Notepad Holder in Chesnut for a meeting that following Monday.

    Saddleback's customer service was what I yearn for in retail and they made every effort to not only ship the product the same day- but helped me determine the right shipping so it would arrive at my hotel in time.

    Once I received the product I think it goes without saying that the product was the HIGHEST Quality!!!! Although I've only had this for a week, I know it is probably the most durable and attractive business accessory I now own.

    The quality is great, the finish is refined enough to fit in a boardroom but I am not worried about it surviving in the backseat with my toddler (aka, "real world" situations).

    This is something I will cherish for years to come and if this is an example of Saddleback, I will certainly be purchasing other products as I can acquire them.

    Thanks guys!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Great Product

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    I had already purchased two of the wallets and was looking for something else to try out from SBL. I use the small notepads at work and then I saw this small notepad holder. I used this last time at work for 21 days straight and it held up fine of course. It only stayed in my office and took it to morning meetings, working on a drilling rig offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, I didn't want to take it outside the living quarters, nothing last due to the saltwater in the air. All in all, it works, looks great and I am about to buy something else now :-)

    Brent
    Jena, La

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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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    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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    Please bring back colored pig skin

    by - verified purchaser |
    Love Saddleback. Not sure I like the new pigskin. In fact I don't like it and prefer the dyed pigskin.

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    Lighter pigskin SUCKS

    by - verified purchaser |
    I bought the smaller version before they rolled out the "new lighter pigskin", which wont match any of the dark coffee brown products you might have purchased before. I don't know why saddleback decided to do this, but it makes all of their dark coffee brown products look cheap. I really wanted a matched set of notepad holders, since I already had the small one which I love. I don't know what they're thinking, but the lighter pigskin looks aweful. Since Dark Coffee Brown is what I have been ordering from Saddleback leather for all of my products, I'm extremely disappointed that I wont be able to purchase anything else from them because I don't like their other colors and this makes their dark coffee brown look horrid. I guess this is goodbye to SaddleBack leather for me :/

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    Inconsistent!!! Not Good!

    by - verified purchaser |
    I ordered a Dark Coffee Brown larger notepad holder about 8 months ago and LOVE it! My wife loves it too and ordered one in Tobacco color for herself. It was a limp noodle compared to my nice firm(ish) Coffee Brown holder. Thin, too soft, limp, like it was a different model all together. I'm awesome fashion, Saddleback Leather allowed me to return it and we proceeded to purchase another Dark Coffee Brown for my wife. The new one arrived and it had light tan pig skin interior even though the pictures show brown pig skin that matches the exterior. So now I have a 2 tone notepad holder holds it's shape more like the original I purchased but not as much as I'd like it to. So get this, now my wife gives me the look, and says she would like mine and I can use the new 2 tone one that just arrived. You guessed it... Now she has the original one that started this whole thing and started my love for Saddleback Leather and I am left holding the OK one that I don't feel I will return sine I like it, don't love it, but done really want to deal with the hassle or returning another. The quality control of Saddleback Leather is much poorer than I ever expected. It saddens me that I am not likely to buy another product from a company I love so much (I have purchased 6). I don't feel comfortable buying something that differs so greatly from one to another and might not look like what the picture shows you are buying.

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