Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A Few Thoughts on the Satchel & Page Padfolio

I was never really the kind of person who used folios, mostly because I favored notebooks so the notepads never held a place. I'm usually quite organized but I am trying to be more professional and classy about it. Satchel & Page designed this exquisite Padfolio that is super classy so I feel super fancy and elegant when I tote this to events, shows, and meets.

The Padfolio is described as
The old-school executive Padfolio, modernized for today. Ideal for meetings and
light daily carry, the Padfolio has a slot for an A4 letter pad as well as a compartment for iPad Pro 12.9"
I don't have an iPad but I do use a Microsoft Surface Go, which fits more easily than a large iPad. I use the Rhodia notepad at workshops and events where I need to look a little more sensible than doodling in my crinkly Tomoe River A5 notebook. Satchel & Page kill it with their leather goods. The design, craftsmanship, and overall look is spot on.
  • Slot for A4 / letter pad (11.75" x 8.5") 
  • Suede lined compartment for iPad Pro 12.9" (2018/2019 version) with smart keyboard case. The tablet compartment fits any tablet with maximum dimensions of 11.7" height x 8.5" width x .5" depth.
  • British tan calfskin lining
  • 2 business card slots and 1 pen slot
  • Open pocket for loose papers or medium sized notebook
  • Fits inside any of our bags with the exception of the Map Case.
  • 12" x 9.5" x 1" / 1.5 lbs
  • Lifetime warranty
I never used to use business card slots until I started doing workshops and realized they were a handy dandy way to keep in touch with new friends (and pass notes). I used to carry around like ten notebooks at a time, I kid you not, and then I realized I was killing my shoulder by toting so much weight when I rarely used more than one notebook. Now I limit myself to ONE notebook and one notepad. I use the notebook for everything - notes, doodles, scribbles, work, world domination plots, and more. This means I actually use the notebook up quicker than having ten separate notebooks, which I find more enjoyable, and it also reduces the weight of what I am carrying. Sure, it's messy, but I like it.

This is not a piece of leather that softens with use. It maintains its form and shape, which is something you want in a writing folio. If this is your cup of tea, it's worth a look. It's not inexpensive at $195USD but what a gift it would be!
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I received this item free of charge for the purpose of sharing with you. All opinions are my own. This is not a paid post.


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