Does opening your journal excite you? The feel (and intoxicating smell) of Horween Leather will convert you. Soon you will find excuses to take notes, make scribbles, and sketch pictures. This cover's minimalist design makes it compact and easy to slip into your coat pocket or bag.
Horween leather means your Field Notes Cover will develop rich patina over time. We hand-sew every journal cover with thick Tiger Thread for decades of use. The cover features optional pen loops made from leatherand hold any size of pen. We designed this cover to carry around in your back pocket without any unnecessary bulk. And we take a lot of pride in our work: we back each Field Notes cover with a lifetime guarantee.
Why Our Field Notes Cover Stands Apart from the Competition:
Made from USA Horween® Derby full grain leather - a durable leather that will develop a rich patina over time.
Lifetime guarantee means we stand behind every cover we make.
Burnished and Polished edges show attention to detail in our work.
Hand-sewn with durable Tiger Thread that will never unravel or come apart.
Includes one Free Field Notes Memo Book so you can start jotting ideas right away.
Fits perfectly in your back pocket (Dimensions closed are 3.9" wide x 6.3" high x 0.4" thick)
Optional pen loops made from leather also function as a clasp to keep cover closed. These loops are one-size-fits-all.
This English Tan cover is seriously one of my favourite things ever. I scored mine during a sale, but honestly, this is worth every penny of the full price. It's beautifully constructed, the leather is supple and smells fabulous, and the pen loops are functional both when open and closed. (They're a little snug on most of my pens, but they will stretch!) And the tan stitching is durable and looks great. When I'm rooting around blindly in the depths of my bag, the leather texture makes it instantly recognizable. Can't wait for the patina to develop. (My husband is notoriously indifferent to such things, but even he has commented on how nice it is. I may have to get another for him to keep for himself, as he ain't getting this one!) Also, a quick tip for fellow fountain pen fans: when the provided memo book is full, I'll replace mine with a Clairefontaine 1951 pocket notebook (9x14cm). Clairefontaine's paper is even nicer for fountain pen use, and the pocket size fits perfectly in the Popov cover. The Moleskine Volant journal (3.5"x5.5") also fits well.
Hi Brian - sorry to hear you're disappointed with the cover. That is scarring, not a pen mark. Scarring, marbling, stretch marks and even branding is common on full grain leather products. Over time patina develops and the leather will darken up and these marks can fade. I encourage you to keep using your cover, but if you're not satisfied with your purchase, please reach out to us and we can set-up a return process for you.
I strongly encourage you to check out this blog article I wrote about the different grades of leather, and why natural markings indicate a superior grade of leather: https://www.popovleather.com/blogs/from-the-workshop/the-ultimate-guide-to-leather-grades
I recommend this product
Nice take-along note cover
Nice leather. Nice pocket size note book cover. Pen sleeves keep cover closed and pen handy.
This really blew me away. Right outside of the box, the thickness and smell of the leather had me. The Field Notes cover fits perfectly, of course, and the two card slots can probably fit up to 4 cards each. I had issues fitting a $5 bill without folding it once, but I do not carry cash very often so this is perfect for me. The free Field Notes cover included by Popov was icing on the cake.
What are your return policies? What if I don't like it?
We offer a generous satisfaction guarantee: just send the product back to us for a full refund. No questions asked.
What happens if this product gets damaged?
All items are guaranteed for life if damage occurs through the fault of our craftsmanship. I ask that you ship the item back to me for repair and I will do so free of charge. You must cover the shipping costs.
Do you do custom orders?
At this time we are only offering personalization (initials, names, dates) on our products. We are not accepting commisions for new designs.
Does the leather pictured look exactly like the product I will receive?
Please be aware that every roll of leather absorbs dyes differently and colouring may appear slightly different than shown in our pictures. Finally, this is a hand-made piece; expect minor imperfections - this is what makes your product unique and gives it character.
Our Chromexcel leathers do not require initial treatment. We reccomend that this leather gets cleaned and conditioned every 6-12 months with Saddle Soap and our leather cleaner.