I'm no stranger to leather stationery accessories, especially blue ones! I was recently sent a couple of items from Galen Leather to try out and they seem to check all of the boxes! In the video below I go through the two different models I have, the iPad air/Extra Large Moleskine cover and No. 55 Field Notes cover.
All of Galen Leathers products feature locally sourced vegetable tanned leather in Turkey. Each item is hand stitched and hand burnished to create a well made leather cover that will stand the test of time. With a bunch of different dyed leathers to chose from it can certainly be overwhelming! I went for the Blue leather, it's a stunning deep cobalt blue shade.
No.55 Field Notes Cover retails for $44.
Sized for standard pocket sized notebooks it makes a great on-the-go notebook cover, conveniently it also fits a passport! I'm going to make use of this cover when travelling as a travel wallet to keep the essentials to hand.
iPad Air & Extra Large Moleskine cover retails for $98.
This cover is made to house extra large Moleskine notebooks, or any notebook of a similar dimension (7.5"x9.75") which happens to be a similar size to the iPad air or the 9.7" iPad Pro. There aren't many places my iPad doesn't come with me and I'm always looking for a good way to keep it well protected. This definitely does the job, and with the amount of pockets on this folio come in really handy! The elastic closure on this is different to generic elastic closed notebooks/folios where the elastic comes over the spine to secure instead of over the outer edge. Takes a little adjusting to get used to but works just as well.
All in all I'm incredibly impressed with the craftsmanship and build of these covers, and there is no doubt that the leather is of amazing quality. I'm looking forward to including these in my daily use and seeing how the leather begins to wear and age! The finishing touches like information cards and an Evil Eye talisman charm with every product is really good attention to detail. And every product has a lifetime cover if it's not up to quality, I love seeing a brand stand behind their products and offer something like this. It's a testament to their desire for creating quality items.
Galen Leather make a whole host of different leather cases, covers and sleeves for just about anything. Take a look on their website to see what they have available.
Thanks to Zeynep and Yusuf for sending me these products for review!