Leather Zippered A5 Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Folio - Brown

$119.00 USD

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100% Handmade in Turkey


Handmade Leather Zippered Leuchtturm1917 A5 Notebook and iPad Mini Folio


This timeless color is a bestseller among all our items. It's a classic brown pecan color, darker than tan, with some deep chocolate tones.


 7.3 x 9.2 inches (18.5 x 23.5 cm)


  • 100% vegetable tanned cow leather
  • YKK zipper 
  • Velvet lined interior


Save yourself the hassle of digging around your bag by keeping your valuables safe and secure in one place. Our Handmade Leather Zippered Leuchtturm1917 A5 Notebook and iPad Mini Folio is the perfect way to store your everyday essentials for work, study or personal use. It has 4 credit card pockets and a long pocket that can hold your passport or your iPhone 6 / 7 / 8. Under the left side there is a sleeve for storing your iPad device. This beautiful leather zip portfolio has a removable 4 slot pen holder, an extra 2 pen slots and a slot for a charger, earphones or cable, along with a removable keychain in the middle of the cover. It makes a wonderful refillable leather journal cover.

Compatible with:

  • Leuchtturm1917 A5 Notebook (hard or soft covers) or similar size notebooks
  • Mobile phone - fits up to iPhone 6 / iPhone 7 /iPhone 8
  • iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina / iPad Mini / iPad Mini 4 
  • Horizontal and vertical notebooks

Can also store other accessories (as pictured):

  • Pencils & pens
  • Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Small notebook (like a Field Notes notebook)
  • Keys
  • Charger or cable

*Devices and accessories are not included


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Customer Reviews

Based on 770 reviews
Rowena Koshy (Mbabane, SZ)

I loved the service, the communication, the personal touches and most of all the product.
My one regret is I should have personalized my A5 zippered folio.
It fits my Hobonichi Avec and all the other bits and bobs I carry around.
Thank you.

Peter Knipp (Singapore, SG)
Amazing, what a fantastic Product t, it was the right one at the right time

The "My Life's" notebook arrived and is is everything it promised to be and more. (although I wanted a Brown colour unit, but they were out pf stock) however the Blue Note Book is doing just fine it was designed by someone who knew what writers and fountain pen aficionados are looking for. Congratulations and Kudos to Yunus and Team, for the amazing product, worth every penny and more. Further to an earlier commentary, yes it is a tad slippery. need to roughen it up, but am still very happy with this. :-)

Karen Hunt (Camas, US)
Beautiful product

I love my A5 folio. It is a work of art. It’s a beautiful design and craftsmanship. My only problem with it is that it’s so slippery. When I try to grab it, it just slides out of my hand. It was recommended that I rub the outside with my fingers or with a wet wipe. I’ve done that, but it didn’t make any difference. I don’t want too much of my hand cream to ruin the leather either. I want to take it with me on painting outings. I just always need two hands to grab it. I realize its an odd problem, but I wish there was a handle on the folio. Or, why does it need to be so slick?

Almıla Akgul (Bursa, TR)
Review after two year

I wanted to write a review after using it for about two years. During this time, there was not even a little İmpaired piece. İ love my folio. And İ'm looking forward to have B6 folio.

Pixie Unger (Saskatoon, CA)
love it!

I've only had it for a week and already I can't imagine life without it. The design is well thought out. The construction is beautiful. It fits my half letter discbound planner using 24mm discs - which was my only hesitation in ordering one. I can't wait until the B5 size is back in stock because I want one for my project notebook too. Love it! No regrets!

Anonymous (Skien, NO)
Beautiful and practical!

I am super impressed with the quality!

Lisa Pierson (Chevy Chase, US)
Great Quality and craftsmanship

I've had my zip folio for about 6 mos now and I'm really enjoying it.

Rachel Lee (Drogheda, IE)

I don't know what I did before I had my A5 carry case. I love love love it! Holds everything I need for on the go or even when I'm sitting on the sofa.
Quality is superb and of the highest craftsmanship. I ordered the tiny pouch that has the brass pencil sharpener in it. It fits perfectly into the wide elasticated slot. I ordered my calender dial last year & it slots perfectly into one of the card holders. I am without a doubt a top fan of Galen Leather. I'm always so impressed how quickly my orders arrive which is always within the week! Can't wait to purchase my next order

AnnA Fogg (Beltsville, US)
I have 2!

I didn’t know I needed 2 of these A5 zippered folios. My first one came in 4 days but with a flaw; the sewing/stitching along the zipper missed a few stitches. As a seamstress and quilt maker, I know this can happen. It’s not poor quality; it’s a mistake. I contacted Galen, sent a photo and immediately got a response. “We’re sending you a new one. Please don’t bother returning the flawed item.” Wow. The new one arrived within 5 days 😱 And I use them both! The 2nd one holds my Hobonichi Cousin Avec and my favorite fountain pens. The leather very subtly and slowly has stretched to accommodate the ever-growing Hobo. It’s like magic! And that silly flaw didn’t turn me off one bit from a company this amazing! I’ve ordered 3 other covers, a large pen pouch, 2 Dopp kits and a zippered folio for my husband, plus Tomoe River notebooks. If you love classic leather design, leather pieces that will age and only get better with time, plus good old-fashioned honest and fast customer service, go order right now. Stop reading! Go order!

Aisling Doonan (Carrigallen, IE)
My favourite journal cover

I received my cover a month ago and I have been using it every day since. I had a Nanami Seven Seas writer ready to use in it, but in future I will be using up my stash of Leuchtturm 1917's, and they are about the same size give or take. I have two pens easily and safely stored in the static pen loops, some stickers and paper/stationery stowed in the back and pockets, but I do not use it with the four pen removable pen holder as it pulls the zipper to the max when it is inside. They do fit, but only just and the tension on the zipper makes me nervous. The pens, even though I stored them with their clips to the side, dented my notebook and warped the cover a little. It's easily remedied, I just don't keep the pen holder in the cover. It's a pity, because it's a lovely idea to have all in one place, but two pens is adequate if I'm leaving the house, so it doesn't particularly bother me. I might switch to the flexible cover Leuchtturm's after my hardback ones are used up and that will allow me to use the pen holder again as they are slimmer. A few more millimeters room in the spine would honestly solve everything though! Otherwise, the cover is sturdy, beautiful, full of character and the layout is perfect for me. I will enjoy this for many years to come.

Most of the items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 1 week to dispatch. Out of stock items mean, not in the production cycle and generally re-stocking in 2-3 weeks. You can subscribe to the in-stock notification on the product page. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!


  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days.

  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA. Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
  • Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.


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