Leather Zippered Hobonichi Cousin A5 Planner Folio - Undyed Leather

$107.10 USD $119.00 USD

100% Handmade in Turkey


Handmade Leather Zippered Hobonichi A5 Planner and iPad Mini Folio


Undyed Leather - Not covered Un-dyed leather means, nude leather, with nothing covered up - so they will have some natural range marks, scars, and other blemishes. In other words, they are not processed to make them appear perfect, like something you would get in a department store. When you get your brand new un-dyed vegetable-tanned leather good, it looks a natural color. The hide is effectively naked and so will age and darken with the sun just like your own skin. Aging will develop a rich color and patina. Sun exposure, daily handling, water, and conditioning give natural vegetable tanned leather a rustic look over time.  Read more about vegetable-tanned leather.


 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 Zippered Leather Hobonichi A5 Folio and iPad Mini Cover is the perfect way to store your everyday essentials for work, study or personal use. It has 4 credit card holders and a long pocket that can hold your passport or your iPhone 6 / 7 / 8. Under the left side there's a sleeve for storing your iPad device. This beautiful folio has a removeble 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.

Compatible with:

  • A5 Hobonichi Planner or Hobonichi A5 Techo Cousin or similar size notebook
  • 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 896 reviews
Ashe (Seattle, US)
Impressed with constant perfection.

The leather is exceptional. The gray feels a bit smoother than the tan/brown I have yet is still so buttery soft. I don't have fountain pens, gosh knows I shouldn't be allowed things that can end up in disasters, but does fit my mildliners and regular pens easily. And with a hard bound journal tucked in, it still fits and zips easily with a barely there bulge where pen meets cover. The only issue I find is that I never know which product to keep the lovely eye on that I got with first order! Haha

Ruth (Geelong, AU)
Return to the office set up

After over 18 months of working from home and facing the exchange of a 46 step round trip to the home office with over 2 hours daily commute I felt like an update of my work set up would lift my spirits.
I already have the undyed version (I use that as a letter writing compendium) but thought the black would be smart for the office.
Very happy with the product, packaging and of course service.
Amazed by the less than 14 days delivery from 🇹🇷 to 🇦🇺

The 400 page fits easily with 6 pens which include a [****], Visconti HS and Esterbrook Estie (all girthy pens).

D. (Honolulu, US)
Beautiful leather case. Wish I could customize certain elements.

I'm really enjoying this neat way to carry pens and a pad around. That leather smell is a treat to experience every time I open my book bag. If there are three things I want the manufacturer to know, they're these:
(1) When I'm carrying pens, which is always, the Tomoegawa book that's offered as an option together with the folio doesn't comfortably fit inside it and neither does a hardcover Leuchtturm1917. I ordered a softcover Leuchtturm A5, which fits well. I would suggest making a thinner Tomoegawa notebook that fits comfortably since it appears that you make your own books.
(2) Re the leather card with the pen holders on it, you should sew the pen loops slightly higher on the card. If I push the pens all the way down now, they get in the way of the zipper.
(3) I'm not exactly sure what to do with the card slots on the top left. I don't use the folio as my wallet, so I'm not sure what I'd carry in there. Perhaps include a second option for a looser pocket.

Otherwise, I love the thing. Thank you.

Michelle Crane (Texarkana, US)
A5 Leather Folio - Crazy Horse Blue - Updated Review: 2 years and counting

I have used this cover for my daily planner for almost 2 years now - carrying it back and forth to work in my bag daily. The leather on the outside has held up extremely well, and it is definitely showing some character marks. I use a Moleskine Daily Planner, which is much thicker than a traditional planner/notebook of this same size, so I cannot fit the pen sleeve inside and zip it shut. Even without the pens, the fit is TIGHT (I do also have my Samsung tablet in the tablet sleeve), but the zipper has held up really well. I LOVE the feel of the interior lining. Overall, the quality of this cover is superb, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I only wish it was just a LITTLE bit thicker, since my planner is so thick, but I think most people will find the size perfect. Also, I cannot say enough about the packaging and care that goes into shipping. I love the little extra treats, and my office is decorated with the beautiful postcards that are always included.

Dale Rogers (Kangaroo Flat, AU)

Stunningly made leather folio. Fits the A5 Moleskin (pictured) or the Leuchtturm 1917 perfectly. I carry 7 fountain pens inside with no dramas. The undyed leather is the perfect blank canvas. I have rubbed olive oil on it a couple of times and let the leather tan in sun to start developing a rich patina. Overall, I'm very happy with the quality of materials, workmanship and function of the folio. I wonder how I got along without it beforehand. I'm now thinking of a reason I need another.

NB (Singapore, SG)
Leather Zippered A5 Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Folio - Purple

Been looking for a cover for my daily journal for a year and finally found the one. ^.^

B.D. (Longueuil, CA)
Quality product, a little tight

Bought this to fit with a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Bullet Journal. It is a quality product, there's no doubt about it. Love the crazy horse brown finish! However, I find that it's too tight to zip if I put in the Leuchtturm journal AND fountain pens. I would need a slimmer notebook. It's too bad, just a bit more room would have made all the difference. Still happy with it overall, just disappointed a tiny bit.

Anonymous (Los Angeles, US)
Top Quality

Just amazed at the craftsmanship and the overall presentation. Wow. Can't wait to implement into my everyday routine. Motivated!

K. (San Miguel, PH)

Now I want all the colours! It is even more beautiful in person.
Fits my Hobonichi A5 Avec and my fountain pens snugly. :)
Will use this for years to come.

Smells great too compared to other leather products I've had before.

Suzette Perez (Miami, US)
Happy Birthday to me!

I purchased this gorgeous notebook folio as a treat for my birthday. I be am reasonably new to the journaling community and I have been hearing so many wonderful things about Galena products. I must say that they have exceeded all expectations. The leather quality is outstanding and so is the workmanship. I also found the pricing to be very good compared to other similar items. I am very happy with my new notebook. I can’t wait to buy more leather products. Thank you for making such a wonderful item.

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  • 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.
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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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