My Pad and Quill order came today. I ordered a mid sized leather cover notebook which is about 7x9" as well as a full size leather padfolio that takes a regular 8.5x11" pad.
Here they are together.
Here's the medium sized notebook open. Hard to tell if I like it more than my OneStar book, time will tell! I do like that it's got card pockets on the inside. Why people still give me business cards in 2020 I don't know, but they do and now I have some place to put them. (Assuming I don't go back to my soft and well broken in OneStar book)
here it is against my OneStar cover. It's only slightly taller, but just about maxed for width and height. It's a little lighter with the notebook inside than my OneStar with it's Leuchturrm book, but there are a lot of factors at play there including years of absorbed skin oils in the black cover. (Gross, I know.)
The full size padfolio was the real score and I'd been sitting on this purchase for a while. I genuinly like that there are imperfections in the leather. It's heavy, feels solidly constructed and I know I'll get some real use out of this at work. Collier is on top for size reference.
My disappointment is that the pen loop is too small to easily fit my Lamy 2000, which is my default stealth meeting pen. It fits the GVFC barrel well, but anything wider than that is a struggle.
Lamy 2000 squeezes in securely, but doesn't tuck into the loop all the way.
Anything sized similarly to the M800 won't even fit inside the folio. I wouldn't trust it not to fall out walking around.
Aside from the small circumference pen loop I'm happy with the construction and look of these accessories. As I said the mid size book probably won't permanently usurpe my OneStar cover, but the full size pad is getting put to use at my very next meeting.