I designed the Large Leather Moleskine Cover to be the most versatile and functional planner and leather journal cover you’ll be able to find. It fits a wide array of planners and journals including A5 Moleskine, Hobonichi Techo, Leuchtturm1917, Rhodia, JSTORY, Rotetunner or whatever your favorite A5 planner journal is, up to 7.5” wide and 9.75” tall.
Not all leather Moleskine covers are equal. We only use full grain leather. It is the best anyone can buy. The grain makes up the top layer of the leather just as shingles make up the top layer of the roof. Some places buy leather that has had the top layer, with all of it's scars, shaved or split off (split leather). It's much much cheaper, but it's like having a roof without shingles. Full grain leather patinas nicely because it still has the pores. The fibers are super dense and tightly woven so it's super strong and highly resistant to tearing and normal wear and tear. It just ages nicely. Top grain is when most of the grain is removed to get rid of scars. That leather does not age well either.
We line it with strong pigskin, which is stronger than the cowskin. With those two together, it is far stronger than any fabric or synthetic lined leather Moleskine cover.
Your leather planner cover is only as good as the weakest link and so that is usually the thread. Nylon thread deteriorates with UV rays from the sun, but we use a very expensive premium marine-grade thread like they use for parachutes and ships' sails. It'll hold together.
Fits These Notebooks:
Leuchtturm 1917 - 178x254mm (7”x10”) (B5)
Moleskine XL - 19 x 25 cm / 7.5 x 9.75 inches
B5 planners, journals, notebooks, moleskine
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal
BestSelf Co Self Journal
UrBestSelf 6-Minute Diary
Bloom Daily Planner
Intelligent Change- The Five Minute Journal
Poprun Planner Weekly and Monthly
Legend Planner Deluxe Weekly & Monthly Life Planner
BooQool Tabbed Weekly/Monthly Planner
KAICN Undated Weekly Planner
MochiThings Ardium Planner (Large)
Jstory Weekly/Monthly Planner (Medium)
Erin Condren LifePlanner
Dimensions (W x H)
Opened: 17.50" x 10.25"
Closed: 8.5" x 10.25"
Weight: 1.2 lbs
I just got a new regret, and I don’t have very many. My giant list of huge screw ups have made me a better man, but this one I regret. About two weeks ago, I got the chance to sit down and ask the chief leather engineer of a German automotive tannery near our factory all the things I didn’t know about automotive leather, but I didn’t take any notes in my journal. I took them on a pad of paper out of my trusty Leather Portfolio and I’m kicking myself now.
I wish I had our new Large Leather Moleskine (or Leuchtturm1917) cover with me. I geeked out and took five full pages of notes that I wish I would have put in a permanent place. I’m going to be reupholstering my old 1977 FJ55 Toyota Land Cruiser pretty soon, the 2006 Toyota Tundra company pick up truck and our factory Toyota Hilux pick up. It’s really a cool work truck, but has cloth seats. So I needed to know all there was to know about automotive leather. I’ve been thinking about these seats ever since I upholstered my old 1984 Land Rover Defender. That came out cool, but I’m shooting for these seats to be the coolest leather seats the world has ever known.
I tell you this because if you’re a note taker, you really should take notes in a quality journal with a quality cover on it. The two best ones I’ve heard of are Leuchtturm1917 and Moleskine, but they both use a higher grade of paper that doesn’t bleed through much and doesn’t yellow over time. And we have a cover, now, not just for the Medium size but for the larger size too. Check them out.