Recently I’ve been trying to lighten up my EDC. A first step is to consolidate my notebook and my wallet. My main criteria were:
-Dedicated spot for my notebook
-Dedicated spot for cash
-At least two credit card/ID slots or pockets
After looking around and some advice from The New Artemis (http://thenewartemis.tumblr.com/) I located a few different vendors out there. A lot of the options I saw were great notebook covers, but did not meet the wallet criteria. There were some really nice ones that I found that met everything on the list, but they were over $100. Too much money for something I’m buying before I see it.
Finally I settled on one leather worker from Canada, Molly Spittal. Here’s her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheStowe
For $55 I picked up the wallet/notebook cover pictured above. In fact, Molly was kind enough to add a second card pocket at no extra charge.
After two weeks of use, I’m a fan. At first I wasn’t sure how felt about the leather. Its a little thinner then I was originally thinking. However, the more I use it the more I like it. Its subtle and not as stiff as some of the thicker covers I’ve seen. This allows for it to be a thin profile. My backside feels much lighter after ditching my old bi-fold and notebook in the same pocket for this new wallet/cover.
The one con, is that any cash has to be folded since the cover is slightly shorter than a dollar. However, this does allow the cover not to stick out too much from the back pocket of my jeans. So in the end, this ends up being more of a neutral point.
So if you’re looking for a nice wallet/notebook cover at a good price, take a look.