Bomber Jacket Circa Zip Folio
Very nice, but not for iPad...
The junior version of this is very nice quality and design. Classy looking. It isn't good for the iPad, however. Though the dimensions should allow the regular iPad to fit, it doesn't. The iPad mini fits, but it does so awkwardly, as though the product was never designed for tablet use. The slip pockets are clearly made for just a few slips of paper. So I'm disappointed. It's otherwise a fine leather notebook.
February 7, 2013
I travel every week and my Bomber Letter circa is up to the challenge. I can fit everything I need in there and still zip it to keep things from falling out. Love the circa system, so easy to use as my schedule changes, just print out updated calendars and replace the old pages. Leather is soft but tough! Couple times I thought for sure I had scratched it, but not a blemish. Love it!
September 17, 2012
Beautiful, Stylish and Functional
I have been coveting the bomber junior zip folio for some time and finally bought it. It fits 1” or ¾” discs, my bb, many docs and the side card slots are great. The interior is classy and sturdy. Note that it comes with the ½ discs (which is disappointing since the description speaks of the ¾” discs). The leather is rich, soft and supple, the chocolate color is rich looking with the pebble grain. One thing I would note is that it takes very little to put scratches and scrapes on the outside leather. I take the metro, so I put my folio in a backpack, and if anything is in my bag with it, it scratches. So, while I'm sure it can take a beating, it won't be rich looking for long and presentation is important. If you are hard on your folios, this may not be the one for you.
March 16, 2012
Excellent, High Quality Product
I have used many different folios over the last 25 years I have been in business and over 15 in some level of management. I routinely bought new binders, folios and planners over the years always looking for the perfect one. Well, I need look no longer. My wife purchased the Bomber Zipper Junior Folio.
This product is top notch and of the highest quality. The leather is a soft leather that cannot be fully described here. I have used it for over a month, carrying it everywhere I go, even in the rain without failure or problems. There are plenty of pockets/credit/business card slots for this size folio. The "Junior" size is large enough to have great functionality but not too large to carry everywhere while you are on the move.
The only "con" I would say is that it comes with the 3/4 inch discs. My wife purchased many accessories i.e. "Things to Do" sheets, dividers, pockets, etc. and there was just not enough room on the discs for anything other than paper. There was more than enough room on the interior and the 3/4 discs seemed out of place. I immediately ordered 1 inch discs and they fit perfectly. I have plenty of room for just about every accessory offerd for the "Junior" with additonal paper and "Things to Do" sheets and even room to throw your cell phone, wallet, etc. in and zip it up. I would recommend buying 1 inch discs along with your initial prchase to accomodate more sheets/items if that is what you are looking for.
This is "the" product I will carry for the rest of my career in management. I get compliments on a daily basis and just love teh way it feels. My next purchase is a brief case to match from the bomber Collection.
Thank you levenger for a great product.
February 21, 2012
The quality of the leather is terrific. Carries all my papers, files and a IPad. A typically solid, well thought out Levenger offering. I expect it to last for years.
February 4, 2012
Love it. Would make an amazing gift.
Levenger has an amazing attention to detail. I loved the nice box that the binder was delivered in. This would make the perfect gift! (It was the perfect gift to ME for the new promotion!)
The binder has a very nice feel and I'm confident it will put up with abuse.
April 9, 2011
Beautiful product, but still a bit disappointed
Let me first say that this item is beautiful and the quality is superb. The leather is butter soft, but has held up to frequent use so far. The plaid lining is a nice touch and seems to be holding up as well. My disappointment came when I tried to fit my Ipad into the case. It does fit, as stated in the item description, but just barely. In fact, it is tight enough that I don't feel comfortable leaving it in the case for fear it will overstretch the leather. This is with only half of the included circa paper loaded into the portfolio, so it is not tight simply because I overstuffed it. I really would have preferred the smaller size portfolio, but opted for this size to have the option of putting my Ipad inside. I wish now I had gotten the junior size instead.
Apart from this one complaint, there is nothing negative I can say about this product, though it was a tad pricey.
One note, the description states that this portfolio can hold up to 3/4" circa discs. I assumed from this that the 3/4" size was what came with it. In fact, it ships with 1/2" discs. I just thought this might be helpful information to know if you're planning on purchasing discs in other sizes.
March 30, 2011
After many hours of searching, I decided to purchase the larger Bomber jacket zip folio. When it came, the box was beautiful but inside what a mess. It looked like it had just been thrown together. Upon inspection, the quality wasn't there. The lining was thin and fragile. The leather though wonderfully soft is inappropriate for the wear and tear that is tofollow. Price wise, I thought it should have costed about half of what was paid. I'll keep it only because I've been unable to find anything even similar but definitely will not be buying it for friends and family as planned.
January 2, 2011
Worth the Wait!
I looked, looked, and looked again at this Bomber Jacket zip folio. I felt it was a bit pricey plus I read the reviews and was worried it would not hold 1" circa disks, a stash of paper, and pocket dividers as well. I am happy to report, the Bomber Jacket Circa Zip Folio is WELL capable of holding all that and my iPhone with no problem! I am totally pleased with my purchase! The leather is much softer than I thought it would be. Now I can attend my meetings and have everything put together! I'm getting tons of compliments on it as well! Everyone here knows I love Levenger products!!
November 12, 2010
Waiting for the 1" Discs
I bought this and find it very attractive. My only complaint is that 3/4" discs will not hold enough pages. I want to have notebook pages as well as alphabet tabs and address pages. I have ordered 1" discs and hope that they will fit and allow me to have more pages.
February 26, 2010