Ambi Folio Letter
An exquisite piece, though not entirely perfect.
I spend a considerable amount of time (months) searching for an exceptional folio. This piece at last satisfied what had been an exhausting journey to find the perfect folio to last me a long time.
The leather is exceptional. You want to just pet it for hours on end. It screams "look at me" without being overly assertive or arrogant. It has a sleekness that exudes professionalism and style. And it has excellent utility. As an architect, let me be clear: we are constantly striving to balance form and function. Rarely do we succeed. This folio, however, succeeds brilliantly.
That being said, I have but two gripes with what is otherwise absolutely perfection:
1) It went on sale for 50% off barely a week after receiving it. Not the folio's fault, though. I am simply peeved at my usual luck with these sorts of things. Moving on....
2) Folios have always had a problem with knowing which side is "up." That is to say, being able to tell which way to unzip and open it such that the pad of paper (or in my case, vellum that is prone to tearing) isn't upside down and therefore flop out and tear. All folios without a clasp or some other marking/engraving have that problem. This one is no different, and compared to past folios I have owned, this one in a way feels worse. My best guess? It is a product of it being ambidextrous. There is an intended double-sizedness that is meant to appeal to either righty or lefty, but to me it seems as though it perhaps exacerbates the "which way does this thing open" issue. But, such is to be expected from any folio I suppose.
In summation, the quality is superior to all contenders. The design is exquisite, and it handily compliments any working man's or woman's professional attire. As someone that has owned many folios, and has spent a considerable time scouring the market for the right one, I can say with satisfaction that Levenger has delivered yet another magnificent product.
March 1, 2015
Great for Lefties
I ordered this as a gift for our daughter who is left handed. She usually has to "make do" with a portfolio which doesn't really accommodate her.
She loves it. She enjoys using it because it is quite comfortable for her left-handed use.
February 26, 2015
I like this folio. It was the only one I could find that could hold my calendar underneath the pad of paper. I wish it was not zippered on the outside, but has very usable pockets on the inside.
February 26, 2015
I ordered the folio to help me get organized in my design business. I am thrilled with the product. It came quickly and without fuss (to Canada) and is a wonderful addition to my professional look. It is a great size and wonderfully functional. Being left handed I am thrilled to pieces to have options in how I set it up. Thanks for that feature!
January 30, 2015
Everything you need all in one very organized location. It's sleek, and professional looking. It zips so all of your information is contained, no worries of spillage if you happen to drop it. I would've added a photo but it's on the move.
January 29, 2015
We purchased six of these for gifts and they are absolutely fabulous! They look great, are functional and have been well received.
January 22, 2015
Ages better than Dick Clark
Have enjoyed this product for over five years now. The leather has aged beautifully. I have had this folio out in conditions that no well behaved folio should have to endure; I have left it on top of my car in the middle of snow storm to clean off my car windows. The few marks that I have on the folio actually give the thing character so much that I would never trade my folio for a new one. The zippers and pocket all still work great and I can load the folio up in a jiffy.
January 1, 2015
This was a purchase for my wife's new position. The craftsmanship and quality is outstanding. The customer service was excellent. I would highly recommend this product.
December 11, 2014
I have been looking for months for the perfect pad holder. Most looked cheap or did not have all the functionality I desired. When I did find one I was willing to settle for, it was too clunky. I wanted sleek, tidy, sharp, and one that had a side slot under the pad - that was key for me. Why? So I could tuck my planner's back cover into it and have a pad and calendar holder. This will not disappoint - gold star on all points, I could be happier by not having it zipper all around - offer one with a magnetic clasped flap...do that and I would be over the moon.
December 6, 2014
This is a very elegant solution for those who like to use both a tablet and a note pad. For project-based work, it's ideal. The craftsmanship and materials are first-rate.
November 20, 2014