Bomber Jacket Circa Foldover Notebook
Caution - Unusually large pen loop
First, let me say 2 things:
1) This is a very high-quality product that met or exceeded all my expectations except in one critical regard for me personally.
2) Levenger customer service is exceptional. They stopped at nothing to make sure I was satisfied.
Now the issue - the pen loop on this product is abnormally large, and in my opinion, poorly designed. It is 2/3rds leather, with the inside (less visible) 1/3 being elastic. In theory they should design such a loop to fit an average pen, using the elastic to expand for a thick pen. Instead the loop is designed for an unusually thick pen, and can expand to the size of a dry-erase marker. This was quite frustrating to me. They sent me a replacement very quickly, thinking that it was a flaw in a single unit, but the replacement was identical.
Ultimately I opted to go with a different notebook and buy the manually-addable smaller pen loops also sold here.
Ultimately I'm quite happy with the outcome and with Levenger's commitment to ensure my satisfaction. This is my first purchase here, but I see myself coming back many more times as both the quality of the products and the service are unmatched.
August 15, 2013
Everything I expected from Bomber Jacket
I am already a Circa user; I have 3 Circa Notebooks. I purchased the Bomber Jacket Circa to match my other Bomber Jacket products. I have the Backpack, and my clients complement me on its looks and finish. It's impressive when I now pull my BJ Circa out of my BJ BackPack: double the compliments! The look of the BJ finish is classy indeed. At the same time I also ordered the Golden Tortoise Disks; and they are the perfect match for my BJ notebook - more class. Andd on my belt is my BJ Smartphone Holster.
I have also ordered the BJ iPad Sleeve and the Pen Wrap. I guess I'm all about the Bomber Jacket - being an ex-Air Force pilot may have something to do with it; but it translates very well into the business world.
July 28, 2013
Quality merchandise, as expected
I received my new notebook last week and thus far it has met my expectations. It performs only a simple task, but it does it very well - with the quality and style that I expect from Levenger.
July 17, 2013
I have just recently gotten the Bomber Jacket cover, but already I'm getting compliments on it. Really looks good!
June 22, 2013
The Circa Bomber Jacket is serious quality with real class. It feels good in my hands and has great options for increasing utility. I'd love to have one with all the notebook options and a place for fully using an iPad Mini.
May 4, 2013
Poem - Bomber Circa Notebook
I searched for a planner left and right--
Relentless pursuit with all my might.
Then came the e-mail
From Levenger no doubt!
Even got my Circa notebook monogrammed to my delight!
April 8, 2013
I received this for Christmas from my husband. It is sooo beautiful. I have the Kyoto disks in it and have received so many compliments on it. It is so soft. It seeps quality. I am hooked on Levenger.
January 13, 2013
Great with one caveat
Love the notebook. Fine quality all around. But why is the pen loop so big as to be useless? It would take a one-inch diameter pen to not fall through.
November 12, 2012
Great circa notebook
I started with the Circa system in June after 12 months of sitting on a gift card and starter system package. I got a letter size special pebbled leather notebook in June and immediately fell in love with Circa. I got letter so I had a place to store documents that I get from work. After a few months I decided I also "needed" a junior size and ordered a standard leather foldover notebook. However, I was very disappointed in the quality of the leather. It didn't feel like leather at all. It felt like a cheap vinyl like material. Thanks to Levenger's amazing customer service I returned that one for a full refund (including prepaid return shipping).
I then ordered this bomber notebook in junior size and absolutely love it. I'm very glad I ordered it. I love the pebbled leather and the interior design of the bomber series. I started using it last week and received compliments from coworkers the same day about its style and quality.
October 29, 2012
Companion on the way to success!
After several years (yes, years) of ogling the various components of the Circa system, I finally committed. I had previously had no real reason to justify the purchase. I hate to study. Really. I really really do. However, it is unavoidable. I've just started nursing school, and honestly, I have more of a visual memory. I use the annotation rule sheets, and enter my class schedule (chapters to read and assignments, exams) on a letter size 'things to do', I have the punch so that I can insert handouts, exams, and quizzes. I spend a lot of time with my notebook, and there is a certain amount of inspiration that can be derived from holding something so beautiful and functional in my hands. I hope that when I'm through with my education, my circa will continue on with me, and we'll both be beautiful and extremely functional for years to come.
My husband initially raised his eyebrows when he realized what I had spent. My grades combined with showing him how the system works has won him over. I first purchased the rhodia notebook, but the plastic covers just didn't work for me. I ordered the sampler pack with the $40 Circa gift card, and then used that to order my bomber jackedt cover. I'll use the plastic covers I have hanging around with some of the larger discs to archive my coursework at the close of each semester. I've asked for the Kyoto discs for my birthday. This thing is beautiful and sturdy, and will last me for years.
I love Levenger. And I especially love my Circa.
October 24, 2012