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Simpson Leather

Port Latigo (Waterproof): Pocket Size Traveler's Notebook

Regular price $29.00
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Our Latigo Leather is weatherproof and stuffed with hot oils and waxes that make this journal quite rough and tumble.
Show leather is packed with extra oils and waxes, making it very smooth and WATERPROOF! Drop things in puddles? Spill your coffee much? No worries here! Water runs right off and the leather remains unmarked and easily cleaned. The flesh side is sturdy and smooth too.

NOTE inserts are NOT included. Looking for FIELD NOTES inserts to buy? Checkout

A 100% handmade leather journal cover.

Midori-style, Traveler's Notebook system. Perfect for your bullet journals.

This leather is thick "full grain". It's 9 to 10 oz (3.6 to 4 mm) thick to be exact! Full grain leather is much BETTER than top grain and genuine or bonded leather. Full grain is the most expensive and durable cut you can buy. It's the only cut that contains unique markings and scars, making it highly sought after. Full grain fibers run more vertical, resulting in superior strength and perhaps will hold up for a 100 years of use if properly maintained.

We only use leather from North American cattle that has been carefully vegetable tanned right here in the USA. The tanning process includes a hot stuffing with waxes and oils, making it smooth, soft and beautiful.

This is durable leather with rich patinas that only betters with age.

We hand cut the leather from large hides (as seen on our shop's front page). Each piece is unique with different markings. Then, you'll find that we do much more than our competition:)

- We case the leather to give the journal it's shape.
- We carefully punch the holes for the binding.
- We trim and burnish the edges by hand, compressing and binding the leather fibers.
- We apply a quality edge finish that gives long lasting protection and a smooth feel.
- We hand sew the strong elastic cord and properly tension it.
- We engrave your name or logo on the front cover (Leave us a note when you order).
- We package your journal in a nice cotton drawstring bag.

We've not been able to find any other journal makers in the USA going to these lengths!

Often times, journal makers won't use thick leather like ours, because it requires these extra steps. But once you get ahold of our thick leather journal that's well formed and finished, you'll never go back to the flimsy things that only last a year or two.


Designed to hold 3 notebooks: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" notebook inserts (Field Note sized).

The journal cover is a shell to hold your exchangeable inserts. Start a little library of your life and let our covers hold your dailies.

NOTE: Field Notes inserts are not included.

Hand-made in Northwest Ohio, only from material sourced in the USA.

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Field Notes are not included, but ask us about them. We can add them to your order.


Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather


We have a variety of sizes. Check out our menus for the size you are looking for.

Care information

Your journal will come packed in a cotton bag which you can use to protect your cover from scratches and pen marks. We recommend conditioning it occasionally with Smith's Leather Balm, found in our Mercantile section.

Custom Made

Click here to see the variety of small journals we offer. We can do custom covers as well.

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