These covers are specially made for the LIFE Noble series notebooks, but will fit any standard size (A4, B5, A5) notebook up to about 100 pages. They are hand-made of a super high quality, soft vinyl that won't stain like leather. Great for protecting your book from coffee spills! Comes in black and brown. Highly rated in the Japanese market and the attention to detail is exquisite.
Posted by Kevan on 14th Jan 2015
While this cover is on the pricey side, it is well-designed and really does "upgrade" your Life Noble notebook while protecting the easily-bent cardstock cover. Although it's vinyl, they've really gone to great trouble to make it seem like real leather. It's thick, with great stitching and a "suede-like" interior. Installed on your notebook, you feel like you're holding something of real quality. And the bookmark is a nice touch. I like that they went for a ribbon marker and not a strip of leather/vinyl like some covers.
But the short sleeves/flaps really make you appreciate the innovative Gfeller cover. Although the Life offering is easier to slip on your notebook, the shorter sleeves often let the cover "bow" when closing the book, in addition to the common "writing bump" that the Gfeller design also eliminates. And the pen loop, while a nice addition as well, seems to be designed for slimmer pens only. It's a struggle to fit most of my fountain pens in there, although some of the smaller Pilots fit. Elastic would've been a better choice for the loop's material, I think.
All, told, though, it is a classy cover. It feels great and is the perfect size for the thickness of the life Noble books, and instantly transforms them from "notebooks" to "journals."
Posted by KJM on 12th Jun 2013
I very much like this cover. It looks great and provides protection for your notebook. I think that the ribbon placeholder is a great idea. I would highly recommend this cover!