I’ve been thinking about adding a folio to my arsenal. I’m running to meetings all day long, and there’s something to be said for having all your paper and electronic doodads readily at hand so you don’t have to fumble around in your bag.
Bellroy has built a reputation for innovative design using premium materials in small carry products, so I’m excited to see how this translates into their new folio designs. Two sizes are available: the A4 size will accommodate up to 8-1/2″ by 11″ (A4) papers/notebooks and a full-sized tablet, while the smaller size will accommodate 5.8″ by 8.3″ notebooks (like a Moleskine) and an e-reader or small tablet. Additional pockets will wrangle your phone, business cards, headphones, and other assorted bits.
After my recent review of one of Bellroy’s new bag designs, I’m sold on the quality of their products. The leather and materials are top notch, and construction is immaculate. And they look amazing. The Bellroy folios retail for $199 (A5 size) or $299 (A4 size). It looks like they *might* not ship in time for the holidays, but they’ll be worth the wait. Check them out at Bellroy’s web site.