It's now Sept 2018 and I've had this just over a year. I rarely put in my bag, it is mostly sitting on my computer table. The blue is wearing off in spots and there is wear on some of the corners....SO if you throw your checkbook in your bag, I might rethink this one.
NEXT time I will get a less SMOOTH (doesn't really feel like leather), more "pebble" grain. The COLOR is great tho.
Wanted a decent checkbook cover to replace my old one, without spending a mint.
This one had great reviews, was only about $20 and said genuine leather, so thought I would give it a shot.
NICELY-PACKAGED - that was the first thing I noticed
LOVELY LINING - a kind of diamond-shaped patterned fabric - looks high quality
PEN HOLDER - there are TWO, one at the top, one at the bottom. The loop at the TOP allows me to use my regular pen, the loop at the bottom is just for a slim pen. I like you have both options!
RFID - a PLUS it is more secure than many checkbooks, can't be too careful
STITCHING/CRAFTSMANSHIP - well done. Doesn't look "shoddy" or cheap.
TEXTURE/LEATHER - while it says genuine leather, it is a very smooth texture and feels almost like a plastic/faux leather. Not sure how it will wear, it is just really...smooth. Just took a point off my review for that.
OVERALL THOUGH - FOUR STARS. If I had to get it again, I might not have just because of the texture of the leather, but likely would have. My only concern will be how it wears. .
Well designed with soft stitched leather, pockets, etc. Initially, a standard round Bic Stick ball point pen would not fit into the pen’s holder loops, but once you force one in, and leave it for a couple of days, the leathers stretches a tad, allowing the pen to be inserted and removed more easily.
After using the product a little, I still give it a great review. As I expected the pen loops loosened a tad so that it is easier to insert and remove a pen.
One problem: the pen loop on the lower part of the checkbook ... the side holding the pad of checks ... is in the way. It interferes with your hand when you are trying to write check.
I needed a checkbook; a sturdy one for that matter. I was looking very hard for a checkbook that was sturdy enough for items and I came across this one! The colors and picture do not do it justice! It holds checks and a register with up to 4 cards and your id if need Be! With Amazon Prime and being about 20$, this was a great steal of a price!
I love this checkbook. It's exactly what I'd been looking for. It has useful compartments (including 5 slots for cards, one with a window), holds both top-tear and side-tear checks, a check register, and a pen as well. The two contiguous pen loops along the long edge that close up the book by sliding the pen through them both is a smart touch. I ordered mine in gray leather and it looks great. It's not bulky at all and has a low, flat profile. The leather is smooth and of good quality. Highly recommended. Terrific item.
Great checkbook cover-have duplicate checks and they fit perfectly and so do the credit cards-not too tight and not too loose. And beautiful color...just love it. Also leather feels sooo soft and smooth and great price.Have had this for about a month and no defects or wear and tear seen. Best checkbook cover I have had!
Looks to be well made with nice, soft leather. (which is thin) It has an outside pocket, three inside pockets, two pen holders and five slots for credit cards and license. Since I just received this cover, I'll hold off further review until it has been in use for a while.
I read reviews that many of the check book covers are not roomy enough to fit the checks. This very nice leather cover is the right size for checks with extra space for credit cards. I recommend this check cover.
More storage spaces than I will ever use, but they are there if and/or when needed. I didn't think I would use the pen holder, but, having been in law enforcement over 30 years, I try to be ready for many adverse possibilities. I have a pen in the holder that contains a handcuff key and a small razor sharp serrated blade hidden in the body.
This checkbook cover is exactly what I was looking for. It has two little holders for pens as well as places for your driver's license and credit cards. I chose the red cover, and it is bright and pretty. I'm very pleased with this item.