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This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 3

This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 3

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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/14.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled for later this week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 3 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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I have one of these. I was skeptical when I decided to get on the buy because of the price- I'd not pay $100 for this, but $70 is about just right.
Pros: Very Soft Leather. Snap holds, but isn't hard to get open. Two large pockets - I carry a field notes and pocketdojo in it- there's very little space which makes them fit perfectly, but I wouldn't use anything that isn't to that size in it. The business card holders are very useful- much more than I'd originally thought. The pockets that the notebooks fit in can also be used for other things.
Cons: Pen loop in the center holds a variety of sizes of implements, but within a certain tolerance. It's just two cuts and a flap going in, but it is reinforced. Right now I have a Lamy Swift in it- I think that's about the largest size I'd try, and that's only after use to let the leather settle- it didn't fit well when I first got it so I fell back on another pen. Over time as the leather wears, it gets to the point where it's a bit formless. I haven't treated the leather at all, and it's picked up pocket lint that has affected the look.
But it's definitely something that I'd purchase again, and am satisfied with.

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Will Moleskine notebooks fit in these?
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 3 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/29.
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The Leatherback Writer is absolute crap and the worst purchasing decision I made on Massdrop. I felt so embarrassed to be seen carrying it that I've since donated it to the Salvation Army.
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VincentWong
I would also like to hear your thoughts
VincentWong
The leather used is very thin and soft (not in a good way), which means it shows creases and folds very prominently. I want my leather products to look smart but this just looks shoddy; a crumpled, creased thing after the first day of use. There are many better leatherback writer-type products out there.
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The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive 3/3.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, but we will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thank you for your patience. Expect an update from us on 3/4 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 33/ and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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Does the left hand pocket allow a US passport? This looks like it might make a good travel wallet if it can hold the passport.
Orguy
from the photo, it looks like the pocket is slightly wider than a credit card on both sides. the leather would also stretch over time so maybe
Hey, I committed, does that automatically move me to joined now?
Does anyone have a link to a review of this exact item somewhere? The reasons is, I saw another This is Ground item at a store here in Chicago recently -- it was the leather pen roll -- and I was extremely disappointed at the quality of the leather used. It felt very flimsy, cheap and just overall poor quality leather. I expected a little more for the price-point. I am a little on the fence about this one. Actually, I'm more a few feet away from the fence. I do like the look, but then again, I liked the look of This is Ground's leather pen roll, but when I finally got to touch and feel the actual item, I thought it was of poor quality. I don't mean to offend, but with a $100 MSRP, I just don't know anymore about the brand. Please advise... anyone. Thank you.
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rerunvp
You are correct, this is not quality leather. You can tell just by look at this vs. any other leather drop using true Full Grain leather. Using the term "Genuine Full Grain Leather" is misleading and ambiguous for a reason. Anything that says Genuine, Top Grain, Split Grain, or bonded is going to let you down. Unfortunately most leather items are sold this way because- well it costs less to make. [moderated]
WoodsHollowLeatherCo
We appreciate the attempt at educating the community and explaining the differences between various kinds of leather. However, as it stands, the claims made about the product in question are unsupported. A review or other evidence that could be linked would be great.
Also, since this is a blatant attempt at advertising your product and goes against our discussion guidelines, I am moderating this post. Please make sure to adhere to the discussion guidelines outlined here: https://www.massdrop.com/article/Discussion-Guidelines
Hey, maybe I could get a job as a fat little Dictator note writing assistant. Would get a promotion using the Leatherback Writer 3
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Just got a new job. Always taking notes and looking at my phone on the go or in meetings. This is perfect.
Did some quick measuring with my suit coat. Its interior pockets are ~ 5 x 6". I would expect the Leatherback to pretty much fill the pocket, left to right and extend out the top by an inch. They folio that Field Notes sells, in-house 4 x6"
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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 9/29. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 9/30 or sooner if something comes up.
The vendor is currently working on preparing the bulk order for shipment. Based on current estimates the order should be on its way to our warehouse early next week. As soon as the order ships we will make sure to update the group with an estimated date of arrival.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 9/22 or sooner if something comes up.
Quick update for the group. We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse. We will update the group as soon as these are on the way.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 9/17 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the This is Ground: Leatherback Writer 3 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/29.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/15.
Would someone clue me into the size of the pen slot? I have a fountain pen that I'd like to use with this.
rakhanreturns
It's a pretty small pen loop/slit. It is just a slit in the leather, so you can probably open it up more. I was not comfortable doing that, personally. A Jinhao x750 did not really fit at all. The Pelikan m200 and TWSBI 580 will fit up until the cap - but no further, which makes them poke out of the top. (It looks like it is really meant for smaller ballpoints.) It's a pretty terrific product though. It fits my Hobonichi Techo perfectly (without the pen in it).
+1 on the Tech Dopp kit.
Hey everyone -- There was a bit of older information about the Leatherback Writer 2 left on the page, I've made sure all the text is now updated to reflect design updates.
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Keep up the good work. Love your chimerical efforts on the DX series chairs for the MD community!
Hey @B.Hutch, any update on the Tech Dopp Kit?
So this one fit an iPhone 6+/Galaxy Note 4 unfortunately. I would snap it up if it were a tad bigger to accommodate my Note 4.
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We are back with another update. The vendor just informed us that they plan on shipping the entire bulk order tomorrow to our warehouse. We are also working with them to use expedited shipping to reduce the number of days you all have to wait. We hope to have our warehouse receive the shipment early next week and reship it out immediately. Thank you so much for your patience.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/21 or sooner if something comes up.