This is an Apple Pig A5 Wide Cave Art leather cover with superpockets, super pen loop and wallet insert. This design looks complicated but is pretty easy to order – you order the basic cover and then you can add separate options one by one. The super pocket is actually two pockets, one flip-out pocket constellation on each side. Superpockets include credit card holders, slip pockets, pen case, and secretarial pockets. This is such a functional design. In smaller sizes it would be absolutely perfect as a wallet, although Lin offers a complete wallet design in Field Notes size.
The Cave Art is honestly one of the most beautiful leathers I own. The leather has layers of dye added to it so it is thick and firm. I have been using this one for about three months now and it is still absolutely pristine. It has not softened yet and my cats have not left a mark on it, despite running over it and launching themselves from it multiple times. This is actually almost unheard of in leather – my cats leave their mark on most things I own, sadly.
Lin is extremely innovative and what is very unusual is his use of zippers (heavy duty ones at that). Zippers actually add a whole new realm of possibility and versatility to a cover.
Below is a video of my cover, showing the incredible workmanship and versatility of the design. And you can find Lin’s Etsy shop here.