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Switchback Leather Notebook Series

Switchback Leather Notebook Series

Regular price $59.00
Regular price Sale price $59.00
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WAS: $59.00  TODAY: $50.15

Meetings will be a breeze when you have a highly functional notebook in hand. A long-time favorite, the Switchback is a practical, refillable leather notebook with a modern buckle closure. Comes with a lined notebook inside and the option to choose from three sizes. 

Pro Edition: Do more with the pro. With a built-in pen loop, interior pockets, and card slots, we've added more functionality.

Product Details

Small notebook dimensions: 5” x 6.5”
Medium notebook dimensions: 6” x 8”
Large notebook dimensions: 7” x 9”
192 lined pages
60 lb. paper
Buckle closure
Machine stitched
Made from top-grain cowhide leather

Gift Wrapping

When you choose to gift wrap a Rustico product, we carefully wrap with eco-friendly FSC Certified paper in a sturdy kraft box filled with crinkle paper and tied with 100% jute twine. You can add gift wrapping to each product where it is available in your cart. You can also upgrade it to include a laser-engraved message on a wooden tag. Click the "+ Gift Options" button above to learn more.


To see more details about how your personalization will appear on this product, use the "+ Personalize" button above. Personalizations are laser engraved in your choice of several fonts. See some examples Please note that we can engrave text and numbers only and not emoji's or other non-standard characters.


Length: 6.75 in

Width: 0.75 in

Height: 8.75 in

Care Instructions

Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.

Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!

Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleanerfor additional leather cleaning and conditioning.

Shipping & Returns

Many of our items are hand-made to order. To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen. You may add our shipping warranty to your cart at checkout in order to protect against incidents such as this.If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

California Proposition 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to

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Customer Reviews

Based on 310 reviews
DS (US) (Tilton, US)
Perfect compact professional notebook

I continue to go back to Rustico for quality, ‘every day carry’ type of items. This notebook did not disappoint. High quality (a given), looks great, practical, professional, refillable . . The notes pages are also great quality, no issues with how the pages lay when writing on them. I got the pro version for the extra slots and pen holder. Good choice. As always, very happy with this.

Katy K (Plano, US)
Beautiful Notebook!

Great quality and wonderful size. I’ll be using this a lot for many years to come. It’s the perfect compliment to my Rustico portfolio, the buckskin color is perfect.

Rhoda Sword (Evans, US)
Perfect for the Journaler

This leather notebook is absolutely perfect and encourages your inner creative writer! I use mine as a prayer journal and writing in it each day gives me so much joy! The hand sewn edges give it the perfect feel! One small challenge- if you put the insert in the front flap, as it closes, the cover of the insert gets hung up inside on the sewn part of the buckle loop, so I just don’t put the cover of the insert into that front leather flap and it works great! I just bought one for a close friend who is moving away!

Justin Foster (Arlington, US)
The Reason I Started Journaling Again

The hand-stitched Switchback Leather Notebook is the whole reason I started journaling again! The craftsmanship is top notch and the leather is beautiful. It is very functional and a great size. The lines give plenty of space to write, along with more than a sufficient amount of pages. The only downside is my fountain pen feathers and bleeds on the paper. But overall it is a great notebook that is well built, beautiful, and worth every penny. Do yourself a favor a get one right now.

Adam King (Shreveport, US)
Beautiful Notebook but beware!

I love the Switchback that I got in dark brown. The leather is soft and supple. The machine stitching is my preference to give it a more professional look. My note book was already scratched up before I got it. See photos for issues.

PLEASE NOTE! The personalization is not monogramming as in embroidered in a contrasting color. It is embossed as in burned into the leather which on the dark brown, and I assume the black and burgandy, make it REALLY hard to read. I was disappointed in that as when I saw in comments people say the personalization was monogrammed I assumed embroidered and did not see and specific description about the personalization before I ordered. I would not have paid the extra $12 for it if I had known I wouldn't be able to see it.

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