David (my husband) is a Student Minister at church and our calendar stays very busy with student ministry activities. No matter what activity we plan, there seems to always be paperwork involved. You have to carry around permission slip forms, emergency contact information, liability forms, etc. So we were in the market for a durable, reliable letter portfolio that would stand up the job and last us awhile with our student ministry. The fine folks at RaggedEdge offered us the chance to use and review their Letter Portfolio.
Their Letter Portfolio is a fold-over carbon fiber design that is constructed of premium, waterproof, carbon fiber sailcloth. Their products are all designed, stitched, and shipped right in Floyd, VA so you can feel good about buying their products and know you are staying "made in America". When closed, this letter portfolio measures 11" x 14" and fits A4 and letter size papers, folders, and notebooks.
Let me just tell you, we really put this letter portfolio through the paces the past few months. We took it to camp for a week with 16 3rd-5th graders and it carried not only all our camps forms we had to turn in when we arrived but all the emergency contact information we kept with us throughout the week, the kids daily Bible lesson plans and materials, and extra pencils too! Then a few weeks later we took it back to camp where we had 41 6th-12th graders for a week of camp. You can only imagine how stuffed I had that thing! I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical that it would stay closed when I had a lot of papers in there because there is no type of closure on the front of it. RaggedEdge showed out with this product though because I had it super stuffed the first day of camp with the older kids and the folder stayed neatly closed and never popped open or bowed out.
Another feature I loved was that this letter portfolio is completely waterproof. This feature really came in handy when we had all the kids at the far end of camp and out of nowhere came a downpour of rain. We had to walk all the way back across camp with no umbrellas or rain jackets (because it was bright & sunny and no rain predicted when we left) and this little folder kept all my important paperwork completely dry! When we got back to the cabin, I took a towel and just dried the outside of it off and you would never known it had been in the heavy rain for about 10 minutes. It was also super easy to wipe off and clean. As you know, being outdoors things can quickly get dirty or muddy and we even had a couple of kids accidentally step on the letter portfolio. I loved being able to just take a damp cloth and wipe off this letter portfolio and it was shiny and like new again.
We have used this letter portfolio SO many times over the past few months and to be honest, it still looks brand new. There is no seams ripping, no tears, no dirty marks, and it still closes beautifully no matter how "stuffed" we fill it. Several of our parents have also commented how nice it is and how beneficial it is when we have the kids at activities.
RaggedEdge sells these letter portfolios for $60.00 and they come in a variety of colors. They also have a great variety of other durable, carbon fiber sailcloth wallets, bags, and accessories such as eyeglass cases, iPad sleeves, etc. We highly recommend RaggedEdge for all your gear needs and as they say "All gear is NOT created equal". You will see a noticeable difference in the quality and durability of RaggedEdge products. You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest sales, specials, and deals.
Disclaimer: I was given the above mentioned product for review purposes only from RaggedEdge Products. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed here are my own and reflect my own personal experiences and opinions. Your experiences and opinions may vary from mine.