Top positive review
rugged enough to stand up to the rigours of our workshop environment and feel nice to write on
on 26 March 2016
I have been using Moleskine Notebooks for the last couple of years after being introduced to them by my daughter. I have the A4 one for my daily "Bullet Journal" and a large one for my project planning. But I needed a small pocket one for when I go out to work. It needed to be small enough to put in my pocket, rugged enough to stand up to the rigours of our workshop environment and feel nice to write on.
For this job I had originally bought a cheaper hard backed version from a local stationers but within a short time the spine fell apart and the paper felt horrible and the hard back didn't squish into my pocket. So I bit the bullet and spent the not inconsiderable amount for a pocket notebook and bought a Moleskine. I knew with the Moleskine I was getting the quality I needed.
This pocket book with its soft cover is suitably pliable to fit in my pocket, the place holder is useful as I can quickly find where I need to be and the elastic that holds it shut has lasted well over the months I have used it, retaining pretty much all of the elasticity that it had when new. I like the sqaures as it makes it easy to keep notes in line and draw 'tick" boxes for lists. The paper feels smooth to write on. The only thing I dont like is that writing on the left side page with it being a smaller book can sometimes be not as comfortable as starting a fresh new page. So I tend to do my weekly "to do" on the right hand page and use the left side for brief notes refering to the week. I find that mosts tasks fit onto one page so I am using a two page spread per week. I haven't really used the small pocket on the inside back cover as it is not really big enough to put anything in although it is a feature of the Moleskine books. I would definitely buy another of these when I have filled this one.