Size: 3.5" x 5.5" / 9 cm x 14 cm
Paper Weight: 90 gsm
Sheet Count: 48
Where to buy: NoteMaker
This is a pretty cute, straightforward pocket notebook. It's similar to Field Notes, but the covers are a little more firm, while still being flexible enough to be slipped into your pocket. The paper is 90 gsm and is wood-free - meaning it's made from recycled fibers. It holds up pretty well, I must say. The nice thing about the cover is, even while it gets beaten up, the colour doesn't wear out, so even if it gets bent, the colour remains the same (whereas with some of the Field Notes covers, when they bend, you can see the white underneath).
Drying times are pretty typical - even wet writing nibs left lines that dried pretty quickly, so there weren't really long drying times to worry about.
- Notebook is printed using vegetable-based inks.
- Paper and cover is 100% recycled.
- Handles many fountain pen inks really well - shows off shading and sheens really nicely.
- A nice alternative to the usual pocket notebooks - a pretty tough cover.
- Nice paper for sketching - just a touch of tooth for nice feedback.
- Some inks give show through, bleed through, and feathering.
- Flex nibs are a no-go.
These are pretty interesting notebooks. I've heard about them for awhile now and kept seeing them online, and finally have tried mine! They come in packs of three in a cute little cardboard pocket. They're a little pricy though, so maybe they won't be your every day pocket journals; perhaps they'll be reserved for special things like sketches.