Color: Pink & Ivory
Ruling: See below - grid, lined, combo
Page Count: 160
Where to buy: MoboLifestyle
The Versanote is a simple notebook. Mine is the Raspberry Pink journal, with a raspberry pink cover, obviously. The cover is firm, with a matching pink elastic closure and bookmark. The bookmark is satiny and thin. The cover has rounded edges and is debossed with VERSA NOTE. The paper inside is hand-stitched in signatures, also with rounded corners.
The inside cover has a spot to write your name, info, etc. There is a page with note-taking tips, which I think was quite useful and gave me some great ideas.
I love the feeling and texture of the cover. It's a faux leather that resists water. It's not squishy (for you squishy hardcover haters!), but is soft to the touch. It's held up really well to much use - being tossed in my bag, having keys and machined pens gouge it, and being dropped. It still looks pretty good; not pristine, but classy and used. I really like that.
The notebook is hand made (hand stitched). The paper it came with says this, and that it may not be error-free. If you find an error, Mobo requests you let them know. I think that's pretty cool. I have scoured my notebook thoroughly for errors that may bug me, but I haven't found any actual errors.
Pencils were great - it felt like I was actually sketching. The paper isn't so slick that the pencil just glides across the paper. My pencils, even the ones with light lead, gave solid, legible lines. Ballpoints, gel pens, marker pens, a nd artist pens were great as well. Even roller balls worked. Show through was almost non existent, and only wet roller balls showed a little. Brush pens were a lot of fun because they dried fast, did not feather, and didn't bleed.
Image credit: MobolifestyleThe perforated pages tore out easily and it was really clean, and the notebook opened completely and it lies flat. Great stuff.
I'd pick this over a Moleskine any day. I love the ruling, I love that it lies flat, I love that all the pages are perforated, and I have filled up half the notebook already because I enjoy writing in it so much. (Also, trying to draw in it.) Fantastic. More colors and special covers like what Moleskine offers could knock Moleskine out!