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Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Pocket, Ruled, Black, Soft Cover (3.5 x 5.5): Set of 3 Ruled Journals Paperback – September 1, 2004
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However, if you're planning to carry it in your back pocket on a day to day basis, you'll find that it doesn't hold up well. I'm an office worker, and the one that I've carried one for about a month is in fairly rough shape. The cover is heavily worn and the pages seems to be a bit loose at the bindings. Also, the pages are, well, paper thin. More like vellum than normal Moleskine notebook paper. I can easily see the previous page's writing through the next, which makes it tough to discern at a quick glance.
I'm sure this would be fine in a purse or bag, but if you plan to keep it in your pocket, you may want to consider the tougher Flexible Reporter notebook instead. It's a bit thicker, about as thick as three of the cahiers stacked together, but is much more sturdy.
I like writing with fountain(Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, Black Ink Dozen Box, 90010 or rollerball pens that use liquid ink, and the ink can bleed through the back of the page. however, this notebook so easily fits my needs and its design makes it easy for me to take along and not feel like I'm crowding my pockets. The final nice touch is the back cover that has a pocket to hold business cards or other small pieces of paper.
Each journal in this pack of 3 is slim enough to ride in your pocket or any briefcase/pack/purse. The pages are just large enough and lay so flat that you don't feel like you're writing on something as annoyingly small as a post-it note. The ruled lines help keep your thoughts flowing straight across the page, but are printed lightly enough that it works passably well for brief sketches as well. The last 16 pages are perforated so you can easily tear out a sheet to leave a note, reminder, or phone number/address for someone else. The cardboard cover is slim and durable enough to protect the pages from tearing, yet flexible enough to mold to your butt or the bulges in your briefcase/pack/purse.
Yes, you can find fancier journals, but you won't find a journal you're more likely to take everywhere and always have on you when good ideas spring to mind. Authors, inventors, artists, theoretical mathematicians, and other obsessive or creative thinkers should never be without one of these. Highly recommended!
The paper is smooth and accepts ink well, and the cover is sewn on, unlike some other notebooks that are stapled. I'm not sure how much difference this makes in longevity.
There is a pocket inside the back cover that doesn't quite along with the back cover, so the glue eventually fails and it just flops about, but it doesn't bother me enough to fix it yet with tape or glue.
I've gone through several of these now, and they hold up well. However, I think I'm moving on to a different type for two reasons:
1. the paper is quite thin. This makes it fit well in the pocket, but if I use a rollerball or fountain pen there's significant ghosting through to the other side.
2. there's slight feathering with the aforementioned inky pens
1. very difficult to tell which side is the front when you pull it out of your pocket. I wrote in white paint-marker "this side up" on the cover, which I then varnished to prevent from rubbing onto my clothes.
2. I like dot-grid paper better than lined because it affords more flexibility for making tables and diagrams. Moleskine doesn't offer this.
My next pocket notebook will be Scout Books DIY Lined Notebook 12 Pack (3.5" x 5") with the dot-grid pages. I hear their paper is quite good. Slightly cheaper, too, if you buy them by the dozen.
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I LOVE these! They allow me to capture my ideas and tasks and store them easily in my back pocket.Published 2 days ago by Timothy M Wilson
Fits in my uniform breast pocket without adding bulk. Pages are sewn in and the last 16 pages are perforated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dallas Eric
I've used these as shopping/materials lists for home improvement projects. It's about wallet size, pages are perforated, and just about anything will write on the paper. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Maiello
I use these on my clinical rotations, awesome to have! a Pen will hold it closed very well.Published 1 month ago by Ravi Prasad
I use these to record and track my daily tasks. They fit nicely in a front pocket so you can refer to the day's priorities when you're out and about. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Aaron Harrell
It is about what you pay for it. The quality is not impressive, but sufficient.Published 2 months ago by Joshua Smith