|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Item model number||MB710|
|Material Type||leather, paper|
|Sheet Size||3.5 x 5.5 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||9788883701009|
Moleskine Pocket Ruled Notebook
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- The basic pocket-size book. 192 lined pages. Imported from Italy. 3" x 5"
- Many are the sketches and notes, ideas and emotions that have been jotted down and harboured in this trustworthy pocket-size travel companion before being turned into famous pictures or the pages of beloved books.
- Each Moleskine has a rigid, oilcloth bound 'moleskine' cover, and the acid free paper pages are thread bound.
- They also have an elastic closure and an expandable inner note holder made of cardboard and oilcloth and a removable card with the moleskine history. *A great way to get things done! Pocket-sized - junk your PDA!
- WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reporductive harm.
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Top Customer Reviews
For more than ten years, I've used a calendar/day planner/all-your-information-in-one-place system that isn't just a notebook but has an entire philosophy about how you're supposed to live your life tied into it. I never bought into that aspect of the company, but have grown used to having one reference containing all that stuff between two covers, and with a place for a pen besides. Going from that to a Moleskine, with its one small pocket in the back and no place to put a writing instrument, is definitely a switch. It's the part of the change I'm least sure about. On the other hand, the Moleskine definitely wins for portability, ease of use, style, and handiness-to-have-around in case of brainstorms.
So I'm still not completely sold that this is the best of all possible notebooks. But it's definitely a good one, and I do appreciate both the attractiveness of the design and the quality of the construction. Sure, you can get a serviceable notebook for about a tenth of the price, and a whole "lifestyle system," updated annually, for quite a bit more. It's all a matter of taste, and my taste is starting to run in this direction.
I am a software engineer/project manager and am cognisant of my technological options, this is just faster, lighter and thinner than my PDA for scribbling notes. I am never without it in the office.
The back folio pocket and the elastic strap looked dumb when I first bought it. However, I use the folio pocket for receipts to be reimmbursed (better than leaving them in a pocket to be washed or thrown out)and the elastic strap serves double duty as a second bookmark and to keep the notebook together (keeping it closed helps it survive).
I like the construction and archival quality of the book. My notes look more like those of a disorganized madman than a manager (I am starting to wonder if they are synonomous) but if I ever have to refer back to them I can be assured that they will be there for a long time.
It only received 4 stars because they are [...] a piece and at my current scrawling rate, I will probably need about 4 or 5 a year. Just get your company to pay for it if you can, because they are notebooks that you can rely on to be there for a long while.
Lastly: For the person who likes their Montblanc notebook with tear out pages, they are partially missing the point. These books are for archiving and keeping records (of questionable usefulness in my case) not for making quick throw away notes. I also highly doubt that their notebook is as thin as one of these is either. Each have their own place.
Don't let the smooth cover fool you. These little buggers can handle a serious beating. Mine get thrown in my purse, in coat pockets, jammed in my laptop case, tossed around the car, and plenty else without getting damaged. One sturdy little elastic strap keeps it all in good order and the pages are stitched rather than glued, so you have to consciously tear them out because they'll never fall out on their own.
Retire your PDA. Buy a Moleskine. (or three)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great little books this company makes. I used it as a recipe book and daily to-do list. Small pocket in the back is great for receipts or other small notes. Read morePublished 17 months ago by E J
Moleskine - always a great product. Holds together well and rigid cover protects the pages.Published 23 months ago by Hoppy
I fill up one of these every couple of months. These are great. They are well made and one fits into one of the pockets of my cargo pants.Published on April 15, 2014 by P. Mulloy
I bought one of these back when they were hard to find. I guess you either love them or you could careless. I could careless. I think they're just over priced notebooks. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by David B. Hill
Rugged little notebook for notes. Takes very little space when traveling. Fits in side pocket or bag.Published on May 2, 2010 by E. Stockel
My son loves the moleskin notebooks for lab notes. However this year the vendor didn't send the product until I sent a complaint, Then 1 notebook arrived. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by P. McClendon
I've been keeping some form of a journal since I was in the first grade. I have always loved to write. But my problem was sticking with the journal I was on. Read morePublished on July 18, 2008 by S. Asrar
Okay, I'll bite.
What I' m about to relate is gushing praise, but I assure it's 100% true and not mere sarcasm: This is the best collection of unmarked pages between two... Read more
I don't know that you could ask for more from a notebook but this has been the ultimate travel tool, body armor, brain dump, artistic escape, GTD list, shopping list, map holder,... Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by Amazon Customer