Doane Paper Grid Lines notebook review

Doane Paper Grid+Lines notebook review

The Doane Paper Grid + Lines pocket notebook is an extremely well made little notebook with unique (you guessed it) gridded and lined paper. The cardboard cover is good and thick. It’s certainly thicker than the cover of a Field Notes notebook and seems a little thicker (certainly stiffer) than[…]

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Zebra PenPod ballpoint pen review

I don’t tend to review ballpoint pens here because I don’t like them very much. As such, I feel it’s better to leave their reviews to people who can appreciate them more. I wanted to review the Zebra PenPod though because it is a groovy little pen. I received this[…]

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Monteverde Poquito pocket pen review

The Monteverde is a great little pocket pen. And by little, I really do mean little. It’s a small pen. This makes it an excellent pocket pen. It’s a shame it’s got a clip because if I put a pen in my pocket then it rattles around in there and[…]

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SlimNote pocket notebook review

SlimNote pocket notebooks are handmade by Tiny TOE Press. They are 3.5 by 5 inches, 50 pages, plain except for the rather mad hex set. Thus very pocketable and lovely. The paper is reasonably friendly to fountain pens. As the samples show, there is a little feathering and bleeding with[…]

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Calepino notebooks review

It’s hard to deny that Calepino notebooks are rather similar to Field Notes notebooks. They are the same size, have almost identical cardboard covers and even claim an ‘authentically inspired by artisans’ kind of origin story. Field Notes came first. Feel free to draw your own conclusions. Whatever your feelings[…]

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