Hands-down the best pad...
Hands-down the best pad of this type I've ever used--and easily worth eight
bucks. Midori doesn't fool around.
The two different types of paper (lined & blank) is a terrific idea. The two
different colors (white for the lined & cream for the blank) is terrific idea
#2. I personally like the bold-5th-line scheme, too. And, it's "tactilely"
perfect, in my opinion. It just FEELS right. It's fat--you get 50 sheets of each
type of paper. The Midori paper is excellent, too, as you would expect. Yes, the
"grain" (recycled leather) makes a nice cover for the top/front, but both the
front and back are backed by a second cardboard "board," which gives both front
and back a nice solid feel and a firm, stiff backing for
writing-while-holding-in-your-hand. This might be the second thing you
notice--after the "Grain" cover. The next step would've probably been two slabs
The double rings are made of fat (surely squash-resistant) wire and will *never*
give you any trouble--there's no wire hanging out anywhere to "snag" on
anything. What I liked MOST is that they seem to have gotten the ring size
(~18mm), number of leaves, and the hole sizes and spacing just PERFECT. This is
the "tactile" thing I was talking about. The pages will always flip over and lay
flat, perfectly. No horsing around at the binding. Ever. The DOUBLE elastic band
holding it closed is just icing on the cake. Just a pleasure to use.
I'll decide for you: get one of each color, and give one away to a
OK, I dug and dug, and found *one* thing some folks might dislike. The sheets
are NOT micro-perfed. But I guarantee you'll do no damage to the sturdy rings by
just ripping pages out.
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