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I do like this Pelle...
, November 7, 2012
I do like this Pelle journal and all. I bought it without the knowledge that
Midori has a competing product called the Midori Traveller. So regarding this
Pelle, the corners want to try to collapse due to the tension of the elastic
cords. Keeping them from collapsing is next to impossible. I tried adjusting
the tension but nothing helped. I saw another review where the user added two
more notebooks and claims to have solved the collapsing of the corners problem.
The leather is sort of 'flappy' and not very rigid on the Pelle, but it is still
This got me curious, so I bought a large Midori at roughly 55, and this one
(Pelle) is 39 is bit smaller. I found the Midori leather to be a bit heftier
but supple and the corners do NOT collapse on the corners from the elastic bands
(even with just one notebook). I think I'm sold on the outer cover of the
Midori, but the linen paper in the Pelle is better and weightier than the Midori
paper. Any way, either product will do the job and I like them both for
| I've owned a Midori Travelers...
, May 23, 2012
I've owned a Midori Travelers Notebook for years - it's clear these folks have
worked hard to copy every aspect of that product from the linen sleeve to the
packaging to the dimensions of the notebook to the way inserts are held by the
notebook. The same way I'm not going to by a Bolex watch, I'm really, really
reluctant to endorse the Pelle, regardless of where it's made. A knockoff is a