I've only had the notebook...
October 30, 2014
I've only had the notebook for 3 days, but already I am enjoying it! It's nice,
lightweight, and the color in real life is fantastic. I'm using it now as a
portable writing notebook. I have two A6 notebooks slotted in the cover flaps
and accessories, such as index cards, paper clips, and page markers, stashed in
the inside pockets.
- Smooth, silky nylon exterior and interior for easy cleaning
-Gorgeous, but unisex orange color
- Sturdy zippers
- Hard, book board-like filler in front and back covers (Seems like it's about
4mm thick? Easy to write with while holding in just one hand, and this filler
doesn't bend easily unless a LOT of force is applied.)
-Fits a 400+-page Hobonichi Techo planner perfectly (that's with just one side
of the cover slotted in, not both, unless you want to end up adding a permanent
crease in the other cover side as you try to force it in.)
There are no real cons that stand out at me. I carry pens separately, but for
those who may want to stash a pen/pencil inside the cover, you may have to
sacrifice how much notebook bulk you have to get a writing utensil to slot
inside without bulking the notebook cover out too much.
The center binding doesn't have much give, and it can only hold a finite amount
of paper/notebooks. Let me explain: Trying to fit a book containing 200+ pages
of standard weight notebook paper would not work well enough to close the
zippers without stress over time (unless, maybe the paper is thin like Tomoe
River). So far, I've tried slipping the 80-page refill it comes with in the
front slot, 1 50-page Kokuyo A6 notebook in the back cover, and stash in between
those 1 70-page Buncobon notebook (all came from Jet Pens), and I had trouble
getting the zipper to close. In this case, there was too much bulk at the spine,
causing that third notebook to push outward toward the zipper edge. Stacking two
notebooks in while having only 1 slotted in the cover flap worked a little bit
better, though. Without the 70-page Buncobon, I could close it just fine and was
still able to put in other thin bits of accessories in the interior pockets.
With my A6 Hobonichi Techo slotted in the back cover so that I can see the front
cover of it when opening the Raymay, I can still fit accessories in the pockets
on the inside with no problem.
All in all, I would buy this again. I think the price is/was a bit steep, but I
wanted to try it out. I don't regret buying it at all now, and I know I will use
it diligently for some time to come!
Thank you for having this item available, Jet Pens!
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