We have a soft spot for the memo pad and its casual, free form. It's there for you to jot down notes, observations, and ideas from those bouts of inspiration that come at any which time. Convenience, accessibility, and portability are what memo pads are all about. Although we already did a piece on our favorite pocket notebooks, we want to follow up with a companion article and some fresh picks!
Extremely versatile in their usage, memo pads come in a wide range tailored to different needs. From the most simple of pocket notebooks to notepads with unique designs, we chose some of our new favorites and put them to the test.
Our writing test yielded good results! From the pens, there was faint show-through, especially from the gel ink and fountain pen, but no feathering or bleedthrough. Writing with a pencil had no show-through, but we like using a ballpoint pen with this notepad for a higher contrast that's easier to read.
We also did a writing test that produced similar results to the Diamond Memo Pad, except that there was no feathering from the fountain pen. The ballpoint pen had the least amount of show-through, but the negligible amount of show-through from the gel ink and fountain pen also makes them acceptable as pairings for this notebook. We particularly love how elegant it looks with a fountain pen!
Pair with: Pentel Slicci Gel Ink Pen / Zebra Minna Mini Ballpoint Pen With Japanese Design
Best for: Travelers
We gave you some ideas in our pocket notebooks article about what you can fill your notebooks with, and we have a few more things you might want to jot down.
|Maruman M.Memo Mini Notepads||4.1" X 2.9"||Cardstock||Ring||Lined||Yes|
|Midori Diamond Memo Pad||2.9" x 4.1"||Plastic||Ring||Lined||No|
|Midori Grain Memo Pad||5" x 3"||Leather||Ring||Lined||No|
|Kokuyo Design Paracuruno Slanted Page Notebook||4.1" X 5.8"||Cardstock||Glue||Graph||No|
|Maruman Pocket Croquis Sketchbook||4.2" x 6"||Cardstock||Twin Ring||Blank||No|
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