First of all, I'm tired of reading unhelpful reviews about how Pelle is a
imitation and blah blah... I own the large Midori notebook, but I wanted a
smaller version for EDC since I dont lug around a big bag with me anymore. I
decided to go for the small pelle journal because of its price and similarities.
I was torn between the brown and this rustic color. I like vintage and the
Rustic Saddle color appealed to me more. What I didn't realize was that when I
recieved my item, I discovered that the leather cover was actually a SUEDE type
of leather. No biggie, I grew to like it the more and more I petted it. :) The
leather feels very...buttery..and smooth. Its actually quite nice. Even though
the cover seems to easily get marked up with my finger nails and such, it seems
to be a bit more scratch resistant then my midori because it is suede. Pet it
and the marks fade some. The insert in my notebook arrived upside down and upon
correcting this I became VERY annoyed by how messy and tight the strings were in
the middle. The leather kept on curling on me and that made me upset for a
while. After I got 3 inserts fitted, things seemed to work out better.
The notebook insert:
Comes with a plain blank insert. The paper accepts my EF and F fountain pen nibs
fine. When I tried my medium nib it feathered. The paper is a bit thicker than
the midori inserts in the same size. What I don't like is that it won't lie flat
I fitted my pelle small journal with 2 more inserts (midori) and a zippered
pocket. So far I really like it. I gave it 4 stars because of the trouble I had
with the strings/bands in the middle. Other than that its awesome. My Pelle
Journal ===> http://www.flickr.com/photos/holliesterr/8115335015/in/photostream
I think this product deserves a review from someone who actually purchased it.
The Box: The reason I bought this was because of its vertical design and the
color. I love it! The design makes me want to go out and buy a messenger bag.
Ha! It doesn't seem to be 100% leakproof however. Seems sturdy, but I'm afraid
of dropping it still.
The Chopsticks: I absolutely love these! I was suprised at how well made these
are. They have a little weight to them compared to my regular plastic chopsticks
The Strap: The black thing on there is actually made of rubber and holds well.
(I think if I ever lose the strap, it wouldnt be a big deal, I'd just make my
How I use it: I bring this box to work mainly, and I usually leave the middle
compartment out since I'm not a big eatter at work. I wrap it with a furoshiki
for added cuteness. ^.^ I'm a beginner with making bentos so I just put whatever
What I don't like: 1) I have to be careful when putting on the strap (when using
all sections) I'm always worried it would come apart on me lol. 2) Not leak
proof. 3) The price.
What I like: It's a cool looking box...and very practical. I like that I can use
all or just one compartment depending on my appetite. I love love love the
Not the sepia color I was looking for. I wish jetpens could post pictures of
written ink samples. It would have been helpful. Its ok though, I empty out the
ink in the cartridge and refill them with my own bottled ink and use them that
I use this for work and its the cutest thing! For some reason I thought it would
be bigger but its a bit smaller then the palm of my hand, (which also adds to
its cuteness factor.) I had to be careful opening up this baby in fear of
breaking it, its stuck together pretty tightly. No problems with the tape acting
up at all when opening or closing. Plastic cuts the tape just fine. Also I
agree with someone elses review that it keeps hair, lint and what not off your
tape while traveling. Its pretty awesome.
I love saying to people, "Why yes, I keep a donut in my pocket." :)
What attracted me to buy this pen was its unique design and size. I also thought
the close up shots I've seen of the 'gold' nib to be quite pretty. I couldn't
justify the extra cost for a EF nib so I just bought the F nib one.
First impressions of this pen is that it is so much smaller then I thought! :)
That's not a bad thing to me, its actually just fine because its so cute! It's
also crazy lightweight. In handling it, I came to the conclusion that this is a
bit overpriced for a pen without a clip. (Much more overpriced if you buy one
with an EF nib.)
The fine nib writes smoothly, but in comparing the Kaweco with my Lamy Vista,
I'd say my Lamy wins in the smoothness department. I also wanted to note that
after I used up the ink cartridge my pen came with, instead of throwing it out
and buying a new one, I used an ink syringe to refill it (with my own bottled
~ Attractive pen
~ Lightweight (can be a downside to some people)
~ Can be used as an eyedropper (although I've read its not recommended)
~ Smooth nib
~ must buy clip seperately
~ Has a cheap feel to it
Overall, a great pen, never had any problems and despite the price I would