Do these notebooks need much introduction? Surely everyone has heard of them. Anyway, this is the listing on the site:
Poach My Lobster
People may be a little less familiar with these, so here's the listing:
From earlier competitions, you'll know what I like and dislike about each of them... the Leuchtturm has a lot of pages, with a number of bells and whistles (page numbers, table of contents pages, ribbon markers and a back-pocket for example). They lie pretty flat without brutality being necessary. However, the paper has gone downhill in recent years, with significant show-through, some bleed-through and a less than ideal experience for fountain pen users.
Poach My Lobster almost has the opposite in qualities! The paper is amazing - both for fountain pen and for graphite (I use mine as an out-and-about notebook so do sketches as well as make notes in it). But, there are no bells and whistles (there's paper and a cover, pretty much) and flattability is poor.
So, who will be my book of choice between these two? Hmm. I feel as if I'm comparing apples and pears. It very much depends on what you want to use the book for! If you want a notebook in which you want to make a load of notes and which will lie flat on the desk both while you're writing in it and if you want to refer to it, well, the Leuchtturm is your beast, especially if you don't use inky pens. If you want to sketch or make notes in flowing fountain pen and don't mind using a bit of brute force, then Poach My Lobster is the one for you.
Poach My Lobster takes it for me, because I'm a fountain pen user (and a lover of big, wet nibs at that) and the Leuchtturm just fails miserably for that. The line-ruling in the Leuchtturm is a shade too narrow for me and the paper has too much show-through. But, it's a close run thing because that low flattability really does hurt the Poach My Lobster, in my eyes.
Poach My Lobster is available here (just about - get it before it's gone!)