Let’s get this out of the way: Moleskine pocket notebooks are not ideal for use with fountain pens.
There. I said it.
Both Scrib and Amanda have reviewed these and come to the same conclusion. Scrib has pointed out how well they work with pencils, and Amanda has demonstrated that Field Notes perform similarly with ink.
I have recently been using a Moleskine Cahier in Indigo blue as my Every Day Carry. I use fountain pens at my desk, or in a formal meeting, but for everyday, I use pencils, ballpoints or rollerballs.
Brace yourself. The Moleskine is really good.
1. It’s sewn not stapled. That’s a little more robust, and frankly, classier.
2. Once you get to staple day, the page is perforated. This allows you to pass someone a note. “Here, check out this book, you’ll enjoy it.”
3. It has a back pocket flap. If someone gives me a business card, or I need to keep a receipt, I slot it in here.
4. The notebook is plain, understated and stylish. Fits in a briefcase as easy as a pair of jeans.
I pulled my Moleskine out the other day, and it caught a friend’s eye.
“This is nice. Look at this.” He showed it to his wife.
You can see and feel the quality of a Moleskine. Or at least my friends could.
Often overlooked is the value for money. A pack of three Moleskine Cahier is £6.50. That is significantly less than many other brands.
For £2.17 each, you get a well made, classy notebook.
The final word must go to Spice - who has tasted the corner of a cahier and very much enjoyed it. There can be no greater endorsement.