My older son loves to keep a journal in his truck for work, and plans. He loves using journals like this. He may be young, but he has old fashioned tastes. He much rather use a notebook like this over regular, disposable ones. It definitely has a more professional appeal and look to it. It makes you stand out a bit in the crowd, as well. This journal has lined pages in it, and a red ribbon as a page keeper. Even the refill notebook has a red ribbon page keeper. I think that is a really nice touch. It definitely beats a book mark, which can fall out, or bending the page over, which starts to be an issue after numerous pages have been marked in this way.
The Journal is indeed 8.5” long and 6 inches wide. It is almost an inch thick too. Which, is a very convenient size to carry. It is so easy to change out the internal notebook. The front and back cover just slide into coordinating pockets, that’s it. No skill required. I really like the embossed design on the Journal. The back is plain, and the front has a Latin saying,” Semper Explorans”. Meaning, always exploring. Then, they top it off with the compass design. It was nicely done. My journal arrived in perfect condition. It had no odor to it. The notebooks were in solid shape. I am loving the fact that they included the refill. It really is handy to have. No worries about ordering any, any time soon. They state the size of the refill is A5. The books have 120 pages in each one. The book has a leather look, but is made out of pleather. All of the stitching on the book was well done. There is no odor to it whatsoever. It should definitely last awhile. They did a great job with this product. My husband actually claimed this set for his work. Overall, this is a well-made professional product. It would definitely make for a great gift.
I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Leather Journal, Lined, Extra Refill, Writer’s Notebook, Personal Diary, Planner, Organizer, Flat, Compass, Embossed, Writing Notes, Men, Women, Softcover, Ideas, 6 x 8.5, A5, Medium, Brown
If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H7E3WTC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1