For the past few weeks I’ve been stuffing a 3.5×5.5″ Moleskine Cahier in my back pocket. The covers seem to just be cardboard and the size left me with no option but to sit on it. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long for it to start looking kind of ratty. I’m not very keen on pulling a bent notebook out of my pocket to write on either.
Enter the almost cute 2.5×4″ Moleskine Volant. I stumbled onto this little delight during a recent visit to Borders. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had found the perfect little notebook for easy front pocket carry and the fact that all the pages are perforated made it even better. I used it rather extensively this past weekend at an event I hosted, even using a couple pages as makeshift gift certificates for a give away.
My only previous experience with Moleskine has been the Cahier but it’s easy to tell that the Volant is following in bigger footsteps. It has an “In case of loss” page in the front, and the cover is of a completely different material that I understand is more “moleskinesque” if I must coin a word to describe it. And of course, if the small size doesn’t work for you, the Volant comes in larger sizes as well. I find this tiny notebook perfect to slip in my pocket behind my Blackberry and next to my Fisher Space Pen. It’s only been a couple days, but it’s not bent or looking worse for wear so I’m quite happy with the move from Cahier to Volant.
As far as I know, and my knowledge is admitedly limited, there isn’t a knock off rival for this sturdy little notepad. If you know of one, please share!