Mega Notebook Comparison

Happy Friday! I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty excited about today’s post! I’ve been planning this mega notebook comparison for over a month now, and I’m over the moon that I finally get to share it with you!

I get SO many questions about different notebooks on a daily basis, and I thought it was high time to do a comparison between 10 of the most popular notebooks in the Bullet Journal community.

The notebooks I chose to compare today are all bound notebooks in either a graph or dot grid. There are a LOT more options out there, but I thought I’d start by comparing apples to apples as best as I can. Stay tuned in the future for even more comparisons on different systems and binding styles :)

I've gotta say, I'm pretty excited about today's post! I've been planning this mega notebook comparison for over a month now, and I'm over the moon that I finally get to share it with you! I get SO many questions about different notebooks on a daily basis, and I thought it was high time to do a comparison between 10 of the most popular notebooks in the Bullet Journal community.

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Since I’m writing this as a companion blog post to the video I made over on YouTube (check it out here), I decided not to repeat myself too much but rather to supplement the video with some photos and additional information for each notebook.

Ready? Let’s do this!

MEGA NOTEBOOK COMPARISON

For each notebook, I decided to do a pen test on the back page. In an effort to make the closest comparison possible, I used the same pens, in the same order for each notebook.

Pen test

From top to bottom in each notebook, I used the following:

 

Once I had determined the pens I wanted to use for the test, it was time to dive into the notebooks themselves. I decided to include a scan of each pen test for you below to give you the best representation of how each pen reacts to the paper.

For my full review of each notebook, be sure to check out the full video at the end of this post.


NUUNA NOTEBOOK:
Nuuna.comNuuna Notebook

* This is the one notebook that I did not get in the correct size. Apparently, I did not read the description well enough when I ordered it, and ended up ordering the smaller version with a mini dot grid. Sorry about that!

Nuuna Notebook

Size: 108 x 150 mm (also available in 165 x 220 mm)

Cover: Bonded leather, silk-screened cover art

Paper: 120 g Munken fine paper (bright white)

Format: Mini Dot Grid (2.5 mm spacing)

Pages: 176

Extras: None


PICCADILLY ESSENTIAL NOTEBOOK:
Amazon | PiccadillyInc.com

Piccadilly Essential Notebook

Piccadilly Essential Notebook

Size: 127 x 206 mm / 5.0 x 8.1 in.

Cover: Hard cover, black only

Paper: 80 gsm wood-free, acid-free (ivory)

Format: Graph (4 squares per inch)

Pages: 240

Extras: Elastic closure, expandable inner pocket, satin page ribbon


MOLESKINE CLASSIC NOTEBOOK:
Amazon | Moleskine.com

Moleskine Classic Notebook

Moleskine Classic Notebook

Size: 130 x 210 mm / 5.0 x 8.25 in.

Cover: Hard cover, black only

Paper: Acid Free (cream)

Format: Dot Grid (5mm spacing)

Pages: 240

Extras: Elastic closure, expandable inner pocket, woven nylon page marker


PETER PAUPER PRESS ESSENTIALS NOTEBOOK:
Amazon | PeterPauper.com

Peter Pauper Press Essentials Notebook

Peter Pauper Press Essentials Notebook

Size: 148 x 210 mm / 5.5 x 8 in.

Cover: Hard cover, black or red only

Paper: 100 gsm, acid-free, archival (off-white)

Format: Graph (4 squares per inch)

Pages: 192

Extras: Elastic closure, expandable inner pocket, bookmark


LEUCHTTURM1917 NOTEBOOK:
Amazon | Goulet | Leuchtturm1917.us

Leuchtturm1917 Notebook

Leuchtturm1917 Notebook

Size: 145 x 210 mm / 5.5 x 8.25 in.

Cover: Hard cover, SO many colors!

Paper: 80 g, acid-free (ivory)

Format: Dot Grid (5mm spacing)

Pages: 249

Extras: Elastic closure, expandable inner pocket, two bookmarks, numbered pages, built-in index, archival stickers


RHODIA WEBNOTEBOOK:
Amazon | Goulet

Rhodia Webnotebook

Rhodia Webnotebook

Size: 145 x 210 mm / 5.5 x 8.25 in.

Cover: Hard cover, black and orange only

Paper: 90 g, acid-free, pH neutral (ivory)

Format: Dot Grid (5mm spacing)

Pages: 192

Extras: Elastic closure, expandable inner pocket, ribbon marker.


SEVEN SEAS CROSSFIELD NOTEBOOK:
NanamiPaper.com

Seven Seas Crossfield

Seven Seas Crossfield Notebook

Size: 148 x 210 mm / 5.6 x 8.25 in.

Cover: Flexible, semi-stiff coated fabric cover

Paper: Tomoe River (white)

Format: Cross Grid (5mm spacing)

Pages: 480

Extras: Kraft slip case, includes a sheet of pink blotter paper


BARON FIG CONFIDANT:
BaronFig.com

Baron Fig Confidant

Baron Fig Confidant

Size: 5.4 x 7.7 in.

Cover: Hard, fabric-coated cover, available in grey and charcoal

Paper: Acid-free, fine-grain

Format: Dot Grid (5mm spacing)

Pages: 192

Extras: Yellow ribbon bookmark, great packaging!


ROARING SPRING COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK:
Amazon

Roaring Spring Composition Notebook

Roaring Spring Composition Notebook

Size: 190 x 247 mm / 7.5 x 9.75 in

Cover: Stiff cardboard

Paper: ?

Format: Graph (4 squares per inch)

Pages: 160

Extras: None


STAPLES COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK:
Amazon

Staples Composition Notebook

Staples Composition Notebook

Size: 190 x 247 mm / 7.5 x 9.75 in

Cover: Heavy cardstock

Paper: ?

Format: Graph (4 squares per inch)

Pages: 200

Extras: None


Don’t forget to check out the video below to get a better look at each notebook, and my personal thoughts on each one :)

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