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Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:15
Here is a grab shot of ones I bought today. They are still packaged so the colors will not look as saturated as in person.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:36
Posted 30 July 2006 - 14:22
The ivory/off-white paper appears the same as the Moleskines and is prone to bleeding with some ink/pen combos. I've only seen ruled versions. The line width is the same as the 'skines. Last night I did a direct comparison between a Moleskine and a Natural using two dozen pens with a wide variety of nibs and inks. The results were nearly indistinguishable. If anything, the Natural may have had a slight edge. While the hard cover is like the B&N clones, the paper and construction matches the Moleskines.
I still like the brighter paper on the $4.95 B&N clones but they don't seem to be as well constructed as the others. So far, I've used them up before they had a chance to fall apart. The only B&Ners I will keep a while are the yellow ones I bought to track my mother's cancer sojourn, and the car maintenance/gas log books.
I use one Natural as a car log and I've started another for a several-month project at work so I hope to learn how it holds up.
Hope that helps,
Posted 30 July 2006 - 17:13
Posted 31 July 2006 - 13:46
Thanks for this assesment of Readables Naturals. Do they come in the cahir styly [like the thin moleskines] or just in journals?
Also, if they have cahirs, are the last pages perferorated? That's the only thing I don't like about the Moleskine cahirs.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 17:02
I've not seen anything but the journals, and if there is a cahier version they don't stock it. They do carry a wide range of journals including the full Moleskine line so I suspect that there is not a Naturals cahier.
...Do they come in the cahir styly [like the thin moleskines] or just in journals?
Ah, Black n' Reds! Margana, if Moleskines used the paper in the B n' Rs, I'd be hooked and wouldn't be seeking out alternatives ;-)
Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:32
Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:49
I also like the B & R notebooks, but my favorite is the Rhodia and Clairefontaine pads. The paper is heavenly to write on. :)9
Posted 13 October 2006 - 19:35
My very inexperienced $0.02
Posted 04 January 2011 - 17:56
Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:08
I like the construction so far but the fact I can't write on it with fountain pens is a bummer.