I was fortunate enough to get some time to chat with the representatives of Prima at PlannerCon Europe 2017 in Brussels. They kindly offered me one of their Traveler’s Journals to review on the blog.
With so many different Travellers Notebooks to choose from on the market these days it is difficult to know which one to buy, especially if you are new to this format. You have to look at what each design has to offer that you will need to help you decide which one to go for.
Most are a simple one piece of leather folded in half with some holes and elastics and not a lot more.
This is were the Prima Traveler’s Journal differs from most of the others on the market today.
The Prima Traveler’s Journal is made from bonded leather, so it will stand up to every day usage easily.
The item is packaged in a clear plastic box with a cardboard wrapper which gives details about the product.
Once you have got the box open and extracted the Traveler’s Journal you get a much better impression of the product.
The leather has a pleasing shine to it and as you can see the stitching is very neat and accurate.
The cover is held closed with a horizontal elastic which has a leather tab on it to cushion it against the cover.
The back cover has the website address of Prima Marketing embossed in to it at the foot of the cover.
Opening the cover reveals the internal layout of the front inside cover.
Taking a closer look you will see the pen loop, two credit card slots and two diagonally cut slip pockets.
Laying the journal open flat you will see it comes fitted with space for four journals. There are two elastics threaded through the cover at the top and bottom to make the four equal length strings to add inserts and accessories to.
The rear inside cover is devoted to a full height zip pocket, with a leather tab and Prima charm on the zip pull.
The zip pocket opening is in the size of the pocket making it very easy to get things in and out of the pocket. The pocket is lined so things will be protected in there.
The journal comes with two plain paper inserts of the normal regular size (110 x 210mm).
So if you want a simple but well designed Travellers Notebook give this one some consideration.
Thank you to Prima Marketing for supplying the review sample.
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This is very nice. I noticed on the Hobbycraft web site that they are now stocking some Prima Traveller’s Notebooks in the UK. Here’s hoping the stock more Prima items and in store soon.
The outside leather here almost reminds me of the Malden! I love the attention detail on this book – the metal clips on the bands are a welcome change from a rough knot on most tns. Excellent find, Steve!