Review by Laura Cameron
2020 has been a strange year, and despite the fact that the Desk LOVES planners, clearly we haven’t needed them in months. A few weeks ago, Pebble Stationery Co. asked if we would be interested in reviewing their new Traveler’s Regular Sized Undated Planner ($17.99) and planner love won out and I eagerly accepted.
One of the best parts about this planner is that it’s UNDATED, meaning I can start using it whenever I wish! Given the uncertainly in our world these days, that flexibility is fabulous.
So let’s start outside and work in!
The new planner is Traveler’s sized (4 3/8″ x 8 1/4″ or 110mm x 210mm) and approximately 1/4″ or 6mm thick. It comes with a gorgeous vegan leatherette cover in either Navy or Red.
The inside front page is cardstock and includes a place for name and contact information if your notebook should ever get lost!
The paper inside this planner is a treat! It is white 52gsm Tomoe River meaning it’s perfect for all those fun sheening inks we love so much. The paper is 3.6mm dot grid, in light grey ink. The planner is organized into three main sections.
At the front is the year at a glance section with two six month 2-page spreads (say that 10 times fast!)
Then comes the month at a glance section, with each month as a 2-page spread. There are 12 monthly spreads.
The third section is the week at a glance section. On the left side you have the days of the week and the right side is unformatted dot grid. There are 52 weekly spreads.
Finally, at the end of the book are several extra pages of dot grid, available for notes, ideas, and jotting down anything important.
And, to keep your place, there are two ribbons (red and navy).
I did a quick paper and fountain pen ink test and it performed as expected. It’s lovely to write on and drying times were fairly quick. However, as with most 52gsm Tomoe River paper there is quite a bit of ghosting on the opposite side, so you’ll have to be comfortable with that.
Overall, if you’re looking for a slim, elegant and flexible planner for the coming year, I think Pebble Stationery Co. has provided a great option!
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If you are sensitive to ghosting, get a green or brown shitajiki and put it under the page.
I feel like ghosting in a planner, where both the left and right hand pages are printed for use are challenging. Even with a writing board, the writing from the previous week would be very distracting.