Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A5 Webnotepad



Rhodia landscape1 (3)One of the new products we introduced this year is an A5 Webnotepad.  It is 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 or 14 x 21 cm. The paper is 90g, ivory, 96 sheets.  The top of each sheet is micro-perforated for clean and easy removal. We currently import lined for the large size, but it is also available in dot grid and blank. Suggested retail is $26.  You can read more about them here.

As a leftie fountain pen writer, I prefer notepads to notebooks.  When I finished my No. 16, I thought I would give the large Webnotepad a try. I normally don’t use hard bound writing products because I find them intimidating to put pen to a blank page (Writer’s “Buck Fever”). Much to my surprise, I now carry around the Webnotepad instead of a regular pad. The extra hard back increases the stability for writing.

The time and the quiet to write by hand happens more during my weekend bus commute to the country, or sitting in an Adirondack chair in the backyard–not at my desk.  I like a notepad with some heft. It seems to encourage serious thinking.

I would like to get feedback on the A5 from Rhodia Drive readers. Do you like the size? Would you prefer dot grid or blank to ruled? Most important, does it make writing enjoyable for you?

I have five A5s for review. If you would like to enter, please comment on this post with your name and email by Thursday, October 16th.   Your feedback on the Webnotepad is welcome–what you like and constructive criticism.  Thank you so much.

46 thoughts on “A5 Webnotepad

  1. I’m a massive Rhodia fan and use the A5 Webnotebook in Lined & Gridded, A4 Head Bound Lined, A4 Head Wired Lined, A5 Head Wired Gridded, the Rhodia+ A4 Head Bound Lined Ivory, a couple of the smallest sizes in Gridded and also have an A6 sized, Side Bound, Lined Notebook, which I have yet to try out.

    I own 70+ fountain pens and purchase many inks from Goulet Pens, which I always test on the Rhodia paper before using for anything else, because the paper seems to give the most authentic representation of the colour I expect in an ink. I don’t formally review inks or papers online or anything, but it is a passion of mine and I’d love the chance to review this new product as I’m really fond of my A5 Wirebound Notepads and would love to see how much more hardy the rigid cover holds up in my bag.

    My preference would be for the gridded version first, lined second.

    If I don’t get the chance to try one for myself however, I still look forward to hearing from everyone else and seeing what their experiences with this newer format highlight.

  2. I had ordered couple of WEBNOTEBOOKs from as they are not available in INDIA. I am not a reviewer but am sure that the WEBNOTEPADS would be as good as the WEBNOTEBOOK but personally I would prefer writing on WEBNOTEBOOKs specially the dot grid ones.

  3. I would love to try one out! I am a longtime rhodia user and a recent convert to the No. 16 pad so I’m curious to see how I would use this one, if I would use it in the same way or differently.

  4. I like topbound notebooks for jotting down tasks, as I’m lefthanded. The hard cover and excellent paper would be great!

  5. I would love to review one of these notepads. I am a lefty fountain pen user, too! I would prefer lined. Thanks for doing this!

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