Thursday, May 26th, 2016

On the Road with Clairefontaine Roadbook


Kate W. from Markham, Ontario recently sent an excerpt of her Roadbook review:


“I originally envisioned using the Roadbook in the car for all the out-of-town hockey games that my son and his hockey team would play in.  As well, I thought I might have a trip to New York City that I could bring along the Roadbook. Turns out, we had got through the parts in the hockey game schedule with the longest distance trips by the time I got the Roadbook for review.  We still took it on the short trips and managed to squeeze in a few games of Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman.

Fortunately, we also managed a last minute weekend escape to Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country.  More games of  Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman ensured and my little guy even used the Roadbook to journal about the days’ activities.  I would say the my 8-year enjoys the Roadbook.  He has even rifled through my handbag at restaurants looking for it.

I find Clairefontaine paper to be silky smooth and I realize that means longer ink dry times.  I try to handle the paper carefully so the dry time was not an issue for me. As for my slightly impatient 8 year old, who does not understand so much the subtleties of glassy smooth papers and dry times, he did encounter some instances of smudging.


The Clairefontaine Roadblock is a sturdy little notebook in a great form factor that makes it well-suited for it’s intended purpose.  It’s great to stash in a bag without taking up much room.  It has excellent smooth paper that can handle the widest of nibs and wettest of inks.  I would not hesitate to pick up a few of these for future road trips, particularly if it came with dot grid or blank.”

Read the whole review on her blog, Pendora’s Box.

Thanks, Kate for your thoughtful review.  It’s always a delight to meet another Hockey Mom! (Maple Leafs, Devils)

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