Rollo London sent me over a copy of their new Paperchase Hardy notebooks to test run before the launch. All the thoughts expressed in this review are my own.
I have reviewed a Rollo London Hardy notebook in the past. Alex from Rollo got in touch recently asking if I would like to review another one of their notebooks that will be featuring in Paperchase in the UK.
The red A6 Hardy notebook is much like its larger partner. There are 192 pages of cream lined paper. The hard cover exterior has a textured finish with the Rollo London dog charm attached to the front.
There is an elastic closure, rear pocket on the back inside cover and a black bookmark. The Hardy comes with most of the things you would expect from a high end notebook.
I have been using this notebook for a couple of weeks testing out various different pens and pencils. The paper handled most of the pens I use everyday pretty well. There was however quite a bit of show through on the page particularly with fountain pens, with some of my heavier marks leaving a trace on the reverse page.
The lined ruling feels a little tight on the page. I have quite big handwriting and found it hard to keep within the ruling. I also wish the line shade was a little lighter so it was less distracting. Finally it would be good if the ruling was across the full width of the page and the blank boarder disappeared.
You can tell the Hardy notebook is quality and high end. The finish is excellent, but for me a few improvements to the paper would really elevate these notebooks and make them even better.
The Hardy can now be found in Paperchase. I would like to thank Rollo London for sending me the Hardy to review.