Hello, everyone today I’m doing a review of the Zequenz 360 notebooks. So actually one of my subscribers mentioned this brand to me. So thank you so much Lonny Rosado for bringing these to my attention and I’m really excited to do a review today, So, let’s get right into it.
Zequenz 360 notebooks – let’s get right into it.
These are all softcover notebooks and they are handmade in Thailand from actually sustained farm forests. I guess your eco-friendly, you could say and they’re all flex covers and I’m going to show you in a minute why they’re called the 360 notebooks.
Let’s just check out the outside real quick.
It is a leather I’d cover. As you can see, it is a really nice letter texture to it. This is a red one and then there’s the cover page. As I see it’s quite flexible because these actually really roll up nicely. That’s why there’s also no talking in the back to make it more flexible.
The paper lines up perfectly with the cover and then with the graph paper and a line paper also the a4 lines pretty much line up here, as you can see – and it’s Also available in crisp white paper and then the largest one is ivory colored paper and you have rounded edges here.
You can see the in Zequenz, logo right there in the front cover and then there’s nothing on the back, and it also comes which I’ve never seen before with a magnetic bookmark, which is really cool whoops there. It is so I close this up on myself and let’s try it out, just put it on any page and since magnetic it will just stick to the page and that pullout, as you can see – and this is pretty cool – never seen it before that wayÂ you don’t need a bookmark with like a string, so there is nothing in this binding right here. That would keep moving like that.
Why is it called 360?
Because it opens up 360 degrees at any point in the notebook, so you can bend it over wherever you want, and I used a special type of super strong glue and supposedly nothing will fall out once I’m done using these notebooks Are one of them? I might do a follow-up review in the durability and see if it really held up and didn’t fall apart. Every notebook also comes with a little so clip with the history and more info on the notebooks. As you can see, super flexible.
Let’s dig into the sizes.
Let’s start with the smallest ones first and then get to the larger ones. So these are roughly in a six and A b6 in black and in red.
The a6 is their smallest size available
It’s slightly wider than an a6, so it is 4 by 5.5 inches or 10.5 by 14 centimeters and is 70 grand paper. So 70 GSM excuse all the honking. People are really angry to the outside, so it’s 200 sheets or 400 pages. So you do get a ton of paper here.
This is a line 1 and it is 7 millimeter ruling and as you can see, it’s crisp white paper and let’s show you the writing sample real quick. So here we have a pencil, a ballpoint pen, a zero point, four millimeter gel pen and is 0.7 millimeter jump in and then here we have the pilot metropolitan, medium nib diamond Marine Inc, there’s just a tad of feathering right there, but not really. So it looks pretty good on the front,
But then on the back, since it is 70 grams paper, there is quite a bit of ghosting and then there is also a little bit of bleed through with the fountain pen. So not super fountain pen friendly paper with the 70 gram, the 80 gram in the hundred gram, which I’ll show you in a little bit I’m much better than this one. So I would not really recommend the 70 gram paper full fountain pens, I’d, advise you to get a slightly thicker paper for that.
You can see the lines are like a nice faint gray, so they’re not too obtrusive and there’s a margin at the top And at the bottom, and then they go all the way to the edge of the paper. So this is a six black
The B Six in Red.
So slightly smaller than the a5. You can see this a5 and B six. This is a craft version. I didn’t not gon na show you writing sample, because it is the same paper as the little guy here so probably be the exact same result with the writing sample.
I just want to show you the graph paper of quick. It’s a zero point: four millimeter, sorry, four millimeter ruling with the graphs and again it’s like a great color, the graph paper. It’s crisp white paper also 70 gram. So this is the B6 in red.
Here we have the a5.
All of these are called the Classic Signature Series yeah and even with the slightly thicker paper, the notebook. Let’s take the sleeve off every one of them also kind of your sleeve. When you get it and it all shrink-wrapped wonder if being delivered so again, it opens up 366 degrees, even thicker paper, as you can see – and this is also crisp white paper.
This one’s a blank one again on the a5, so this one’s 100 GSM. So these two have both 400 pages and this one only has 280 pages, since it is a thicker paper.
And I don’t think I just I’ve told you the dimensions of the B6. So let’s go back real quick. My apologies for that. So it is 5 by 7 inches or 12.5 by 17.8 centimeters, alright, so that was the b6
Or quick again back to the a5. So this one is 5 point: 8 inches by eight point, two inches or 14 point 8 by 21. Centimeters and again you get that magnetic bookmark.
And I think pretty much just seems thickness just slightly thinner, then ones with the 400 pages. But I said here you only get 280 since it is how to grand paper and let’s share the writing sample real quick on these.
There we have a pencil, a ballpoint pen, 0.4 millimetre gel pen, 0.7 millimeter gel pen, and then here we have the homage of Politan. Medium nib die my marine ink and there’s absolutely no funding with this thicker paper, and this paper also feels slightly smoother than a 70 or specialist of an 80 gram paper. So this is a little bit more slick, misty.
Here in the back there’s hardly any ghosting can’t really see that with the camera picked it up and also like no playthrough with the fountain pen. So this is definitely a fountain pen friendly paper. If you write a lot whoops with fountain pens, I would definitely recommend going with the thicker paper.
Here we have the last one, which is the b5 and petrol blue.
Does this also my favorite colo. Let’s take this off as well, so you can see the color better. It’S just beautiful Bluegreen, I’m absolutely in love. With these cut this color. I think it looks a little bit more blue on the camera that it doesn’t person a little bit more green.
So this is 7.5 inches by 9 point 8 inches or 19 centimeters by 25. Centimeters is essentially the same size as a Moleskin XL.
This is 80 GSM paper and has 90 sheets or a hundred and eighty pages. So you can see. This is a lot thinner than these guys, but you still get on 80 pages, which is a good amount.
But again I just super flexible, so call him roll up journals because you can see can easily roll this up and again also over really nice leather texture. To it, just like all the others and you get the elastic sorry, not the elastic the magnetic bookmark, there is no elastic on these keeping them. Looking like this, like super sleek, super minimal super flexible.
Let’s show you writing sample in this. As again as I said, this is 80 grand paper, so this is like the happy medium between the other two. Here we have the pencil tip ballpoint pen, 0.4, millimetre gel pen, 0.7 mm minute, gentlemen, and then here we have pilot metropolitan diamond marine ink. Just not really any feathering.
Let’s check out the back the writing sample. There is some ghosting a little bit more and on the honey Graham paper, but not as bad as the 70 gram, and then also there is absolutely no bleach route with the fountain pen set. Also so definitely say that this is fountain pen friendly paper. If you want even less ghosting on this and go with the hologram, if you don’t mind a little bit, it goes to mini, Graham will be enough and suffice.
I think this is my favorite, because I absolutely love this color and I, like 80 grand paper. I don’t like the curb paper as much and I don’t write a ton with fountain pens, so this is my favorite
Here we have the other ones. So if you like soft, covering notebooks, I would definitely give these a try. I think they’re really really. Nice notebooks and then one thing just showed a difference, since this is ivory, colored paper and the other ones, all crisp white, just one shaded difference real quick.
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