I LOVE the journal!! It is well-constructed, smells nice, durable, attractive, portable and has the flexibility of adding additional journal books into the cover. I plan to have a Lined, a Dotted and a Blank journal at the same time, for different uses. I also like the pen carrier that is a nice add on. Endless made every effort to offer a great service and communicate in a timely fashion and courteously. I like this company a lot. Going to shop for more on their web site.
HOWEVER…, ShipRocket delivery is not a good service. Disorganized and contradictory e-mails, and this made tracking my journal from India almost impossible. Wish they would use a more reputable and functional delivery service.
I saw your Endless Explorer Leather Refillable Journal with Regalia paper on a YouTube channel called Doodlebud. When he talks, I listen. I liked what I saw so I decided to purchase the Explorer and also two additional refills. One lined and one blank. I enjoy it very much. It’s very portable and the journals slip in and out easily. I love Regalia paper. It’s one of my favorite now along with Tomoe River and Stalogy. I have a couple of nit picks. The leather Explorer doesn’t quite fit when it has two journals in it. It should be a little larger so that when you add the refills it fully covers them when closed. And the bands get loose quickly. I’ve had to tie a knot in them so the refills stay put.The pen holder is great but again a little loose but because the leather is floppy I get why. It’s not a deal breaker for me. I will be ordering more refill notebooks for sure. If I had to suggest anything I would love if the Explorer leather was thicker. I think it would be great! If it could be a little larger, size wise, to give more room for the refills to be covered more fully that would be great as well. If you could burnish the edges that would be a good thing. Mine is getting stringy at the edges and I don’t rough house with it at all. I like 3 refills in one, personally. I like the feel of the leather. It’s very soft to the touch and if it gets scratched by something, even your own nail, you simply rub it with your finger and it’s gone. If it’s a deeper scratch, simply rub a little of your skin oil on it and it is like new. It’s the type of leather that it is! It’s good. Again, I am enjoying the style of it and the leather and paper are good quality. I think there just needs a few adjustments and it will be perfect. Cheers
Explorer - Refillable Leather Journal Regalia Paper - Brown
I recently bought this item. I have had a Traveler's Notebook for a number of years. What drew me to the Explorer was the size. It is a better size for writing and the elastic that hold it closed does not interfere with writing on the last few pages. Where it falls short, for me, is the accessories that my T.N. has that the Explorer does not yet have. Galen Leather makes a great insert to hold credit cards and other items that I carry on a daily basis. If you or someone else can make these types of accessories, I would be hooked. The pen holder can use a little work as the whole 'going around the whole notebook' is a bit awkward and clumsy. Otherwise, a good product that could be great.
I still feel the leather is low quality (see previous review) but after multiple dead end conversations with customer service I decided to just use the notebook. The regalia paper is absolutely amazing! Five stars for the paper and one star for the leather. I will probably end up making my own leather cover using better leather.