RHODIA goalbook – Review

Rhodia Goalbook review
*This post contains affiliate links. This basically means that I link some products to amazon.com and if you decide to buy something I receive a small commission. This does not cost you anything and I will never post a link to something I don’t use and love myself. 😍

Hi again!

Last week we talked about the Arc discbound notebook and it’s features. This week we are taking a look at the Rhodia goalbook which, up front has the following:

  • 240 numbered pages (90 gsm ivory)(224 numbered pages, 240 pages in total)
  • Index
  • 2 Perpetual calendars (future log)
  • 2 ribbon bookmarks
  • Expandable inner pocket

There are several colors to choose from (you’ll find a link to everything I use at the bottom if you want to have a look 😉) and I went for the silver and orange. I think it looks neat although I’m not a huge fan of orange. 😁

Before I go into any details regarding my impressions of the book I’m going to talk about the PENTEST:

Rhodia Goalbook pentest1Rhodia Goalbook pentest2

I have to say I was a little bit disappointed. It did OK, but it didn’t do great. The Staedtler Noris bled a little bit (which isn’t a surprise), but so did the Noodlers Ahab Flex and the Jinhao X450 when drawing a bolder line. The ghosting isn’t horrible, but it is definitively there whith almost every pen and marker I used.

Good things to say about the notebook:

  • The paper is good, maybe a little bit thin, but good. Still not nearly as bad as the Leuchtturm or the Moleskine though. 😝
  • I thought I would mind it being soft cover, but truth is it feels nice, like it’s not taking up so much space (if that makes any sense).
    • If it had been a little less wide it would feel better in my Travelers notebook actually, but being wider than the “Scribbles That Matter” that I am using currently it doesn’t work to well.
  • 2 bookmarks and numbered pages are always appreciated.

 

Not so good things… actually… it has a couple of things that are deal breakers for me personally:
* And remember that this is my opinion, if it works for you that is awesome! 😊

  • First, the dots are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too dark and big. I want them as a discrete guide, not as a statement of “look at my dots, I do bullet journaling!” 😂
  • The second thing is the color of the pages. Too ivory (yellowish) for my taste. I do prefer them almost white, but I don’t mind a little color. This one has too much of it. Below you can see a comparison between the Arc discbound  in the upper right corner, the Bondibook to the left and the Rhodia in the middle. It’s almost yellow. 😢

papercomparison2

So my conclusion is… it’s not for me. But it is really a great notebook when it comes to quality so if you like the really visible dots, the color of the pages and you are looking for a good softcover, this is absolutely IT.

As usual, you’ll find a link to all my supplies at the very end if you would like to have a look. It doesn’t cost you a thing and it might give me a little incentive to keep testing new things. So… win win. 😁

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Thanks a lot for your time! ❤️❤️❤️

 

PENS & MARKERS:

  • Tombow Dual Brush Pen (USA – UK)
  • Tombow Fudenosuke (USA – UK)
  • Pilot Frixion (USA – UK)
  • Pilot G-2 (USA – UK)
  • Staedtler Pigment Liner (USA – UK)
  • Faber-Castell Wallet Pitt Pen Nibs Art Set (USA – UK)
  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (USA – UK)
  • Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen (USA – UK)
  • Lamy Al-Star (USA – UK)
  • Jinhao 599 (USA – UK)
  • LePen (USA – UK)
  • Distress Marker (USA – UK)
  • Bic highlighter (USA – UK)
  • Twin Brush pennor Panduro (Panduro)
  • Sakura Pigma brush (USA – UK)
  • Sakura Koi Coloring Brush (USA – UK)
  • Zebra mildliners (USA – UK)
  • Uni-Ball Signo write&erase (Panduro)
  • Rbenxia Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens (USA – UK)
  • Coloring Roller Pen 0.5mm Gel Pen (USA – UK)
  • Crayola supertips (USA – UK)
  • Memento Dual Marker (USA – UK)
  • Ecoline watercolor brush pen (USA – UK)
  • Artline Stix Brush (USA – UK)
  • Kuretake Zig Twin Tip Marker (USA – UK)

NOTEBOOKS:

  • Moleskine (USA – UK)
  • Leuchtturm1917 (USA – UK)
  • Nuuna (USA – UK)
  • Scribbles That Matter (USA – UK
  • Lemome (USA – UK) *The UK link isn’t to the exact same as they don’t have it.
  • Filofax Notebook (USA – UK)
    – Dotted notebook refill (UK)
  • Arc notebook (USA – UK)
  • Rhodia goalbook (UK) *Can’t find it in the US store
  • Bondibook (USA) *Can’t find it in the UK store

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