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Moleskine Hard vs. Soft Cover

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by xpaulinabearx, Jul 28, 2009.

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Should I get a hard or soft cover moleskine weekly planner?

  1. Hard

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  2. Soft

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  1. xpaulinabearx

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    Hey guys,

    I need to buy a new planner because my high school does not sell planners to students anymore..
    I want to buy a moleskine weekly planner, but i'm not sure if i should get the hard cover or soft cover. I read a post similar to this one, but I wasn't really getting the information I wanted. I'm a student, and i'm going to be using this for school, and i'm going to be carrying it around, taking it home, taking it to classes, and putting it in my locker. I was just wondering if I should get the soft or hard cover. What do you guys think?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mr. Henk

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    If you're putting it in your bag than definitely get the hard cover. If you're going to use it everyday a soft cover will wear down much faster than a hard cover.
     
  3. Zwiebelkeks

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    +1 on the hard cover. More likely to survive being tossed around during your everyday school routine...
    (Plus, a worn-out hardcover notebook eventually looks more stylish than a soft cover or paperback, if you ask me)
     
  4. FeebleOldMan

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    If you're going to carry it in your pocket most of the time, get the soft cover.
    If you're going to carry it in a bag most of the time, get the hard cover.
    :luck:
     
  5. xpaulinabearx

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    so the hard cover is more durable? because i'm going to be carrying it around and stuff
     
  6. hardcider75

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    I've had both; the soft cover planner and the hard cover journal.

    I liked the soft cover for carry in my cargo pocket & jeans back pocket.

    The hard cover is definitely a bag carry item, unless you wear a jacket. In which case it could be carried comfortable in your inside pocket.
     
  7. xpaulinabearx

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    I think i'm going to go for the hard cover. Does anybody know where I can buy a moleskine weekly planner for cheap??
     
  8. Narcosynthesis

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    It depends on your needs and how you will generally be carrying the notebook...

    The hardcover is obviously going to be rigid, so as a notebook keeps it flat and more protected against getting folded over or the pages crumpled, but is a slightly more awkward thing to carry. If you are going to be keeping it in a bag with folders and books and so on then the hardcover makes sense to keep everything safe and solid (easier to slip back into a bag). It should also wear slightly better.

    A softcover being soft and flexible lacks the protection, but being less rigid will fit in a pocket or somewhere else flexible better - instead of being a solid square standing out against the curve of your body it will bend and keep shape, so is more comfortable to carry. A tradeoff since it means it will be more susceptible to damage, but imho worth it for an easier carry and a few dollars for a new book every so often.
     
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    I like these folks. Get on their mailing list, and they let you know of special sales or discounts.

    I've tried both, and I now prefer the soft cover. If you have a pocket in your bag, you can slip it in there instead of digging for it, so the hard cover isn't necessary for longevity. I keep the soft cover in my purse with all the other stuff, and the soft cover holds up just fine. I do have a hard cover for their watercolor book to protect the pages.
     
  10. Griff3n

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    I'd have to go with hard, the durability is the factor for me and what goes in this notebook usually is meant to stay there.
     
  11. speedmaster

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    I prefer the hard-cover Moleskine and Rhodia journals.
     
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    Usually, I prefer soft-cover Moleskines, especially pocket sized notebooks. However, I carry the planners in my bag which gets tossed around (I'm in high school as well), so I tend to buy hard-covered planners. I guess it depends on how you carry it. Either way, gotta love those Moleskines O0
     
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    I can't decide one way or another. The soft-cover is definitely better for the pocket planner, but for anything bigger, the hard cover provides it's own writing surface and really isn't much thicker.
    I guess I will just have to abstain from voting. :shrug:
     
  14. Atrain

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    i have 12 hard and 4 soft i lose the soft to easy
     
  15. wenestvedt

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    Hardcover for general notebooks, but softcover for a planner you intend to carry in your pocket.

    I got a softcover for 2008 and it went everywhere; this year I got a hardcover and i forget the :censored: thing every few days. I hate it, and can't wait for the new year to get a softcover planner again. :7)

    - Will
     
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    Your pocket will look a little weird with a hard cover moleskine. I like my soft cover, but it is a pocket item.
     
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    In my high school experience, any softcover book carried in a backpack will look like it's in "fair" condition (as in the textbook condition ratings) after a week. Go for the hardcover if you aren't going to have it in a pocket all the time.
     
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    Neither...Rhodia #11 lined with a cover!!!
     
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    This looks nice. If I didn't lose my job the other day, I would think this would be a good investment. The only downside is that you lose the functionality of the strap, but I guess for my main moleskine it generally stays open next to my keyboard on the last entry I wrote, and my journal notepad for quick notes I don't keep strap closed, either.

    Typically I like the soft cover, and the hard cover only for my journal. This is just me.
    I guess its because I keep my finances in a soft cover and it's always in my bag, I love the feel of it, I guess.