Another poster wondered if an A5 Arc would fit inside the FJN without the binder rings and it does.
I can also fit a Junior size and A5 size notepad in the FJN in addition to the ring binders.
Hope this help!
@Ms.Ferret- Very Nice!
Where did you purchase the blue cord and the leather?
How do you affix the ARC to the FJN? It seems that the 3 ring binder is held in place by the plastic piece that fits into the elastic indentations.
Perhaps TB could come up with a plastic sheet that has the notches (for the indentations) on one side and is notched for ARC rings in the other. Am I overlooking something? I guess I could always go back to DayTimer.
Another forum member actually uses the Arc with the FJN, here is what she has to say:
" I use the FNJ with an A5 notebook I bought in Germany. I took out the Tom Binh rings, and just slip one side of the cover of my notebook into the pocket under the pen holders. It holds tightly, and I just let the cover on the other side hang loose.
Your Arc notebook ought to fit, too. I did this because I already use European A5 paper, and didn't want to have to stock/buy another size of paper."
Hmmm. I wonder where my response went.
It sounds like you just slide the front cover of the ARC under the pen pocket.
Does the FJN fit into the front section of the Western Flyer without bulging it out too much? Standing on end it should fit in front even with the center divider zipped up or am I calculating sizes wrong?
For years I have been carrying pens and paper (notebooks) with me but I have recently tried to scale down what I carry on an everyday basis as I often get neck/back ache.
I am now using a system called X47 from Germany (the A6 Organizer Expert) which can hold up to 4 notebooks, including a calendar, so no need to carry one separately - big bonus if you want to downsize!
I bought an organiser with 3 rods in it, and then I got one extra rod in case I need/want to carry 4 notebooks with me. Currently, 3 rods have proven to be enough: one rod holds a calendar (1 week on 2 pages), the other 2 rods hold one lined notebook and one 'grid' notebook.
When I need a larger notebook I use either Leuchtturm 1917 or a Guildhall notebook, both in A5 format, but I don't carry those with me on a daily basis anymore since getting the X47 - and my neck is thanking me :)
These look amazing; I can't find them anywhere in the US. Do you know if they are available anywhere here?
Field notes are my favorite for EDC and just throwing in your pocket.
Used to use Moleskine a while back but my favorite now is the Midori Travelers notebook in both regular and passport size.