Roterfaden is an extremely interesting calendar/notebook system company, which essentially started from a diploma thesis at design school (read more about the background and history here).
The idea behind the patented clip mechanism-based and handmade (!!!) system is to provide maximum freedom to the user when it comes to using notebook inserts. No lock-ins into any proprietary formats – or, as Roterfaden themselves state: »Lift the clips, everything fits!«
A selection of available booklets complements the core notebook system product (so, essentially the leather wrap with the clips), but one can clip in any other form of paper, be it individual sheets or bound journals and notebooks. Another great plus of the company is the overall focus on sustainability.
There is basically two roads that you can go down when deciding for a Taschenbegleiter: either you choose from one of the pre-configurated editions, or you use the configurator in which you can basically choose everything from outside/inside material over the amount of clips and pen loops to the inner-pocket setup to your liking.
Personally, I have gone for the latter, and I must say that I am nothing but blown away. If you are like me, and you rather have one piece of notebook-equipment that you use for a (very) long time instead of always using different soft- or hardbound notebooks, then I think you should definitely look inta a Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter. I’ll share my experience with it right here below.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Roterfaden for supporting this review. You can buy the notebooks and all kinds of affiliated products in their webshop (no affiliate – just a friendly pointer).
The video is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter – created with the ‘Configurator’
- Format: generous A5
- Outside material: leather black
- Inside material: turquoise suede
- Elastic: black
- 3 pairs of clips
- Storage space: pocket combination no 4
- Two interior pen loops + one pen look on right side
- Personalisation: engraving with signature
- Price: ca. 160 €
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