Review and Giveaway: Rubberband Notebooks

I forget how I first heard about Rubberband notebooks, but I emailed them a while back and they sent me a great batch of samples to review. Let’s take a look!

First, we have this very snazzy planner. It comes in a slipcase with a paper band around it, and inside you get a nice plain black cover with a stamped logo. It has an elastic closure and back pocket.

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Here’s a cool touch inside: yellow pages at the back!

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The planner layout is really nice– a grid layout for the personal info page and subtle ink colors throughout.

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This next notebook is really fun, a flexible softcover notebook with bright orange pages! Hot!

It takes very well to being bent and almost rolled into a tube. Nice black covers with subtle branding. The cover is an interesting material, a bit different from the usual faux leather– it has more of a smooth sheen and almost rubbery feel to it.

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This smaller notebook has a cardboard cover and an interesting binding style, plus two colors of paper within.

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The pages are lined, but with a grid section at the bottom. The notebook opens very flat.

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Here you see the stitching of the binding. There is also a light layer of clear glue coating the spine.

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The dark color of the paper makes it quite good for show-through, though a few pens bled through, somewhat more on the blue paper than on the green. The paper seemed a bit thirstier than some, as I noticed when just leaving the Sharpie tip in one spot for a few seconds.

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Rubberband has a lot of other interesting notebook styles. The company is based in India, and I’m not sure if there are any retailers in the US. Their website currently says an online shop is coming soon, but in the meantime they might be hard to find. But you can always throw your hat in to win a couple of samples from me! I’ll be picking one random winner from entries submitted as follows:

On Twitter, tweet something containing the words “Rubberband” and “@NotebookStories.

On Facebook, “like” the  Notebook Stories page and post something containing the word “Rubberband” on my wall.

On your blog, post something containing the words “Rubberband” and “NotebookStories” and link back to this post.

The deadline for entry is Friday July 1 at 11:59PM, EST. Good luck everyone!

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17 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Rubberband Notebooks”

  1. These look very cool. Particularly the Planner. I am hooked on the 18 months planner by Moleskine and I just started trying the pocket version.
    This might be a good alternative …..

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  3. I like the green/blue notebook. :D

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  5. I would love to try their notebooks. I have never took notes in colored papers like that in the smaller notebooks. Instead of Sharpie, have you tried using gel ink pen like Uniball pens?

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  7. currently selling at Mumbai airport in small newsagent/bookshop,got some coming home and the quality is excellent :3 notebook pack , only noticed the other day the embosse rubberband on the front , looks like a moostache !

  8. Have you announced the winner of this giveaway?

  9. So how do we contact them if we are interested in ordering?

  10. Wow, now their website really seems to be down! I’ve emailed the contact who sent me the samples and will let you all know what I find out!

  11. I haven’t gotten a response yet, but here’s the email address if you want to try to contact them:
    info@rubberbandproducts.com

  12. My eye has been on the bright orange rubberband note book for so long i finally decided to buy it but i backed out once i found out shipping was 35 dollars. technically the notebook is cheap but there is not way im paying that much for a journal. i,m not sure if you read these comments because im new to the website but im looking for the perfect journal. this rubberband journal was very close to what i was looking for if only it were lined. can you help me? i have even gone through all of your older posts over the last two days in desperation. please please please contact me.

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  14. Where can I find Rubberband notebooks with hardcover? Lately you get only the ones you have profiled here. But my friend has the hardcover ones.. please help

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