Update, before you read: Out of the blue Pentalic responded to a letter from ages ago. They worked on the books and felt the problem was solved. They comped me two books. I told them they should’ve said that they realized there were problems early on and the bad review would not have been written! The book is just a bit bigger *yay* than before and I have opened it fully and thought they might have fixed it. But it popped open the second time I opened it! So I cannot say this journal is good even now.
I want to love it. An Oregon company….
I hate to give a bad review, but the Pentalic Aqua Journal is such a disappointment.
I like the paper, and love the smaller landscape size of roughly 5×8-inches,
but damn they apparently can’t make a journal that doesn’t fall apart.
I also got nowhere discussing this with them.
Further, they are an Oregon company and I’d like to support them, but I can’t.
I will have to move to Moleskin or some other A5 landscape journal.
Two for two, fell apart when first opened,
less than a days use!!! I had to tape or glue…
I wish I could just glue, but the glue won’t take the
“abuse” of months of sketching and watercolor. So I glue and then tape.
Botched the first book, but the second I did a better job of it.
Phooey that I must do it at all!
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