In one of Karen, from Exaclair's, generous packages, she included a small notebook from Clairefontaine called The Roadbook. If you don't know Karen then you need to be following the QuoVadis Blog for a chance to win great products and to keep up on what is happening at Exaclair. Exaclair is the U.S. distributor for Clairefontain, QuoVadis, Rhodia, J. Herbin, Exacompta, G. Lalo, Brause and Decopatch.
The Roadbook is a small notebook, perfect for slipping into a pocket or purse, it measures just 3-1/2" by 5-1/2". Below you can see a comparison with the large Webbie.
I love the map on the first page, plus there is a place for your name or perhaps the destination and dates of the journal you document in this journal.
From the Clairefontaine catalog:
This handy travel notebook has an “old-time” feel with an
ancient imprinted map. The sturdy cover comes with a built-in
elastic closure to record and secure all your notes and memorable
• Size 3 ½ x 5 ½
• 64 sheets, ruled
• Glued spine
• Elastic closure
• Removable band
• Printed flyleaf and endleaf with dedicated space for your name
• Assorted colors: Tan / Black / Red / Green
As expected with Clairefontaine's 90g paper, it performs admirably with a fountain pen. There was no feathering, bleedthrough or showthrough with any pen except the Wahl and Noodler's Bad Green Gator. I've come to the conclusion that BAD is an apt name for this ink, I just wish that I didn't adore the color so much.
Oh, just one note - the Roadbook has neither a back pocket (it would be a little small if it did) or a marker ribbon. The marker ribbon I would have expected in a notebook intended for use as a travel journal.