It was my good fortune to win a Journal 21 in a drawing last year. Laurie ask me to do a review of it, I am happy to, the least I can do.
I have used it everyday of this year, and I use it primarily as a long term planner. I also keep a Bullet Journal, but found the Journal 21 much easier for a planner, then just transfer appointments into the BuJo first thing in the morning.
I am very impressed with the overall quality of the Journal 21, the paper is wonderful, and the binding second to none. About half way through the year I switched to using all pencil for the simple reason that plans change, ink doesn’t. I wasn’t sure how the cover would hold up, but was satisfied, it is stronger than it looks. I do use high lighters to color code entries. This is a very good test of paper quality, it will bleed through paper of lesser quality.
I also used the calendar in front to track exercise and calories burned. It was particularly useful for that. I’m sure it would work for numerous things, and I enjoyed having it there.
This planner stayed on my desk for the majority of the time. I would like to carry it with me, but with the flexible cover, it is not conducive to using on the go. For that reason, I want to try the Habana 21 with the hard cover, pocket in the back and the elastic to keep it closed. For my purpose, I think it will be much better.
In conclusion, this is an excellent tool, I highly recommend it. The quality is superb, and you can’t go wrong with any of the Exaclair family of products.