It has been so exciting seeing the continued progression of the Nock Co product line. If you aren't familiar with Nock Co, it is a small business out of Georgia, USA that was founded by Brad Dowdy and Jeff Bruckwicki. Although their specialty is a range of colorful and durable pen cases, they also dabble in the realm of notecards, pocket notebooks, and now a new spiral pad with their proprietary DotDash ruling.
The guys were kind enough to send me a 2-pack of the new DotDash Spiral Pads for review and I'm excited to share some thoughts.
The first thing that stands out on the spiral pad is the bright red cover. Honestly, such a refreshing color to what could have been your standard black, grey, craft... I tend to sway towards the boring side, so I appreciate when someone prompts me to try something new. The cover is a thick cardstock, and the back is an even thicker stock, almost chipboard, but not quite. When holding the pad in your hand, there is some flex, but no more than other pads like the Doane Paper large flap jotter.
This is actually one of my favorite things about Nock Co. The guys seem to push the envelope with color with fabrics made in shades of "Blue Jay", "Mandarin", and "Mango" so a red notepad cover fits perfectly with their line up.
There was a recent change up in the paper they were using in their DotDash Pocket Notebooks to be more fountain pen friendly (which is excellent), and the new spiral pad incorporates the same.
My first time using the spiral pad was in a meeting at work where I was using a fountain pen (my colleagues find it amusing of course) and I was blown away by how much I loved the experience.
My lines were crisp, little to no bleed through, and the pad size seems just right for taking notes.
The pad comes with 84 double sided pages that are 5.8" x 8.3". Although double sided, I personally will be using single side. Although the bleed through is almost non-existent, I seem to prefer using just the "front" of my notebook pages. Am I weird?!
I really enjoy these pads. The color, the paper... Although I got this pack complimentary from the guys, I'll definitely be placing an order for myself for these pads in the near future.