Inscribeself’s journal wallet is a perfect mashup for note takers!

It could be argued that Inscribeself has created the best middle ground product between journals and wallets on the market (if not, please lead me to them!). Though not perfect as a journal or a wallet, this mashup brings the best features of both into a compact offering that provides those who would rather write than type a stylish way to go.

So we get into this we notice that this is the brown amber silver version. And guess what, I have a gold version here too. This is the teal color which looks great and has a snake imprint on the leather. As we’re unboxing this, we have a great presentation with the wallet, the journals and the pen. I’m a little concerned about the pen marking up my wallet as it’s always in the open position. But I like the compactness of this.

We got 4 cards and that’s really the max for the inside pull tab, otherwise it becomes too bulky, and you can get up to 2 cards in each of the exterior slots. Beyond that it becomes bulky very fast and makes extracting and inserting the pen more difficult.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

This is a genuine leather, which makes it the bottom of the quality ladder for leather. The pen looks quality, it’s sturdy to the feel and is made of plated copper and is meant to get the job done. Pen refills are standard so you can get them anywhere. The journals are well made to take the abuse of being on the exterior of the wallet and the covers are made from PU leather. The pages are perforated for extracting your notes. You can also use the Moleskin Volant journals which are cheaper.

The quality of the materials is middle of the road and thus matches the price. It’s designed in San Luis Obispo, but obviously made overseas. Now, I had an issue because there are no videos to support how you put this offering together,  but I guess we have one now. Once you figure it out, it’s very quick to use and great if you’d like to take notes on paper.

it measures 4.7” x 3.1” x .5” thin. As a unique offering you can’t compare it to many other wallets. It’s a hybrid of a reduced sized journal and key features of a wallet.  So it’s a good marriage of the two platforms. If you like taking notes on your phone, then this is too bulky, but, if you’re a doodler, a designer, writer or you liked the feel of a pen, then this really is a great option for you.

Let’s get to the final score, for quality a 3, for price a 3, features a 4, usability a 4 and perception a 4.  That gives us a final score of 3.5 out of 5.

This wallet has been discontinued. Below is a close replacement.

Trayvax - Summit Notebook

Adding wonderful leather to the existing Armor Summit wallet frame, the Trayvax Summit Wallet adds a tried and true Fisher Bullet pen.

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Quality 60%
Price 60%
Features 80%
Usability 80%
Perception 80%

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4.7 x 3.1 x .4"

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