The Leuchtturm Bullet Journal is very reminiscent of the regular Leuchtturm notebooks (I’ve previously used an Azure one that I love!).
Bullet Journal by Leuchtturm features
- A5 size
- Hard cover with embossed logo
- Rounded outer page corners
- Paper is white and very smooth – great surface for writing
- Dots are 5 mm apart
- Consistent margins – no dots are right on the edge of the page
- Numbered pages
- Index pages, future log pages and quick guide to bullet journaling included
- Pocket in the back
- Three ribbon book marks – black, grey and white
What sets the Bullet Journal apart from the rest
The three ribbon book marks are the most noticeable/impactful difference between the regular Leuchtturm notebooks (which have just 1 ribbon) and this Bullet Journal notebook. They (obviously) allow you to very easily keep three sections of your book going at once. For example, you may want to have a month overview, a week/day overview and a note page bookmarked and ready to refer to at all times.
Personally I use it for week overviews (starting in the front) and class notes and knitting pattern ideas (starting in the back).
Using the Bullet Journal with my favorite pen
Recently I’ve enjoyed using a ball point for all my writing instead of a felt tip. Ball points are way less delicate and if you get a good and juicy one, like this favorite Uni-Ball Eye Fine in purple or Micro in Black, you can write super fast with zero skipping.
So naturally I’ve been testing the Uni-Ball Eye pens with the Bullet Journal by Leuchtturm and it’s a delightful combo. There is no bleed-through and very little ghosting as you can see.
The rounded corners make the notebook hold up really nice when thrown in my backpack. I’ve not been precious about transporting my bullet journal at all so I’m quite pleased with how it’s holding up after almost 6 months of use.
Excuse the dust on the cover. It honestly did not look that dusty in real life, it’s just the brightly edited photo that makes every little speck visible. I just wanted to show off the lovely embossing on the cover.
All in all it’s a definite recommend from me. I’d choose this over a Moleskine any day (sorry Moleskine – I love you but cream colored pages are just not my thing).
It’s a pleasure to work with and checks every box for me. The quality is very high and is not so overly designed that it interferes with my own style and needs for customization.
I can certainly imagine getting more of the bullet journals by Leuchtturm in the future – especially if they release more color options. Leuchtturm are typically on point with color options so I feel very hopeful.
Ps. In case it’s not clear I purchased this book myself and I’m not paid to review it. :)