Today I have a notebook review I hope will help many bullet journalists (and journal enthusiasts) everywhere – the comparison between Leuchtturm and Rhodia. Undoubtedly, Leuchtturm has a huge following in the bullet journal world, but many have pushed for Rhodia as another great notebook (I mean, I might have said that a few times myself). So here we go, a comparison of the two.
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LEUCHTTURM VS RHODIA NOTEBOOKS
At a glance:
- Roughly the same size, with the Leuchtturm a titch wider
- Rhodia has 90 gsm paper which holds ink better than Leuchtturm’s 80 gsm.
- Rhodia has creamier colored paper than Leuchtturm’s off-white
- Leuchtturm has a vast array of beautiful colors
- Leuchtturm has many more pages – 250 compared to Rhodia’s 160
- Leuchtturm has page numbers and index
- Rhodia is about $18 on Amazon whereas Leuchtturm has fluctuated quite a bit due to a huge demand lately (hmm I wonder why! LOL), for now it is about $21.
I have both, and I enjoy them both. Since I mainly bullet journal in a traveler’s notebook, I realized I’d have to migrate lists much more often than I cared to, so I got my Rhodia. I use it for long-term collections to reference in a more permanent way than other, more temporary, lists I make. I don’t need it to last eons. I just started a Leuchtturm for work and I think I’ll really enjoy it because it will late me a while, I don’t need to use calligraphy ink in it so the ghosting matters less, and there are 2 bookmarks to make way-finding easier. I’ll do a post about that soon!
As I say in the video, I can’t make the decision for you – notebooks are very personal and it depends how you want to use yours. If you’re just starting out or are on a budget, I would even recommend many OTHER notebooks to try the method out instead. These are certainly nice but they are in no way required to bullet journal – you can bullet journal on any kind of notebook. At the end of the day, it’s about the method, not the stuff.
What are the kinds of considerations you make in buying a notebook? Did I answer your questions? Let me know in the comments!