UK stationery company Say Nice Things has expanded their product line over the past year. Back in January, I reviewed their "Curtis" and "Cadence" notebooks and journals, and in the meantime they've released pencils and a smaller pocket-ish notebook, the FlipFlop.
The Flipflop, a new "reversible" A6 notebook, is so far my favorite. While some might characterize it as a "pocket notebook," the Flipflop's slightly larger size distinguishes it from your typical Field Notes or Write Notepads 3.5" x 5.5" book. For those unfamiliar with notebook size designations, A6 is the same size as the Hobonichi Planner, and I've been tucking one of these notebooks into the back of my Hobonichi cover as a way to add some extra blank paper.
The Flipflop features a sturdy kraft paper cover and fairly minimal design, which likely helps keep the pricing at attractive levels. Each notebook in the three-pack features a different color cover and matching stitched binding, along with cream-colored, 90gsm paper that has a pleasant tooth to it. The main selling point of this notebook, however, is the ability to "flip" it over - one-half of the book contains lined paper, and the other half reticle grid. You just rotate the notebook to change rulings. Ever wanted a two-subject or multi-section pocket notebook? Well, now you have an option!
Takeaways and Where to Buy
There's a lot to like about the Flipflop: the paper holds up quite well to fountain pen ink, especially for a pocket notebook, and I can appreciate the versatility of having two kinds of rulings. I'm not sure how much I would use the "reversible" feature, but if you organize your notebooks by subject matter or use different rulings for different purposes, this would make it easier to keep a multi-subject or multi-section notebook. Note that due to the larger size A6 size, the Flipflop will not fit most "pocket notebook" size cases or covers, such as the Bellroy leather notebook covers or the Field Notes "Everyday Inspiration."
You can purchase the Flipflop notebooks directly from the Say Nice Things website, for £6.99 (or roughly $9 US) for a three-pack, or £2.99 for a single notebook (roughly $4 US). The three-pack is obviously the better value, though international shipping outside the UK is apparently calculated on a case-by-case basis and will almost certainly increase cost. I hope Say Nice Things finds a way to make these notebooks available through U.S. retail channels.
Disclaimer: Say Nice Things sent me these notebooks free of charge for review purposes, and also sponsors this website. Many thanks to Andy and the team for making this review possible. This post contains affiliate links.