TPJ Reviews: Belle De Jour Quest Journal

January 20, 2018

Hi everyone! How’s the start of 2018 for you so far? I’m pretty sure most of us have all our planners already set-up for 2018 but for those who don’t have it yet, here’s a very nice option for you!

The BDJ Quest Journal is a very flexible journal under Belle De Jour’s planner line. With the sudden hype of people for Traveler’s Notebooks, I believe that the Quest Journal is a perfect product for newbies who want to try it out first but aren’t really sure if that planner type will be okay for them. It’s perfect for bullet journaling and travel journaling – or even just random note keeping and memory keeping.

First impression! This is the BDJ Quest Journal beside my “aged”  Traveler’s Company Traveler’s Notebook in Olive. It’s almost the same size, right?

Cover

I opted for the Stone color. It has a bit of an olive appearance at first but it’s actually gray. The durable leather cover is sturdy compared to other traveler’s notebooks that I have seen in the malls. The elastic cord that wraps around the soft leather cover keeps everything inside snug, safe, and in place. I had mine customized with my first name and being a sucker for personalized items, I love it to bits!!! I noticed that the spine easily gets creases when you open the cover fully but it doesn’t really bother me.

 

Refills

The Quest Journal comes with two notebooks (one grid and one plain) and one plastic zipped pouch with a card case insert. Each notebook refill has 80 pages and the paper weight is 100 gsm which is good enough, I believe! I know I mentioned in the video I have linked below that I will do a pen test but I think I’ll have to do that on my Instagram instead as this week has been pretty hectic that I didn’t have time for some pen tests.

Overall Verdict

I would have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the BDJ Quest Journal. This is perfect for people who want to try out Traveler’s Notebooks but don’t have a budget yet for the leather ones. It’s budget-friendly and already a steal for its price, to be quite honest. Aside from some of the minor flaw (that I have mentioned in the video below), overall I think it’s good for me!

I’m planning to use my BDJ Quest Journal as a finance notebook/budget tracker incorporating the cash envelope system. I’m going to upload a separate v/blog post for the set-up of that one!

Here’s a more detailed review I did on my vlog:

The Quest Journal is P480 ($9.47) and is available in seven colors: Talc Pink, Cool Taupe, Teal, Ocean, Stone, Plum and Sangria. Aside from this regular sized one, it’s also available in a mini size in four colors: Ocean, Stone, Sangria, and Plum for P280 ($5.52). You can also opt to have it customized by adding P80! The refills are also available in dotted, grid, ruled, and blank for P100  ($1.97) each!
 The Quest Journal is available in Belle De Jour’s online shop and in local bookstores nationwide.

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Disclaimer: Belle De Jour sent me a Quest Journal for review. This post reflects my personal opinion and views about the product.
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