Jeff at The Pen Addict recently reviewed the Clairefontaine Triomphe A5 writing pad. He said:
If you’ve never used Clairefontaine paper before, do yourself a favor and add some to your next stationery order. It’s smooth, delicious paper that handles different types of pens with aplomb.
(He notes that the Triomphe writing pads only come with lined or blank pages. If you want the option of grid or dot grid pages in a writing pad with similar paper, check out Rhodia‘s.)
He praises the quality of the paper and shows the performance of an array of inks and pencils. He also likes the overall construction of the writing pad itself and the ease of tearing off the pages cleanly. He said:
The binding at the top of the pad is an adhesive layer that easily allows you to tear out a single page with little effort. The pages aren’t perforated, so there aren’t any tiny teeth at the top of the page after you tear it out. This makes the paper an ideal candidate for letters and clean notes. I’m also really content with how easy and clean these pages tear out. I’ve never had an issue with the sheet ripping when tearing it out of the adhesive binding.