A big thank you to Marcia for her Guest Post showing us around her Compact Holborn.
The Compact Holborn has 15mm rings, in comparison with 23mm in most personal Filofax. It has a nice, slim profile. The brown is a nice chocolate color; there is some shadowing in the photos.
Inside front has six slots for credit cards
Standard business cards don't fit
There is a deep pocket that opens from the left
There is one that opens from the right.
The right-opening pocket is harder to access, but one is less likely to lose things out of it. Inside the pockets is fabric, but note the rest of the interior is leather, which will wear better especially under the rings.
I use three top tabs (lists, diary, plans), with lined sheets in the first and last sections. In the diary section I have a fold-in yearly overview with this diary.
Shipping from Filofax France adds to the cost, but this is the format that works for me. The compact holds everything I need as I have a separate work planner that stays on my desk.
The back has the same left- and right-opening pockets as the front and nothing else. You can see the smooth leather between them
Note that there is no zipped pocket as in the personal Holborn. The pen loop is elasticated on the side showing in the photo and you note is sewed to the outside of the planner edge so it doesn't interfere with the pages-though I don't have side tabs. A Sigma Micron fits nicely in the loop, which was tight the first couple of times I used it but is fine now. A Lamy Safari could be forced in but would be a struggle. (And not healthy for the pen loop.)
Ummm. . .boring, but this is the back so the tour is complete.
Thank you Marcia the Compact Holborn is available from Filofax UK