So 'Fusion' what comes in to your mind when you read that word? Atomic fusion, rock fusion, bringing things together may be. Well the Filofax Fusion reviewed here in Personal size brings together practicality with a tough exterior and some neat design features, all wrapped up in to one organiser that is available at a fairly reasonable price.
The Filofax Fusion is new to the 2013 range... of those revealed so far, there's more to come... The Fusion is available in Personal size at £40 and A5 at £56 both in Blue or Black. I quite like the blue, it matches my 'man bag' !!!
The Fusion organiser joins the rest of the Fusion range of folders and bags so it's a useful addition to the range.
The outer cover is made of Polyester microfibre textile and black full grain leather with small grain texture exterior. The closure is made of leather too. The interior is also features black polyester lining, microfibre and leather trimming. Overall it's a nice product to hold, it feels rugged and fairly substantial.
The rings in the Personal size are the usual 23 mm offering, whilst the A5 boasts some nice big 30mm rings.
The Filofax Fusion to my eye looks fairly understated when you pull it out of the bag, looks simple in it's design when viewed from the front or from behind
Then you open it up:
In the front we appear to have some pockets, a slightly non-standard Filofax fill came with this sample, but according to the website you will get:
- Black Filofax icon front sheet
- Personal week to view 18 month diary, five language
- Frosted ruler/page marker with black print
- Coloured indices - red/grey/orange/blue
- Red ruled paper
- Grey ruled paper
- Orange ruled paper
- Blue ruled paper
- White ruled paper
- Addresses, five language
- To do, five language
- Top opening PVC envelope
- Ruled notepad
Then I started to 'explore' the organiser a bit further, nice and obvious was the 'smart phone' pocket in the front cover, it's elasticated and is a decent depth. I don't own a smart phone myself so I used my iPod Touch for the next photos. The iPod touch is similar size to an iPhone but thinner of course.
It tucks in quite nicely, yet the organiser still closes perfectly. I also discovered that my British Passport (which I have to carry at all times here) fits in there nicely too.
The strap closure is a snug fit in the front and is quite a generous length so the organiser can expand and still be held closed.
As we are looking again at the front cover there are two more pockets on the front cover for business cards or train tickets.
Opening up the organiser again, there is a further full length pocket (shown here with a post card in it) in addition to the three card slots and phone pocket.
And turning over to the back cover there is a full length external exterior pocket, the contents are held securely in this pocket by the strap closure.
I'm going to give the Fusion a 'road test' for a few weeks to see how well it works in day to day use. Again thank you to Filofax for supplying this review sample.