With the kind help of our friends at Appelboom in the Netherlands, I have been able to have a close look at a Zip model of the new Nappa range. Appelboom have a great range of Filofax and other brand organisers as well as a wide range of pens, all at competitive prices.
I hadn't spotted it from the Filofax catalogue photos but the Zip model is the the same design as the Filofax Lockwood Zip that I reviewed recently. In addition though the Nappa model comes in zip and clasp closures, where as the Lockwood is just zip at the moment.
So this particular Nappa organiser is the Taupe and Black Personal Zip model. Shown here along side the Cognac Lockwood Personal zip.
As you might see it has the same slip pocket on the front outside cover.
And the zip pocket on the rear outside cover, like the Lookwood both pockets are only really intended for documents.
Internally there are 4 card slots and a full height slip pocket on the inside front cover and a full height slip pocket and elasticated pen loop on the inside rear cover.
So how does this compare quality wise? I've not had a chance to use this one, but in my expert hands the leather is quite nice in terms of touch. Although it is nappa leather, it doesn't have the same tactile touch as my Van der Spek organisers, which are also in nappa leather, but there is a bit of a price difference I suppose.
However, the quality of the stitching on this model is what I would expect to see. The rings are the usual Filofax ones.
The leather doesn't mark as easily as the Lockwood does, that shows up finger scratches very easily, they disappear easily of course. So the Nappa will be quite hard wearing I would think. So it should with stand daily use a lot better than some other organisers.
The Nappa organiser comes in Personal, Personal Zip, A5 and A5 Zip and in a variety of colours too. All black, chocolate and blue, taupe and black. the three colour combinations are available in all four variants too.
Prices on the Filofax UK website vary from £70-£75 for the Personal/Personal Zip sizes to £95-£99 for the A5/A5 Zip sizes.
However, those of you not living in UK would be better off ordering from Appelboom in the Netherlands, because their shipping rates are much better.
However, before you go rushing off to order one, I have this Nappa personal zip available to give away to one of our lucky readers.
Comment on the blog below and I will pick out a readers comment at random to receive this Nappa leather personal zip organiser and the standard inserts it came with, plus I will add in some Philofaxy cards.
Please post your comments by Midnight on Sunday 28th September 2014, that is mid-night Paris time and I will announce the winner on Monday afternoon.
The usual rules will apply. Your comment must be on the blog... not on the Facebook post. You are allowed to comment more than once, but you will only get a single entry to the draw. No cash alternatives or substitutes. The prize draw is open to all readers worldwide. You will be given until midnight on Tuesday 30th September to contact Steve with your address so it can be posted to you hopefully on Wednesday morning, details will be in the announcement on Monday.
Again thank you to Appelboom for supplying this example.