On a recent trip to Tasmania I was disappointed by the lack of (i.e. zero) stationery stores. While killing time in the airport before a delayed flight home I randomly came across the Legami Planner in one of the shops. Straight away reminded me of the Leuchtturm – similar appearance and weekly layout. It was on sale… so I figured may as well buy it to compare!
- Size: 5″ wide x 7.25″ high
- Stitched binding
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Neutral inside pages
- 1 page horizontal weekly spread (starts on Monday) + checklist / notes page for each week
- 1 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Monthly lined notes page
- Extra pages – measurements, time zones world map, password log, dictionary phrases in various languages etc.
- Mini contacts / address booklet
- 12 month duration
- Made in Italy
Price: In Australia this was priced at $40 but I got it on sale for 50% off (as it was partway through the year) so it was $20. A bit pricey for the small page size but comparable to the price of the similar Leuchtturm.
Related: Leuchtturm 1917 Weekly Planner
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is that bendy material you sometimes find on dot grid notebooks (like the Leuchtturm slim) and got a bit damaged in my suitcase on the way home 🙁
At least the cover isn’t black! (although black was also available)
At the back is a half pocket folder with a mini address book leaflet.
Approx 0.5″ thick
Rather unusual – this planner has a 1 page monthly calendar where the weeks go across the page instead of down. Each box is only 1.5cm wide x 2.2cm high (tiny!)
The week starts on Monday.
Starts on Monday (consistent with the monthly calendar).
Saturday and Sunday share the same space as a weekday. Which wouldn’t be so much of an issue if all the language translations and country codes (that refer to a holidays list) didn’t take up so much space…
Legami is an Italian Planner. Similar to the Moleskine (it must be a European thing?) it has a bunch of random extra pages (but no notes pages at the back)
- Clothing sizes
- Numbers dictionary
- Word dictionary – shopping daily life
- A good idea if you’re a frequent traveller… but I’d probably just use the Google translate app or show an image on my phone
- Time zone world map
There are no tabs but there are perforated corners you can tear off to keep your place. There is 1 ribbon bookmark.
I tried the usual ballpoint, fine and gel tip pens. The paper quality of this planner is terrible! Ghosting or bleed through for every single pen.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size but still enough room to write in the weekly
- Minimalist color scheme
- Perforated corners
- Cover colors other than black
- Monthly notes page
Cons of the Planner
- No tabs
- 1 page monthly calendar is not functional – too small to write anything in
- Softcover is easily damaged
- No notes pages at the back of the planner
- Poor paper quality
- The country codes that reference the country that has a holiday that day take up too much space
- So many languages = multiple translations of the days of the week = lots of wasted space
Would I use this planner?
I really only bought this planner because it was on sale and I wanted to compare it to the Moleskine and Leuchtturm… but I may use it. I do like the horizontal 1 page weekly + notes / list space, however since the page size is quite small (one of the smallest planners I’ve ever bought), I would only use on less busy weeks.
Comparison with similar Moleskine and Leuchtturm
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