The Explorer looks and feels great. The leather is sturdy enough to protect the refills, but flexible enough to five it a really nice, slightly sueded feel in the hand. I ordered the blue. Whilst it looks blue on the website, It's more a mix of blue and green in reality. A colour usually named "Petrol". I do wish it was just a tiny bit larger and an A5 size, just to let me fit existing A5 things into it, but that's my only real complaint.
The paper is wonderful. The shipping process is terrifying.