The Explorer refillable notebook is made of nice quality leather, and has ample space and elastic for notebook inserts. The green color is a pleasing, muted tone. The Regalia paper is great for fountain pens, with a smoothness and bleed/feather-free performance rivaling that of Tomoe River paper. I didn't think the pen loop or extraneous elastic bands were up to the high standard set by the cover or paper, so I gave the Explorer only 4 stars. In general however, I am very happy with this purchase, and can recommend the notebook.