Straight out of the box and I am absolutely in love with this colour. It is such a fresh spring colour and the minimal pocket space fits in totally with the compact ring size (15mm in diameter). I think a Personal Compact is a great place to start if you're looking for your first Filofax. It is at the cheaper end of the Filofax market and you can play around with just a few sections to see what works for you.
The organiser doesn't lay completely flat when you first open it but I imagine that, with some daily use, it may do. This binder has a high gloss leather look PU (a man-made material made to look and feel like leather) and the interior is a combination of PU and colour-matched polyester. It comes with a variety of inserts that make a great starter kit and are just enough to fill the rings:
- 1-6 complimentary coloured index (no A-Z section)
- Week-on-2-pages diary
- Today frosted page marker
- Paper inserts : white/blue/pink/green ruled notepaper
- Paper inserts : white graph paper
- Paper inserts : white plain notepaper
- Paper inserts : contacts pages
I've been asked about smell and weight (yes, really). As a comparison, it weighs about the same as my smartphone and Kindle and smells of nothing (well, there's a 'new pages' smell from the inserts if you're into that kind of thing). Sometimes it is easier to see rather than read so I have made a video showing you round the interior of the Personal Compact. I will add an update when I've been using it for a while.