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Ryman Refill Pad A4
Member Name: theredrobin
Ryman Refill Pad A4
Date: 12/03/12, updated on 12/03/12 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, great value, good quality
I recently was in need of an a4 lined paper pad, in the past I have bought from WHSmith but I was looking around Ryman's and found the pads to be a lot cheaper in terms of their own branded products and in comparisson to the popular Pukka Pads.
The pad that I bought is different to the above picture and has a bright green cover. It is easily spotted and eye catching. It was priced just under £2, (i'm not sure if it was on offer at the time) but for 320 pages it is a great price.
The paper itself has 4 holes like most of the a4 pads, a blue margin and it is lined. I know at times when buying a lined paper pad if the price is cheap, the quality of the paper and the lines on the paper are not normally much good. But the paper within this pad is great and I can't really tell the difference between this paper and any of the higher priced pads. By buying this pad you are basically paying half the price for more pages of paper.
Also what I liked is that by turning the paper to write on the next page, it does not rip the previous page out.. which I found most pads do. The front cover is also stuck on well and does not come off in general day to day use. Again the back cover like most pads is cardboard. The pad is also opened to the left rather than upwards, which I prefer more. Also the paper thickness is pretty much the standard weight (it does not say) and it is not too thin.
I give the product 5 stars as it is both good value for money and good quality. I would buy the same pad from them again when in need and nearby to a shop. 320 pages is also a great amount as most pads are 200 pages.
Summary: A good lined paper pad