Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning. I am an A5 user. Not only that but I am an A5-with-30mm-rings user. They are big and heavy as bricks but I have used them for years. I also love the Gillio Mia Cara. They make A5 30mm ring binders look like miniatures. They are big and heavy and bulky and floppy and overstuffable. This makes me love them even more.
However, they are not for the fainthearted. Or for those who want a light, structured, stiff, slim, light binder. Hopefully these photographs will give some idea of scale. They are big heavy folders compared to all other equivalents. This is why they are so much more expensive.
If you carry small handbags and like your binders neat and slim, this is definitely not a binder for you. But if you like things big and heavy – go for it!