I have quite a few Maldens, but for me I have not felt the love that everyone else has for this binder. I love my grey A5 but it is too floppy for me to use in the field as I have to balance my binders on my knees. And I adore my black personal as it is so tough with a course stiff feel and coarse texture. But the frenzy over the Vintage Pink and the Aqua I have never understood. I know so many people love them and I am so glad they do but for me the pink is not pink enough and the aqua is more jade than anything else.
Anyway, that is why I am so suprised at my love for the navy blue compact zipped – it is a pretty colour and nice and structured so it does not flop all over the place. It has a brilliant wallet layout (like the Pennybridge) but with some of the credit card pockets being leather. It is also light.