The Action Planner is part of Moleskine's Professional Planners series. The book certainly does look professional. The Action Planner is Extra Large (7 1/2 by 10 inches), has a hard cover and is very slim.
It has all the usual Moleskine amenities: In Case Of Loss page, rounded corners, elastic strap, placemarker.
There are overview calendars for the current year (left page) and next year (right page).
There are also month column calendars for all of the current year and next year.
Here is the weekly spread. It was hard to get a good photo where the lines showed up well. Each weekday is a full column, Saturday and Sunday share a column, and at the right is a lined space for lists. I don't like that the name of the month is at the bottom of the page, it makes it hard for me to find the month and week I'm looking for. I wrote it in the top right corner, I like that better.
Left page, Monday through Thursday. Countries with holidays are indicated on the day, but holidays themselves are not printed.
Right page Friday- Sunday plus the lists space. I love space for lists on the weekly spread! It's the main reason why I've been wanting to check out this planner.
I was surprised, and I have to admit disappointed, to discover the ruling is wider in this planner than in Moleskine notebooks. I measure usual Moleskine ruling at 6 mm, and the ruling in the Action Planner weekly pages is 7 mm.
|Moleskine notebook left 6 mm, Action Planner right 7mm|
The Moleskine paper itself is what it is. I go back and forth in my opinion about it. It's not as smooth or nice as Quo Vadis/ Clairefontaine paper, but nothing is in my opinion. Moleskine paper is certainly not the worst paper out there, and in fact feels downright luxurious compared to some brands. In the end it's down to personal preference.
In the back of the book there are a few blank pages for notes, and a removable address book (which I like).
Have you used a Moleskine Action planner? What did you think about it?