Back-to-School supplies are all over the stores now, though I didn't really notice until shopping at Target a few days ago and coming across aisles and aisle of different styles of Mead notebooks. This vinyl update on the standard Composition Notebook caught my eye (they come in an assortment of neon colors as well) for their minimal design and color: gray and black, with white cloth-style side binding.
The notebook is 9.75 x 7.50 inches, and has 70 college-rule sheets of bright white paper. It is totally flexible, so writing has to be on a hard surface. In fact, the notebook is so flexible you could roll it up if you want to, reminding me of certain flex notebook like Zequenz roll up journals.
The paper is of fairly good quality. There is some bleed through with fountain pen ink, but overall it does well with gel ink. For $1 and tax (9 cents), this is a great buy for keeping notes, doodles, stray thoughts, and whatever else I'm thinking of jotting down. The other colors (neon blue, pink, and green) didn't interest me, but it you're into bright colors then check out the vinyl Mead Composition notebooks.