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Filofax Flex vs Personal

on November 28, 2013

When I first heard about the Filofax Flex, I assumed they would come in the same main three sizes as Filofax binders come in – Pocket, Personal and A5. They do come in Pocket and A5 – but instead of Personal, they come in something different called “Slim”. So how exactly do Slim and Personal differ?

I own a Magenta Slim Flex and a Personal Springboard, so I took some photos of them side-by-side so you can see the size difference:





The difference is actually quite significant! 




The thickness is very different too – the binder is several times bigger! Obviously quite how much bigger would depend on whether you had a compact/slimline/standard binder and how stuffed it was, but I think a Flex is always going to be slimmer than a binder.

This is what it looks like open compared to a binder:


Apologies for how dark the photo is. Hopefully you can see just how much bigger the binder is! The ring mechanism obviously takes up a lot of room.


Overall, I think the slim Flex is the one for you if you’re looking for something slim to pop in your pocket or slip into your bag. But I personally feel the Filofax binders have more charm, and appeal, and there’s just something about a stuffed, loved binder that a Flex can’t replace.


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