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The Best EDC Planners for 2020

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The Best EDC Planners for 2020

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With 2020 just a few days away, it’s the best time to start planning for a great year. Resolutions, new habits, projects and even bucket lists can all be hard to keep track of simultaneously, without a way to measure and track your progress. To keep things clear and to help you achieve your vision, here are our recommendations for planners to carry in your everyday pursuit of your goals.

Kokuyo Jibun Techo 2020 3-in-1 Set

Kokuyo Jibun Techo 2020 3-in-1 Set

Purchase
Key Features
3-booklet system
Diary space
2 paper weights
Specifications
Size
A5
Pages
112/40/40
Paper
60/52gsm
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Price
$$$
This portable and customizable planner system lets you organize different aspects of your daily life with three separate booklets : “Diary” for daily scheduling, “Life” for long-term plans and milestones, and “Idea” for scribbling thoughts, memories and images. Each booklet features the appropriate page format, with the Diary even providing space for you to track weather, and features either their MIO paper—a smooth, absorbent and smear-free middle-weight 60gsm paper good for fountain pens and note taking, or their lightly textured 52gsm THIN paper which is great for graphite and pencils and durable enough to withstand erasing.
BestSelf Self Planner

BestSelf Self Planner

Purchase
Key Features
Undated
Habit tracker
Bucket list
Specifications
Size
7" x 10"
Pages
6 months
Paper
100gsm
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Price
$$
If you value flexibility and room to work with over portability, check out the Self Planner. This undated, 24-week (6 month) planner lets you start at any time of the year while also giving you the structure of having a habit tracker to help you execute your resolutions, a bucket list to ensure work-life harmony, and dedicated pages for project-planning and monthly reflections. It also features numbered pages made of fountain pen-friendly 100g white ivory paper that’s easy on the eyes while reading, perforated corners that you can tear out so you can always index to the current date, ribbon markers, storage via a back pocket, and a small 2020 calendar to remind you when you can start planning for your best self.
Moleskine Pro Weekly Vertical Planner

Moleskine Pro Weekly Vertical Planner

Purchase
Key Features
Signature elastic closure
2-page weekly layout
Travel planner
Specifications
Size
Pocket/L/XL
Pages
144 (12-month weekly)
Paper
70gsm
Reviews


Price
$$
Made to help you organize your week easily, the Pro series planner from Moleskine features a 2-page weekly layout that gives you a calendar on one side and a space for notes, tasks and plans on the other. Aside from monthly and yearly calendar layouts, it also includes useful tools and references for planning your travels. It lies flat for easy writing on the 70gsm ivory-colored acid-free paper, great for preserving your entries for posterity. The hard cover and rounded edges make it fairly durable for regular use, and it packs up nicely for travel with an elastic closure.
Word. Standard Memorandum

Word. Standard Memorandum

Purchase
Key Features
Minimalist design
Leather cover option
Free monogramming
Specifications
Size
2.35“ x 5.25”
Pages
64
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Price
$
A re-imagined design from the early 1900s, this 21st century take on the compact pocket journal gives you a way to chronicle your entire year, one short note at a time. This minimalist EDC-friendly notebook is only 64 pages and measures just 2.35“ x 5.25”, meaning you can always have it on you to jot down quick reminders and to journal significant milestones that occurred that day. It comes in both bare paperback or with different colored leather covers that feature free monogramming when you order direct from Word.
Hobonichi Techo Planner

Hobonichi Techo Planner

Purchase
Key Features
Super-thin paper
Lay-flat binding
Grid layout
Specifications
Size
A6
Pages
448
Paper
52gsm
Reviews


Price
$$$
This compact A6-sized planner (approximately 4 x 6 inches) provides a pocket companion that lets you document and plan the details of your daily activities. The super-thin yet high-quality Tomoe River Paper keeps it light enough for everyday carry and prevents ink from bleeding through to the other pages. The 180-degree binding is durable, while allowing the pages to lay flat during writing. Daily, monthly and yearly pages feature a grid pattern that lets you keep your tidy notes aligned and to design your own layouts. A dedicated “Coming Up” section for each month lets you know what you can look forward to.
Rite in the Rain All-Weather Complete Field Planner Kit

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Complete Field Planner Kit

Purchase
Key Features
Protective cover
Multi-page binder system
Pen and USB drive loops
Specifications
Size
4.625" x 7"
Pages
100+
Paper
Archival-grade paper
Reviews


Price
$$$$
For taking your planning and journaling off the beaten path, it’s hard to beat the go-anywhere durability of Rite in the Rain. This hardy design, developed with input from outdoor professionals, encases your notes and ideas in a tough CORDURA fabric exterior that resists water, sweat, mud and grease. Inside, a rust-resistant binder keeps up to 100 pages together, each one made of Rite in the Rain all-weather paper designed to endure time and the elements. The loose leaves include a 1 year weekly calendar, 1 year monthly calendar, and a 4 year overview, plus tabs for organizing different sections. This full kit includes an all-weather metal clicker pen, a wrist loop for carrying, a ruler, a USB drive loop and other extras to help keep your daily paraphernalia organized while out and about.

What are you using to plan for the upcoming year? What's your favorite type of planner? Sound off in the comments below!

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Can we assume you will cover Planner Apps, too?

I have carried some planner variant for decades. Now it's part of my Smart Phone / Tablet / Laptop Suite. The Apps add no additional bulk or weight to my EDC.

I use Mac and IOS devices and have found Apps that take advantage of Apple's Calendar, Contacts, and Reminder Databases and work across all the Apple platforms. I know there are similar Apps for Windows and Android devices. Possibly a few that work totally across any desired platforms.

I do carry a Slim Moleskine Notebook (Cahiers) either Pocket or Large. For times when a
using a digital device doesn't make sense.

I find having a device bring up appointments or reminders much more effective. I did have a long transition and doing real planning not just jotting appointments needs either paper and pencil or a full word processor with a capability to do at least basic graphics and accept scans and other graphics or photos.