Review: Quo Vadis' "green" "Equology" Scholar Planner

The Quo Vadis Equology "Scholar" Weekly Planner, 6x9 (16x24cm) is a new edition to the Quo Vadis family of planners with 88% recycled material, 100% recycled paper and a removable chlorine free cover.

It includes
  • 12 months, August to July (started 20 July 09)
  • Current Annual Planner
  • Space for assignments, test dates, papers due, activities and notes
  • 60 lb. extra white paper never smears or bleeds through
  • Sewn binding
  • Detachable address book

My first impressions of the new planner was whoa!

The chlorine free cover, which feels a little like rubber, is textured, sleek, attractive and flexible. I suspect it will take a beating on the road, in a handbag or backpack and stay clean. It may be the most rugged of the Quo Vadis planner covers I've seen (see my reviews).

Quo Vadis Scholar Logo (upper right)

Quo Vadis Scholar Logo (lower right)

The cover features two logos, one at the top and the other discretely at the lower right bottom.

Neither logo is intrusive as the cover material, colour and incised logos are totally discreet.

Pens tested in planner (top to bottom:
Pelikan 100, M nib (J. Herbin Lie de The ); Pelikan m215, BB nib (Noodler's Violet Vote); Sailor Sapporo, Music Nib (Sailor Jentle Black); and
unidentified metallic gel pen

Pens tested in detachable address book (top to bottom:
Sailor Sapporo, Music Nib (Sailor Jentle Black); Pelikan m215, BB nib (Noodler's Violet Vote); unidentified metallic gel pen; and Pelikan 100, M nib (J. Herbin Ile de The )

The weekly planner provides for sufficient space for even my large handwriting and can handle most of the pens I tested on both the inner note page, and the detachable address book.

The wider the nib, the more show through, but it doesn't interfere with using both sides of the pages (see below):

Planner back page, some evident show through with wider nibs

Address Book back page, less evident show through

I'm really pleased to have had the opportunity to review a "green" planner. The planner is well designed, attractive and totally utilitarian. I can't wait for July 20--the date this academic planner begins.

The Daily Planner is offering the planner for $20.00 in four colours: Chocolate, Black, Red and Rose.

Check here for additional availability.

(NB: I believe the planner may also come in a spiral version. I am reviewing the removable cover version.)


  1. Can you post a picture of a monthly page and a weekly page by any chance? I want to see how they are laid out.

  2. You can see the weekly page here:

    There is no monthly page in my planner.