My long-awaited (in my mind only perhaps) Mead Flex Binder Product Review!

For those of you who read my blog regularly, my love of the Mead Five Star Flex Binder is no secret. So why, some may ask, am I just now getting around to doing a product review of one of my favorite products.

I’ve been meaning to do this blog post / product review for a while, but there were other things I wanted to blog about instead.

So let’s get right down to it.

Product: Mead Five Star Flex Binder

Appeal: Functionality of a binder with the bendability of a spiral notebook. What’s not to love?

I’m a righty who writes like a lefty. What does that mean? It means that I turn whatever I’m going to be writing on I turn to about a 45 degree angle. So it I’m trying to write in a regular binder or composition book, etc. it gets a little awkward.

In my opinion, these binders can take a lot of abuse. The berry/magenta one I’ve had for ten years, and only recently has the webbing around the rings start to become detached from the front cover. The rings are starting to loosen up as well, so I may be retiring this one soon.

My 10 year old Flex

My 10 year old Flex

The webbing is starting to tear, but this only happened recently.

The webbing is starting to tear, but this only happened recently.

Bent back like a spiral notebook

Bent back like a spiral notebook

Up close look at the rings

Up close look at the rings

The Mead website shows a lot more options that what I have seen in the store.

At the Staples in my town, I discovered the 5-subject Flex. The 5-subject has bigger rings. I didn’t know these existed. Granted I haven’t paid full price for a Flex Binder in 10 years (since I bought the berry/magenta one).

Also depending on the store I’m in, the color options vary. Some have the standard colors from the website, and other have discontinued colors.

Yes, these binders are expensive. The prices ranges from $7.99 to $15.99 depending on what store I’m in. Despite the cost, I feel they are worth the investment.

If you’re interested in this item, but think it’s a little pricey, wait for the school supply clearance racks. No joke. That’s how my collection has grown over the years. I think the most I ever paid for a clearance binder was $5.00 + tax.

There it is, people, the long awaited (or just in my mind) product review of the Mead Five Star Flex Binder. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments and I will answer them as soon as possible.

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© Cori Large October 29, 2015


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chel
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 12:48:38

    That’s super neat. I always like looking at different reviews especially when it comes to planners and journals. and, wow… you’ve had that for 10 years and only now it’s starting to fray. Nice. I’m brutal with my planner/journals. Lol.


  2. Dia@ All The Things I Do
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 15:38:12

    I really like that color! Thanks for sharing your long awaited review 🙂


  3. Adriana
    Dec 10, 2015 @ 19:17:45

    I love these binders, they’re great! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Elena
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 10:58:32

    I saw one of these in Goodwill for $1 – in red. I don’t need it for anything, but it was tempting.


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