21 Sep 2012

filofax heavyweight champion!

So, I thought I'd try something new. I've never done this before so for all I know, I may get no responses! I still want to try as I think it could be fun and interesting.

Talking on Twitter, a lot of us struggle with the weight of our Filofax organisers. So my idea was born. A heavyweight contest! Now, I don't have any prizes, this is all a bit of fun as I realise that this can be easily rigged ;D

Anyway, all you have to do is send in a picture of your Filofax organiser on some weighing scales with the weight clearly showing. You can do this through a Flickr group (already created - Filofax Heavyweight Champions) or you can email me your picture and I can upload it :-)

Rules:
- only weigh your main Filofax that you use (but feel free to weigh others - just specify which one is your main)
- don't add any extras to it - be as honest as possible; after all, this is just a bit of fun
- you have until November 14th to get your entry in and the winners will be announced on November 15th.
- I know it won't necessarily be fair as we all use different sizes (Compact, A5, personal, pocket, etc) which is why there is no physical prize.
- you don't have to weigh a Filofax - if you use a binder of another brand, feel free to weigh that as your entry

Here is mine to start us off ;D

I'm currently using my personal Osterley (though I have moved some inserts into my Deco, which, for the time being is used as my 'away from home' binder) and here is how much it weighs:

Couldn't find the digital scales so had to use these old-ass analogue ones.



About 520g! My shoulders must be strong as an ox to have to carry this bad boy around in my bag every day. Which is why I will be slimming down to a Slimline :)

How heavy is yours? Upload it to the Flickr group and post a link here or just, stealthily, upload it ;)

15 comments

  1. Maybe have one winner for each category.... about to weigh my compact...

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    1. That's probably a good idea. Will see how many people take part first :) x

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  2. Great Idea. I use a holborn personal in Wine as my everyday filofax. It has 486g.

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    1. Just saw your upload. 486g is still a ton to carry around everyday! x

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  3. http://i47.tinypic.com/311ngg1.jpg Read it and weep! ;) It varied between 591g and 590g.

    more images!:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/2rw6g6g.jpg
    http://i47.tinypic.com/zjjosl.jpg

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    1. Whoa! Do you mind me saving the first one and uploading it to the Flickr group on your behalf? :) it makes it easier for me to keep track of the different weights for when I announce the winner ;) x

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    2. Yeah sure! :) It's a personal red metropol, let me know if you need any other info or pictures ;) x

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  4. Oh, my Deco is really heavy....

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    1. Wow!! Would love to know what you've got in there x

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  5. My personal Holborn is about 400 grams - and the Franklin Covey Classic I used for a short time is about 800! Photos are on the Flickr group :)

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    1. Whoa! 800g! 400g sounds a lot easier on your shoulder, esp. if you carry it everywhere hehe x

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  6. My personal Malden is 632g (That includes 4 pens that live in there)

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  7. My A5 Malden in normal running mode, weighs in at 1085 grams including a couple of pens!

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  8. My Franklin Covey compact is 1.15 pounds or 667 grams.

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