Review: Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop

The Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop (just LPL from here) is an ingenious little loop of elastic stitched to a bit of adhesive backed plastic. They can be found in just about every stationery shop, online and off. A single LRL costs between $4 and $10.

Sticking a LPL to a notebook cover is as easy as peeling the backing off and figuring out where to place it. I placed mine on the right hand side of my Franklin-Christoph Blue Linen cover. It’s held in place since I purchased it this summer.

The loop securely holds a number of pen, mostly those on the slimmer side, but it does hold my Pentel Alloy securely. This loop isn’t going to hold super fat pens. It does better with thin pens like the Parker Jotter. It is the perfect size for a Baron Fig Squire. The elastic is tight when the LPL is new, but it loosen a bit over time through use.

Overall, the LPL does a very good job at what it does. The LPL is available in a whole rainbow of colors. It makes a great addition to a number of notebooks or covers. I’m considering getting one for my 2018 Baron Fig planner. I can’t figure out if I want a pop of color with my planner or if it should match the gray. Decisions.

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  • Marcia Libby

    I’d go with the pop of color, that teal/green/Esmeralda color would set off the gray of the Baron Fig quite nicely!

    • lessherger

      I agree! That teal shade is purty.

  • Julie Paradise

    Great review and a shoutout to one of the most underrated accessories!

    Those Pen Loops are trusty little fellas: I use mine on Midori Traveler’s Notebooks and can attest that they stick indefinitely and also last for years. Of course, these are not for wide pens, but I normally just have a KaWeCo Liliput in mine, carry my Passport MTN in the backpocket of my jeans and never had any complaint. Sure, they lose their form after several months, but as they are such a cheap accessoire, I do not mind changing them out every 2 to 2 1/2 years.

    • lessherger

      Good call, I hope mine lasts 2.5 years. It’s got a nice snug hold on my Baron Fig Experiment!