Comparing Raika 6-ring planner vs. Day-Timer Personal Size Malibu

CC Raika & RG (3)

This past December I decided to give my RG a break and use my Raika for awhile. I switched over to my Raika. I used it the week of Christmas. Here are some thoughts I jotted down while using the Raika for the first time:

  • The Raika doesn’t hold as many pens as my RG. Two pens vs. four.
  • The RG has more storage space and pockets, even when you take into account the half-sheet sleeve in the back of the Raika.
  • The Raika does have the half-sheet pocket that the RG doesn’t have.
  • The RG is mushier and nicer to feel than the all leather Raika.
  • Raika’s Bone color just doesn’t POP, compared to the Rose Gold color.
  • The rings are the same size.
  • Three days in (12-22-2015) and I really wish I had my RG back. Not enjoying this Containment Unit. And no it’s not because I’m still getting used to it. May sell it.
  • The evening we got back from our Christmas trip I switched back into my RG.

As of this post going live (2-8-2016), it is up for sale in several Planner Facebook groups.

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/GRcCLtrfHho

© Cori Large 1-5-2016

CC Raika & RG (1) CC Raika & RG (2) CC Raika & RG (3) CC Raika & RG (4)

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21 Responses to Comparing Raika 6-ring planner vs. Day-Timer Personal Size Malibu

  1. Charline says:

    I loved this planner comparision, as I’m shopping for a good planner for our blog this year!

    <3 Charline

  2. Thanks for giving us the comparison in such detail. Go back to the one you love, that’s what I say!

  3. Emily says:

    How do I read your blog still and NOT own one of these adorable planners? haha

  4. Lucy says:

    It’s probably a good idea to stick to the one you love & sell the other one!

  5. This is yet another one of your reviews where I like the inside of one but the outside of the other lol. Why can’t one just be perfect lol How many planners do you actively use?

    • caendicott says:

      Exactly! I wish the Malibu had the half sheet pocket along the back like the Raika does. If the Raika could have held all the pens I need on a daily basis, I could have made it work.

  6. Shelly says:

    I love planners!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Victoria says:

    Very nice! Let’s see some inside photos 🙂

  8. laci says:

    Awesome !!!! I am a planner addict !!!

  9. Susan McDougald says:

    I looked in several FB groups, but did not see your Raika. Would you pm me please? I love that bone one! Thanks

  10. Susan McDougald says:

    I love that Raika! Would you pm me please? Thanks

  11. Susan McDougald says:

    my comments are not showing up again. I would love to find out more about your Raika!

  12. Susan McDougald says:

    oops sorry

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