Another perk, if one needs one, is that your binder can be folded in two. This way you make the planner sturdier giving much better surface to write on. I love the floppiness of a Malden but sometimes this maneuver makes a smaller and firmer planner.
I took my son to horse riding and all of a sudden was gifted some time while I waited him back from manège. I took a short walk, but the weather was too cold so I retrieved back to the warmth of the car and pleasure of writing.