If you want a perfect sized bible for traveling, this is the one. Sturdy yet light. The zipper protects the pages from rain and scuffing in your bag. Print size is not a problem for me. I use reading glasses for most type. I love the ancestory pages to fill in. I'm very happy with the value of this purchase.
This just arrived in the mail today (only took about 3.5 business days for delivery) I was very pleased with the product. It is well constructed and has a classic look. The miraculous medal is in fact metal and looks great.
I purchased this bible because it has the zipper that will protect the pages when I put it in my backpack for traveling. It is the perfect size. Previously, I carried a small copy of the New Testament but it was getting pretty beat up in my backpack.
This is a nice size. If I lay the palm of my hand out flat, it covers most of my hand. The pages are thin, but really that's not at all different than most bibles. They have a nice feel.
I don't find the size of the font a problem at all. It is very readable to me, but I am a 40 year old male with no vision difficulty when it comes to reading...distance, that's another story :-) The font is certainly bigger than than you would find in those little Gideons bibles that are given out for free.
My only concern was that I felt it was a little pricey for a compact bible, especially when compared to similar non-compact bibles. All and all though, I'm very happy with it, and I'm sure you will like it.
I was surprised how legible (with reading glasses) this Bible is! It's great for travel/commuting, and bound with good bonded leather, gold edged pages and a satin ribbon. The price was right too. My only complaint is the imprinting ended up on 2 lines. But it's great nonetheless.