“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”
Field Notes Memo Books are now available! We couldn’t be more excited to carry this brand of notebooks that has made its way around the world based on its simple, classic design. They’ve brought back the vintage, agricultural notebooks and created a series of notebooks that are durable and flexible.
These notebooks were made to be used, bent, folded, back-pocket-sat-upon, thrown into your bag. The rounded corners mean they aren’t prone to getting caught on things and creasing the corners. Each notebook is bound by a Heidelber ST350 “Stitchmaster” 8-pocket saddle stitcher to make sure your pages aren’t going to come apart.
Each of the pocket notebooks measures 8.9cm x 13.9cm (3.5″ x 5.5″), and are available in ruled, grid or plain.
The inside cover has space for you to write in some information, and the back cover has all the details you’ll need on using the notebook, including the specifications, practical applications, Field Notes’ story and a ruler.
I have to say one of my favourites of the Field Notes products is their Steno pads, but I like Steno pads in general. These have the classic Gregg ruling – one vertical line down the middle and horizontally ruled.
The covers on these are thick, making your your pad doesn’t bend in half after being crunched in your bag as you sit on the TTC. And, additionally, if your TTC commute is exceptionally long, you can always take a skim through the covers, and find all sorts of fascinating information. Wire bound, so it lies open flat.
How does the paper fare?
The paper worked pretty well for my Lamy Safari with EF nib, and Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun, but wetter nibs may not fare so well. The feather was minimal and the bleed-through was also minimal, but again, the EF nib was probably a big factor in that. A ballpoint, gel or roller point might be your best bet if you’re on the go.
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