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Lt. Tom
June 8th, 2012, 08:19 AM
Does anyone know of a small notebook that will hold up better than average in a back pocket? During the summer when I'm not wearing coats, and I'm less likely to be wearing a pocketed shirt, the note pad ends up in my back pocket. They get sat on, and, well, down here in the South in the summer, we perspire, y'all. I could get those horrible little "Composition Book"s from the grocery store, and just replace it once a week, but I'd prefer something a little nicer if I can find something that will last longer. Does anyone have any ideas?

June 8th, 2012, 09:06 AM
It sucks for anything but ballpoint, but ”write in the rain” is a waterproof paper that if you use a
Space pen you really can write on it when wet. Sweatproof! www.writeintherain.com
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June 8th, 2012, 10:12 AM
There are a few that I've used and I always have one in my back pocket. Moleskine, isn't bad if you stay away from broad nibs and very wet inks. Rhodia is better.

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John the Monkey
June 8th, 2012, 10:29 AM
I've used a Moleskine pocket reporter (fine nibs, well behaved inks, or a pencil ONLY). Rhodia's smallest e-Pure cover with a Bloc no.11 works for me too.

Maybe a subthread to this could be reporter style books with decent paper? I like the format of the Mole but its paper drives me mad.

Although, in the UK, we're more likely to get rained on than baked by the sun this year.

June 8th, 2012, 12:26 PM
I got a cheap pocket one at Staples from Martha Stewart ... $ 2.95 perfect holds up well and not too thick that you can sit down. I use mine for notes at customers
luncheon etc when I need to write something down ...

June 8th, 2012, 01:39 PM
I usually carry a rhodia or clairefontaine notebook.. Field notes might fit the bill (I just picked up several recently) but some inks have feathering and bleed through / show through issues

June 8th, 2012, 02:52 PM
I am waiting for an inkleaf Field Notes cover, which is capable of handling two notebooks of the same size. I plan to make my own notebooks using G Lalo paper. Will it fit comfortably in my back pocket? I'm not so sure, but I'll let you know.

June 8th, 2012, 04:56 PM
I have been making my own Field Notes sized notebooks with HP Laser paper and putting them in a leather cover I sourced on Etsy.com. The thing is made of such thick and stiff leather that it still has trouble laying flat. I don't care because it takes back pocket abuse like no other.

July 2nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
Red Field notes cover has been holding up well in the back pocket this summer. I was worried it would fall apart. So far it has done well. I was paying at the vet's office today when I realized it wasn't in my back pocket anymore. I backtracked through all my errands today and was totally confused where and how I lost the notebook. And then I found it... on my desk. Oops...

July 2nd, 2012, 09:56 PM
This is my Inkleaf Field Notes leather cover. I filled it with two notebooks and there is still a bit of room for assorted pieces of paper like receipts and business cards. One of the notebooks it covers is a Field Notes for my to-dos and the other is a homemade notebook with G. Lalo paper for more grandiose ideas/delusions. This is absolutely wonderful craftsmanship and a formidable end to my quest for the perfect pocket notebook.


July 2nd, 2012, 10:37 PM
Duende, love the Inkleaf cover.

I never did post up a picture of mine.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6843674669_f49937ec20_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivan_romero/6843674669/)
Beastly Leather Moleskine Cahier Cover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivan_romero/6843674669/) by IvanRomero (http://www.flickr.com/people/ivan_romero/), on Flickr

July 3rd, 2012, 10:02 AM
That's an excellent black leather cover you got. Befitting a beastly dark lord.