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These Notebooks are Impossible...
December 26, 2015
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These Notebooks are Impossible to destroy! Easily "pocketable" as they are not too stiff or rigid, they will flex with your jeans or gym shorts You can use and abuse them, its Yupo paper is absolutely impervious to water and impossible to tear, it is also very smooth and slightly shiny, quite pleasant and no matter what you do, it will not bleed through.
The Dot Grid... For me the dot grid is the only alternative to plain paper as I find graph or lined paper nearly useless because I find them obtrusive and too bold (exceptions can be found here and there, Kokuyo paper is an example) In this case the medium gray dot grid is just perfect, not at all distracting, yet, present when needed. I use them as my Bullet Journal-GTD and to keep track on my progress regarding my 4Hr Body diet and as my poolside notebook while on break from my swimming workouts with my wet hands!

Those were the good news. On the other side.

The colors on the cover wear off easily, pretty much with every use, there were new scuffs and scratches. Within a short use time the notebooks acquire this well worm "patina" that befits their Field Notes name, for those who like the rough-hewn out there it would be a good thing. But, but, Big But: It is hard to find the right pen to use on this notebook, gels take more than a minute to dry and, much like pencils, they all will smear as the paper rubs against itself while it flexes on the pant's pocket, I will never use ball points ever, not smooth enough and they write with ugly uneven lines... This leaves us with fine permanent markers as the only viable alternative: Sharpies' ink takes a long time to dry, Staedtler LumoColor are only slightly better. the only permanent markers that worked for me (as a left handed individual) were those from the Stabilo OHPen line. Unlike the rest there was little to no smear and the dry time was fast enough. Finally, with the Stabilos, these notebooks finally work for me as a complete, every day use solution, since the Stabilo marker pens come in different point sizes and colors.

PS: I am not rating five stars because of how picky the Yupo paper is, it was hard to figure a pen that worked for me.
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I love the Field Notes...
January 13, 2014
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I love the Field Notes Expedition edition. The paper is kind of plasticky, which means it's not suitable for most pens. If I'm writing with a pen, it's either Sharpie (pen or marker) or a ballpoint pen (which kind of smears). So why do I love this pocket notebook if I can't use gel or ballpoint pen without smeariness?
Because it's wonderful to write in with pencil (I use HB lead). It does kind of smear, but you can always erase - unlike a pen/Sharpie.
I have a tendency to often erase and re-write something else in the same place multiple times. If you re-write and erase a piece of paper multiple times, the sheet starts to tear apart slowly and the next thing you know there's a whole in the paper.
Also, I have this terrible habit of often spilling drinks on/in my bags (I get lazy about carrying my tea tumbler so it goes into my bag sometimes), so no paper survives the ordeal. BUT FIELD NOTES EXPEDITION DOES. So if you're clumsy like me, this is the perfect notebook for you. :] I gotta (more like wanna) buy more although they're quite long-lasting and have been withholding my multiple "erase only in this one spot" beatings that I may not need to buy more.
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These are great little...
January 13, 2014
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These are great little notebooks for keeping in a purse. They don't tear or get all dog-eared and grubby, even after spending a week in my bag with three pens, a multi-tool, a set of gaming dice, a comb, two pots of lipgloss, my wallet, and a packet of Fisherman's Friend cough drops. Love the dot grid too. Goes well with my new Fisher Space Pen.
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I cannot live without...
March 28, 2015
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I cannot live without these at work. I'm an electrician and I can take this notepad out with me when it's pouring rain out- great for those soggy days when I'm trying to make notes on slab layout or parking lot lighting, etc. You could literally write on this under a running faucet with a pencil or the right kind of pen. Awesome product.
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Fantastic memo book....
August 16, 2014
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Fantastic memo book. I have it in my pocket every day and I use it most everyday. If not for all the business data I put in it then just for personal use as well. I have only used one of the three that came with the pack but it has been in my pocket every day for a little over six months. It holds up very well to wear and tear with absolutely no tear. The black back side's color has cracked a bit but the synthetic paper that field notes uses is outstanding. Don't really have anything bad to say about it.
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Full disclosure, I am...
June 8, 2016
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Full disclosure, I am a HUGE fan of all Field Notes products. These, however, might be my favorite of all time! Love the cover (color combo and design) and especially the synthetic waterproof/tearproof paper. Pairs great with a fine/ultra fine tip sharpie.

Most likely going to order another set at some point!
Hate the shiny paper....
April 15, 2016
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Hate the shiny paper.
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October 8, 2015
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The dot grids are handy...
April 8, 2015
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The dot grids are handy and sometimes nicer than lined pages. Great quality, as I expected from Field Notes.
Love the size...
March 27, 2015
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Love the size
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