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January 13, 2014
I love the Field Notes...
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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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January 13, 2014
These are great little...
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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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September 8, 2014
These memo books are...
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These memo books are very useful. The synthetic paper is very durable, won't tear or crease easily, and the covers resist damage quite well. I carry mine everywhere, and the covers have lost some color in places; I consider this to be a kind of patina. They work well outdoors in any weather.

The paper is not friendly to liquid inks, such as fountain or liquid rollerball ink - the ink takes ages to dry and remains easily smudged. I tried many different pens - gel ink dries very slowly and smudges for a long time. Most ballpoints work quite well, though may smudge where ink builds up. I found that Sharpie markers work extremely well, apart from the Stainless Steel Sharpie Pen, which does not dry nearly as quickly as the normal Ultra Fine Sharpies. Hybrid ink ballpoints work well too - Uni Jetstream ink dries quickly, though I prefer Pilot Acroball pens on the plastic paper - the lines appear to be finer for a given point size. My favorite pens of all on the Expedition Edition Field Notes are Uni-ball Power Tank pens, especially the 0.7 size - they write on these pages in any weather, and the ink does not smudge at all, and is crisp and dark. Pencil works well too, though I prefer harder lead to minimize transfer from one page to another.

 
August 16, 2014
Fantastic memo book....
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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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