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I recently bought a pack...
, July 31, 2013
I recently bought a pack of Field Notes notebooks and, like some of the other
reviewers, I loved the paper but hated the durability (or lack thereof) of the
covers. Because the paper was so nice, I decided to try a little experiment to
increase the durability of the covers. I carefully opened and removed the three
staples, and took out the stack of pages. Then I flattened out the cover and
laminated it using a standard laminator at my office. I then used a push pin to
poke holes in the spine of the cover where the staples would go. Put the pages
back in and lined up the staple holes, put staples back in and bent the staples
to their original closed position. I now have a laminated cover for my field
notes books. They work great. veyr durable, water resistant, and part of my
everyday carry. One caveat, the covers are fairly stiff right after being
laminated. To solve this, and keep them closed, i purchased some Filed Notes
rubber bands from their website although, any rubber band will work. This keeps
the closed, and alos provides a handy place to attach my pen to the outside of
the notebook. Yes, this process does require some extra work, but these
notebooks are far superior in paper quality to a Moleskine, so if think it is
worht the extra steps.
| I like the idea behind...
, April 28, 2013
I like the idea behind the Fields Notes Brand, but they are more like a novelty
item, no doubt the materials are top notch, but the brand works most because of
nostalgia than because it is useful.
The memo books itself are of the appropriate size for a pants pocket, but the
paper and cover itself aren't as durable. They have a very resistant edition in
their catalog though.