WEATHERPROOF PAPER: 100 pages / 50 sheets per pocket notepad. All-Weather paper wont turn to mush when wet and will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even survive the accidental laundry mishap. Make sure your pocket notebook stays RIGHT in the Rain.
WIRE-O BINDING: Tough impact-resistant Wire-O binding won't lose its shape in your back pocket or backpack. Unlike a standard spiral notebook, Wire-O keeps your open pages aligned and intact.
WRITE IN THE RAIN: Use a standard pencil like a #2 Ticonderoga or an All-Weather Pen like a Fisher Space Pen and your notes will stay intact. Standard Ballpoint pens will work when paper is dry. Water-based inks will bead off Rite in the Rain paper sheets.
WATERPROOF NOTEBOOK COVER: Polydura material creates a tough but flexible outer shell. Whether you're needing a hiking journal, outfitting your police gear, starting a golf journal, or just keeping a shower notebook, the Polydura Cover material will defend your field notes from scratches and stains.
RECYCLABILITY: Unlike synthetic waterproof paper, wood-based Rite in the Rain is completely recyclable. Please recycle Rite in the Rain as you would other white or printed papers.
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Waterproof but the spiral is a dumb design.I usually get the hardback notebook but my pants pocket could not fit that size this time around (damn you women's field gear pockets).Rite in the rain is excellent in the field and only starts to degrade if you cover the pages in abrasives like mud or leave it open inside your pocket. However, the spiral design that is used to hold this notebook together is the dumbest design known to all of field biology. The spirals come apart and you could lose valuable notes because of this. I had to to figure out a field fix for this and wound old bird banding wire around the ends of the spirals so they would stay shut and not lose pages.Good paper, dumb design.
3Not what I had imaginedI had been wanting one of these notebooks for quite some time because I commonly get wet and my notes get messed up when I'm working. I bought this pack thinking that my notes would remain intact when I fall into the river or drop my notebook.I find that when I write the ink smears very easily and pencil is very faint. I decided to do some test to see what writing utensil would hold up the best when wet. Pencil writes the best when the paper is wet but all my ink and pencil marks smear when there is water in contact with the page. This leads to me not being able to read my notes in the future.I am probably using the notebook wrong but it does hold up to its name. The notepad is weatherproof and does not disintegrate like a normal wet notepad would.
3Almost InvincibleI've been using these notebooks since my internship mentor at the University of Notre Dame introduced them to me in 2014. Since then, I've filled the pages of several notebooks with data from various projects. They have been dropped into a swamp while cataloguing wetland plant diversity, soaked in thunderstorm showers as I count chorusing frog species, and covered in dirt and dust as I record habitat variables across the tallgrass prairie of Kansas. Sometimes ink smears on the pages so I use pencils but the lead does not erase easily from the page. However, considering the alternative of a flimsy, traditional paper that tears when wet, there is no contest. I use no other writing products for my field work. Only Rite in the Rain.
5Rite in the Rain-ForestThe first thing anyone does when receiving a Rite in the Rain piece of paper is of course.... stick it under the water ! So, after that, usually a first time user will crumble it to see if anything happens. Nothing happens. So.. Then it's rubbing time. Etc. etc. etc. This paper will still work after you've machine washed it (tried). Amazing. Once I took it down with me while scuba diving to see if it was working - it did (of course you don't use paper while diving to take notes - you use a plastic slate - but then, I was curious).This is a true outdoor product - when you need to take notes while it's raining, or the weather is excessively damp and humid, there is no substitute for it. A good old fashioned pencil is best for writing in wet conditions - that is, until I got the Rite in the Rain pen, that has a pressurized cartridge and works better. I live in Colombia now, and I bought this specifically to be used in the rain-forest, where normal paper just doesn't cut it. This does.
5It feels pretty much like ordinary paperI use these pads on a daily basis. It feels pretty much like ordinary paper, though perhaps a bit thicker. I've used it in the rain a few times with a pen that had a Fisher Space Pen refill in it, and the two work well together. Don't believe that you have to get a Rite in the Rain-brand pen to use with this. Even regular pens will write on this just fine when everything is dry, but I can't say how well regular pens would work when it's wet. But Fisher pens (or other pens with Fisher refills) work just fine, wet or dry.Note that the tan paper will stand out much less than white paper if it's left lying around. This is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how noticeable you want a left-behind note to be.
5Hole shape changed, pages shift a lotThese have always been my favorite notepad, BUT, they have changed the hole shape that holds the top spiral ring binding from small circles to large squares, making the pages shift from side to side 2-3x more than the older notepad style. PICTURE 1 of the amazon page shows the old version with the small circular holes, which I had in the past (also the same pads I thought I was getting), and PICTURE 4 of the amazon page shows the individual pages with the larger square holes. Being a product shared with so many professions including military, I can't believe they would regress in product quality when they were fine as it was. I also cannot believe they list it as the same product No. because, in my eyes, it is not the same product they once made. I still enjoy and will continue using the notepads, but they are no longer as quality as they used to be, which is why I give 4/5 stars. Perhaps a medium size D-shaped hole would be the best of both worlds, it seems obvious, which is why I can't believe they would change the pads the way they did in the first place.On the other hand, I use these notebooks in combination with the Cordura cover, and I don't think I will ever use anything else. I use them for planning my gym routines, which usually get sweat or water on them, and these pages don't smear or warp and stay solid and able to be written on. I occasionally use them in geocaches for the reason that the paper lasts forever even if wet or dirty, and permanent marker doesn't bleed making them perfect for the application.TL;DR: minor changes make them not quite as good as they used to be, but they're still better than everything else
4Great notebookYou can't go wrong in buying these notepads. Any Rite in the Rain product is really good and suites whatever needs your job demands. Just as they suggest, don't use gel pens. They won't write well and stick to the page. Use regular ball point pens. Pencils are fine. Sharpies work fine too.I've gone thru different sizes of their notepads. I've accidentally and purposefully tested their water resistance thru pouring water and even thru the washer and dryer. No sticky pages. Pages were still water resistant. And they were still able to be wrote on.My only improve is having this type of notebook and the smaller ones possessing a few key hint pages like 9 line medevacs and range cards, etc.
5Water test, write test, eraser test, tear test, and fold test.I put this into water and wrote on it with a pencil, works like it was dry. Performs as advertised. I left it in water for an hour, a very small amount of the edge of the paper looked slightly wet but it quickly dried and left no signs of water damage.I was only able to get the paper to absorb water after the following tests:Using an eraser, putting a lot of force behind your writing instrument, any tearing, and sharp folds.Knowing this, is it worth it? Definitely.
4Useful but not perfectThis waterproof item makes writing in the rain or wet conditions much easier. The notebook goes into my chest pocket, which often gets wet from rain or perspiration. I don't have to use plastic bags anymore to protect the notebook, which I use for scribbling down ideas as I walk (I am a novelist). The only shortfall of this pad is that the paper does not accept ink as well as ordinary cellulose paper. The pen tends to skip every now and then, so the writing looks a bit ragged, though still legible. If you must write in the rain, this is just the thing for you. But if walking in thunderstorms is not your thing, or you don't have to worry much about getting wet, you will be better off with regular paper. For crazies like me, though, this is just the thing, and a useful item worth the added cost.
4This never happens to me (hardly ever)My daughter is in ROTC at Princeton and we often spend hours gravely trying to find items which are so novel or outraeously well-made that they strike terror into the very concept of the merely cheap or un-considered. Inevitably we sort out everything that is not a so-called "heritage" brand. Heritage brands must be at least 75 years old. They must be authentic to their past and do something so well they are unrivalled. My daughter and I have made many discoveries in every area from French shoe creme to botanical colognes to canvas-sided luggage. Perhaps our most deightful recent acquisition has been these Rite in the Rain notebooks. There is something comforting and final about them. They are indelible and you can just wipe blood right off them. Or sweat. Or mud. These notebooks last longer than most marriages. They are also sized a bit larger than other pocket notebooks, with thick, lined pages and sturdy backs to balance on your knee as you draw Hooded Merganzers. They can be ordered in various colors for sorting, though with a daughter in ROTC I will never use anything but military green. I found another use for the Rite in the Rain waterproof notebooks. I am a professionl poet (no one knows it) and I can often just doodle down poems while my other daughter studies nearby. Naturally I have converted HER to the Rite in the Rain family, also, thus carrying on the heritage.
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Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Top Spiral Notebook, 4" x 6", Green Cover, Universal Pattern, 3 Pack (No. 946-3)