Rite in the Rain All-Weather Outdoor Journal


I filled up two spiral bound field level notebooks…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14


I filled up two spiral bound field level notebooks for my ecology research in Florida last summer. The waterproof paper worked very well despite the humidity and daily unannounced thunderstorms, although any pen used will create smudges and dry slowly.


  • Waterproof paper
  • Durable binding and cover
  • Ruler markings on the back cover


  • It takes a while for pen ink to dry on the waterproof pages
  • The ruler on the back cover is not in metric

If you are looking for a product to use in the field, whether for work or pleasure, then these notebooks are excellent for the price. You can order them in just about any size, with options for type of paper and binding cover.

Keep in mind that if you intend to write a lot in them you should go ahead and buy one with a solid polydura cover, since they come with more pages per notebook.


Welcome to Trailspace, Seth! I'm wondering if a pencil wouldn't be a better option than a pen????

5 years ago
Seth Parker

Pencils do work, however they can also fade or be smeared long after the pages are dry. Since I can't afford to lose any field data I could only stick with the pen.

5 years ago

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