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Best Pocket Notebooks: 2019

Best Pocket Notebooks: 2019

It’s always a good idea to have a pocket-sized notebook on hand to sketch down ideas, write measurements, or just doodle something creative. The fine folks at Everyday Carry have picked their 10 current faves, From the classic Field Notes to our go-to Word. notebooks.

Blau Laptop Organizers

Blau Laptop Organizers
~$17+  Pledge Link Comment

Blau Design’s trio of stretchy elastic and silicone organizers are designed to carry small items such as phones, mice and pens and can be wrapped around 13″ or 15″ laptops as well as paper notebooks. The Fold and the Slim can also be used on their own.

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WritersBlok Keyboard Notebook

WritersBlok Keyboard Notebook
$13  Buy Comment

Take notes and make sketches while working at your computer with the Kraft WritersBlok Keyboard Notebook. Its shape, size and binding lets it fit neatly below the keyboard. Each notebook has 72 grid style pages. Available in black or brown.

Sidekick Notebook

Sidekick Notebook
$24  Buy Comment

Triangle Notebook’s writing pad defers to the objects commonly found on desks. Its L-shape lets it conveniently tuck into the corner of books, keyboards, and other rectangular or square-shaped items. It has 160 sheets of dot-gridded paper.

Boshiho Cork Journal

Boshiho Cork Journal
$13  Buy Comment

A beautiful and unique place to write your notes, doodles, and thoughts. These 8″ x 5.5″ journals have covers made from natural, eco-friendly cork, and offer 90 lined sheets inside. Available in a tiled or traditional cork patterns.

Wipebook Scan

Wipebook Scan
$45  Buy Comment

A letter-size (8.5″x 11″) version of the Mini Wipebook Scan whiteboard notebook. It works best when used with the Wipebook Scan App, so you can save your work and upload it to cloud services. It comes with 10 ruled pages and 10 graph pages.

Writer’s Block Journal

Writer’s Block Journal
$13  Buy Comment

This wood-grained journal may or may not inspire you to finish The Great American Novel, but it certainly will look cool sitting there as a paperweight, and if nothing else, you can spend time doodling or meticulously laying out your own lines on its 300 blank pages.

Ramen Notes

Ramen Notes
$7  Buy Comment

Back in the day, we lived off of instant noodles. After all, they’re dirt cheap, fill you up, and they actually taste pretty good. Now that we’re “adults,” we prefer fresh-made ramen, but we still dig this fun sticky note pad which looks like a brick of the dorm room mealtime favorite.

Reckonect Magnetic Notebook

Reckonect Magnetic Notebook
$30  Buy Link Comment

Rekonect’s refillable notebook makes it easy to reorganize your notes or take them with you. Its binding is made with rare earth magnets, while each page is edged with unique iron ink, so you can take it off the notebook and slot it to another position, or use on its own.

Wemo Wearable Notepad

Wemo Wearable Notepad
$25  Buy Comment

If you find yourself often needing to jot down notes in a pinch, check out Wemo. It’s notepad in the form of a bracelet that slaps on to your wrist. It’s waterproof, and it’s made to be erasable when used with oil-based pens. It comes in four colors.

Endeavor Refillable Notebook

Endeavor Refillable Notebook
$39+  Pledge Comment

The Endeavor is a refillable notebook with a clever mounting system that makes it easy to replace the paper inside. You can choose from a desk or pocket size, three leather cover colors, and ruled, grid or blank paper. Each notebook comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Mini Wipebook Scan

Mini Wipebook Scan
$30  Buy Link Comment

The new Mini Wipebook Scan is a small whiteboard notebook that works best with its complementary mobile app. The app automatically crops the book and lets you share your work via email or your cloud service of choice. It has both ruled pages and graphed pages.

Stone Chef’s Notebook

Stone Chef’s Notebook
~$24+  Pledge Comment

The Stone is a notebook designed for chefs or anyone who gets their hands dirty. It’s made from powdered limestone, making it water and grease proof. It also has perforated pages for easy tearing and conversion charts at the back pages.

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Old Wood Door Notebooks

Old Wood Door Notebooks
$66-$84  Buy Comment

What adventures await behind the rustic wooden doors of these unique notepads? It’s up to you to fill in the pages. Each notebook is handmade in Bulgaria using poplar wood by Rebellion Shop. They’re not cheap, but we still love the way they look.

To Do List Notepad

To Do List Notepad
$12 / 2pk.  Buy Comment

If you’re like us, you’ve got lots of things on your to do list. Keep track of the most important stuff with these Sh*t I Gotta F*cking Get Done notepads. Each 6″ x 9″ notepad has 50 lined pages for you to scribble down your tasks on. Sold as a pack of two.

Omoshiroi Block Memo Pads

Omoshiroi Block Memo Pads

Japanese paper goods company Triad presents a wonderful series of notepads which are sliced in such a way that they reveal intricate sculptures of locations and objects as each layer is peeled away. They’re currently sold out, but it sounds like they’ve got more in the works.

Great Pocket Notebooks

Great Pocket Notebooks

While many of us keep track of notes in our smartphones and tablets these days, there are times when it’s easiest and best to jot down ideas with pen and paper. Everyday Carry shares five picks for great little notebooks you can keep with you wherever you go.

Deal: Everlast Reusable Notebook

Deal: Everlast Reusable Notebook
$30  Buy Link Comment

Each of the 32 pages in the 8.5″ x 11″ Rocketbook Everlast can be written on and then erased using a moistened cloth. Ink won’t rub off during normal usage either. Works with a Pilot FriXion pen (included), and Rocketbook’s app to permanently store images.

Karst Stone Paper Notebooks

Karst Stone Paper Notebooks
$12-$30  Buy Link Comment

Karst Stone Paper makes notebooks without using wood pulp, water, bleach, or acid. Instead, they recycle stones from mining wastes to create paper that’s waterproof, tear-resistant and smooth. The notebooks come in A5 and A6 sizes.

Rocketbook Reusable Coloring Book

Rocketbook Reusable Coloring Book
$20+  Pledge Comment

Like the Rocketbook Everlast, the new Color Notebook has 12 tear- and water-resistant pages that can be wiped clean and reused. It works with crayons, colored pencils and dry-erase markers. Use the free Rocketbook app to scan and share the notebook’s pages.

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Pantone Notebook Set

Pantone Notebook Set
$14/set  Buy Comment

Keep your ideas organized with these color-coded artists’ journals. Each of the 10 notebooks included in the boxed set has 48 grid-dotted pages, and looks like a giant Pantone color chip on the outside.

Everyday Object Notebooks

Everyday Object Notebooks
$10-$20  Buy Comment

We’ve previously featured Afterain’s deeply-embossed gun, grenade, and knife notebooks. Their expanded series includes a turntable, rearview mirror, RC joystick, radio, cassette tape, outlets and switches, a game controller, cameras, and a calculator.

Best Planners for 2017

Best Planners for 2017

Our pals at Everyday Carry present a selection of great notebooks for keeping yourself organized in the new year. While we love our gadgets as much as the next guy, sometimes it’s nice to just have things in writing. Our fave? The gridded Hobonichi Techo Planner.

People Who Can Go F Themselves

People Who Can Go F Themselves
$10/2pk.  Buy Comment

Make a list and check it twice, then fill it solely with the people you can’t stand. These smartass ruled notebooks are the perfect place for reminding you of all the a-holes you’d gladly burn bridges with. Also great for plotting your revenge for when you’re rich and famous.

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook
$34+  Pledge Comment

The latest reusable and scannable notebook from Rocketbook can be reused up to 1,000 times, compared to up to 20 times for its predecessor. It still works with Pilot FriXion pens, but now all you need to wipe it clean is a moist towel.

Best Pocket Notebooks

Best Pocket Notebooks

These days, most of us carry a smartphone or tablet, but they’re still not ideal for jotting down notes or sketches. That’s why we still carry a notebook. Everyday Carry rounded up some of the best little notebooks for you to choose from. Though they did miss one of our favorites.

Field Notes Byline Notebook

Field Notes Byline Notebook
$13/2pk.  Buy Comment

A limited edition 70-page reporter’s notebook. The Byline is thinner than its competitors to make it easier to hold with one hand, has a cover for its wire binding so it won’t get caught on fabric or small items, and has a pocket on its back cover for small pieces of paper.

Playing Card Notebook

Playing Card Notebook
$8  Buy Comment

This nifty notebook from Suck UK doubles as a custom deck of playing cards. Each edge-bound sheet is made from real playing card stock, and offers a blank writing surface on front for your doodles or your own bespoke deck design.

Deal: BASICS Notebook

Deal: BASICS Notebook
$25  Buy Link Comment

The lay-flat BASICS Notebook combines daily and weekly calendars, checklists, goal maps, and blank note pages (ruled or grid), along with thoughtful features like elastic page holders and a place to keep your pen. Save 18% in The Awesomer Shop.

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Acer Switch Alpha 12
$599+  Buy Link Comment

Acer’s 2-in-1 Windows 10 notebook packs the power of a proper Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, and a quiet liquid cooling system. The 12″ IPS display offers 2160×1440 resolution, and the system includes a keyboard. An optional active pen adds drawing capabilities. Drops 6/2016.

Pacific & West Wood Notebooks

Pacific & West Wood Notebooks

A collection of beautiful, functional wood notebooks crafted from real walnut. Each double-coil brass-bound book lays flat for easy writing, and comes with plain, ruled or dot-grid bleed-resistant paper. Available in 8″ x 5.75″ and 10″ x 7.75″ sizes.

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