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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.