5 Best Waterproof Notebooks To Keep Your Notes Safe

Introduction

All the visual thinkers know that no smartphone app can ever substitute the old-fashioned notebook. Because the physical act of writing with pen and paper helps better reflect, memorize and process the important ideas and thoughts.

Oftentimes it’s crucial to quickly take notes, make a quick sketch, design a mind-map or capture your great ideas before they flit away. Moreover, it’s important to be sure that your writing remains clear and readable.

However, sometimes it’s easier said than done. Especially, if you happen to use your notepad when the weather conditions are not perfect or you often use your notebook for outdoor activities.

In this case, it’s difficult to overestimate how important it is to have notes safe and waterproof.

Not only this. What if you accidentally spill coffee on some important pages. It’s better to have a notebook made of paper that protects your notes.

Fortunately, there is a solution.

There are waterproof notebooks designed specifically to let you enjoy the handwriting and never worry about the quality and safety of your notes. Because they use an all-weather paper.

These pocket notebooks not only promise a great durability of the paper but also provide an ability to write in the rain. It’s no wonder why so many people love these field notebooks – they admit that the ability of a notepad to ward off liquid is the greatest thing to happen to avid pen-and-paper users.

Rite In The Rain All-Weather On-Spiral Notebook

This is a beautiful compact all-weather notebook. It contains 50 pages of high-quality waterproof paper, bound by the spiral wire-o system and a waterproof notebook cover.

The waterproof field notebook is a classic pocket notepad that is convenient and always on hand when you need to take those unexpected notes.

Size is between "too small" and "too big" - 4 5/8" x 7". Rite In The Rain is a perfect fit for whatever needs your job demands. No matter what the weather forecasts say, this EDC notebook will never let you down – it’s always prepared for rain.

Pros
  • Compact size – perfect for everyday carry and can have various applications.
  • The notebooks are made of environmentally friendly materials.
Cons
  • If you are a fan of gel pens, this notebook is not for you. They won't write well and stick to the page. The same holds true for fountain pens. Standard ballpoint pens and pencils are fine.
  • The notebook can handle moderate amounts of water, but when it comes to a bad rain storm, your notes might be damaged.

Product details

Number of pages Paper weight Cover type Size Price
196 90 gsm Hardcover 4 5/8" x 7" $21.03

Field Notes Expedition Edition

Field Notes brand has a lot of popular pocket-size notebooks. This one was designed to take your note-taking experience to the next level. The Field Notes notebook has a relatively hard cover and a beautiful design.

The Field Notes Expedition notebooks have a sophisticated orange and black color combination, made of specially designed weatherproof paper, and have an already classic for modern notepads dot grid pattern.

Speaking of paper type, it is described as "Eco-friendly Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets". It’s 100% recyclable and indeed timeless. A great bonus is that you can wipe it clean and reuse it.

Pros
  • High-quality dot grid paper to let you organize notes in your own style and manner.
  • Sturdy yet thin and easily pocketable.
Cons
  • Only 64 pages.
  • Not gel pen or fountain pen friendly. Field Notes notebooks work best with regular pens and pencils.

Product details

Paper weight Cover type Size
100 gsm Hardcover 7" x 10"

Pictostone Professional Stone Paper Waterproof Notebook

Pictostone is a young brand that’s on the mission to offer an alternative to existing writing technology. One of their latest product is a stone paper waterproof pocket notebook.

Black hardcover provides a leather feel. The notebook has rounded corners, elegant internal bookmark, elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket.

This is a quality, professional product. It’s made of environmentally friendly materials and, as well as its counterparts, makes sure your notes stay safe regardless of weather conditions – thanks to its tear- and waterproof paper.

So besides enjoying the smooth feel and gentle way of writing on it, you are going to receive numerous compliments on the style and feel of this high-end product.

Pros
  • Very high-quality writing surface
  • Very thick 140gsm yet soft to the touch paper allows the pen to glide smoothly across the page.
  • Lasts longer, thanks to 240 pages and has an elastic band.
Cons
  • It’s not small enough to put it in your pocket
  • One color
  • One size

Product details

Paper weight Cover type Size
140gsm Hardcover 5" x 8.25"

Cosmos All-Weather Lined Notepad

Minimalistic. Multifunctional. Compact.
This is all you need to know about the Cosmos waterproof notepad.
The paper of the notepad feels very thick and reliable. They use a spiral binding and the notebooks come in green color.

If you work outside and can occasionally leave your notepad outside overnight, you need something you can be sure would be fine when you get it in the morning. These notepads are perfect for that.

This notebook can withstand accidental splashing, sweat or light rain. The great thing is that each package includes 5 notebooks. So this looks like a perfect deal.

The top wire-o spiral binding makes it super easy to tear up a page and attach it to your fridge, whiteboard or any other working surface.

 

Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Very compact size - 5x3"
Cons
  • Only 50 tear-out pages

 

Product details

Paper weight Cover type Size
120 gsm Softcover 5'' x 3''

Gloryfire Waterproof Notebook

Taking notes in the Gloryfire notebook with either pen or pencil is all about pleasure and convenience.

If you are looking for the intersection between waterproof and spiral notebooks for an affordable price, you’ll like this one. When you need to protect your notes from snow, water, oil or grease, Groryfire has you covered. Despite its durability, the paper in these notebooks is fully recyclable.

As well as other notepads in this category, this one doesn’t have numbered pages.

Pros
  • Perfect size. You can easily put it in your pocket.
  • Ideal for travel and everyday use as well as being weather proof and tear resistant.

 

Cons
  • Only 48 pages
  • The plastic covers might melt and warp due to the heat.

 

Product details

Paper weight Cover type Size
100 gsm Softcover 3" x 5"

Conclusion

Today, the stationery market provides a wide variety of paper notebooks that are designed for different needs and wants.

Moreover, many different brands come up with the out-of-box solutions and design absolutely outstanding products that are supposed to satisfy even the most demanding customer.

So the best pocket notebooks not only have beautiful designs and high-quality materials but also can provide you with additional features that are to make your note-taking as convenient and pleasant as possible.