As it turns out, Field Notes are useful and pretty nice.

I am approaching the end of my second Field Notes notebook. I got a three-pack back in September to see what all the fuss is about, and while they haven’t changed my life—that would be a lot to ask from a line of notebooks—I have come to appreciate them.

I will admit to being a bit put-off by what I find to be the somewhat gimmicky and overly precious nature of their special editions, but the plain staple-bound versions are quite nice. The paper is great for all of my pen/ink combinations, and the size is just right for carrying in my back pocket.