Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review - Rite in the Rain Notebooks

As you go about your daily routine, depending on what sort of tasks you intend on completing, it may be necessary for you to have some paper to write information down on.

Using a folded piece of paper, or even a napkin, can work in a pinch, but it's not a very durable solution. There are small, pocket notebooks on the market, but those tend to deteriorate over time, especially if they ever become wet.

The Rite in the Rain Notebooks come in 3 basic colors.
An excellent solution to this problem comes from a company called Rite in the Rain. I'm sure many of you reading this have heard of them, because they have been around for quite awhile!

Rite in the Rain products first appeared in the 1920s and were originally developed for the Pacific Northwest logging industry. The Pacific Northwest is the rainiest area in the United States, and loggers needed waterproof writing materials to do their jobs.

Fast forward to today: Rite in the Rain now makes a whole assortment of various waterproof paper products, along with carrying waterproof pens to write with on their paper.

If you need a specific size of waterproof paper, Rite in the Rain probably already makes it.

The products that are particularly useful for EDC (everyday carry) are the 3"x5" and the 4"x6" Pocket Notebooks. These notebooks are a perfect size to carry every day, and will last for a long time, no matter the weather conditions. What's really neat is that the paper has nearly the same feel as standard paper, which makes it very convenient to use.

A cover combined with a Rite in the Rain Notebook
gives you a very durable writing solution no matter
what environment you're in.
These notebooks come in three colors: Yellow, Green and Tan, which is great if you want a highly visible notebook or one that is more subdued in color. These notebooks have 50 sheets of paper, which give you 100 sides to write on.

The covers of the notebook are made out of a Polydura polymer, which will not wear out and will protect the pages. On the inside of the notebook, covers have printed references for map reading and converting measurement units between metric and standard for the most common types of measurements (length, volume, weight, temperature, speed, etc.)

To go along with their great notebooks, Rite in the Rain also makes notebooks covers, just in case you needed a little bit of extra protection for the notebook. The notebook covers hold the notebooks (either the 3"x5" or 4"x6") and has room to store a pen.

The Rite in the Rain Tactical Clicker Pen
can write in extreme weather and temperature conditions.
All pencils and most pens (except for gel pens) will work on the Rite in the Rain Notebooks. However, Rite in the Rain teamed up with Fischer Space Pens to give you an all-purpose pen that can write in extreme weather and in extreme temperatures (-30F - 250F).

The Rite in the Rain Pens come in Black, Blue and Red Ink. My personal favorite is the Tactical Clicker Pen. It has a very sleek appearance and a nice weight to it. It's very comfortable to write with.

I hope that this quick review of Rite in the Rain products was informative. If you haven't seen these amazing products yet, I would recommend checking them out. It's really unbelievable how water just beads off of them, yet they still allow for you to write on them easily.

If you have any use with Rite in the Rain products, let me know in the comments below.

I can't say it any better than Sootch00. Here's his take on Rite in the Rain products.