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5 Outdoor Activities Made Better by Waterproof Notebooks

Say goodbye to impractical notebooks! 100% reliable when there’s 100% chance of rain, waterproof notebooks transform our most loved outdoor activities.

The weather cannot be relied upon when planning outdoor activities, yet so many of our favourite outdoor adventures rely upon the use of paper and pen. 

Traditionally, rain and paper = an impractical, soggy mess. Engineering a way around this problem, our waterproof notebooks withstand rain and other messes without tearing or disintegrating. This means you can enjoy being out in the elements without worrying about the state of your notes and documents. 

With these benefits in mind, we’ve put together 5 outdoor activities that we know are made (much) better by waterproof notebooks.

Team Sports

Keeping track of the score is an essential part of our most loved recreational sports like hockey, rugby and football. It’s important to record the score in order to monitor the progress of the game, however, this can prove difficult in bad weather conditions. With a Rite in the Rain waterproof notebook the difficulties caused by bad weather are no longer a problem. With a waterproof pocket notebook, scores can be jotted down without becoming smudged or illegible. Lightweight in size, the pocket notebook can be easily carried alongside other kit, making it a useful accessory for referees and amateurs alike.


Birdwatching is one of the best ways to experience nature up close and personal. Whether you’re new to birdwatching or a birding enthusiast, you’re bound to make some special observations. With a waterproof notebook, you can record these observations to look back on at a later date. The Rite in the Rain Birder’s Journal features separate sections designated for sketches and field notes. This allows you to record details of your observations without the paper tearing or falling apart. The Birder’s journal also features handy reference information to guide you in your sightings. Just add a fantastic location and you’ll have a wonderful day of nature ahead of you!


If you prefer a spot of fishing or are looking to start out in the sport, a waterproof notebook can help improve your skills. Similar to the Birder’s journal, the Rite in the Rain Sportsman’s Fishing journal is designed specifically to enhance fishing trips. Easy to fill in forms allow you to record essential details such as wind speed, data and amount of fish caught. Recording this information means you can keep track of what worked and what didn’t, highlighting how you could improve on subsequent trips. There’s no risk of this waterproof notebook getting damaged next to the water, making it the ideal fishing companion.


Hiking is one of the most popular hobbies among outdoor enthusiasts. It provides that great sense of adventure alongside stunning scenes of natural landscapes. When hiking long distances it’s crucial to have a map you can rely upon. In adverse weather conditions, maps which are printed onto regular paper can easily become torn and illegible. By printing your maps onto waterproof printer paper, they are guaranteed to stay intact whatever the outdoors throws at them. Fully protected from the likes of mud, rain and oil, waterproof paper makes the process of outdoor map reading efficient and more reliable than the use of GPS. Our Nirex folders are ideal for keeping all your loose documents organised in one place, and of course, fully protected from the rain!


Camping can have the potential to be a bit of a logistical nightmare, but this doesn’t have to be the case if you manage to stay organised. Using a waterproof notebook is one of the easiest ways to plan your next overnight stay in the great outdoors. A waterproof notebook allows you to make essential lists regarding provisions, kit, weather and so on, all with the knowledge that your notes will stay in-tact throughout your trip. The All-Weather Memo Book is ideal for jotting down quick notes and fits easily into a large pocket or bag. For planning daily activities, the Rite in the Rain Calendar is a handy piece of equipment to add to your luggage. Camping trips can create the best memories and the calendar book allows you to record some of your favourites in one (waterproof) space.

All our waterproof notebooks are best accompanied by a Rite in the Rain pen or pencil. Like their paper counterparts, our pens and pencils are designed for use in the toughest weather conditions. Take a look at our full range of waterproof stationery to prepare yourself for that next outdoor adventure.