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How To Select The Right Waterproof Notebook

If you find yourself spending a lot of time outdoors, a waterproof notebook is an essential bit of kit.

Whether you work outdoors, are on a military exercise or enjoy your hobbies in all weathers, you’ll want to be able to rely on your equipment. Writing outdoors can be challenging without the right kit, which is where Rite In The Rain notebooks come in.

Rite in the Rain’s 100% waterproof notebooks keep you going in all conditions, resisting mud, oil and sweat thanks to an innovative water-based coating. Rite In The Rain notebooks are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit varying needs, so it’s worth taking the time to think about exactly what you want from your waterproof notebook. We have compiled a list of useful questions to ask yourself as you select the right waterproof notebook for you.

What are you using the notebook for?

First things first, make sure you select a waterproof notebook that is tailored to how you intend to use it. There are endless activities that are made easier by being able to write in all conditions and having a waterproof notebook can transform the way you experience your work or leisure pursuits. 

If you are a teacher or sports coach, a waterproof notebook can help you keep the score in all weathers or have your lesson plans handy when out on the field. You will want to make sure that you choose something durable, such as our Universal Notebook. The cover is constructed with damage-resistant Polydura, so you can count on this notebook in a busy school environment. 

Perhaps you are using your waterproof notebook for a range of purposes and are conscious of wear and tear. A spiral-bound notebook can be perfect in these circumstances. The Side Spiral Notebook is bound together with a rust-resistant wire-o spiral, that allows you to jump between hobbies, from fishing to hiking, safe in the knowledge that your waterproof notebook will be by your side. 

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Where are you storing or carrying your Rite In The Rain notebook?

Rite In The Rain waterproof notebooks are available in a variety of sizes. Considering how you will be storing or carrying your notebook is key in selecting the right one for you. If you will be doing most of your writing sat down or in environments where you can take a daysac, bergen or bag, there are many options.

If you are out and about a lot, select a pocket or mini notebook. These are available in a choice of sizes including 4” x 6” and 3” x 5” and are particularly suitable for military use or hiking trips and expeditions. Smaller notebooks tend to be bound at the top and easy to flick through quickly when you’re in a rush or need to tuck it away quickly.

What information do you need your waterproof notebook to include?

Don’t forget to think about what you’d like on the pages of your waterproof notebook. Horizontal-lined pages are a safe option for almost all uses, helping you to keep your notes neat and tidy.

Some outdoor pursuits could do with a more specialist design. The Geological Bound Book has all of the waterproofing power that you can expect from our horizontally-lined paper but includes twenty field geology reference pages to aid your essential field work. 

Alternatively, you can keep organised in all conditions with a Notebook Calendar. This waterproof notebook includes 12 generic monthly tabs, which are great if you don’t want to forget plans you make outdoors, or events you sign up for on the spot. 

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How do you want your waterproof notebook to look?

There’s no need to compromise on style for functionality, and most of our waterproof notebooks are available in yellow to bring a bit of sunshine on the rainiest of days. 

However, if you’re keen to blend into your surroundings, the way your waterproof notebook looks will be one of the most important factors to consider. Perhaps you are military personnel, meaning that the ability to camouflage will be of utmost importance. The Military Collection contains notebooks in Green, Black and Tan with both stapled and spiral binding. 

These are just a few of the key questions to consider when selecting the right waterproof notebook for you. Browse our range of waterproof notebooks today or get in touch if you need any further guidance when deciding.