Field Notes developed, tested, and tweaked the design of the expedition notebook for months. The innovative end-product is something called Yupo Synthetic Paper, an amazing tear proof and waterproof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. If you want a notebook that will last, this is the one. Heat, altitude, humidity, rain-- this notebook laughs at all of them.
Aesthetically, there's also plenty to like: A hi-visibility “Antarctic Survey Orange” front cover and a “Polar Night Black” back cover with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature Field Note's popular dot-graph paper printed in light gray.
Note: Synthetic paper is nonporous and doesn’t absorb ink like conventional paper. Ballpoint pens, pencils, or fine tip Sharpies work best.
- Origin: Printed and manufactured in the USA
- Cover: waterproof/tearproof Yupo Synthetic 74#C, with thick, brute force applications of “Hi-Visibility Orange” and “Low-Visibility Black” soy-based Saphira inks and a tinted spot varnish.
- Innards: waterproof/tearproof Yupo Synthetic 57#T with a 1-color application of “Cartographer’s Gray” soy-based Saphira ink. (Use pencil/ballpoint pen for best results.)
- Style: Dot-graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm)
- Dimensions: 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" (8.9cm × 13.9cm)
Got it for my friend when he goes for his weekend camping trips. Make notes and it holds up against the elements.