If you ordered the new COLORS limited edition, you may want to watch this video about your “America the Beautiful” water transfer decal. It’s not difficult to apply, but it’s important to follow the directions carefully:
Entries Tagged as 'Colors'
April 8th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
April 1st, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Spring is here, and along with warmer weather comes the 18th limited edition FIELD NOTES COLORS notebooks. “America the Beautiful” features three full-color covers: “Spacious Skies,” “Amber Waves,” and “Mountain Majesty,” printed on meaty 15pt coated-one-side Tango cover stock with 1960s imprecision. Inside is Finch Fine “Soft White” paper ruled in “looseleaf blue.” Each pack includes a vibrant water-transfer decal. Read more about it, and see our new film here, then head to to stock up, while they last. Better yet, subscribe to COLORS and never miss an edition, or at least get on our mailing list (enter your email in the form to your left) so you can find out about stuff like this before anyone else!
March 16th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
anorak [ˈænəˌræk] n. [from Eskimo ánorâq]
- (Clothing) a warm waterproof hip-length jacket, usually with a hood
- (Informal) a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring
Collins English Dictionary ©2003, HarperCollins Publishers
Even casual Field Notes fans are surely familiar with our COLORS limited-edition notebooks and our subscription service. On the COLORS page, we’ve carefully listed all the editions in great detail, but if you’re a true believer, a real anorak, and you’ve always dreamed of spending 40 minutes watching Jim and Bryan tell the stories behind the notebooks, you are our real friends, and today is your lucky day!
The videos below are split into four parts, by year:
February 11th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
Subscriptions to our Expedition edition are now sold out, along with individual 3-Packs. The good news is, we’re gearing up to print a second Expedition edition and once they’re back in stock, they should remain available indefinitely.
If you’re the “leap of faith” sort and want to be sure to not miss the next four editions, Spring 2013 Subscriptions are available now, though of course we can’t tell you what to expect quite yet!
January 28th, 2013 by Jim Coudal
January 23rd, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
We’re getting lots of great feedback from Expedition Edition users… here are three of the most interesting uses we’ve seen:
Field Notes user Mikail Soldatov really put the Expedition Edition to the test:
“First we put it in a working concrete mixer with sand for about 2 minutes. Then washed it in a soapy water, then rinsed it. After it dried out it looked brand new!”
Deeker (Ontario, Canada) is on his way to Togo, Africa, he sent a photo of his pre-trip “to do” list:
And Oddly Delightful filled a glaring hole in his “to-do” list system: He often found himself coming up with great ideas in the shower and no way to record them:
“I put your notebook with pencil in my shower today and already started using it… The notebook was so handy during my next shower that before I was done, I added a (third) item, “Take pic for Field Notes.” That item entered my system and, well, here we are.
January 9th, 2013 by Bryan Bedell
We asked Will if our vigorous testing of the Expedition Edition pushed us to the top, but he hadn’t seen the videos. Now he’s surely aware: if the Tested.com crew ever need more assistants (or to dispose of hydrochloric acid in really ill-advised ways), we’re ready.
December 20th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell
Our new “Expedition” FIELD NOTES are pretty close to invincible, at least by notebook standards, but waterproof paper is nonporous and doesn’t soak up ink like most paper. That’s good in some ways (no bleeding, feathering, or show-through), but it does limit the writing implements you can use. Regular ball-point pens and pencils work fine, but pens that lay down a lot of ink, like fountain pens, rollerballs, and markers, don’t dry as quickly, and may smudge and/or come off on the opposite page (as seen in the last example in the photo).
Your “Expedition” 3-Pack is wrapped in a bellyband made of the same Yupo paper that’s in the books, so (after trying to tear it!) you can test your pens there and see what works best.
December 11th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell
Our newest quarterly FIELD NOTES COLORS edition is available now! The “Expedition” edition is waterproof and damned near invincible (thanks to Yupo Synthetic Paper) and it’s very handsome to boot. Be sure to check out our 12 vigorous mostly-scientific video tests. We unveiled these new books to our email list yesterday (are you on our email list?), along with our new, equally-versatile FIELD NOTES Space Pens. Black Space Pens are already sold out, but we still have a few chrome pens left (and we’ll be getting more after the holidays).
In other news, Archival Boxes are back in stock, and we’ve got lots of great holiday gifts, including 2013 18-Month Calendars, leather goods, new black carpenter pencils, and more. It’s all available now in our online shop.