by Stuart Lennon

I wrote at the end of June about the new Field Notes Edition, Heavy Duty.

This week, my care package arrived. In amongst my wife’s shopping, Clare squeezed in one or two bits of stationery, including a Heavy Duty by Field Notes.

Field Notes say:

“It has been a while since we have implemented a new format for a Quarterly Release, and it has been a really long while since we first considered this one. We hope you’ll agree, it has been worth the wait.

Introducing our completely new Seasonal Release for the Summer of 2020, the “Heavy Duty” Edition. Each pack contains a pair of memo-sized Work Books, durable enough for your toughest assignments.

The covers are made of extra-beefy “Super Duty Chipboard” and have been screen-printed with thick, opaque ink, one in DDC Orange and one in Blue Sky Blue. The “flip” books are bound from the top with sturdy Double-O Wiring, to make it easy to take notes with one hand while holding the book with the other. Each book contains 80 pages, Ruled on the front with a Double Graph Grid on the back, so you’ll have space for making lists and for sketching out plans too.

Each 2-Pack includes a “Stay-Shut” Band of Rubber, sized to keep things extra-solid when your “Heavy Duty” book is packed away. The wire rings are also a good place to stash the subscriber-exclusive “Natural Finish 3-Inch Field Notes Hex Pencil.” We hope these bad-ass little companions can help you stay one step ahead of your to-do list.”

I implored readers to watch the video, and I do so again. It will bring a smile to your face.

I love mine. Flip-top notebooks always bring a smile to my face and the paper in this edition is better than the norm.

Don't take my word for it - even Mrs L has dropped subtle hints that finally I have a notebook that looks useful.