Field Notes Notebooks: My Favorite Thing from 2012 That I Forgot

By Will Smith

I forgot to include them in my best of list, but these 48-page notebooks are the bomb.

I can't believe I forgot to include these on my list of favorite things last year, but Field Notes notebooks have replaced Moleskines as my go-to pocket notebook. They're cheap, small, and look better than the notebooks I've used in the past. I love the 48-page form factor, which is a perfect length to contain my written notes for a single project and still fit in the back pocket of my jeans. They come in a variety of colors, are made in America, and cost $10 for a 3-pack.