Updated September 22, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Waterproof Notebooks

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether for professionals whose jobs force them out in the elements or for students given to bouts of weeping during finals, these waterproof notebooks will repel liquids so important jottings are not lost. Although writing on them can take a little getting used to, their versatility and durability can be extremely useful. For your convenience, we've selected a range of sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best waterproof notebook on Amazon.

10. Peter Pauper Press All Terrain

9. Maleden All Weather Spiral

8. Cosmos Orange Tactical

7. Aqua Notes Water Proof Notepad

6. Field Notes Expedition

5. Pictostone A6 Journal

4. The Indestructible, Waterproof, Tearproof, Weatherproof Field Notebook

3. Rite in the Rain Tactical

2. Elan Publishing Company Field Surveying Book

1. Rite in the Rain All-Weather Spiral-Side

Special Honors

Karst Stone Paper Sketchpad Artists may enjoy this Karst Stone Paper Sketchpad, especially since it is appropriate for use with watercolors. The vegan leather cover is a nice touch and will help protect the important work within. karststonepaper.com

Editor's Notes

September 11, 2019:

Not all of your journals and notebooks need to be waterproof, but for the ones that do, we have looked for a range of options that are tough, versatile, and a cinch to use. This selection still includes models from popular maker Rite in the Rain, of course, including the All-Weather Spiral-Side and the Tactical. The former is larger, so it’s good for actual writing and detailed note-taking, whereas the latter is pocket-sized and perfect for small jottings. And we still like The Indestructible, Waterproof, Tearproof, Weatherproof Field Notebook, even though the pages can stick together from time to time. We’ve decided to add the Pictostone A6 Journal, as well, a top-notch stone paper option that provides a velvety writing experience. Plus, the company plants one tree for each notebook sold, so it’s an eco-friendly choice.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on September 22, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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