Quickly approaching 100 years ago, the Great Northwest was a different picture compared to the current day.
This vast, beautiful region of our great country (Tacoma, WA to be exact) would be home to Rite in the Rain. 1916 was the year J. L. Darling would start producing a product we know and love today.
If you have ever seen a picture of the Great Northwest, you know this is a very wet region of the world. As a logger, Darling understood the value in a weather-resistant paper for use in the logging industry. In his home with his wife, they would begin hand making all-weather paper.
Rite in the Rain paper is recyclable, shell materials are recyclable, and the wire ring used in some of their products can be separated and recycled. In addition to recyclability, the paper sourced is SFI certified to ensure environmental friendliness.
Not only are these products environmentally friendly, but they are also of high grade. ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (R2002) specifications are some of the standards used to grade archival paper. Rite in the Rain qualifies as archival quality paper and will endure several hundred years spanning multiple generations. It will outlive you under regular conditions and circumstances.
As products with high durability are attractive to us, we had to test a few of Rite in the Rain’s latest. Predictably we were impressed, and everything held up in the field. If you need or want to retain information on paper you need to look at Rite in the Rain for the best.
Maxi Field Planner Starter Kit
– Available with MultiCam, tan or black Cordura fabric covers
– Ring binder
– Writing Guard
– 8.5” x 11” dimensions
– Zippered interior mesh pocket
– Multiple internal pen slot compartments
– Exterior carry handle
– Zippered exterior compartment on front
– Hook and loop Velcro strip on the front
Large Bound Book
– 6 3/8” x 8 ½” sheet dimensions (perforated)
– 6 ¾” x 8 ¾” overall dimensions
– Fabrikoid cover material
– Sewn bound binding
– 160 pages total with 32# grey colored papers
– 80 sheets total (perforated)
– Glue designed to survive Mother Nature’s elements
– Pressured black ink cartridge
– Writes on wet paper
– Writes upside down
– Performs in temperatures from -30F to 250F
– 4-inches long
– Lanyard attachment ring
– Comfortable rubber grips
– Removable top cap
Pocket Top Spiral Kit
– Cover color offered in tan, MultiCam and black Cordura fabrics
– Top spiral binding
– 100 pages (Top spiral notebook, 50 sheets)
– Tan paper color
– Kit includes No. 97 All-Weather Tactical Clicker Pen, No. C935 Cordura fabric cover, and No. 935T Tactical Pocket Notebook (3” x 5”)
– Universal Pattern for notes to scaled drawings
– All-Weather pens function in temperatures from -30F to 250F, on wet paper and while upside down.
– Cordura fabric cover feature rugged zipper closure and hold four writing utensils
Rite in the Rain Maxi Field Planner Starter Kit Review
Do you need a ringed binder that you can use to plan your schedule for the day, the week, or the month?
Keeping track of your schedule can be very difficult, especially when you work in a very busy industry that requires you to have several appointments or meetings in a given day to keep track of. This Maxi planner starter kit is ideal for this type of situation because it is a considerable option that gives you plenty of space to write your appointments down as well as any notes that you need to keep track of.
If disorganization is a flaw of yours this binder has plenty of pockets that you can use for your other things as well. Inside the binder, there is space for your pens, pencils, notes, and more. There is even a ruler that is attached to the binder so that you can easily keep track of it. This can be unattached and used at any time, but it is secured in the binder so that you do not misplace it easily.
The binder is designed to fit standard 8 ½- by 11-inch paper, so if you need to add more to the binder than comes with it, you will have that option. There is also a handle on the spine of the binder that is designed to make it easier for you to carry without a backpack.
The material that the binder is crafted from is very durable so that it is safe from the rain and does not get damaged when it is dropped. It is a zippable binder that will keep all of your work papers safe and secure. There is also a mesh zipper on the inside that you can use to secure your belongings if you prefer.
Rite in the Rain Large Bound Book Review
Hikers, campers, researchers working outdoors, and journalists benefit from Rite in the Rain’s All-Weather large bound blank book.
The roomy 6 3/8″ x 8 1/2″ perforated pages provide plenty of notetaking space. This blank book easily fits in a backpack or messenger bag and weighs just under one pound.
The cover of Fabrikoid provides stain resistance and water resistance. Its thick spine provides room for labeling each book by subject or dates used.
Each blank book contains 80 sheets of gray archival quality paper for a total of 160 pages with a sewn binding. It provides a functional way to take notes in the rain or near water spray. Use it when on a boat or by the ocean, to keep writing despite the water.
Rite in the Rain Trekker Pen Review
When you need a pen that writes in the rain, the Rite in the Rain trekker pen gives a lightweight writing instrument that stands up to rough weather. Its pressurized ink cartridge lets you put black ink on wet, greasy or muddy paper without smears or clumps.
It also writes upside down and under water up to a 35 foot depth. It even writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F. When you need a pencil instead of a pen, this all-weather metal pen does the trick. To achieve this, you do have to use the Rite in the Rain proprietary ink for refills which cost about $7 to $8 for a .16 ounce ballpoint insert.
Its ink will not evaporate, leak or explode in your purse, knapsack or pocket. Unlike the mini pens that accompany small, handheld notebooks, this full-size, four inch pen includes an attachment ring to conveniently clip it to a lanyard or keychain. Its rubber grips let you write for long periods in comfort.
Rite in the Rain Pocket Top Spiral Kit Review
The Pocket Top-Spiral Kit provides you with three important pieces of equipment: a tough 3″ x 5″ spiral bound notebook for making field notes, a multi-colored camo design CORDURA fabric cover and an all-weather tactical black clicker pen. This tan memo pad lets you slip it in the pocket of your camos or jeans for easy travel.
Its color blends with beach, desert or forest camouflage so you can take notes on your hunting ground or operations while staying out of sight. Its paper matches the cover, also tan. The long-lasting cover of MultiCam CORDURA fabric protects your notes and drawings. Each blank book contains 50 sheets of tan archival quality paper for a total of 100 pages providing plenty of room for notes.
Pages use the Universal Pattern you can use this text for notes and scaled drawings. Useful reference material is also printed on the back and inside cover. The flat black metal barrel pen in the kit writes on wet paper and upside down. It even writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F. Take notes in black ink that is easy to read in most lighting conditions.
The CORDURA fabric cover fits over the notebook and zips shut with a rugged zipper that withstands the elements. The cover provides extra space for up to four writing utensils.