For this rainy fall Monday I'll give you all a few words on last Fall's Field Notes Colors Edition: Drink Local. It doesn't seem right for me to review a Field Notes edition until I've used at least a three-pack of them. I'm close to being finished with the third Ales of my first pack, so that's close enough. The verdict: These are some quality notebooks, and I'm glad I stocked up and have what, for me, is probably several years' supply. I fully intend to use all of these notebooks (and the coasters).
The paper in this edition is very nice. Nothing spectacular, in the sense that you can use a fountain pen on it without bleedthrough/feathering, but I'm enjoying the yellow/orange graph ruling and the slight texture that makes writing with a pencil on this paper satisfying. Gel pens work fine, but I prefer pencils in this notebook.
And finally, a shot of what might be my absolute favorite aspect of this edition: the durable covers. They wear very well, and don't tear easily. The spines look nice when they're a little tattered. I'm pleased to add these to my shelf of "lived in" notebooks.
Drink Local was a pretty large edition, and you can still find them out there in the wild. Gary at Notegeist sells them for slightly above the original market price, at $16 per sealed three pack.