Baron Fig’s flagship product is their Confidant notebook. But they make a mean pocket-sized notebook, too: the Apprentice.
It’s part of my Everyday Carry. I have one now in my This Is Ground Leatherback Writer, and also use a separate one to track important info at work.
The 100 gsm paper density (some 67#) is as good as it gets with pocket notebooks. This means you can actually use a fountain pen with the Apprentice–not possible with Field Notes.
The only thing that is lacking with this notebook is that its 3.5″ by 5″ size means it’s a little loose in Field Notes covers. (The latter measuring 3.5″ by 5.5″.) Who knows. Maybe Baron Fig will make their own little covers? They did with the Confidant.
And that 1/2 inch reduction makes it an even better fit by itself in a pocket.
Also: not a staple in sight. These bad boys have sewn bindings.
Thanks to Baron Fig for the review sample of the Apprentice notebooks, which giving did not influence my opinions.