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Field Notes Bic Clic Review

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Ever since high school, I've always had a soft spot for this particular style of Bic ballpoint pen. I imagine it's the exact same refill as all the other retractable Bics, but I love the form factor and feel of the Clic body for some unexplainable reason. Believe me, I've tried to kick the attraction.

In my college years, I had a brown and tan Bic pen with a UPS logo on it. I didn't have any special feelings toward UPS, but I loved that pen. It didn't make sense to me then, either. How can a free pen feel better to me than the ones I bought from the store? Love doesn't always make sense.

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When I discovered Field Notes, I was immediately attracted to their Bic Clic pens. I'd tried to find this style of Bic in all my local stores, but failed to find any. With one of my first Field Notes orders, I added a 6-pack of Bics to my cart on a whim. Needless to say, I was happy with my purchase.

I've moved up in the pen world, and I don't appreciate the Bic refill nearly as much as I did (if at all), but I still love the look and feel of the classic Bic Clic body. Does it write like a Jetstream? Nope. But it has character. And the black and white color scheme and Field Notes branding definitely add to that character.

In a general sense, it's a pen that writes. What more do you want? I admire the utilitarian vibe of this pen. I rarely take it out with me, but I use it every now and then to bring back the nostalgia. To me, these pens from Field Notes are perfect "loaner" pens for people who have no idea what Field Notes are. It's a good method of spreading the pocket notebook love.

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Posted on December 6, 2013 and filed under Bic, Field Notes, Pen Reviews.

Field Notes "Drink Local" Edition Winners

I was in love with the Field Notes Drink Local Edition the first time I laid eyes on it and with continued use that hasn't changed a bit. Hopefully the two winners below feel the same way:


Congratulations to both of you! The first one to leave a comment below can pick the 3-pack of their choice. But don't worry, there are no losers in Field Notes. I also need you to send me your shipping address via the Contact page. You have one week to claim your prize.

Thanks to JetPens for offering up these great notebooks!

Posted on October 13, 2013 and filed under Field Notes, Giveaways.

Field Notes "Drink Local" Edition Giveaway

Ales (Image via JetPens)

Ales (Image via JetPens)

My favorite online retailer JetPens went live with their stock of Field Notes "Drink Local" Editions yesterday, and I have a 3-pack of Ales and a 3-pack of Lagers to giveaway.

This is one of the best Field Notes releases in a while, so belly up to the bar - this round is on me!

Two winners will be picked, one will win the Ales 3-pack, one will win the Lagers 3-pack. Here is how to enter:

  1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now, and Saturday night at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. You are limited to one entry. This contest is open to US and International readers.

  2. For this contest, I will pick two winners at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The Random Integer Generator at will be used to pick the numbers of the winner.

  3. The contest winners will be posted on Sunday, October 13th. The winners will have one week to email me via the Contact link at the top of the page to claim their prize.

Thanks and good luck!

Lagers (Image via JetPens)

Lagers (Image via JetPens)

Posted on October 10, 2013 and filed under Field Notes, Giveaways.


That was the final price of the Field Notes Butcher Blue 3-pack last weekend on eBay. Much to my surprise, THREE people nailed the exact price in our guessing game, so I'm awarding the 3-pack of the Night Sky edition to the first one in. And the winner is:


Congrats Olivier! Send me your shipping address via the Contact page and I will ship out asap. You have one week to claim your prize.

Posted on September 6, 2013 and filed under Field Notes.

How much will the Field Notes Butcher Blue sell for?

Field Notes Butcher Blue

If you are a Field Notes nut like me - and many others - you are aware of how rare the second ever COLORS edition is. Butcher Blue singles are tough to come by and three-packs are nearly impossible. Well, the nearly impossible is now up for sale on eBay and collectors mouths are frothing. 36 hours into the auction it has eclipsed the $250 mark, and with five days to go I am interested to see where it ends up.

I have no interest in spending this kind of money on a notebook, but I figured lets have some fun with it:

Leave a comment and tell me what you think the final price will be for this auction. The closest without going over (aka The Price is Right rule) will win a three-pack of the Field Notes Night Sky edition.

Everyone is eligible and I will announce the winner as soon as the auction is over. Please have your guess in by Midnight Eastern Wednesday night.


Posted on August 27, 2013 and filed under Field Notes, Giveaways.