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Field Notes Shelterwood Edition via JetPens

Field Notes Shelterwood Edition via JetPens

Love it or hate it, the latest Field Notes COLORS release Shelterwood is an important one. From a design and technical standpoint it is impressive, and I'm still not sure how they pulled it off. Is it for me? No. Is it for you? Let's find out!

My friends at JetPens now have the Shelterwood edition in stock, and while I know you will be adding them to your cart soon enough, I wanted to give three readers a chance to win a 3-pack of their own. Here's how:

  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 three 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 number of the winner.

  3. The contest winners will be posted on Sunday, April 27th. The winner will have one week to email me via the Contact link at the top of the page.

Good luck!

Posted on April 24, 2014 and filed under Field Notes, Giveaways.

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.