The latest fall release from Field Notes is all the rage, and I'm obviously biased for what we have done with the Nock Co. DotDash Pocket Notebook, but I don't believe a better looking notebook has been released this year than the Word. Notebooks Blue Mountain.
Pictures don't always do products justice, but this one is as pretty in real life as it is in pictures. The geometric mountain design in varying shades of blue is stunning. So much so that I asked Word. Notebooks to make me a wallpaper for my phone. They delivered.
The kicker with Word. Notebooks has always been will you buy into their system? This isn't a blank canvas free for all, although you could certainly give that a try. At its core, it is a to do list, with a simple set of rules to allow you to capture and complete any tasks on your plate. I find it easy to use and understand, but can I fill the entire notebook this way? Unlikely.
Performance wise, nothing has changed with the paper on the inside of this edition. If you liked what Word. has done in the past then you will like this one as well. If you have never used a Word. Notebook, the lined white paper is around 60# and works well with gel, ballpoint, rollerball, and pencil. Fountain pens, not so much. Is soaks up ink right away, causing some bleed and feathering.
Not to be left out, Word. also made a matching Black Mountain edition. The name is cooler, but the cover is not. It's great on its own for sure, but put up next to the Blue Mountain? No chance.
Word. has done a great job with the brand since its introduction. The covers are consistently beautiful, and if you like the built in system there is no better choice. I do wonder whether this is it for the long term though. Brilliantly designed covers, rigid format on the inside. It's hard to argue with the "do one thing well" mantra though.
I have a three pack of Blue Mountain and Black Mountain to give away. Leave a comment on this post with your color preference by Wednesday at Midnight and I'll pick two winners and post them on Thursday.
(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)