This cover will protect your 5.5″ x 3.5″ sized (Field Notes/WORD/etc) notebooks with a fierceness seldom seen from any part of the cotton plant. That’s because the cotton plant has teamed up with bees, or more specifically, the bees’ wax. This combination creates a naturally rugged, water resistant, and sturdy fabric that ages with a similar look to leather. These covers are capable of caring for two notebooks at a time.
These are made from 10oz. or 12oz. cotton canvas, then hand-waxed in Texas, using beeswax sourced from local bees, then sun-baked to allow the wax to absorb in to the fabric. This process will give your notebook cover an amazing and subtle honey scent.
Waxed Cotton Canvas
|Amethyst Purple||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Black||Waxed Cotton Canvas||12 oz|
|Chili Pepper Red||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Chocolate Brown||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Dark Olive||Waxed Cotton Canvas||12 oz|
|Earth Brown||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Graphite Grey||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Leaf Green||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Slate||Waxed Cotton Canvas||12 oz|
|Tobacco Brown||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
|Woodland Camo||Waxed Cotton Canvas||10 oz|
These notebook covers will show scratches and become distressed, but it will only get better looking over time, and the pattern that emerges will be unique to your cover. If you want a more “used” or “lived-in” look for your cover, you can speed the process by scrunching or squeezing it, then flattening it back out. If you want a less “used” or “lived-in” look for your cover, you can use heat to “reset” the pattern back to original. Use a hair dryer to heat the fabric until the color looks even again. A heat gun works faster, and open flame works too but isn’t recommended. If you use a clothes iron to flatten and reset, place some paper between the canvas and iron.
Caring for your notebook cover:
- Clean with a damp cloth
- Do not use soap
- Do not machine wash
- Do not dry clean
- Cuddling with it at night is okay
Brian’s Note: By making this purchase you realize that you are buying a one-of-a-kind, handmade, notebook cover. Due to the uniqueness of this item (each cover is handmade from a unique waxed canvas product) there may be slight imperfections or markings on the waxed canvas. In addition, due to the nature of waxed canvas, the coloring of the covers may vary slightly between batches. Unless there is something seriously wrong with your notebook cover we do not accept returns. If there is something seriously wrong with your notebook cover then we will gladly replace it and give you a refund.
ElderBurgess (verified owner) –
I bought the Field Notes cover for just that purpose, and I bought the Cinnamon/Cayenne/Red color for its visibility. Accomplished that goal. Material is rugged and stitching is flawless. Will likely be buying more as gifts, or to store in different packs to be ready to go for any adventure. I assumed the cover is identical to the Travelers Notebook which uses an elastic cord for keeping the notebook in place. The product photo does not show that, but Normalcy Bias help me miss that detail. Instead, this cover uses a slip-in pocket to hold the front or rear notebook cover. It is a tight fit, which is good to prevent you losing the notebook by it somehow slipping out. An extra couple millimeters longer on the cover would be easier to work with. This is not worthy of reducing the rating.
Highly recommend this cover to any and all.
Deanna Terrell (verified owner) –
I love my Field Notes cover! It’s the perfect size to protect two notebooks, while being slim and fitting in my pocket. I’m going to buy another!
Matt Petre (verified owner) –
Early on in my ownership and use but so far:
The cover is stiff enough to hold its shape but flexible enough to carry comfortably in the same front pocket as my wallet. I’m only using index cards at the moment so I’ll re-evaluate after adding Field Notes but I think it will stay put.
Bought it in Chili Pepper so it’s easier to find where I left it. If I can it I’ll enthusiastically purchase another one. Still red tho.
Prakash (verified owner) –
Nice simple waxed canvas cover. It is a refreshing change from plastic/nylon/polyester materials. Cotton is becoming very rare. Cotton items have their own natural touch and feeling. Brings it closer to nature. It is so rare to find them nowadays. The simplicity of this cover, I really like. Please keep making them. I bought two of them in red and leaf green. Will be buying black as and when it becomes available. Please keep making them.
Jason Kornblatt (verified owner) –
I love these tough little covers and was psyched to see they were restocked. I bought the black cover and the dusty olive cover, both very nice, both with a velcro patch. Last time around, I was able to fit a soft-cover Moleskine notebook into one of the lighter gauge 10 ounce covers (without a patch), which worked VERY nicely as well. You can iron patches on these covers quite nicely too. Just make sure you like the patch, because this cover will last you.
Aram Riley (verified owner) –
Great product! Got the black waxed canvas field notes cover with the Velcro patch and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Fits well in my pocket and it’s rugged enough for me to finish a whole notebook without the book itself falling apart! Will buy again for sure!
Steve (verified owner) –
This is the second field notes cover I have purchased from ALL DAY RUCKOFF. Unfortunately I lost the first. I use the notebooks for notes (duh) & grocery/shopping lists and left it in a grocery cart after loading the car. I returned the next day to hopefully retrieve it but no luck. Someone else decided they liked it too. I will be keeping a closer eye on the second. It is a great product. Slips comfortably in the back pocket and more than adequately protects the notebook.
Crittenden (verified owner) –
Just the right material, finish, and design execution for the hot, humid conditions now in place here in North Florida, to be followed by soaking rains in a few months, transitioning to cold, dryer weather in early December. Keeps my Field Notes dry and safe on the fence line, and in the deep woods with the hounds.
C. Church (verified owner) –
Perfect field notes cover. I bought my first one back in 2016 and it’s still protecting my notes. Came back for a new color the green looks great in person!
Seif (verified owner) –
Beautiful, high quality, made in the USA, and reasonably priced. What more can I ask for? I’ve been shopping around for a waxed canvas field notes cover. Most of what I’ve found is either low quality, made over seas, and/or dramatically overpriced. I was delighted to find All Day Ruckoff and their high quality products! Thank you!!!
Dave (verified owner) –
Good quality. Simple and slim solution to protect notes. Highly recommend
Sarah (verified owner) –
This is my perfect notebook cover. It’s simple and functional and this is my third purchase from them. Not because I’ve worn through the previous ones, (my first one is three years old and still fantastic), but because I keep getting more notebooks to house and also wanted a color variety.
Delivery was prompt and the price is great. I’ve tried sewing my own versions and whether it’s a knock to my talents or a kudos to this seller, it just doesn’t compare.
This cover has carried my notebooks across several years and countries safe and sound. I absolutely adore it. I’m not a fan of leather notebook covers and waxed canvas varieties are hard to find. You’ll see a few options if you scroll around and I’ve admittedly dallied with the competitors. But this is it hands down.
Thank you so much for my cover! Keep up the good work.
Bazin (verified owner) –
I’ve had mine for almost three years now, carrying it every day and it has held up great. I like how slim it is and for the price this is a great value
Jared Green (verified owner) –
Love it. It doesn’t add a lot of bulk, feels nice in the hand, and folds a pencil in easily. I really like carrying two notebooks in one cover.
Ryan (verified owner) –
Great little cover. Exactly as advertised.
Brian A. (verified owner) –
This cover is great. Like some of the other reviewers, I was looking for an alternative to the leather covers you see everywhere. I love the look and feel of the waxed canvas and the stitching is solid. It’s sturdy and feels like it’s going to be around for a lot of road trips. And last but not least, the price: for less than $20, this cover is an excellent deal. I actually just ordered a second one just in case something happens to my current one. I highly recommend this!
John Vance (verified owner) –
Like the canvas, and it is well made. Looks to be a reliable cover that will last a few years. Been using it for two weeks now, and it is much slimmer and easier to pack/use than a bulkier leather cover. Very pleased
Joshua Mietz (verified owner) –
Great product! I keep a notebook in my pocket everyday and while the Moleskine’s are nice, the cover does start to wear out. I also like that I can use the Field Notebooks in here, as well.
William Westlake (verified owner) –
Outstanding EDC notebook cover would recommend to anyone who carries a notebook!
Dan Minear (verified owner) –
This is a great cover for fitting 2 field notes or Moleskine Cahier notebooks. I have a larger Fillion notebook, but this is great for keeping on your person to jot down notes or such. I opted for the patch version, as I find it easier to orient a patch on the front cover so you don’t have to flip it around to figure out which side is the front before you open it. Plus you get to show off one of your patches! Well made and high quality.
David Born (verified owner) –
nice product. well-priced. Anticipate many years of use.
spdunn7 (verified owner) –
Perfect! I was looking for a new, thinner notebook cover as my old leather cover was too bulky to carry in my back pocket. This works perfectly. It is light and thin enough to where I can barely feel it in my pocket, but substantial enough that I can use it as a writing surface to jot down notes on the fly. The sewing and craftsmanship is excellent and I love that it is made entirely in the USA. I absolutely recommend buying one of these covers!
Don Davis (verified owner) –
Love it. What a great value for the money. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these covers. They are great.
Gerri Jay (verified owner) –
Seriously, this is the best value for the quality that you could ask for. I ordered one 3 weeks ago and liked it so much I ordered another one. I may order a 3rd one. High quality, simple and useful!
Rosario Di Rubbo (verified owner) –
Very beautiful cover, well made and with a very nice blue shade! Fits perfectly two notebooks, one on each side, and it’s a perfect substitute for a leather cover, being absolutely lightweight and unobtrusive! Brian Röhr is a seller with a great communication skill and offers a super trustful customer service, a real gentlemen and a beautiful human being! Second purchase in few days, smooth transactions for both! Buy with confidence, I will more than probably buy another of these waxed ones soon, also the cordura ones are really great! Don’t miss them, great quality for an unbeatable price, all made in the USA!
Rosario Di Rubbo (verified owner) –
Outstanding cover! Very nice blue color and extremely lightweight! Can fit two notebooks without being bulky and I am curious to see it develop patina over time! Brian Röhr is a very friendly seller and extremely trustful! This is my second cover, the first was the cordura camo one and also a terrific item! Probably, I will buy also another color, one thing is sure, this shop rocks! Buy with confidence!
Rick (verified owner) –
Durable, comfortable in my pocket. I pair it with a Pokka pen and Moleskine notebook and it goes with me wherever I go. If this ever wears out (unlikely) I will order another one.
gargoyle030 (verified owner) –
Excellent cover for Field Notes. Nice deep pockets for holding Field Notes and the cover is large enough you can put two Field Notes pads into the cover. Liked it so much, I ordered a second one. Excellent quality and the perfect cover for your Field Notes.
Davidadav (verified owner) –
I love this thing. It’s made in the USA, it looks cool, and it fits my Field Notes perfectly, all while displaying my favorite patch of the day, meaning I get an extra smile whenever I grab my notebook. The pockets the page slide in to also work great to tuck in a pen, so I can slip my notepad in to my pants pocket and be set to go…
The waxed finish is very cool – like others have said, it gives the notebook character and ages well. “No two are the same!” … and that’s a good thing!
Rusty (verified owner) –
Awesome value for what you get: a high quality, durable, made in America cover for your Field Notes. The dark olive color I got is a smooth charcoal with a subtle green hue, and is breaking in beautifully. Very pleased with that choice.
One of the things I love about Field Notes is the character that develops on the covers over time- however after 2-3 months in the back pocket of my jeans that character turns to wear, which turns into the booklet falling apart. This cover absorbs much of this intense wear (while developing nice “character” itself thanks to the waxed canvas), and still leaves the Field Notes with subtle signs of use without falling apart. It is slightly taller than the original Field Notes with some extra space in the booklet sleeve, but remains thin enough when folded up to be unnoticeable in a back-pocket of a pair of jeans when wearing. The second internal sleeve is nice for left-handed Field Notes users, securely storing business cards, tickets, etc. and more. I’ve really enjoyed my cover and will happily recommend/gift it to others in the future.
CaptainNemo (verified owner) –
Perfect for the price.
khigbie (verified owner) –
I’ve purchased two of the Notebook Covers, one with the loop for the patch and one without, both of them are fantastic. They hold the Field Notes books perfectly and still are small enough to fit in a shirt or pants pocket for easy carry and quick access. They protect the notebook from the elements and the daily wear and tear of putting it in your pocket, bag, etc. Theses covers will take a beating too, the first one I purchased over a year ago and it still looks brand new. Another great product by ADR. I highly recommend the covers if you carry small notebooks.
Matthew (verified owner) –
Great notepad case, fits Field Notes notebooks pefectly. Very responsive and friendly customer service.
B. Jerome Tripp (verified owner) –
Exactly what I was looking for to protect my notebooks from butt sweat. I knew leather would get gross after awhile and so far this is doing its job. I prefer the Moleskine Cahier since they have tear out pages and these fit perfect.
Joe (verified owner) –
My wife loves the purple (non velcro panel) cover! Fits her Lefthanded Fieldnotes notbook perfectly! Would recommend! Thanks!
jayman035 (verified owner) –
top notch quality, perfect fit for the field note books.
Daryl (verified owner) –
I saw the waxed notebook cover online, and as there was nothing non leather available in the UK I decided to take the plunge. I’m glad I did, it’s just right and the quality is top notch as was Brian’s customer service. Would recommend both the cover and company happily. In fact considering a second order soon!
Lukus (verified owner) –
While a Fieldnotes book holds up admirably without a cover, after time it begins to degrade and peel apart near the spine.
I began the hunt for a slim cover, I came to the conclusion leather was not going to be ideal.
I eventually came across these canvas covers and, given the low cost, bought one without hesitation.
For me this is the ideal Fieldnotes cover. It’s rugged and slim, no thicker than a notebook itself.
Not quite 5 stars only due to the crooked stitching on the cover, which doesn’t affect fitment, just purely cosmetic.
andrew taverna (verified owner) –
great item. I’m a heavy notebook user, and been looking for a non leather notebook for a long time.
this canvas cover is awesome, perfect for the field note book size. light, and easy to carry, and lets you the notebook as planned.
description and photos to help you purchase are perfect, very fast despatch and postage, and great service.
Jack (verified owner) –
I received this as an early Christmas present from a friend. My wife ordered a different waxed canvas cover for herself around the same time. We both agree this cover is our favorite. It was less $$ and the craftsmanship was as good if not better than hers. I highly recommend this if you want a functional, good looking cover for your notebook. Well done!!
Carlos (verified owner) –
Awesome and simple. I’ve been looking for a way to protect my notebook from being on my back pocket all day and this is a perfect solution.
I’ve had it for over a month now and it feels perfect, my notebooks are not completely destroyed over carrying them around and it looks good. Really good quality.
I’m using a Moleskine cahier and it fits fine. Maybe I’ll get the leather version next or maybe a Multicam one (if it becomes an option)
Guillo (verified owner) –
It’s simple, like a poncho liner; it does what it’s supposed to do very well, without extra bells & whistles.
I ordered the darker brown version, without Velcro patch, as a Christmas gift to myself. It’s exactly what I ordered, and at a great price too! True to promises, it does fit a couple 3.5″ x 5.5″ notebooks. I tried jamming a pen into it, too, but it didn’t fit. I’m thinking a smaller pen and a break-in period will probably let me fit one inside the fold.
It’s obviously not waterproof, but if you bought a waxed canvas cover hoping it would be waterproof, you might want to rethink your assumptions. But it does save the notebook covers from the common wear and tear of everyday life. It serves the same purpose as the book covers I used to have to put on my schoolbooks, but with more style and durability.
Get one of these. If you don’t get one for yourself, get one for someone you love.
happystuffing (verified owner) –
Excellent work. It fits my Field Notes exactly as said. It stiff enough to not be floppy which strangely adds a quality feeling to it.
I would not consider it waterproof or water resistant at all. I tried dibbling some water over it and it absorbed right away. But you can tell there is definitely wax absorbed into the canvas nonetheless due to the stiffness.
I got the “black” color. It is very slightly off black if I had to describe it due to the nature of the waxed canvas. Not grey/slate though. Just be aware you aren’t getting a very black item.
One thing I would have loved is if there were an option to add cards or maybe a string down the inner middle similar to a Travel Journal.
I would buy this again.
Mark Hofer (verified owner) –
Minimalist and well-constructed. Exactly what I was looking for.
JoeLopez (verified owner) –
I’ve used Field Notes notebooks for a few years now in my photography and EDC kits. This notebook cover is so simple and well put together, it is natural addition to my daily carry. Made in USA is a bonus. Another great product from a great company, I am sure I will be buying from them again very soon. Thank you.
Nick (verified owner) –
Just got this in the mail. It’s perfect. Made well and very functional. Should last me many years. Great job!
gargoyle030 (verified owner) –
I’d give this six stars if they’d let me. Two Field Notes notepads fit inside *PERFECTLY*. If you’re looking for something to give your Field Notes a little protection, THIS IS IT. Thanks, All Day Ruckoff for the great product.
Al (verified owner) –
I rated it perfect for me. However, I can understand that may not be the case for everyone.
This cover is very simple, it covers your approximately 3 x 5 notebook ( I use it on Applebandit notebook).
The wax coating should give it some water repellency, but if dunked the notebook will get wet (duh!). Otherwise it looks like a canvas-type fabric — rugged and wear resistant — with what looks like great and long lasting stitching.
I bought it to keep my edc notebook from being destroyed when carried in my back pocket. As such I would have no need for a pen/pencil holder attached to it as it needs to flex when I sit.
Simply, it works for me. Good product, fair price, fast shipping, highly recommended for minimalist design. But if you want something with lots of attachments, bells and whistles; you need to look elsewhere.
Matt M (verified owner) –
rhenrichs (verified owner) –
I’ve been carrying Field Notes for years but could never get really good milage out of them carrying them in my back pocket as the warm humid Florida weather destroys the covers. The bees waxed canvas cover is awesome and I look to buying a few as gift this winter for a few buddies that I know will put them to use and benefit from the extra protection it gives pocket notebooks.
agilliam200 (verified owner) –
Love the quality. Looks great and fits my notebook perfectly. Also, lighting fast shipping- thanks!!
Matt (verified owner) –
Fits well, feels sturdy, looks good
Julie (verified owner) –
Perfect little notebook cover. It fits in my pocket perfectly and fits 2 notebooks nicely. I do wish it had an elastic for closure but that’s just a personal preference and I can easily throw a rubber band around it!
Bud (verified owner) –
Well made – light – thin – good price – works – don’t look anywhere else – buy it now.
matt (verified owner) –
great way to keep my field notes from falling apart, and it’s reasonably priced, which is nicd
Matt (verified owner) –
Looks good so far, nice and thin. I hardly notice it in my back pocket.
Davecoll13 (verified owner) –
Just received my red cover. I teach culinary arts and this cover is great for working around water, juices, etc. and anything else that could get your notebook wet. Wipes off easily and fits in my chest pocket. Would be perfect if it had an elastic band to hold my fisher space pen. A definite keeper otherwise though.
John Roberts (verified owner) –
So far the cover has been great! It’s very sturdy, and does a pretty good job as a brace for writing. There is enough room to put two Field Note books in the cover. It’s slightly larger than the cover (duh!) so if the pocket you were putting the notebook in before you got the cover was…tight…you might have trouble getting it in there with the cover on. It does fit in all my cargo pockets of my various brands (5.11, Tru-Spec, Wranglers) of pants, so that’s good. The only thing I would add is some way to attach a pen/pencil. Doesn’t take away from the utility of the cover, though.
JouWen (verified owner) –
I had been searching for an ideal Field Note cover to protect the Field Notes notebook for long. I dislike the leather version it won’t fare well with my hot, humid and unpredictable raining weather country, Malaysia. The leather will be constantly wet and you know how the smell and texture of leather will become after a while.
So this is a perfect: canvas with bee wax that will age well with some water resistance. It has two pockets to keep two Field Notes, or whatever you like on the other slide-in pocket (passport, credit card, cash, name card etc.). I wanted to purchase one with velcro loop but it’s sold out for the colors I prefer.
I give 4 stars as I would like see this improvement in the next production: a small loop sewed at the side of the cover to serve as pen sleeve. I believe it’s a great feature to add without adding bulk to it. So what I do know is I add a elastic band at the center of the cover to clip my Fisher Space Pen bullet outside the cover. It adds to much bulk and distort the cover if I clip it in the middle where the cover folds.
Thanks for the great product.
Steve (verified owner) –
I don’t do “ops” but I am old school, I prefer to write things down instead of tapping them into a phone, so I keep a moleskin or field notes on me, usually in the back pocket. The cardboard covers kept tearing off which was very annoying. Got this to rectify the problem and so far, so good. It’s not bulky so it’s very easy to slip in the back pocket with a folded bandana.
Daniel H (verified owner) –
Ordered this after a recommendation on Reddit, really pleased with my purchase.
Was looking for a cover that was thin enough to put in my back pocket but sturdy enough to protect my field notes and was more than happy with the result. The cover is well made, and delightful to use,
It’s very professional in appearance too, way better than carrying around a flimsy notebook to work meetings!
Eric (verified owner) –
Superb flexible field notes cover. After a week it feels like it’s been with me forever. It’s definitely great quality.
Great covers. Able to carry the note book, pencil and a few misc, cards or cash. Fits right in the back pocket or can toss it in a bag or on the dash without destroying the notebook or loosing everything else.
C. Church (verified owner) –
Adds a little bit of size to the notebook but still fits well into a back jeans pocket.
ktlaub (verified owner) –
I bought Waxed Canvas Field Notes Cover in black because its 12 oz./yard. The material is excellent and very water resistant. I tested the fabric by placing a large drop on the cover for an hour, and the water never went through the waxed canvas. The cover will hold two Field Notebooks, one in each pocket. Great value for your money.
Gavin Slyman (verified owner) –
I wanted a cover for my Fields Notes so it wouldn’t bend so much. The waxed canvas cover does a good job protecting it and reduces the bend somewhat but I wish it wasn’t as wide. Height-wise it fits snuggly but width-wise there a little too much room to spare and because of that it no longer fits in my jacket pocket.
I get that its too accommodate two notebooks but I myself don’t see how thats practical for everyday use.
[email protected] (verified owner) –
I purchased this notebook cover to try and extend the life of my field notes notebooks. So far, it looks like it will do that. Beyond that simple task, it also may hold a few business cards and a pen clipped to the spine. It appears to be of top notch construction with the straight seam lines and quality materials. I find nothing wrong with it. I’m sure it will get better with age.
Kenton (verified owner) –
Not much else to say after the other reviews. Good solid product, fair price. Supports a “made in the US” company too. I keep mine in my pocket right next to my wallet and now I can remember stuff and stash all my reminder post-its until I get home. Will hold 1-2 notebooks or 1 notebook and some index cards (or the credit-card shaped bottle opener, just saying). Looks like it’ll last me for a whole pile of notebooks.
If you’re on the fence for this product, get one! I bought the graphite and it’s a little darker than the pictures show. More like a medium grey.
Jason (verified owner) –
This case is perfect. I was looking for something that could accommodate 1-2 pocketbooks and about a dozen 3×5 notecards without adding much bulk to my everyday carry. The brown canvas offers great protection in a slim form factor. Speedy delivery. Quality is top-notch. Can’t beat the price — I spent more than a few hours reviewing other pocketbook cases all over the web. ADR’s waxed canvas cover = phenomenal bang-for-the-buck. I intend to buy some more around the holidays to outfit my friends with their own custom EDC.
Ryan (verified owner) –
Great product. Protects field notes and has the ability to hold a pen right in the middle like it’s not even there. Can also stash things in the sleeve pockets like business cards or post it notes or cash. The canvas weathers nicely also giving it a great look.
Robby (verified owner) –
These things are great for field note, notebooks. I’ve been using one for several months now and dig that I can sport a patch on my notebook. Great quality and solid product!
Rich (verified owner) –
This product is excellent for my field notes notebooks. It has two sleeves to fit one in each side. I have opted to put one in the right sleeve and put rubber bands and paper clips in the left sleeve. It works great like that, nothing has been lost or bent so far. I can throw this thing in my back pocket and forget it’s even there. Even with a pen clipped to the middle it is barely noticeable. High quality canvas gives it a great feel. My only issue is the company did not send me an awesome sticker they had on the packaging (haha). Overall excellent product.
Jason Bowman (verified owner) –
After a couple weeks in the pocket, it’s a fine little notebook cover. Much lighter than what I was carrying prior. Well made. Super thin, and can add a morale patch to your edc. Well worth the price!
Justin (verified owner) –
Less bulky than a typical “leaders book” cover. Plus that velcro panel is on point. Super durable during field ops so far.
Kevin (verified owner) –
very glad i was able to grab one before they went out of stock. i am new to using field notes and this is a great way to protect it and display a patch! good quality