“As a hydrologist and consulting engineer, this [Field Journal Notebook]is exactly what I need for field work and construction site visits. The pen organization is great, and the iPhone/camera pocket is perfectly located, since I usually have to sketch what I see, take a photo, mark the location and direction of the photo on the sketch, and repeat. This configuration looks like it will make the pen/marker/iPhone shuffle much easier, and reduce the risk of dropping my iPhone every time I have to dig it out of my pocket.
The idea of the strap looks to be absolutely brilliant, as it is difficult to write/sketch while holding a notebook with your one free hand alone. Plus, I inevitably find myself climbing up and down channel banks, dam embankments, wading through slippery rock-filled streams, or otherwise walking across terrain that is best navigated with two free hands,
so I am stoked about the idea of carrying the fjn messenger style as opposed to constantly stowing and un-stowing a regular notebook in a backpack.
I’m sure this will prove valuable to many other professions (or leisure activities), but the design intent of being useful for those who need to make scientific observations in the field seems to be right on the mark. Now I just have to pick a color, do I match my Synapse by getting navy, or the rest of my TB bags by getting steel…”