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Field Notes Memo Books

Field Notes, are simple, super popular memo books. They are generally sold in 3.5″ x 5.5″ sized notebooks and 48 pages in graph, ruled, and plain paper decorations. The brand is well known for its limited edition runs and many cover options.

The most standard, most true to the original form, Field Notes notebook is the “Original Kraft.” It’s still sold today in 3-packs for about $10.

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Hobonichi Techo Avec

The Hobonichi Techo is one of the best-selling Japanese planners every year, including 2019. It’s a main competitor to the Traveler’s notebook, with some distinctive advantages and disadvantages when the two are compared, including the use of Tomoe River Paper, which will make or break the Techo for some people. The Avec is the half-year model, so it’s sold in January-June and July-December for each year.

The Avec is sold in the A6 size, with the Avec A6 being one of the most affordable Hobonich Techo planner, at a retail price of 1100 JPY.

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Hobonichi Techo Cousin

The Hobonichi Techo is one of the top-selling Japanese planners each year, including 2019 (and soon 2020!). It’s also a main competitor to the Traveler’s notebook, with some distinctive advantages and disadvantages when the two are compared.

The Hobonichi Cousin is the A5 size of the planner, which is the largest size that is sold. While this is a Japanese planner, it is available in the United States and other countries, though normally at a premium price.

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