Field Notes have become my every day carry notebook that are pretty much attached to my hip. As they come around with me they do tend to take a bit of a beating, being thrown in and out of my bag, so when the DDC Stuff Sheath came out I thought this would be the perfect solution.
I have tried a couple of covers for the notebooks as its convenient when trying to grab them on the move and it provides a bit if protection. But none of them had really worked out. They were too bulky or not convenient to use. When DDC announced their Stuff Sheath for Field Notes and various ephemera I snatched one of these covers up fast.
The colour of the Stuff Sheath from DDC is no surprise but I really like it. It's not too dull and boring but kind of blends in with tan leather options you see on the market so not too crazy. The leather wears really well. I have used my Stuff Sheath continuously since I bought it. It has been with me every day since then, to and from work, in my bag, travelling, basically everywhere and it has worn well. There have been no rips or tears on the leather or stitching. The "Way Durable" claim on the front of the cover is pretty accurate.
The debossed covers look great on the leather and they keep the branding down to a minimum. Field Notes has had numerous seasonal releases in the past with debossed covers which have been very popular and I really like the addition of this theme onto the Stuff Sheath cover.
In my Stuff Sheath I only ever really have two Field Notes books, I am lacking on the ephemera front. But for me that works well. There would be plenty of room for some additional paper crap that you may have in your pocket or bag that just needs a home. I have also managed to stuff in three Field Notes without too many issues.
Each one of these comes with a random Field Notes memo book when you order, which personally I was excited about. Reading updates online people were getting the fuscia XOXO books when they received theirs, more recent buyers have managed to get hold of the Coal Field Notes special edition book. When I received mine I got an America the Beautiful Field Notes edition book. Which was fine, I just added it to my 3 packs I already had in storage. It's a nice touch though sending this on with a Field Notes memo book and could be a great gift giving present to someone.
I really like the DDC Stuff Sheath. It has become part of my every day carry keeping my notebooks to hand at all times. Draplins cool side line merch always looks great but it's even better for me when it compliments the Field Notes Brand and allows me to geek out a bit more on all things Field Notes and stationary.