Best Tactical Notebook 2019

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

Let’s look at tactical notebooks.

What’s a tactical notebook?

It’s a tough notebook made for field use – like in the mud, rain, or desert heat.

And to use a tactical or field notebook – you’d better have a tough pen too.

Here’s the products we are going to cover today.

Features of the Best Tactical Notebook

First of all, most of these will have a “window” or protective polycarbonate sleeve for displaying maps and checklists through the cover of the notebook.

And because it is a notebook – you will be writing with a pen, pencil, dry erase marker, or grease pencil – so look for elastic pen loops – to secure all those writing instruments.

Also handy is having a mesh pocket – so you can keep track of loose items.

Convenient sizing – most will fit in a cargo pocket.

These will also fit in the admin pouch, sleeve, or pocket on a Plate Carrier, such as the Crye JPC.

Tough tactical or field notebooks are great for hikers, search and rescue personnel, hunters, squad leaders, and smokejumpers.

Also great for LEOs – who have to write things in all weather conditions.

Battle Board Scout

The Battle Board Scout (Buy on Amazon) is our top pick for best tactical notebook.

Let’s take a look.

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

Available in 2 sizes – the small (6″ X 8″) will fits up to a 4 ⅝” x 7 ¼” notebook.

This includes most Rite-In-The-Rain notebooks – such as the Rite in the Rain No.980 Field Notebook (Buy on Amazon).

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

The medium size (7″ X 9″) will fit up to a 5 ½” x 8 ½” notebook.

The medium will fit a common green leader’s book, moleskin notebooks, and Rite-In-The-Rain notebooks.

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

And, plenty of elastic loops for pens and writing instruments.

There are 7 pen loops. You can store 3 sharpies, one pencil, and two pens.

You could also store a small chemlight or ferro rod – or other similar item.

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

Here’s a video review of the Battle Board Scout (not my video):

Rite-In-The-Rain Notebooks

The Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Tactical Field Notebook (No. 980) (Buy on Amazon) will work great with the Battle Board Scout.

This is the 980 model – so it is 4 5/8″ x 7″ in size.

Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Tactical Field Notebook, 4 5/8" x 7", Green Cover, Universal Pattern with Reference Materials (No. 980)

There is a set of standard reference materials included too.

Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Tactical Field Notebook, 4 5/8" x 7", Green Cover, Universal Pattern with Reference Materials (No. 980)

Let’s look at all weather pens to go with these all weather notebooks.

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Durable Clicker Pen

You’ll need a pen too, so we recommend the Rite in the Rain All-WeatherClicker Pen (Buy on Amazon).

These write in any weather conditions…

They use a pressurized cartridge with proprietary ink – so they will even write under water – or in extreme cold.

Once the ink cartridge is done, you can easily replace with a Rite in the Rain Refill.

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Durable Clicker Pen - Black Ink (No. 93K)

That pressurized cartridge also means these will write at any angle – including upside down.

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Durable Clicker Pen - Black Ink (No. 93K)

That Rite in the Rain Clicker Pen is nice – but it’s cheap.

Let’s look at a more durable writing option.

Fisher Space Pen Military Cap-O-Matic

For a step up in pen quality go for the Fisher Space Pen Military Cap-O-Matic (Buy on Amazon).

All the same great features – write in any weather, any angle, and any temperature.

Pressurized with nitrogen gas – it also requires proprietary ink (“thixotropic” ink). This is to ensure the nitrogen gas doesn’t escape.

The difference is this one is made in the USA, and has a lifetime warranty.

It is also made with brass and steel, not plastic.

The matte black finish ensures it’ll match up with most military gear.

Fisher Space Pen Non-Reflective Military Cap-O-Matic Space Pen, Matte Black (M4B)

Best Tactical Notebook – In Summary

Get a Rite in the Rain field notebook and add a pouch or organizer to keep it secure , along with your preferred writing instrument.

Battle Board Tactical Notebook Holder Scout (Multicam)

Last update on 2019-06-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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