Rite in the Rain (RITR) of Tacoma, Washington.  Magic stuff.  Well, not really.  But definitely rain, splash, and sweat proof, and about as tacticool as you can get for something that doesn’t send rounds downrange and make noise.  Some of their products have an NSN, so my guess is real operators use ’em.

Big and small all-weather field interview, specialty notebooks, drawing pads, and other “paper” products that shed water so you can write on the paper in any weather, when wet, or even under water. Useful for any and all outdoor activity.  I have carried this (see above photo) spiral pad and cover EDC in cargo pants pocket for years. (I use the leather-cover version when I wear typical attorney attire, and yes, they do make covers in MultiCam®).

The RITR paper goes through a secret water-based coating process, is recyclable, and of archival quality.   Printing is soy based.  They make business card and printer/copier paper as well. Also these, for when you are sending 5.56 downrange:

This new RITR product, a mechanical pencil, I likely won’t be able to resist — they claim pencil writes best on their paper:

RITR products are available direct and from internet vendors, including Amazon.  For direct link to the product shown, click on its image.  The company’s rather nifty and extensive website is H E R E.

On their web pages I found this:  

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Steve Harris is an experienced attorney (member of Florida Bar, 1979) who has represented federal agents and local LEOs in duty related matters. He has written and lectured about officer involved shootings, self-defense, and use of force law, including "Stand Your Ground." Steve has been a seasoned and active competitive handgun shooter for over 20 years.

12 thoughts on “MADE IN THE USA : RITE IN THE RAIN®

  1. I love Rite in the Rain notebooks! Combine that with one of their waterproof pens, and the results are golden. I originally got one of their smaller pads for a survival class, where I expected to get wet. Kept using them just because they work well with my sweaty hands. Highly recommended.

  2. I serve in the army. (I’m not an operator)I love these notebooks. My current one is a small 6 ring binder with pages that are 7 x 4 3/4. Great stuff but a little spendy and not worth it if you aren’t outside a lot in the elements.

  3. Rite in the rain does make some great paper that real cool dudes use.

    However, if I recall correctly (SSD ran the article) they were not keen on having their products branded for a firearms manufacturer for a past SHOT show. In summation, they’re anti-2A but have an NSN and sell their wares in every exchange ever…go figure.

    • You sure you aren’t thinking of Moleskin? RITR makes targets for commercial sale so I would be surprised to hear this.

    • My Noveske came with a “Usage and Maintenance” log book with their logo across the front and along the bottom of each page. Clearly marked “Rite in the Rain” on the back.

    • Hey Joe,

      I’m Jim from Rite in the Rain. I saw your comment and wanted to get you a straight answer. Would you mind linking me to the article so that I can do some fact-checking?

      Thanks, and thanks for the compliment towards our paper.

      • Jim – thanks for dropping in on MSW. The confusion has been corrected, see above. And thanks for the nifty products.

  4. I think it’s worth noting that even if your intended “tactical paper usage” does not necessarily include writing in the rain, Rite In The Rain products are still the way to go if you need a durable note-taking surface. Taking field notes for an ongoing project in desert environments, and will be retaining/referencing those notes for a while? RITR is the only way to go – the paper stands up to grit and resists tearing like none other. While my current RITR use is daily patrol carry of a pocket size notepad (State Trooper in a rainy climate), I relied heavily on the myriad of RITR notepads and binders for geology field work in earlier years.

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