As you know by now, I’m a huge pocket notebook fan. Portability is one of the style’s biggest advantages. Sometimes you can just slip a pocket notebook into your pocket and you are good to go. When you need something more, I’d highly recommend the Lochby Pocket Journal. (Available in brown and black.)
The pocket journal is a durable waxed canvas case large enough for a 3.5’’ by 5.5’’ pocket notebook (shockingly), a pen or two, a couple of business cards (or bank cards) and a bit of cash. You could also conceivably slip a small multi-tool or knife into the journal, but this could ruin the journal’s flat profile—and make it considerably more difficult to slip into a pocket.
The case has three slip pouches on the outside.
Velcro secures the large rear pocket while the front two are open. The smaller of the two perfectly fits my space pen and a mostly-used Blackwing (with point guard).
The generously sized rear pocket can easily take a couple of business cards, some folding cash, receipts or the like. It can also fit my beloved iPhone 12 Mini.
Inside, the case has several pockets on the left-hand side. Two of these are sized for bank cards or business cards. A larger pocket on top of these is big enough for folded banks notes and the like.
The rear cover of your pocket notebook slips into the pocket on the right-hand side. Your notebook is not going to fall out.
Thoughts & Observations
The Lochby Pocket Journal is robust and well-organised. It’s a fantastic way to carry your notebook, one or two pens and other bits and bobs. Unless you are wearing a jacket or something with cargo pockets, however, it’s not really pocket-friendly. If you take your pocket notebook out and about, and want a bit of protection and organisation, I’d highly recommend the Lochby Pocket Journal.
No affiliate links: There are no affiliate links in this article, and I have not received anything for this review. I am a jolly happy user of the Lochby Field Journal and a delighted customer of Nero’s Notes.