There are times when taking handwritten notes is preferable to typing on a smartphone. It can be a necessity depending on your job. Keeping a notepad and pen handy out in the field is essential for countless American workers. But for those who work mainly outside, conditions don’t always cooperate when putting pen to paper.

That’s where Rite in the Rain comes in.

Nearly a century ago, J.L. Darling developed rain-resistant paper for the Pacific Northwest logging industry. Made with a special acrylic-based coating that’s waxy to the touch, Rite in the Rain’s paper is designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions.

Pages never cling together and the ink doesn’t smudge. Even after running the paper under a faucet, the water runs right off the page.

Over the years, the company has expanded to include all-weather pens, mechanical pencils, notebook pouches and covers, index cards and field planners.