Field Notes Ambition Review

I don’t have a ton to add to the review that I didn’t say in the preview. It’s solid. I love how well loved this book looks! The big crack thats forming, the fact that it’s not even close to straight, the character in the gilding…this is why I love these notebooks. I continue to be a big fan of this edition! Check out this closeup of the title:




This book even wears with sophistication!  The way the gold titling has worn fits right in with the feel of the books. It maintains the class that it started with.

I decided to use this edition to write out highlighted quotes for a book I read so that I could keep it handy for reference as I do some planning for our team at work. The book was Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull, and I’d highly recommend it for any creative. If only I wrote more legibly…



Though the cover shows some wear, I would love to see how much better it’d look with another month riding in my back pocket.


I’ve been trying to figure out how to describe this edition, and what I keep coming back to is that this edition feels like an old book you’d discover in a small, locally owned book store tucked away in the back corner of a shelf that hasn’t seen the light of day in years. And picking it up for the first time feels like you’re making a great discovery. Andy you are. It wears almost like it’s from a bygone era. It does’t just look used, it looks precious.  Right down to the off-white paper. It just fits.


I can’t see the Ambition Edition moving anywhere but up in my rankings. I know some people felt like the datebook would force their hand at what they used the book for, and I feel it some too, but you don’t have to be bound by whats printed on the paper. If you do, you’re letting this gorgeous edition sneak past you.


About me

I'm just a guy who loves Field Notes Brand notebooks. I'm on a journey to use one of each edition, starting with FNC-27 Workshop Companion. I'll end up eventually using the first colors edition, the coveted Butcher Orange. I am not affiliated with Field Notes, I just love to use their notebooks.


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