These quality Rite in the Rain notepads are just what I was looking for. I used to buy cheap notepads to keep in a front coverall pocket, but after a short time the pages start to fold and crumple from being used and put back multiple times a day. And if a cover rips off a cheap notepad, then it becomes almost unusable.
These notepads have thicker, more durable pages, and can stand the abuse of constant use on the job. I've been using these for a couple months and not a page has come out that I didn't choose to tear out. The covers have never come off either. Pencil works well, and I've used basic pens on them with success also. Oh, and a different brand I tried had a nasty, processed smell to them. Whereas these are odorless. A++