Patagonia Field Journal Review

Patagonia Iron Forge Field Journal Review

Are you looking for a way to store your avalanche notebook, crystal card, thermometer, and scope? Enter the Patagonia Iron Forge Field Journal.

Patagonia Iron Forge Field Journal

Included with the Patagonia Field Journal is a Rite in the Rain Book that works great for taking notes on the fly.  I actually prefer to keep this in my car for when I get those “ah-ha” moments.  Instead, I have replaced the Rite in the Rain booklet with a standard Avalanche journal from SnowPit Technologies.Patagonia Iron Forge Field Journal

The inside of the Filed Journal features a zippered pocket for holding a scope or other small items.  A dedicated pencil/thermometer holder and a sleeve to hold a crystal card. Basically, your entire kit for recording and reading snow grains can be stored inside the Patagonia Iron Forge Filed Journal.

Patagonia Filed Journal vs BCA Snow Study Kit

When compared to the BCA Snow Study Kit the Patagonia Field Journal is considerably larger in size.  For the most part this won’t fit inside your jacket, instead, the Patagonia Field Journal Finds it’s home inside your backpack.

Overall Impression

It would be great to see Patagonia team up with the likes of BCA or another manufacturer of snow safety goods to make a true dedicated Patagonia Avalanche / Snow Safety Field Book.  That being said the Patagonia Iron Forge Filed Journal ($39) will still be very popular with the construction crowd and for anyone that spends time in the backcountry, tracking snow that likes to support there favorite brand, aka Patagonia.


About the Author

Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

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