Rite in the Rain makes a pretty cool line of products. As the name suggests, the pads and pens they make can handle rain and other water sources with no problem. Water beads up and runs off, and the ink isn’t touched.

I discovered RITR several years ago when I lost a notebook of important (to me) notes to a sudden downpour on a hike. I forgot that the pad was in an outside pocket of my pack and not in a dry bag like everything else I was carrying that was susceptible to water.  I went searching for a solution and, lo and behold, there is a whole company dedicated to making products that laugh at precipitation and scoff at a dunk in a river.

Here is a video I made showing the products in action: