I’ve read a few comments that people think the Field Notes Shelterwood edition won’t hold up to everyday wear and tear in a back pocket. I decided to carry a shelterwood in my back hip pocket, without a cover, until it falls apart. It’s now been 12 days.
The first week was uneventful. So far, I find the wear and tear on the book minimal at best. The creases are the only damage that is noticeable. There is discernable wear on the corners and edges of the book, but again you need to look close for this wear.
Here are a few pics of the Shelterwood after 2 weeks in my sweaty back pocket.