Indestructible Notepad? Plei Design Creates Waterproof, Fireproof Notebook

Think a notepad can’t be high-tech? Think again.

I’m a journalist, so I’ve always had a pretty strong affinity for pen and paper. However, Plei Design’s Kickstarter campaign has lots of writers and outdoorspeople buzzing. The notepad is made with two ingredients: stone and grade 5 solid titanium.

Yup, there’s no wood, pulp, or chlorine. The Nanobook has pure stone paper (which is waterproof, grease-proof, sweatproof, you name it), combined with titanium for extra-strong durability.

For the Nanobook 3.0 (now $37), the brand also made the notebook even lighter and with a new fire-resistant “meteor crater” cover.


Best of all, this notepad could be your new best friend when recreating outdoors. You won’t have to worry about it getting wet, the paper is durable enough to stretch, and you can write on it with anything — wood, metal, a coin, even your own nail. (And of course, you can use regular pens and pencils too.) Not to mention, it’s nearly indestructible composition.

Intrigued? Check out the Kickstarter here to snag one before prices go up. The Nanobook will come in two sizes — 2 x 3 inches and 3 x 5 inches — and will ship in 2021. The Kickstarter has already quadrupled its fundraising goal.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.