Living in Vancouver – you have to expect a little rain here and there and local Social Media users often flood the streams of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with photo’s and hashtags to do with whatever weather system has blown our way.

Whether it be fogcouver or raincouver, it seems we’re obsessed with our weather, so come rain, sun or snow – whatever the weather, it’s all over the news…whether we like it or not!


‘Rain at Little Qualicum’ (by Tom Parker @tomparkr) via Hello BC

Renowned for our hardy, fun-loving disposition, us Canadians (and imports) love to get outdoors regardless of what the weather is like – which is why POCO Building Supplies has the perfect companion for people who need to write notes for school or work in the rain, or jot down their poetry or musings on a rainy hike to one of Vancouver’s many spectacular trails.

Introducing…Rite in the Rain Notepads and All Weather Pens!

rite in the rain notebook wet


Rite in the Rain is a patented, environmentally friendly, all-weather writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. From the torrential downpours in the Pacific Northwest to the blistering heat and humidity of a Florida summer day, Rite in the Rain is able to provide users around the world with an effective means with which to write, protect, and keep valuable information. Using a pencil or all weather pen, Rite in the Rain insures that your notes survive the rigors of the field, regardless of the conditions. Products include copier paper, field books, notebooks, loose leaf, grid sheets and all-weather pens.

For over 75 years, Rite in the Rain has been the all-weather paper solution for outdoor professionals worldwide.

made-in-the-usa For nearly a century, Rite in the Rain has been manufactured in Tacoma, Washington,
USA to be used around the globe in situations ranging from desert warfare to tropical
rainforest insect research.
 rite-green The process involved in the manufacturing of Rite in the Rain paper was designed to
have an ultra-low impact on the environment. The water based coating process emits
only steam and all mill off-cuts are recycled back into the paper-manufacturing stream.
Made from renewable wood fiber, Rite in the Rain is totally recyclable as plain paper. All
printing plates and processing liquids are recycled. 100% of printing inks are soy based.
Our Polydura cover material contains post-consumer recycled material. The modern
facility and equipment are designed to be energy efficient.
 archival-paper Rite in the Rain 20 & 32 lb. papers meet the archival criteria laid out by ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992
(R2002). So… not only will it survive the elements, it will survive the attic! All of our books and
copier papers are made from these grades.


Newcomers to Vancouver will no doubt be aware of the attractive – if rainy climate on offer before semester starts and it’s our spectacular seasons that makes Metro Vancouver such a great place to live. Alumni like this UBC blogger offer advice on what type of backpack to buy…

“…Don’t buy a canvas backpack. It will get soaked, and the rain will ruin all your meticulously copied lecture notes. Try and get one that’s somewhat water-resistant, and keep your important papers in a plastic folder to avoid runny ink and disintegrated sheets of lined paper..” How to survive your first term in Raincouver

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If your student budget won’t stretch to the latest waterproof pack, then the good news is that with Rite in the Rain Notepads, your pack can get as soggy as a damp day in Deep Cove without it ruining your work. Don’t believe us? Check out the Wet Paper Test Video (below) to see how Rite in the Rain paper works when soaking wet with either a regular pencil or a patented All Weather Pen.

Rite in the Rain Products are perfect for students undertaking field work where you need a reliable method of recording data in the pouring rain and with all of our products under $20 they won’t break the bank.

Ready to order your Rite in the Rain gear?

View our Rite in the Rain Range. If we don’t stock what you need, check out the catalogue on the linked page and then Contact Us for a Quote today!

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