The Pentel Hi-Polymer...
The Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Eraser is slightly softer than the Staedtler Mars
Plastic Eraser, but definitely more solid than the Boxy Eraser. I find the Mars
Plastic Eraser to be more ridged and the Pentel seemingly hit the sweet spot
I like this better than the Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser. It left slightly
fewer shavings behind and because it is slightly softer it had that feeling of
"getting into the paper" and really erasing. The Boxy Eraser still did best
concerning left behind dust/shavings. However the Boxy is very mushy and half as
thick making it slightly trickier to hold/use especially with my large hands.
The Pentel and Mars are nearly identical, with the Pentel being slightly taller
and a smidge wider.
Solid value over the Boxy as the Pentel is twice as thick and a 1/4 taller. The
Mars however can be had for around a $1 so overall value goes to the Mars. All 3
are good erasers period. It is there unique characteristics that make them
- Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser for most rigid body material and best value
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Eraser for a slightly softer body than the Mars and
slightly better performance concerning leftover eraser shavings.
- Boxy of course for softest body, least amount of shavings and those that are
left are usually clumped up, and of course its solid black color.