Average Customer Review
I don't care whether...
, April 16, 2014
I don't care whether a pen will work in the weightless vacuum of outer space, or
at 300 degrees, or standing on my head at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. I
don't care because if I find myself in those conditions I have more to worry
about than whether my pen works.
However, I do care quite a lot whether a pen works outdoors at 30 to 40 degrees
f. Such conditions, if you have to work out in them all day, only make you WISH
you could die. While I'm out there in the cold I need something to write with,
and a standard ballpoint won't do it. The ball locks up in cold temperatures. It
will tear a hole in the paper before it will leave a mark.
The Fisher Space Pen does work in the cold, which is why I always carry one. I
thought the Tombow Airpress might be a good substitute for the Fisher. Not a
chance. It freezes up in moderate cold just like a standard ballpoint does.
It also writes like a standard fine ballpoint pen; scratchy weak line, but
perfectly adequate for utility grade work. Provided it's warm enough, of
Other than that, the pen is short yet fat, an uncomfortable shape. On one side
is a clip that digs unpleasantly into the web of my hand if I hold the pen that
way, on the other a lanyard loop molded in which does the same, so there is no
really comfortable way to hold it. It uses a short refill that doesn't contain
much ink, so I don't expect it to last too long.
This pen is OK for utility writing under mild weather conditions, but for me it
offers no advantages over disposable stick pens that cost much less and contain
a larger ink supply.
I ordered this pen to...
, July 1, 2012
I ordered this pen to join my Uni PowerTank to use at my job which requires
outside work in all weather. Compared to the Power Tank this one seems to write
a tad darker. I think this is because the pressure that remains in the ink
cartridge is topped off when you click the pen to use it again. This probably
results in more pressure than the constant pressure of the Power Tank. I get a
glob of ink on the tip once in a while, but I've trained myself to not click
this pen. The pen body is easy to hold onto. I can't recommend it though over
the PowerTank other than on aesthetics. It costs much more and does practically
the same as the PowerTank.
Great pen. Writes very...
, November 17, 2011
Great pen. Writes very smoothly and is comfortable in the hand. I think I know
why the one reviewer says that the pen leaks at the tip -- if you are one of
those folks who fidgit by clicking their pen open and closed alot while thinking
about what to write next, you are probably activating the air pressure mechanism
and eventually ink will build up on the tip and smear on the page.
Great pen. It feels...
, September 13, 2011
Great pen. It feels comfortable in hand and I love the fine point. The only
problem I experienced was that refills leaked at the ball. I must have got a
I am in love with these...
, July 27, 2011
I am in love with these pens! I just received my second one. I like the fine
point and it glides smoothly on paper.
This pen is great! It\'s...
, May 29, 2011
This pen is great! It\'s super comfortable wherever you put it because of its
small ergonomic design. Also it writes like a charm because of the pressurized
ink cartridge. What I also like is the great looks with the sleek stylish
adjustable clip that compliments the whole pen. Another great feature of this
pen is the little piece of transparent plastic on the side of the pen that
allows you to see inside the pen and on top of all that there is a wonderful
grip for very comfortable writing and reduces fatigue. All around this pen is
one of the best ever and definitely worth the $. I only wish that you could rate
I love this pen. It's...
, November 16, 2010
I love this pen. It's light and doesn't take up my room in my pocket. Finally, a
pen that I can take grocery shopping. My wife is trying to steak it, so I'll
have to order one for her.
I think everyone should...
, January 10, 2009
I think everyone should own one pen with a pressurized refill. They are just so
handy to have. I give Tombow full marks for the concept behind this pen and for
a really nifty clip. But I have to deduct a star as I didn't find the Air Press
to be as comfortable to write with as I would have liked. Short and fat or thick
is often a dubious combination for writing comfort. I think I'd give the nod to
Uni's Power Tank (another pressurized pen sold at JetPens) for writing comfort
but the Tombow Air Press is better looking