Being a big fan of Jetstreams...
April 12, 2008
Being a big fan of Jetstreams and the writing quality of their vivid hybrid ink,
I was excited when the multi pens arrived at Jetpens. I ordered 2, a blue and a
green. The refills have the same great writing quality as regular Jetstreams,
and I am working to see what other ballpoint multi-pens I can "hack" them into.
The barrel of the pen is transparent plastic, with a sticker in darker
contrasting color printed with large "3" on it.
The slider mechanisms securely lock the refills in the down position with very
little play. The grip is a firm, straight matte vinyl that measures about 12 mm
in diameter. The length of the pen is 14.4 cm, making it about 6mm shorter than
the Zebra Clip-On Multi Pen for comparison. The Jetstream3 is very lightweight,
which could be good or bad, depending on your writing preference.
The only minor issue I have with the pen is I think Mitsubishi could have done a
better job engineering the clip. It doesn't quite measure up to the fit and
finish of the rest of the pen. It's rather loose fitting and bends easily-not a
reliable clip to hold the pen securely in pocket or notebook.
The Good: Vivid, "Jetstream smooth" write out with the joy of having 3 colors in
Could Be Better: The clip!
Berry in Gilroy
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