Average Customer Review
6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
My absolute HOLY GRAIL...
, October 16, 2011
My absolute HOLY GRAIL of pens! After discovering the amazingness that is the
standard Jetstream, I decided to indulge my color-coding habit with the
Jetstream multipen. It was the single best decision I have made in my life as a
stationery addict. The pen body has a good solid weight to it, but isn't
unbearably heavy (some fountain pens come to mind), and holding it is pretty
comfortable, even if you have a super low grip like I do. It looks very sleek
and classy, and the color tabs are very subtle, which I particularly appreciate
in professional settings. (I like the Surari multi a lot, but the bright
plasticky tabs are reminiscent of the good old Bic 4-color pen.) The ink, as
you'd expect from a Jetstream, is smooth and pretty much flawless. I do find
that with the blue I get the occasional tiny glob, and the green is a shade too
light for my taste, but these are very minor quibbles indeed, and certainly
don't stop me from blowing through refills with terrifying speed. (I write a
LOT.) The pencil is not exactly a Kuru Toga, but it's perfectly serviceable -
luckily, I'm not really a pencil person and only use the pencil function for
doing paleography work and for drawing lines in my notebooks that will later be
erased. But this one pen got me through an entire degree, and is well on its way
to seeing me through another. I love it so much that I bought the green version,
and also a pink 0.5 version, but they just aren't quite as perfect as the
original black. Highly recommended!
4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
Really Great Pen, but...
, February 29, 2012
Really Great Pen, but the pencil in it wobbles a little when I write
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
My expectations in this...
, January 19, 2014
My expectations in this pen were high and not met. Indeed it arrived quickly,
but the pen itself is not what I expected.
Being an owner of the Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1, I wanted to try something new. Thus, I
bought this Uni Jetstream pen. These two pens are often compared and I have to
say that the Pilot pen is better.
Build of the Uni: This Uni multi pen feels very lightweight which makes the pen
feel cheap. The bottom top part of the pen is too light, and the pen clicking is
too loud. I am not going to lie, the pen looks much better than Pilot's multi
pen, but the overall feel does not compare. But I reiterate, this pen looks very
Ink of the Uni: This is the part that disappointed me the most. All 4 ink colors
worked well (and the Jetstream made a great writing experience) but after a few
weeks, the red ink started to not work. The next week, the black ink stopped
working. I would try writing and scribbling, but nothing came out (despite the
full ink cartridge). After 3 weeks of having the pen, only the blue pen worked
as the red, black, and green all "dried out" (I don't even know why they stopped
To be honest, these are my only concerns about this pen. However, these two
characteristics of a pen truly make a good pen, a good pen. The pencil works
fine and writes like a typical mechanical pencil, but it feels like a cheap pen
and the ink dries out easily.
At the end of the day, I would have rather spent 17$ on another Pilot Dr. Grip
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
An incredible product...
, August 2, 2011
An incredible product at an incredible price! Purchased two - a black and
silver one for me and a pink one for my wife - we both Love them! Very useful,
versatile writing instrument at a very reasonable price. You can't go wrong
2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
Wow... I am blown away...
, July 25, 2012
Wow... I am blown away by this pen. It is nearly flawless in every aspect. I am
left-handed and I was all over the original Jetstream pens for their smooth
writing and no smudging and then got the original 3-colour Jetstream multi-pen
about a year ago. When I saw this high-grade multi pen+pencil, I had no choice
but to order it and try it for myself. Here is the verdict.
-at 0.7 mm, the Jetstream ink is amazingly smooth and the lines are crisp
-the ink pigments are very vibrant and concentrated
-the blue is a few shades darker than average, which I really like
-matte black finish with silver accents is very clean and professional looking
-barrel width and grip are perfect and suprisingly not too large for a
-the different colour tabs are subtle but still bright enough to switch between
-the pen is very top-heavy, which lets you write smoothly without applying much
-the clicking/switching mechanism is very satisfying for people who like to
obsessively click while sitting and thinking
-the grip likes to attract dust particles, but a quick wipe with a damn cloth
will clean them
-the pencil is not world-class, but is good enough for general use. I will still
use my Uni-ball Kuru Toga if I need for strictly pencil usage, like doing math
-you might be scared to show it off to your friends and co-workers because they
might steal it
3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely the best pen...
, December 12, 2011
Absolutely the best pen that I have used, bought 2, gave my daughter who is an
art major one and it is the envy of her classmates. delight to use and I feel
naked without it.
Love the pen but can...
, December 1, 2013
Love the pen but can work out how to use the pencil. Found the hidden rubber
under the top cap. Great present from my girlfriend
Great pen! This is the...
, May 4, 2013
Great pen! This is the best pen I have ever used. the ink flows great. the
pencil is so durable. I give this pen an A+
This pen will impress...
, September 17, 2012
This pen will impress you. It is not just the best multi-pen in this price range
- it's the best multi-pen period! I just bought this and compared it to the
Cross Tech 4 (which costs 4 times what this pen costs) and the Uniball put the
Cross to shame. The pen is attractive, with a great rubber grip. And the
mechanism is smooth (although the weakest part of the pen is the pencil
mechanism, but it's still not bad). The pen skates across the page, it writes so
smoothly - even on cheap paper! It's a bit light due to the plastic body, but
the balance is just right because it's bottom heavy. The ink colors are vibrant.
Perfect for art journalers using Moleskine notebooks. I will be buying these to
give as gifts to my friends who are pen geeks. An amazing pen at a good price.
Now I need more refills!
Additionally, a quick word about JetPens. This is a GREAT site. It's like pen
(and mechanical pencil) geek mecca - you have to go here before you die! I
ordered this on Friday morning and received it the following Monday afternoon -
that is FAST folks. Take a great selection of impossible to find items at
reasonable prices with excellent service and delivery and you've got JetPens -
Pen Geek Heaven!
I wrote a review earlier...
, September 14, 2012
I wrote a review earlier and its been a few months and want to follow up. The
JetPens still have the best ink and rank highest in my book but I kinda JUST
realized that the black body style is much heavier given that it is made of some
metal. I only realized this when my finger hurt from taking lots of notes and
then one day I used the silver one instead and was blow away at how much lighter
it is! This would attribute to the wobble some others speak of and my sore
finger from writing so much (to be fair, i might hold on a bit too hard)
Anyways, still ranks high.. just something to keep in mind. That and I lost the
eraser cap :*(
I'm purchasing my third...
, July 21, 2012
I'm purchasing my third Uni-ball Jetstream 4&1 multipen because they are just
great! One of them was kept by my in-laws, and I keep hoping the second one will
turn up one day around the house. The black version of this pen is very nicely
understated. The pen diameter is too thick for me to use at work, but my son
found it to be a good size when he was in the second grade. I can write
comfortably with it, but I haven't used it for extensive writing. I use other
Jetstream pens for that. I like this pen for drawing and it is really convenient
during car trips for my son to sketch and draw. The Jetstream ink is wonderfully
dark, rich, and goes down so smoothly that I really enjoy using it.
In search of the ultimate...
, April 27, 2012
In search of the ultimate multi-pen, I purchased the Uniball Jetstream, Dr.
Grip, Uniball Gel, and the Zebra Spiral. Of them all, the JetStream takes the #1
prize out of them all. The ink flow and smoothness of writing is what makes it
stand out from the rest. It should also be noted that the spring action feel and
sound is better than the others (minus the Zebra spiral because its twist method
is completely different). The body is slightly, almost noticeably, slimmer than
the Dr Grip and Gel. The Zebra would have been a "go-to" pen for me but it only
has red and black ink with a pencil so that immediately drops down its
capabilities in times of fast note taking where color coding is being
implemented. The grip is solid on all of them except the Gel. Preferring the
soft grip, I would LOVE to see a Jetpen with the Gel grip. The Uniball Gel only
has red and black ink also... and no eraser. Each pen has a time and place but
the JetPen can do it all and does it the best. Highly recommended if you are
looking for a nicely engineered writing utensil.
2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
This originally was a...
, January 28, 2012
This originally was a great multi pen with mech. pencil combo. Unfortunately,
for EVERY SINGLE PEN I have bought (which is about five), the pencil will
eventually jam and stop working. It's a real bummer, cause otherwise it would
be perfect. And believe me, it's not really a fixable issue (it's not your
traditional jam, which I have fixed in many lead pencils over the years);
basically after experiencing the stresses of normal use, the shaft bends and the
clicking function for lead advance no longer works. It's a big disappointment.
If you just take a look at the quality of the mechanical pencil, you'll see that
it's pretty low budget. I have several Pilot Dr. Grips, but the ink in those is
nowhere near the quality of these pens. It's too bad; otherwise it would be the
I would say the best...
, July 27, 2011
I would say the best pen there is. Please do not look down on the nurses
comment, Its probably the heat. My room was around the 90s and the pen would not
work. Put it in the freezer and worked like new again. The grip is pretty
decent, sliding is freaking awesome, and the jet stream colors are the best
there are. and the 5 in 1 pen/pencil thing adds another positive thing. I would
go with it:D
This is probably one...
, April 22, 2011
This is probably one of the best pens I even used. The Jetstream ink is
amazingly smooth and the pen does not look too cheap. If you don't know which
pen to order first from JetPens, I would go with this one.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this pen...
, March 29, 2011
I purchased this pen and I love it. I have only one problem with the pen, the
ink refills don't last long at all. I am a registered nurse and consequently do
a lot of writing at work, mostly in black ink. My previous multi function pen
was the BIC 4 colour pen and the black in lasted approximately 3 months. Under
the same conditions, the black ink for this pen lasted for 2 shifts. So every 2
days I am having to replace the black ink. The pen is great, perfect for work
because I only have to carry one pen and I have everything i need. It writes
great, the ink is fast drying, and smooth. No issues with the functioning of the
pen. Just bear in mind if you do a lot of writing, as in my case, you will be
going through a lot of refills.
I ordered a silver and...
, December 15, 2010
I ordered a silver and black one. Hands down this is my favorite pen right
In Japan last week -...
, October 29, 2010
In Japan last week - these are available in a beautiful dark red, dark blue, and
(not-so-beautiful in my opinion) white body. And I bought one of each of course.
I've tried 5 different...
, October 27, 2010
I've tried 5 different multipens+pencil, all purchased here at Jetpens and this
is by far the best one. the pens write extremely smooth and dark. And like all
my other orders Jetpens shipping is super quick....
This is an absolutely...
, October 24, 2010
This is an absolutely brilliant pen. All four colours write smooth and bright -
my notes prior to using this pen seem so dull in comparison! For a relatively
"free-flowing" ink, or for any ink, for that matter, it is extremely
blotch-free. As mentioned, the grip is not squishy, but grippy, which I like,
and the barrel is a good size for my (slightly larger than average male) hand.
I have but two gripes: first, the pencil isn't great (I don't really mind).
Second, like most multi-pens this one makes a loud "click" when you switch
between colours, making it awkward to repeatedly switch in class without
dampening the noise somehow. if a manufacturer could make a pen with
silent-switching, now that would be something! However, I can't bring myself to
take off a star for either of these issues, because the pen is just so darn good
in every other way.
It's pretty much the...
, September 23, 2010
It's pretty much the perfect multi-pen for a nursing student. It's a ballpoint
masquerading as a gel-writer, and writes with all of the qualities I've come to
love with gel-inks: starts up quickly, smooth almost creamy writing quality, and
bright, solid ink colors (quite noticeable compared to the Zebra Clip-On 4) I
note-take for hours and sometimes forget I'm writing with a ballpoint. Love this
Whollyyy crap, this pen...
, June 9, 2010
Whollyyy crap, this pen is amazing. I previously fell in love with the Jetstream
pens, but it was annoying having to switch back and forth with colors for notes.
This pen is so smooth and feels amazing, I already got another one for my
This is a great multi-pen...
, March 26, 2010
This is a great multi-pen - sleek modern styling plus 4 colors + a pencil.
Packing all that into one pens makes for a wide body pen, which also makes it
comfortable to hold, for me. The rubber grip is grippy but not squishy. The inks
are reliable and vibrant. The mechanics seem robust. Even though I prefer gel
ink to ballpoint, the Jetstream strikes a good compromise. This pen is
definitely going to see a lot of use.
An excellent packaging...
, March 3, 2010
An excellent packaging concept to the already marvelous Jetstream pen. Sleek and
stylish made from quality materials, and perfect for multiple engineering
document uses! I ordered additional refills today because I know I will run out
I'm always on the lookout...
, November 26, 2009
I'm always on the lookout for good pens when I travel. I Bought two of these in
Narita airport last week. They're really cool - good looking and write very
nice. Pencil doesn't work supper smooth, but I bought it for the pens. Nice to
know I can find refills.