This was my first experience...
June 30, 2015
This was my first experience with a Jetstream pen. I sprung for the Alpha Gel
grip because...well...it looked sexy.
Jetstream pens are right in-between the thick oil ink of a "traditional"
ballpoint pen and the solid/liquid hybrid ink of a gel pen. So, I guess you
could say they're a hybrid...of the hybrids?
Anyways, they are definitely a lot smoother than ye ol' ballpoint pens. You
don't have to press hard at all to get consistent line quality. I also picked
up the .38 size refill and swapped it out for the .7 and was surprised at how
well the .38 held up. Not scratchy at all and the consistency was quite good
for such a finer tip. I'm probably going to grab the .5 tip and give it a go.
The squishy grip is my favorite part though. It's not stupid squishy to where
it's distracting, but it's not as hard as a rubber grip. I think it's just
right. That, and the fact that the pen has a little weight to it, makes it a
really fun and comfortable pen to use.
I'd recommend one, even if you don't spring for the fancy grip.