| When I first found JetPens...
, April 23, 2013
When I first found JetPens (what a glorious day that was), I knew I had to try
some of these Uni-bal Jetstreams. I was hoping these would be my holy grail of
pens, and that I would be an avid, loyal fan happily ever after. There's nothing
really wrong with these pens and I definitely can see why people are in love
with them, but unfortunately, they've been delegated to sit as back-ups in my
pencil case for the time being. I did, somehow, find the purple ink to run
smoother than the black-ink version I bought (same 0.5mm tip) but ultimately, I
loved the smoothness of a ballpoint so I reverted back to those in various
forms. I tend to write pretty quickly, and don't always have thick paper on
hand, and sometimes only one, so during those times, the scratchiness of the
0.5mm really didn't help me out. Generally on top of a couple of decent papers,
these went very smooth, but my notebooks were pretty cheap so they'd often skip
or scratch too much. They definitely look like a gel ink, but I think I've come
to accept that as much as I want to, fine-tipped even gel-esque pens won't work
for me (I've been using Jetstream's 0.7mm refills which unfortunately don't have
a great range of color like the gel-inks).
The body is very comfortable and the clicker feels really sturdy! It's light and
thin (which might be comfortable with people with bigger hands than mine).