April 23, 2013
I was hoping to fall in love with this pen, like so many others have before me.
I love the flow and look of gel pens (for a long time, I would only use the
Pilot G7 ones) but ultimately, I left it for the comfortable smoothness of
ballpoints (regular ol' BIC disposable ones). So when I heard about the
Jetstream, essentially the best of both worlds, I immediately wanted a few for
I typically like very fine points, but now I realize that it comes with a price.
While 0.5mm seems pretty standard, it just feels too scratchy to write on
anything less than very quality paper. I love the body of the 0.5mm Jetstreams
though, so I'll probably just order 0.7mm refills and use the same body. It's a
very cute color and the color on screen seems fairly accurate to me. I ended up
reverting back to my BIC ones, but am currently using the 0.7mm refills in my
multi-pen, and they are GREAT. So much smoother and it is exactly what I wanted
the 0.5mm to be. While I feel like I can be a little bit more sloppy with a
0.7mm tip, it sure beats the previous skipping and scratching of the 0.5mm.