August 22, 2013
This pen has rapidly become my go-to carry pen in my collection. It writes
practically the instant it touches paper, regardless of the circumstances.
I've taken it on numerous surveys and field trips for work and leisure, and in
the wet, the cold, and the heat, it's delivered on being able to write
practically everywhere. Admittedly, it's not as universally consistent with
more expensive pens such as the Fischer Space Pen and variants, with the line
flagging a bit in the more extreme conditions, but given the price, I'm not
afraid to use the pen for fear of damaging or losing it!
Sizewise, it's a little bulkier than it's narrower 0.5mm cousin. But it has a
much more substantial grip to it than those pens, which makes the pen easier to
hold in my larger-sized hands. The plastic body is fairly tough, and will take
a good deal of abuse, though I've had the clip snap on one pen after an
ill-advised attempt to hook the pen over too many pages in a notepad.
Also, in regards to performance in the wet, I would say that the thinner gauge
can make things a bit easier to tear on cheaper paper, so if you expect to write
a lot in damp conditions, you may want to look at the 1.0mm version, instead.
In fact, if you invest in this pen, you'll probably want to buy at least 2 or 3
at a time. I can guarantee you, people will try to walk off with the pen.
I've even had a police officer try to take one from me, after he spent a
frustrated night at a cold accident scene, trying to fill out paperwork with a
half-dozen other ballpoints that just wouldn't work. (I ended up giving it to
him - remember what I said about buying 2 or 3?)
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