Pros: Writes in the rain...
April 23, 2015
Pros: Writes in the rain and wet snow, writes in the cold, (pen temp of -20C),
dries very fast, (no smearing), writes upside down, (pressurized), no skipping,
more rugged than it appears, comfortable grip. A near perfect "working" pen.
Cons: Doesn't write on some pages of a multiform, (aka carbon copies), nor waxed
paper, (I need to have a cheap 'hotel' pen on hand for those cases). Although
non-skipping, the ink put down is not absolutely perfectly uniform as you would
want in Calligraphy and fine prose.
Why I choose this pen above the JetStream: It writes on wet, (rite-in-rain),
paper and notebooks. I have seen other reviewers who prefer the Jetstream
pen(s) for reasons that are valid but in my opinion minor compared with this
pen. I write a lot in the field, including, rain and snow and office. So far
after having gone through, (wrote till the barrels were dry), several pens
and/or refills, I can confidently say that this is the best all around pen
available. I have purchased 33 pens with 20 refills, used about 10 of them with
10 refills, (also gave away 20 pens and some refills). I was surprised that the
clips and barrel have not broke under normal use, (I would have preferred a
metal clip but so far not one clip has broke). Only had one where the ball tip
got wrecked by writing on metal, (don't try that :). A couple pens I managed to
use through two cartridges before losing, (I loan them out, the pen gets passed
around and they don't come back). On the pens that I have given away, people
love them and never loan them out for fear of losing them, (I just buy more -
they are inexpensive enough).