| I have most all types...
, October 29, 2011
I have most all types of Jetstream pens sold on this site. I'm a pen fanatic
(all levels of prices). The Jetstream ink/refills are easily the best ever for
ballpoint. They are not really quite like ballpoint ink as they are darkly
pigmented (vibrant, strong colors--e.g., dark, solid black, clear, strong blue)
and the smoothest writing pens I know off (The Vicuna's are good, too, but they
blob more at the tip than Jetstreams do). One last comment on the refills. I
do not like the .05 refills that come with these. Sure, the ink will last longer
than the .07, bolder lines of the 5 way UNI multipens they have here, but the
.07 refills are MUCH smoother and bolder in life (.07 is still thin. If they
have 1.0mm streams, I'd get those and just happily change the refill more
often). I have several of these F*Series pens, and when I get them, I
immediately pull the .05 refills out and pitch them and replace them with the
.07s (ordered here) (when you order refills, make sure they are the Jetstream
multi-pen model refills. The others will not fit.). But if you love super fine
lines, you'll be quite happy with the .05s.
Anyway, love the Jetstream ink. Of the pens available here that use that kind
of refill, these F*Series pens are the closest in size to a regular pen in terms
of the feel of them. The other types of multi-pens here that take Jetstream
refills are all on the fat side if that is something one cares about. As other
reviewers have said, the twist mechanisms on these don't seem super high
quality--though they do seem sturdy and work fine. It's just not like some
silky smooth mechanism that clicks fluidly in place. You can tell when you've
got it twisted to the right spot, but it's a so-so mechanism. It's really fine
and very adequate for the price of this pen. I've used one extensively for a
month or so now, and I fiddle with it a lot, so it's probably had a years worth
of regular twisting and it's as good as new.
Of the F*Series pens, I have each color. The golden and pink ones are kind of
gross colors (to me), and a co-worker even commented on the icky color of the
supposed golden one. But this model here (stripes) and the black ones look great
(in so far as they are 12 dollar pens!). I am very happy with these pens.
| The design is what actually...
, April 27, 2009
The design is what actually attracted me into buying this writing instrument in
the first place. It's sleek, it's got two everyday usage colours and a pencil
which makes it really handy to carry around.
I agree with the reviewer before though with the turn mechanism. They could
improve it as it is not as smooth as I would like and sort of makes a small
noise as you twist it as you're able to feel each refill rotating.
| If you've seen any of...
, January 24, 2009
If you've seen any of my other reviews, you know I love the Uniball Jetstream
series. Best ballpoint ink ever.
I've reviewed the 4+1 multi-pen if you want to see my comments on it. I really
liked it, but found it to be a bit too big for my hands. I'm trying this as well
as the Uni-ball 3in1 pen to try to find the balance. I like pens...for some
This pen is very attractive and is part of the F*series which means "for women".
I am not a women however (I know you are disappointed), but thought I'd try it
anyway. It is surprisingly light weight and well balanced. It is a tad top
heavy, but not by much and is hardly noticeable.
-- Attractive design
-- Balance and size. The barrel is nicely sized for me. And even though the pen
is very smooth, I was able to keep a nice grip on it without it slipping.
-- Uniball Jetstream ink
-- A good pencil that works and doesn't break lead (like most multi functions).
The pencil is smooth and I've found that it works quite well. A nice surprise.
-- 0.5mm pens, 0.5mm pencil. This is a very precise writing instrument.
Personally, I like the 0.7mm ink better as I think it is easier to use, but the
0.5mm ink works very well and I'm sure that some will prefer it. Not, the 0.5mm
ink doesn't go so well on thin paper, single pages or rough things, but writes
beautifully in a notebook or journal. I am ordering 0.7mm refills (just the
standard multi pen refills will work) and will put them in here. Again, my
I would also like the option of a 0.7mm pencil. Again, just a preference.
-- The turn mechanism isn't the greatest. It's kind of smooth and works, but
feels a bit cheap. It definitely doesn't stick, but is a tad bit loose for my
tastes (but that is almost standard on a cheaper, plastic pen and yes, $10 is
still in that category).
Note: if you unscrew the barrel, make sure to put it back on tight or it will
come loose when you are twisting the pen
Overall I do like this pen. It's a bit better sized than the 4+1 multi-pen, but
doesn't feel as smooth.
I wish there was a hybrid of them.
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In response to question...
This review is from Uni-ball Jetstream F*Series 2 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil - Luminous Black Body
, January 26, 2012
In response to question about refilling pencil. Unscrew barrel as if going to
replace ink refill on one of the chambers. For pencil part, pull off the whole
tip section (pull it straight out, away from the part that goes up into the
chamber--turning mechanism). Add a few refills and put the pencil tip back on.
Replace barrel and you are good to go.
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adorable! not only are...
This review is from Uni-ball Jetstream F*Series 2 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil - Pink Sugar Body
, October 27, 2009
adorable! not only are the inks smooth, but theyre rich and dark, thin lines.