January 26, 2015
the first ever pencil that i fell in love with was the classic pentel p205
because of its durability and minimalist build. this zebra color does basically
everything the pentel p205 does and improves on the design!!
i'm comparing the two because the pentel p205 is something that is available at
most stationary stores and is a good starter pencil to feed into the larger
world of quality stationary :9
the two are exactly the same length and width, but the zebra color has a
glittery barrel (pretty!) made of plastic that is less dense than the pentel.
both have good quality erasers, but the pentel comes with a metal cap (which i
like better), while the color flight has a turning eraser. i don't entirely
understand why, but the colorflight has a plastic cone cap thing above the
needle where the lead comes out. i can't really say it does any difference to
the overall writing of the pencil, but it's a neat deviation from the pentel
design. the grips of both pencils are pretty much identical: they're both etched
directly into the body of the plastic and it's actually kind of nice and not as
uncomfortable as i initially was afraid it was going to be.
the one aspect that makes me feel like the color flight has a large advantage
over the pentel is the position and length of the pencil clip. one of the most
annoying things i ran into with the pentel was that because the lead would
always end up sharper/duller on one side, i would have to turn the pencil to
even out the width of each letter. however, the gosh darned clip would always
bite into my hand! really, really uncomfortable 9: but thankfully, the
colorflight put it higher and made the clip shorter, so no matter how i turn, i
never bump into it! :) it's a really nice improvement!
overall, the pentel p205 definitely has a nicer build than the colorflight, but
they're mostly just small little differences. the weight of the colorflight
feels more substantial than the pentel, and the body is definitely cuter! it's
great that i don't run into the same problems with the clip as i do with the
pentel. it's a really sturdy little pencil and it looks like the night sky minus
the light pollution: really dreamy! :)