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One of my favorite pens!...
, September 13, 2012
One of my favorite pens! My love for ballpoint multi-pens is probably now the
stuff of legend, but the Zebra Surari comes second on that list (behind the
inimitable Jetstream 4+1). The plastic body is quite light and slimmer than most
other 3- or 4-cartridge pens, which is nice if sometimes, like me, your hands
get a little tired from holding up bigger and heavier pens. The downside is that
it maybe doesn't look as "classy" as the Jetstream or the Dr. Grip 4+1s; this
means I tend to use it for note-taking in the library or lectures but not at
conferences and things. The grip is comfortable but nothing remarkable; the tabs
are easily clicked, although I did find it confusing at first because they go in
reverse of the usual color order. The ink itself is great - smooth and dark with
no streaks, though the blue and green are prone to the occasional glob. The
green ink is possibly the most unique ballpoint green I've ever encountered -
it's much darker and warmer-toned, almost a forest green, and I absolutely love
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So I just received my...
, April 9, 2011
So I just received my this pen. It is very lightweight and has a nice rubber
grip. The pen feels comfotable to hold and the point is very fine. It is very
smooth! Red, Green, and Blue are nice and bright. I have ordered many pens and
just as the rest this is a good quality pen.
| Lightweight, well distributed,...
, April 28, 2013
Lightweight, well distributed, acceptable thickness/slimness. But, I don't like
emulsion inks very much, they look a lot like ballpoint (Very glossy on paper),
while I prefer gel inks (Most of the time, matte and profound darker color).
| I love love LOVE this...
, August 18, 2011
I love love LOVE this Multi-Pen. Due to the overall positive reviews on all
models of this pen, I decided to take the plunge and purchase two bodies (one
black and one clear).
As a student, color coding notes makes things easier to find and emphasize. What
better reminder can one have than bold red ink screaming TEST MATERIAL next to
an organic chemistry mecthestren the strength of this pen lies in its ink. I'm
not a fan of ballpoint pen because it smears, but I am quite fond of using
multicolor pen during lectures. All they sold in my local brick-and-mortar shops
were those BiC ballpoint multi-pens. Being an office supply nerd, I was pretty
determined to find a gel ink multicolor pen. This comes pretty darn close to my
ideal. The colored (RGBlackBlue) ink flows out of the pen smoothly, with much
less smearing compared to my old BiC ballpoint.
I don't use the clip at all, but I imagine it would be somewhat difficult to use
the clip (which doubles as the plunger for the black barrel) when it is
depressed. In terms of ergonomics, the barrel is the perfect size for my hand (I
have big hands, so I like thicker barrels). It's definitely thinner than the BiC
though. I can't attest to long-term longevity yet, but this pen has survived
being jostled around in my pencil bag and tossed aside for the past four weeks
of class rather nicely.
Overall, I highly recommend this pen.
| Of the batch of multi-pens...
, August 8, 2011
Of the batch of multi-pens I bought (Acroball 3, Vicuna 2+1, Jetstream3 0.5mm),
I was most excited about this one. I loved that it had four colors (including
green!) and a spring-loaded clip. When I took it out of the packaging, however,
it immediately disappointed me. It was far thicker than I thought it would
be--approximately 12mm at the grip--and felt big in addition to looking big.
When I started writing with it, I immediately liked the dark colors it put out.
However, the more I used it, the more I saw regular globs every few letters, no
matter which color I used. The different plungers already feel as if they're
weaker than they used to be (and less satisfying than all the other multi-pens
in my batch), and I've only been playing with the pen for a week or two. Also,
the clip is fairly wimpy and difficult to manipulate because the clip doesn't
open when it's slid down. And it (for the black ink) slides down way too easily.
I don't put it in my pocket because the way I put it in could easily make the
clip slide down and I would have black scribbles on the inside of my coat
I feel bad giving this pen such a negative review because it has so much
potential. If they fixed the ink to make it less globby (while keeping the rich,
dark colors), tightened the whole thing into a thinner, smaller package, and
strengthened all the springs (on the clip and the plungers), then this would
probably have been my favorite pen. As it stands, however, nearly everything it
attempts to do is sub-par compared to other alternatives. I cannot come up with
any instance in which I would recommend this pen.