I tried this at the store, and was disappointed. The color was too pale - it
looked like a washed out watery ink, instead of a dark, crisp ballpoint ink.
Also, the rubber grip surface was more slick than grippy.
Even Paper Mate's retractable Inkjoy pens are much better than this one, overall
- that says something.
I like the pens. They write well and smooth. Good design and feel.
There is one thing I do not like, and that is the sticker on the pens. The
sticker does not peel off clean and leaves a sticky mess on the pen when
removed. I ordered 10 of these pens and spent about half an hour removing
sticker residue from the pen. If you have to put on a sticker it should be
easily and cleanly removeable.