I adore this pen. It was really my favorite especially since it was cute but
completely functional! The lack of an eraser for the pencil component can be a
little bothersome sometimes, but 90% of the time I am using a separate eraser
anyways. I thought it would be too big for my small hands, but it's actually
perfect and very comfortable.The only thing I didn't know was that the pencil
component goes into the biggest clip so that it can actually pump out the lead.
I carried it around with me everywhere because it was perfect for notes, and had
every type of writing utensil I could need. The most tragic thing happened a
couple weeks ago, when I opened my backpack and realized I couldn't find this
guy anywhere. I abhor losing things, and I was especially sad to lose this LE
pen. The blue-yellow was my favorite design of the 4 Majolica ones. The only
thing is, I would really have to give this pen a 4.5/5 because of the expensive
refills! If only my lost one could find its way back to me.
This is literally perfect for me! I love the feel of this and it works so well.
Ultimately, I find this a tad expensive because the refills can be a bit
expensive, but this is what I've been reaching for ever since I ordered it! I
was so excited and it really looks so cute. I'm considering ordering a back-up
in case mine ever goes missing or anything, and it's LE too.
I think this pen is everything you want a fine-tipped gel pen to be. These are
pretty pricey, but ever since my friend bought a pack I'd wanted to try them to.
They write like a dream... on thick paper. But like with almost any other fine
tip/gel pen, it'll be scratchy on thinner paper. Although, I've never had it
skip no matter how thin the paper is. I guess I'm just a ball-point gal (and I
remembered the hard--and expensive--way that gels are very prone to smudging,
when I wrote on a bunch of senior photos only to have the gel ink smudging all
over the photos underneath).
Also, these are pretty expensive, especially considering the fact that the build
of the pen is quite poor. The logo "G-Tec-C" wore off very quickly, even though
I only ever put my pens in a specific pouch of my backpack. It's hard plastic
and can be uncomfortable to write with for a long time, but sometimes, I miss
the fluidity and look of gels (much darker in comparison to the 0.5mm Jetstream
When I first found JetPens (what a glorious day that was), I knew I had to try
some of these Uni-bal Jetstreams. I was hoping these would be my holy grail of
pens, and that I would be an avid, loyal fan happily ever after. There's nothing
really wrong with these pens and I definitely can see why people are in love
with them, but unfortunately, they've been delegated to sit as back-ups in my
pencil case for the time being. I did, somehow, find the purple ink to run
smoother than the black-ink version I bought (same 0.5mm tip) but ultimately, I
loved the smoothness of a ballpoint so I reverted back to those in various
forms. I tend to write pretty quickly, and don't always have thick paper on
hand, and sometimes only one, so during those times, the scratchiness of the
0.5mm really didn't help me out. Generally on top of a couple of decent papers,
these went very smooth, but my notebooks were pretty cheap so they'd often skip
or scratch too much. They definitely look like a gel ink, but I think I've come
to accept that as much as I want to, fine-tipped even gel-esque pens won't work
for me (I've been using Jetstream's 0.7mm refills which unfortunately don't have
a great range of color like the gel-inks).
The body is very comfortable and the clicker feels really sturdy! It's light and
thin (which might be comfortable with people with bigger hands than mine).
I was hoping to fall in love with this pen, like so many others have before me.
I love the flow and look of gel pens (for a long time, I would only use the
Pilot G7 ones) but ultimately, I left it for the comfortable smoothness of
ballpoints (regular ol' BIC disposable ones). So when I heard about the
Jetstream, essentially the best of both worlds, I immediately wanted a few for
I typically like very fine points, but now I realize that it comes with a price.
While 0.5mm seems pretty standard, it just feels too scratchy to write on
anything less than very quality paper. I love the body of the 0.5mm Jetstreams
though, so I'll probably just order 0.7mm refills and use the same body. It's a
very cute color and the color on screen seems fairly accurate to me. I ended up
reverting back to my BIC ones, but am currently using the 0.7mm refills in my
multi-pen, and they are GREAT. So much smoother and it is exactly what I wanted
the 0.5mm to be. While I feel like I can be a little bit more sloppy with a
0.7mm tip, it sure beats the previous skipping and scratching of the 0.5mm.