This is my favorite gel pen, hands down. I was completely turned off to the .25s
after I tried the Pilot Hi-Tec's. The tips were so scratchy and actually tore
through my paper and slowed down my writing speed dramatically. I was convinced
to try this pen by a classmate and I turned a complete 180. The tip on the
Slicci is very sturdy and very smooth. I can write on whatever paper is
available; I've even written on tissue paper with success. This green color is
dark enough to take notes with in class and the ink doesn't run or smear, though
neither did the Hi-Tec's.
The color is very attractive and the ink is quite nice overall, but the tip is
fragile and scratchy. It slows down my writing speed, and it causes tears in my
paper; I don't consider myself heavy handed: I use .3mm lead and other .25 gels
and .4 ball-points with no trouble at all. Unfortunately the tip is a pretty big
problem. After trying both, I definitely prefer the Pentel Slicci over this.