This pencil case is the perfect size for me. I have a tendency to carry way too
many pens with me, and this helps me get it down to a manageable level while
still giving me a lot of pen options if I want to doodle in my notebook during
lunch. The 3 pouches are great for organization. I can carry several pens
without having to fish around for the one I'm trying to find.
Right now, I have in this case:
First pouch: 7 Uni-Ball Signo DX
Middle pouch: 5 Pentel Sliccis and a Sakura Micron, with quite a bit of extra
Other pouch: 4 Copic fineliners, 2 Staedtler Triplus, and a Bic mechanical
I've had this case bouncing around in my backpack for almost a month now, and it
still looks brand new. Love it!
I think I'm in love with this pen. I'm a huge fan of the .25mm Slicci, and this
pen--this color in particular--gives it a run for its money. Ink flow is smooth,
pen is well-balanced, and the color is phenomenal. You know how a lot of purple
pens end up looking kind of fuchsia-ish? This pen, on the other hand, is a true,
deep, royal purple. I adore it. I also got the Black, Bordeaux Black, and Brown
Black, and I love them all for the same reasons (although the lavender black is
my favorite color). There is a noticeable difference between this .38mm line and
the Slicci's .25mm line, so I won't be using this one for extreme detail work,
but there's nothing wrong with having different instruments for different
purposes. Excellent pen!
Oh Slicci. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Or at least write a little
Seriously, this is the best pen I've ever written with. I am a pen junkie (like
I suspect many of you are). I love my Hi-Tec-Cs, I love my Sakura Microns, I
love my Staedtlers...but the .25mm Slicci is a dream come true. Right now I have
8 colors, and I have 10 more on the way. I'm writing this review for the black
pen because a) it was the first Slicci I bought and b) I use it most.
Things I love about the .25mm Slicci:
1. Super-fine tip that is also sturdy.
2. Ink flows very well, rarely skips.
3. So many colors!
4. My tiny hands love the thin barrel.
5. Very lightweight; easy to use for extended periods of time
6. With the superfine tip and gel ink, lines drawn/written are VERY precise.
I've drawn incredibly intricate things with the Slicci that I never would've
been able to with my other pens.
7. All this for only 3 bucks.
In the interest of fairness, I'll say the following:
The purple Slicci disappointed me a little bit. It's a fuchsia-ish shade, and I
like rich royal purples. Also, something about purple gel inks, for some reason
they never flow quite as well as other colors. Just my bad luck? Maybe. I mean,
the purple Slicci is still a wonderful pen, but it could use some tweaking.
Caveat to my number 4 above: Yes, I love the thin barrel, but I recognize that
it isn't for everyone. I have an...unconventional...way of holding pens that is
most conducive to thin barrels. Those of you who find it too thin, perhaps a
rubber grip thingy would help?
Yes, I've had a couple Sliccis (even black ones) die on me. Chances are some of
them actually ran out of ink, knowing how much I use them. For the ones that
still had ink, if I set it aside for a few days, it'd usually start up again.
Some of them might just have had screwy tips. Clearly my few uncooperative pens
haven't dampened my love for the Slicci in general!
I realize I've basically written a dissertation here, so I'll sum it up in two
words: EXCELLENT PEN. :)