If you use mechanical pencils a lot of sketching this is the set to go for. Even
though a little pricey, the graphgear is easily the best mechanical pencil I've
ever used, I carry the 0.5mm with me everywhere, and I got a couple of comments
from my peers at design school for both it's look and functionality.
The plastic feels way too cheap. This pen also feels a little too light to be
comfortable to write with, at least for me. Also the 0.3mm refills aren't so
comfortable to write with, you can feel the metallic tip fighting against the
surface, unlike the regular hi-tec-c 0.3mm. I'm gonna give it another try with
0.4 mm to see if it gets any better..
This is an awesome pen. When I found the hi-tec-c, I thought I found the best
gel ink pen out there only to be later surprised by the Pentel slicci. This pain
glides extremely smooth against the paper, especially considering it's fine tip
but at the same time it's not one of those "wet" pens. It has a plastic grip
though and I still prefer the hi-tec-c's ink, (I haven't tried the slicci's
black yet to really judge which is better) but it still rivals it. I recommend
giving this pen a shot.
This pen wasn't as good as the 0.4mm original hi-tec-c. To begin with, the grip
is cheap and no good, period. Also, the tip isn't that comfortable while drawing
with, it keeps piercing through my paper, I know it is a thin one but I haven't
had this problem with any other 0.3mm from any respectable brand. The only
reason I gave it 3 stars is because it still has the same nice ink as 0.4mm. I
recommend just sticking to the 0.4mm, it doesn't make that much of a difference
anyway if you're just using it for sketching/writing.
The .5mm from the same series is by far my favorite mechanical pencil. While the
0.3mm has all of it's advantages (sleek design, nice grip, good balance), The
0.3mm didn't seem as heavy duty to me, it kept going weird on me and sometimes
the lead would get stuck inside after only 3 times of use, this seems to be
common with thin lead pencils but I didn't expect that from pentel. It might be
just the one I got though...I still recommend it over other 0.3mm's
I fell in love with this pencil right away. Great balance, elegant design and a
very comfortable grip combining the advantages of both rubber and metal. I carry
this pencil with my sketchbook everywhere and the retractable tip means no
stabbing myself. This is definitely my favorite mechanical pencil (and I have a
LOT). I'm convinced that pentel makes the best mechanical pencils and the best
lead too. I only wish it was a little cheaper so I can have one for H and one
for 2B leads. Still very worth the price.
Awesome mechanical pencil, comes in H and HB. The grip is decent (feels a like a
cheaper pencil when held but no big deal). I prefer this over the 0.3mm, Pentel
really pulled this one out. The 0.2mm don't break that easy. The only problem I
had with it is after approx 2 months it simply died on me, I'm guessing a tiny
broken piece of lead got stuck inside somewhere and I can't seem to manage to
fix it. This has happened to me before with a 0.3mm, but I didn't expect that to
happen with pentel.