First, I love Pilot pens, and this one's pretty good. It's extremely light, easy
to carry, writes well. It's a bit 'slick' as far as finish, and overall it's on
the small side. May be tough to use comfortably with larger hands. Being very
light probably contributes to my initial feeling of 'whoa, this doesn't feel
very durable'...however, the pen has stood up to use without any problem. Again,
I'm a huge Pilot fan, but, while this pen performs well, it gave me the
impression of being cheap. Just one opinion (btw, I'm about to order some new
ink for it so I can use it again if that tells you anything..lol). Sort of a pen
that I love despite the cons mentioned.
Nice pen, looks and feels great with the brushed finish. Writes nicely as well.
I'll have to give 4 out of 5 for one reason only: the spring clip will come off
with barely any effort, it hasn't come off on it's own yet but it does concern
me. A conventional non binder style clip would be better in my opinion.
Truly an amazing instrument, I had a white ST3 and due to my negligence and a
poorly designed chair, I snapped the clip right off..the instrument still works
perfectly, but being clip less, I had to replace it. I picked up this LT3, and
I'm SO HAPPY I did. While the ST3 was a fantastic pen, this one is a step above
in my book. It's noticeably smaller than the ST3, and the finish feels amazing
and provides a good bit more grip when handled. I think upon filling the LT3
that the midbody screw point being metal will be a bit more rugged over the long
haul than the plastic connector on the original ST3. I absolutely love this
instrument. It is by far the favorite I've ever owned, and I've been into
writing instruments for 18 years. Awesome build quality, looks, performance,
versatility and practicality. I give it my highest recommendation.
Great little ballpoint from Zebra. The Zebra extendable they have in those big
discount stores is no good for me, the front barrel on them is way too slick for
a comfortable grip, and they don't extend/retract with a precision feel. They
are inferior in every way when compared to this model. This one does not have
any grip problems and extention/retraction is silky smooth.
I picked this white one and my co-workers have inquired about it and now they
want one! It's got a great pearl-like finish. My only pet-peeve is that it comes
with blue ink... that's easily remedied though, the black zebra f series refills
are readily available just about everywhere, so I won't count it against the pen
itself. Unique, good looking, and reliable. My favorite model of the five metal
bodied Zebra's I currently own.
BTW, it comes in a nice presentation box as well. Makes receiving it just that
I purchased my Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slims while stationed in Japan almost two years
ago. Mine is the black and silver version. I have always been a pen-nut and find
this to be a wonderful pen.
In my opinion a needle-point with a small nib like this is ideal for quick notes
on a pocket jotter...and especially for planners or smaller calendars. However,
I'd go with something else if I had a ton of writing to do... the relatively
small ink refills would be used up way too quickly otherwise.
I especially enjoy that this pen is a multi, as I require both black and red
inks for my work. The name says Slims and it definitely is, it's a bit shorter
than most pens as well. It is well built though and has served me well.
If it never ever skipped I would rate it a 5, but to be completely honest it has
skipped on me. I am left handed and use a steep angle to write under the ink as
I move across the paper though, and this combined with the thin needle point
probably account for the very infrequent skipping.
I would buy this pen again and therefore can give it my honest recommendation.
Would give it a 4.5 but no half stars available so it gets a strong 4.