In a previous post, I listed out the top Gel Ink Pens based on sales at Amazon.com, and I was surprised by some of the entries, as were you from some of the comments that were left. When I wrote that post, I had already picked up some of the Vivo Triple Gel Ink Pens in black since I had never heard of or tried them, and they were a top seller on Amazon.
The design of the Vivo Triple Gel Ink pen is pretty simple, nothing flashy, but certainly does its job. The grip is comfortable, and works as expected at making the writing experience comfortable and easy as well. The clip is a little on the short and stubby side compared to what I am used to, however that is a fairly minor issue compared to my other issue with the pen.
Although the pen claims to be “check safe” and fade proof and water proof, I really don’t think Ill ever bother finding gout about either of those. Unfortunately, the pen writes so poorly that I cant imagine using it long enough to want to write on anything important with it. The writing sample can be seen below, this is after a good deal of writing with it where it did nothing but skip and leave weak lines behind.
Overall, I was just really disappointed with this pen, especially with its high ranking on Amazon. I have no idea how it got 3 votes of 5 stars unless I just got really unlucky and got two bad pens in the pack. I cant imagine that this pen continues to stay on top of the list if my experience is the normal for this pen, and I would actually expect a lot of complaints and returns for Amazon to deal with. There are plenty of other gel ink pens out there that can be had that wont be a total waste of your money like these Vivo brand pens were for me.