Pilot G-Tec-C .4mm Review and a Sign of Things to Come?

Pilot G-Tec-C .4mm Capped

Last week when I wrote about the fact that the Pilot G-Tec-C .4mm had found its way into the Amazon top 100 list of most popular gel ink pens, it was at number 48 on that list.  Today as I write this review of the pen itself, it is sitting at #17 on the list, which is quite impressive and makes me kind of happy to see.  I'm hopeful that this is a sign of things to come for sub .5mm pens, and maybe something that can finally surpass the seemingly invincible … [Read more...]

Pilot G2 .38mm Ultra Fine Refills

Pilot G2 .38mm Ultra Fine Refills

In the past I've written plenty about how I don't think the Pilot G2 is deserving of all the praise and popularity that it gets.  In this review of the Pilot G2, I show some writing samples that clarify exactly why I've felt that way.  As a result of those comments and reviews, many of you have told me that I should try out the .38mm Ultra Fine Pilot G2 Refills because they wrote much better.  With that in mind we are looking at the Pilot G2 .38mm refill … [Read more...]

Pilot G6 – Is Bigger Better?

Pilot G6 and Pilot G2 Comparison

So bigger is better, right?  Well....if you wan the short and quick answer so you don't have to read the rest of this post, then no it is definitely not better.  If you care to know why, I will indulge you with my thoughts on the Pilot G6 Gel Ink Pen and why I was an idiot for even buying it in the first place. … [Read more...]

Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen

The Pilot Plumix Nib

The Pilot Plumix is definitely a beginner level fountain pen, but with that said it still delivers a nice and unique experience for the cost.  Personally I'm not a huge fan of how it looks, but when it comes to the writing experience I was very impressed, so lets take a closer look. … [Read more...]

Pilot Petit Series of Pens

Pilot Petit Series Tips

The nice folks over at JetPens sent me over the series of Pilot Petit pens recently and I was initially a bit slow in trying them out but I'm glad I finally did so.  I've used the fountain pen version before, but the other two were new to me for this review. … [Read more...]

Magna Tank Comparison Part 2 – 3 Times the Ink?

Magna Tank Pilot G2 Comparison

    Earlier this week I reviewed the Magna Tank Long Lasting Gel Ink Pen that claims to have three times the ink of standard gel ink pens, and with a claim like that I couldn't resist coming up with some sort of test to see if it was true.  After literally days of scribbling on paper with the Magna Tank and a Pilot G2 I've got some answers. … [Read more...]

This Pens Ink is Baffling to Me – The Pilot G2

The Pilot G2 Pens Ink is Baffling to Me

  I don't think I've made any secret of the fact that I'm really not on board with those who think that the Pilot G2 is the best pen and in fact, I've been pretty harsh in my criticism of it here in the past.  I found something odd the other day though when I started using a G2 by accident, and something about this pens ink really surprised me when I took a second to look closer. … [Read more...]

Pilot Bottle to Pen (B2P) Recycled Water Bottle Pen

The Pilot B2P Water Bottle Pen

These new earth friendly pens from Pilot called the Bottle to Pen (B2P) get their interesting name because they are made from 89% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.  Seems like a cool idea from Pilot to be earth friendly, so I thought I'd pick some of them up to take a closer look at and share with you. … [Read more...]

Pilot Better Ballpoint Pen, Really?

Pilot Better Retractable Ballpoint Pen Grip

Pilot says they have a Better Retractable Ballpoint Pen, and in my mind, whenever someone has to tell you how good they are it instantly raises a flag.  With the appropriate caution flags raised, I clicked the "Add to cart" button on Amazon for the Pilot Better Ballpoint Pen, and patiently waited for this "better" pen to arrive. … [Read more...]

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Lumio 4 Color Multi Pen

The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Lumio 4 Color Multi Pen Side View

One of my favorite mult-pens is the Pilot Coleto, which is basically the multi-pen version of Pilot's Hi-Tec-C line.  It has many color and size options, and even with up to 5 refills in it, it manages to not be bulky and awkward looking.  Naturally when I saw the sleek-looking  Lumio body style of the Coleto I couldn't resist grabbing it from JetPens to try out. … [Read more...]

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5 Color Multi Pen

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5 Color Multi Pen Plunger Tops

A while back I reviewed the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 3 Color Multi-Pen, and dint even realize until a few weeks ago that there was now a five color version available at JetPens.  Considering that I've always been a big fan of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 3 color version I figured that I really needed to try out this larger version. … [Read more...]

Best Gel Ink Pens

Good, better and best concept

I was checking out Amazon.com for new office supplies to review, and I came across their list of the top selling gel ink pens and I thought I'd share how the best gel ink pens rank by Amazon sales.  So although this post is title best gel ink pens, I guess it should really be interpreted as being the gel ink pens that Amazon managed to sell the most of at the time of this writing. 1. Uniball 207 2. Pilot G2 3. Pilot FriXion 4. Vivo … [Read more...]

The Pilot G2 Limited with Extra Fine Refills

Pilot G2 Limited Grip

After trying the regular Pilot G2 and not being thrilled with it, I decided Id give the Pilot G2 Limited a try to see if I liked the different and higher end body style any better. I also swapped out the .7mm ink cartridge with the Pilot G2 Extra Fine Refills ,which are .5mm based on comments from my original Pilot G2 Review. … [Read more...]

Pilot Precise V5 RT Liquid Ink Pen Review

Pilot Precise V5 RT Assorted Colors

I've always been a fan of the Pilot Precise line of pens, and these Pilot Precise V5 RT Retractable Liquid Ink Pen (from Office Max, great service btw, I'll post about that some other time though) are the first ones I have bought in a long time because they always seem to last for such a long time.  I was reminded of them by @Speedmaster who writes the fantastic blog, Amateur Economist which is full of interesting news about watches, pens, economics, mens … [Read more...]

Is the Pilot G2 the Best Pen

Pilot G2 Gel Ink Pen

The Pilot G2 Gel Ink Pen is one of the most popular pens out there according to various sources.  If you believe their own packaging it is the #1 selling pen in America.   It is currently in the #1 spot on Amazon's list of Top Pens and Refills and is #1 on the Amazon list of Top Rollerballs as well.  Personally, I've never been convinced that it was the best pen out there.  This seems to go against commonly accepted opinion among people who enjoy their … [Read more...]

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