Rated 4.7 out of 5�by 20
Rated 5 out of 5�by Mannakin GREAT PEN, BUT........
I have been using Zebra pens since High School (no, not 5 years ago....more like 25 years ago). I discovered them in the bookstore at the local university in the town where I grew up and I've been hooked ever since.
My job (for almost 20 years now) is in Administration in the U.S. Navy and believe me, I write a lot! Most of my writing has been with Zebra F-301's. I love them! I don't like this trend of having FAT pens....YUCK! The sleek and stylish F-301 fits my hand nicely and writes like a dream! With that said, I have almost NEVER used anything else.....until recently.
My wife is a thrifty person. Actually, she's a Coupon Wizard! She finds coupons for almost EVERYTHING! I think if she had looked when we were buying our house, she probably would have found a coupon online for that, too! Anyway, she found a coupon for Zebra G-301's. This is the maternal twin to the F-301. It looks EXACTLY the same.....fits exactly same.....gets occasionally "borrowed" from my desk exactly the same......but it isn't the same. Oh, no! It's really quite different. The G-301 makes it's mark (excuse the pun) when you put it to paper. It writes even more smoothly than my trusty F-301. It's amazing! I love it! We bought 3 more because, as I said before, it get's "borrowed" from my desk just like my F-301. I've already had one taken. *sigh*
I only have ONE complaint about the G-301. I have only had my G-301 for about 3 weeks and it has already run dry! My F-301 goes on for 2-3 months before needing a refill....but already I'm shopping on here looking for refills. Did I mention that they run out fast! Wow! I can't say that it's a deal breaker.....because they really do write beautifully.....but it is at least worth noting. Is this a gel pen thing? I don't know. I've never used a gel pen before.....because I was too busy worshiping my F-301's.
If you are looking for a precision writing instrument that feels like a dream (and you don't mind replacing every now and then when someone "borrows" yours), then buy this pen! Just make sure to get plenty of refills!!
(PS - Just a curious note....the gel ink in the G-301 is clear until it hits the paper. How cool is that???)
August 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5�by BWISE Love Zebras
I have always like Zebra pens. I think my handwriting (which is poor) looks better when I used these pens. They also just look much more professional than pulling out a cheap BIC.
Con (for those who, like me, leave their pens in their pant pockets) - one wash will take all the ink out of the pen.
November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Eric My favorite pen.
A step up from the plastic stick. The pen feels good in the hand, and nothing writes like a gel pen. I use these exclusively.
November 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by betty clip pen
I like that it has a clip on it but the ink does not last long. the refills cost almost as much as the pen?
November 2, 2015