Zebra? G-301? Gel Ink Retractable Pens, 0.7 mm, Medium Point, Stainless Steel Barrel, Black Ink, Pack Of 2
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
PIcture is misleading.
I paid extra to get this pack instead of a single because of the value of getting the two bonus refills shown in the picture. The package I got did NOT have the two bonus refills. What's more, the package had been torn open.
May 2, 2014
great pen, i have been using it for years. writes at any angle. what happened to the Blue??
January 11, 2012
try these pens. you will never use another pen again
November 29, 2010