This happened about six times before I eventually just decided to get it. I figured, even if it’s just a G2 in a different body, I like G2 ink so at least I’ll enjoy that. Plus I was just pining for new pens (I know... that’s a terrible thing to admit but it’s true. I just wanted something new and couldn't afford a fountain pen - my true love... I’m a shameful consumerist).
Features (from Pilot)
High quality gel ink to achieve :
- writing which flows
- very bright colours
- A perfectly studied design for a good grip, whether you are right or left-handed
- Available in 4 colours and 2 sizes of writing (0.5 & 0.7)
This pen is part of the BeGreeN line by Pilot - pens manufactured from recycled plastic bottles - polyethylene terephthalate (PET). B2P stands for “bottle to pen”.
Top to bottom: Zebra Sarasa SE 0.7mm, Uni-ball Signo DX 0.38mm, Pilot B2P 0.7mm, Zebra Sarasa 0.7mm, Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.7mm, Pilot G2 0.7mm, Uni-ball Signo 207
In Rhodia Reverse BookIn other good news, you’ll notice that these two particular pens don’t have that weird rusty coloured gel on top the ink in the ink cartridge. It really does make for a much nicer looking pen without that weird stuff. Check out the Pilot G2 Navy Blue - you'll notice the discoloration.
It’s nice that Pilot is doing something green and it’s great that it is 89% recycled content (excluding the ink barrel). Furthermore, it’s refillable so in exciting news, you could buy the purple G2 refill and have a purple B2P! (I love purple.) I suppose the only real green way to...greenify...a company is to stop producing non-green products, right? Like the regular G2s that aren’t made from plastic bottles? I wonder if they’ll start making the regular barrels out of recycled bottles. Wouldn’t that have more of an impact than creating a line of a few specific green pens? I suppose the ultimate answer would be to get rid of plastic water bottles. Personally, I think the B2P is more “fun” to look at and use than the regular G2s and I would enjoy having these as my G2 arsenal instead!
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Yes, the Pilot B2P is just a G2 in a tiny plastic bottle-type body but it’s a neat, novelty pen - a nice, fun twist on the G2. It’s a pretty unique looking pen and writes well. You can’t go wrong with it if you’re looking for a nifty, dependable gel ink pen.