eight pack of EnerGel-X gel pens that I have been searching for as if my life depended on it. What's so amazing about this eight pack? THE COLORS. It has the new pink, orange, and sky blue that I desperately coveted. Since they are so delicious, I thought it most appropriate to review the 0.7mm EnerGel-Xs first.
Features (from Pentel):
The Pentel EnerGel-X pens are good looking, hands down. Honestly, when I walk down the stationery aisle at Staples, they're always one of the gel pens that catch my eye. Vivid, intense, brightly-colored barrels, with perfectly color matched clips and grips.
These gel pens write very, very smoothly, with solid tips, and great-flowing, wet ink. The 0.7mm tips put down solid, consistent lines. Even on cheap paper, the ink does not feather and spread - therefore, the lines always look crisp and precise.
I can't even accurately describe how comfortable the EnerGel-X pens are to hold. The grip is perfect. It's not too squishy, and not too firm. It has ridges in it to add texture, but they don't cut into your thumb if you're gripping the pen tightly. And the other thing - you don't even need to grip the pen tightly to write, because the ink is so smooth, it practically glides off the tip. I absolutely love writing with these pens!!
Having the whole set is awesome. I'm so happy that Pentel actually makes a whole variety of colors, not unlike the Pilot Hi-Tec-C (whose range is of course far greater) but cannot be found easily unless you're online. I mean, if you're in the mood for an EnerGel, you can just stroll to Staples. Which is great for when you need an immediate stationery fix.
|Eghhh this I'm a little ashamed of. Please don't judge me based on this writing. I was just messing around. The point was that these pens are GREAT for doodling because of the smooth, crisp lines, low smudging, and fabulous ink coverage.|
The Pentel EnerGels also come in 0.5mm needle tips and 1.0mm tips. A whole spectrum of tip sizes! How perfect.
Be aware though, these pens are NOT water resistant! In my opinion, it's more important that they don't smudge. You can avoid water more easily than you can avoid smudging.
Staples - $11.99 for the 8-pack
JetPens - $1.25
Refills at JetPens - $1.00
Highly recommended. In my humble opinion, these are one of the best looking, best writing gel pens on the market, so long as you aren't looking for a micro tip pen. Solid, bold colors, and comfortable bodies are a great combination. If you have not yet tried the Pentel EnerGel-X, well, not only is that an atrocity, it is complete insanity. We must remedy that immediately.
See my review on Pentel's blog!
**I was provided with one or more of these products for review, but all opinions are my own!