Where to buy: Pentel
Overall, it looks a lot like a Sharpie retractable marker, although it is smaller.
PERFORMANCE & USE
I really like this permanent marker. It is shaped like a Sharpie retractable permanent marker, but it's a little shorter so it's even more comfortable for me to use. They're light and because of the length, a perfect reach for my thumb to get to the knocker to retract and extend the tip. The tip is solid, has good flow that isn't too wet, and a nice shape. It's not meant for writing small letters because of its size. It certainly will bleed through most papers because it is a permanent marker.
- Made of 55% post-consumer material by weight and part of the Pentel Recycology line.
- Low odor ink.
- Not very "polished" looking when you compare it to something like a Sharpie retractable marker, but I prefer it because it's more environmentally friendly.
- Only available in black, blue, red, and green.
I love this marker. I love that it is refillable (with low material refills), I love that it has recycled materials in it, and that the ink is low odor. The only downside is that there aren't many colors available, whereas the competitor I'd consider (Sharpie) has a HUGE range of colors. If you only need a few colors and black, blue, red, and green would be fine for you, I urge you to consider this environmentally-friendly alternative!