I have a great guest review up about the Varsity vs. Petit1, but I figured it was time I review this myself.
Body Material: Plastic
Length (capped): 13.2 cm
Length (uncapped nib-end): 11.5 cm
Length (posted): 14.7 cm
Barrel Diameter: 11.1 cm
Section Diameter: 10.1 cm
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 10 g
Fill type: Pre-filled (disposable, unless hacked)
Where to buy: JetPens
None, just the way I like it!
The section is straight towards the nib and clear, showing off the light grey feed and the ink in between.
The design on the barrel makes this pen look like a disposable pen to me - it's very obviously plastic. They're not designs meant to last forever, I guess. Nevertheless, I still enjoy the overall design and I particularly enjoyed the colored accents.
The medium steel nib looks like those found on Pilot's Petit1 fountain pen. It has a single slit that connects to what looks like a breather hole, but isn't.
The clip is plastic. It's springy, but it sure feels like I can just snap it off, and given the price of the pen, I probably could. I haven't snapped it off yet though.
Unposted, the pen is light and comfortable to use. The section is not amazing - it isn't particularly ergonomic, but since the pen is so light and the nib flows well, it serves well enough. It isn't uncomfortable, at least.
Not bad for a $4 pen. I reach for this pen quite often. I really don't have any issues with the pen aside from the effort it takes to refill it, which requires a bit of work (post to come). It's a great starter pen, but also great for gifts, work, and everything in between. It's also comforting because if you lose it, it's not the end of the world. The nib is solid and it'll take a lot to wreck it.