As the poet Tom Petty once said "Waiting is the hardest part", and it seems like I had to wait forever for the Sharpie Pen in medium to show up on my local store shelves. I noticed them at Wal-Mart a month or so ago, and of course I couldn't help myself in picking up a few 2-packs.
After reviewing the original Sharpie Pen, the Sharpie Pen RT, and the Sharpie Pen Grip, I have come to a pretty clear pecking order in which one I prefer. The original Sharpie pen is still my personal favorite. I reach for the Grip on occasion, but I always find myself going back to the original. I think it is the visual aspect of the long needle tip that I like so much. The RT isn't in the conversation at all. In fact, I think I have given most of them away. I never could get past some of the funky barrel design aspects, but most importantly, the tips of the RT seem to dry out extremely fast.
The medium tip has been a real pleasure to write with so far. While I prefer the finer line of the original, the medium lays down a beautiful dark line. The tip is very firm also, which I like a lot. It reminds me of some of the larger tipped Sakura Pigma Microns.
Have you had a chance to use all of the new Sharpie Pen products yet? Which one do you prefer?
Click here for the XL review.