I was surprised at how diminutive the Monteverde Poquito was when I opened the package. I ordered it myself, so you would think I knew what I was doing, but I honestly had to double-check the packing slip to see what the pen actually was. My next step was to bring up the product page on JetPens and REALLY make sure it was what I ordered.
Yep, it was, and I'm glad I did. This is one of the more surprising pens I have used in quite some time. Most mini or compact ballpoint pens I have reviewed in the past have ranged from passable to unusable. The Poquito trumps them all by a long shot.
Aside from the excellent barrel design, the 0.7 mm black ballpoint ink cartridge is the hero here. Crisp, clean, and smooth lines flow with no mess or skipping to speak of. It was a very impressive performance from an ink category that generally disappoints. It was so good I am going to actively search out other Monteverde refills to test out.
Writing is only part of the picture with the Poquito as it features a stylus as well. I reviewed another mini ballpoint pen with stylus that was horrible but the Poquito stylus handled everything I threw at it with ease. It didn't fail on any swipes or taps on my iPhone and was very responsive overall.
Welcome to my every day carry Monteverde Poquito.