The Zebra Prefill Multi Pen is about three years too late to the gel ink multi pen party. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto is the heavyweight champion in this space, holding down that title for longer then The Pen Addict has been in existence. Uni-ball joined the party in 2009 with the Style Fit, along with the Pentel Sliccies. You would think Zebra would have jumped into the fray by now, no?
Despite the delay, Zebra came out with a pretty good product. I was hoping that the ink refills would be as good as the Zebra Sarasa Clip and I think they are. I ordered the black barrel with black, blue, and red 0.4 mm gel ink cartridges. All of the inks performed well with clean, sharp lines. The barrel is no-frills, taking a lot of design elements from the aforementioned Style Fit.
Where does the Zebra Prefill rank amongst its competitors? You may be surprised. Here are my rankings:
- Pilot Hi-Tec-C - The leader, and no one else is close.
- Zebra Prefill - Not as many options as the Style Fit, but better writing performance.
- Uni Style Fit - Well made, but don't love the writing experience.
- Pentel Sliccies - Don't bother.
How do you rank your gel ink multi pens?