The Pilot Pockel is a great little pen. It's compact size makes it highly portable, but it's writing performance is where it really shines. I'm impressed with how clean and consistent it writes. If I have one complaint, it is that the pen barrel is borderline too short for me. So if you have large hands (mine aren't particularly big), you may want to test drive one before buying to see if it is comfortble to write with. Otherwise, this pen is fantastic and I plan on using it a lot.