Review: Pentel Hybrid Technica Multi Pen + Pencil

Pentel Hybrid TechnicaAfter not liking and then coming around on the standard single cartridge Pentel Hybrid Technica 0.35mm gel ink pen, I had moderate hopes for the multi pen 0.5mm version.  Unfortunately, I am still in the not liking it boat with this model.  I feel like that when writing, I have to exert too much effort.  The line isn't always clean and sharp, so I am gripping and pressing harder in an effort to correct that, which in turn tires out my hand.  This obviously just goes for the black and red gel ink cartridges - the pencil is just fine.  In fact, this pen may be relegated to a pencil if the ink cartridges don't turn the corner.  That's really too bad, because this is one of the best multi pen barrels I have used.

(Update: A reader correctly pointed out that I was calling this pen a Pilot when it is fact a Pentel, as it says right on the barrel. Sorry for the mix-up and thanks for the correction George!)

Posted on January 26, 2009 .