Review: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slims Multi Pen

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I had wanted to order the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slims from JetPens for the longest time, but I was a little slow in getting around to it.  What kept me from ordering it months ago was 1. I was a little concerned about the size, and 2. I already love the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier and wasn't sure I needed it.  As it turns out, the size is less of an issue than I expected, and while I do prefer the Cavalier model over the Slims, the Slims definitely has a home in my arsenal due to its multi pen functionality.

Compared to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier, the Slims is approximately 1/2" shorter, and a little bit lighter.  I don't have large hands, but I am always concerned about how smaller profile pens sit in my hand, and the Slims gives me no trouble in that area.  As long as I can get a bit of clearance over the palm rest in my hand I am happy, and the Slims clears that with ease.  The multi pen aspect of the Slims works great as well, with a twist to the right snapping out the black cartridge, and a twist back to the left brinngs out the red.  Standard Hi-Tec-C performance is the norm here, which for some is great, and for others frustrating.  I like the pens enough to where a little priming doesn't bother me because I like the end result so much.

Gun to my head, I would take my Cavalier (as shown in the picture at left) over the Slims, but that is not to say the Slims isn't good pen, and I find myself using it quite frequently.  It always provides a good writing experience.

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Posted on October 26, 2009 .