Review: PaperMate Replay Max

PaperMateAside from a few dabblings here and there with Pilot FriXion's, I have pretty much sworn off erasable pens.  They are usually too inconsistent from a writing perspective, don't erase well enough, or more times than not, both of those things.  Unfortunately for the PaperMate Replay Max, it falls into the both of those things category.

I keep threatening to do a bottom five pens post like I have done for the top five, but I just haven't made the time to do it.  If I were to do one tomorrow, I'm pretty sure this pen would be included.  I think it was back in my middle school days when I first used PaperMate's original erasable pen.  It was cool back then, and using this Replay Max reminded me a lot of those days.  That is not a good thing.  I never thought the original erasable pen wrote very well, but I was a kid and who really cares.  I had a PEN, and it ERASES!  I'm only a kid at heart now, and I need my pen to do a lot better job than this one does.  The line is essentially one big skip.  There are so many gaps in my lettering that even Madonna is embarrassed by it.  The barrel is surprisingly comfortable, and the eraser does a good job at what it is supposed to do, but the writing performance is so bad that this pen is almost unusable.

Is there anyone out there that uses an erasable pen on an every day basis?  If so, which model do you use?

Click here for the XL review.

Posted on November 19, 2009 .