Review: Pentel Energel 0.5mm RT Neddle Tip

Pentel EnergelIn honor of yesterday's giveaway post, I grabbed one of the Pentel Energel pens that I have yet to review and put it to the test.  I have reviewed a couple of Energel models in the past, but never the setup of the single cartridge retractable needle tip like this one.  It is a fantastic looking pen, but does it write as good as it looks?  Without a doubt, yes.

In years past, I have had issues with the line consistency of the capped Energel needle tip 0.5mm.  I wanted to use the pen so badly because of its looks and feel, but the line was cutting in and out from time to time, enough so to where I had to shelve it.  This model is an ace though - zero issues with the line skipping.  In fact, it is one of the cleanest, darkest black lines I have used in a while.  And it is very smooth to boot.  I rave about the TUL needle tip gel pens, and this performs very similarly, but with a nicer grip area and barrel design.

That's enough superlatives for one post I guess, but that is my way of saying it is a good pen, and well worth checking out.

Click here for the XL review.

Posted on August 20, 2009 .