As I delve further and further into all things EDC (Every Day Carry for the uninitiated), I am always on the lookout for cool additions to my arsenal, and the Zebra Penpod Mini Keychain Pen looks right up my alley. Not only is it compact, functional, and sharp looking, it has a nice little secret upgrade that makes it all the better.
I try to keep my keychain as minimal as possible, so I was hesitant at first to add this to the ring (why I didn't take a photo of it for this post I have no idea - I'll get that done soon). Luckily, the Penpod is light enough and compact enough that I didn't really notice the extra bulk in my pocket. To access the pen, all it takes is a quick press and twist from the base, and out pops the pen, while the cap of course remains attached to the keychain.
The standard black ballpoint ink cartridge is really really nice - better than many traditional ballpoint pens I have used. The line is solid and the pen stays mess free. The real key to this pen - for me at least - is the off the label refill cartridge that works for the Penpod. I didn't realize this until reading some of the comments on the JetPens product page, but the Zebra Sharbo X refills fit this pen perfectly. I have a few extra sitting around, so in went the Emerald Green, and it couldn't have worked any better.
With the five different barrel colors of the Penpod, plus the dozens of Sharbo X refills available, you can customize this keychain pen to your hearts content. Have fun with it!
Click here for the XL review.