Best ballpoint pens according to redditors

We found 1,909 Reddit comments discussing the best ballpoint pens. We ranked the 645 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Ballpoint Pens:

u/PixelStitchedUnicorn · 625 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Woman here. I buy men's razors. They're cheaper, last longer, and are better quality overall. No reason to pay more for the pink razors unless you're going into the fancy ones that have the soap around the blades or something. It's just marketing that works...unlike Bic's pens for her. (Seriously though, read the reviews, they're great)

u/IShitOnYourPost · 201 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

They will fit in a purse right next to the Bic for her pens.

u/LNMagic · 178 pointsr/AskReddit

Some pens are just better than others. I'd recommend the Zebra F-301. You can pick up a 2-pack at an office supply store or Walmart for about $3.00. These pens will motherfucking write any time you need them. I've used them outdoors for years. It doesn't matter if the paper's soggy (though the ink will bleed), or even hard frozen at -50. It's going to work. Stop wasting a quarter on a crappy pen and get one that's going to last until it runs dry.

u/JORFICT · 154 pointsr/xxfitness

I wanted to take notes on what you said here, but I forgot to bring my [Bic for Her pen] ( today so I can't. :(

Highly recommend the pens though, I bought them based on the Amazon reviews...

u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 153 pointsr/AskMen

I'll interpret "guy stuff" as "EDC stuff".

u/defeldus · 136 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Hydroflask water bottle $20

O-light brass keychain flashlight - $20

Snowpeak titanium spork - $8

Kershaw Chill pocket knife - $15

Leatherman Wingman - $30

Logitech G502 - $40

Fisher space pen - $11

Park Tool MT-1 bike tool (handy for many tasks) - $10

u/HatefulWallaby · 120 pointsr/TrollYChromosome

Here are the Amazon comments - sort by "top" and enjoy the hilarity.

u/mustard_mustache · 95 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Yup. They're a real thing. You should check out the Amazon reviews for them. They're hilarious.

u/mangusman07 · 77 pointsr/StonerEngineering

I challenge you to find something more permanent (and less potentially dangerous) then your plastic Bic downstem.

Zebra makes a 501 pen that's stainless steel body, in case you want to continue using pens

Edit: it's actually the 301

u/Brikachu · 64 pointsr/badwomensanatomy
u/beley · 53 pointsr/EDC

From top to bottom:

Fisher Space Pen - $18

Popular, cheap, writes anywhere and on almost anything.

The Pen Project (originally from Kickstarter) - $60 (I paid $30)

Uses the Fisher Space Pen cartridge, milled out of aluminum. Backed this project on Kickstarter but didn't really like the pen's design - little too thick and didn't like that it used the Fisher cartridge.

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - $52.50

Awesome EDC pen, writes extremely well, lightweight, cap posts to the pen, overall just a great EDC pen if you like fountain pens.

Ti Pocket Pro (also originally from Kickstarter) - $75 (I paid $65)

My newest addition to the collection... just got this a couple weeks ago. Accepts over 80 refills but ships with a gel-ink cartridge that writes similar to the G2 pens. Love the rich, smooth ink and the design of the pen. Made out of solid titanium.

u/bitchbecraycray · 46 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop
u/hotdimsum · 41 pointsr/AskWomen

reminds me of the snarky Amazon reviews on those Bic pens FOR WOMEN.

u/hibryd · 38 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Even more Amazon reviews for the retractible version

> I accidentally grabbed one of these pens (the lovely purple one) out of my wife's purse and instantly got my period. Now I'm feeling bloated and weepy.

> For those who haven't actually tried this pen, it is easy to make fun of. I LOVE this pen. When I click on it, it sometimes releases an eraser-sized nub of chocolate. At other times, a Fabio-like voice in dulcet tones says "Math eez hard. But you can do it" or "Take a break. Ez time too watch Dr. Phil!". It really just gives me the extra motivation to go on with my day. Also, it has amazing built-in smart technology! When I see my patients using this pen, the pen automatically detects the awkward situation because it knows to say "Do not worry, the real doctor will be in soon." Thankfully, the pen then signals to my male colleague, who will arrive with his "For Him - Bic Magnum" pen, designed to write OVER "For her" scribbles. Lives saved. Thanks, Bic!!!

u/ElephantTeeth · 35 pointsr/pics

I’m a woman. He’s the one that assumed.

Edit: Shortly after I moved out of my childhood home, my dad sat me down and gave me a speech about how I’d have to do things for myself now (seriously), and he presented me with a tool kit. All the handles had a flower print on them.

Both of these men have my best interest at heart, but I guarantee that they each spent an extra 10% at least for an unnecessary bit of decoration.

It’s like when BIC branded that one set of pens for women (Read the reviews!). Why?

u/Libelia · 33 pointsr/melbourne

It's one of those stupid everyday sexisms that are annoying and unnecessary. A pen is a pen. Making it pink or easy write or whatever is just stupid marketing noise that no one really needs. And it serves to reinforce tired sexist tropes that really just need to go somewhere and die. Exhibit A:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/sinoatrialtoad · 31 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Don't forget! She'll need an extra-special pen to write that letter.

u/Cuddle_Apocalypse · 31 pointsr/AskWomen

Offhand, the Amazon reviews for those are amazing though.

Edit: Make sure to look at all the five-star reviews. Seriously. I was in stitches the first time I read those.

u/evet · 30 pointsr/feminisms

Making a sexist joke (variations on "Go make me a sandwich") and then ducking behind a shield of "I meant it ironically!" is not acceptable. It's just tired and cliched.

Ironic sexism like in the reviews for Bic's pen for women are friggin' hilarious.

Note that some of those hilarious, ironic reviews are apparently written by men. I would say that male allies can be ironic about sexism. It has to be clear from the context of the joke that they are really mocking the sexism.

Another example is MST3K or Riff Tracks, which riff a lot of old movies that have huge amounts of sexism. The male actors make a lot of ironic sexist jokes. But it is clear from the context that they are really attacking the underlying sexist attitudes depicted in the movies.

So men don't get a free pass by saying "I'm being ironic!" after saying something sexist. If they have to make that disclaimer then it was not clear from the context that their target was sexism itself.

u/SgtFrownyBiscuits · 30 pointsr/minimalism

This may be a trigger rabbit hole for some but I absolutely stand by my day-to-day work pen. Pilot Precise V5 RT. It's a thing of beauty; writes a sharp black line, comfortable grip, retractable so I can click it incessantly. They may not last a lifetime like fountain pens or whatever, but they blow my standard office's pens out of the water.

u/SaintApple · 29 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes


u/ejchristian86 · 27 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Best one from the actual page:

>Would be more effective if much thicker. Could not find battery compartment? Waste of my weak and ineffective lady money.

u/FightWithDucks · 27 pointsr/EDC


  • 15” MacBook Pro

  • 12” iPad Pro + Apple Pencil

  • Large (plain) Moleskine journal

  • Small (lined) Moleskine journal

  • Parker Jotter

  • 7th Gen iPod classic

  • Apple EarPods

  • Bose SoundTrue Headphones

  • SS Apple Watch w/ leather strap

  • iPhone 6s x2 (one for work)

  • Ray-Ban classic clubmaster

  • LV wallet

  • Piece of gum


    Edit: Added the Bose headphone model
u/mylifeisprettyplain · 27 pointsr/relationship_advice

I'm with you. I didn't realize there were "men's" foods and "women's" foods. So now my food is gendered in addition to pens , body wipes , and ear buds ?

u/lightuptrainers · 26 pointsr/blogsnark

I feel like GOMIers are the target market for 'BiC For Her'

u/xanadead · 24 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm just saying there's no need for womens pens. Example

u/Rye22 · 24 pointsr/ems

I use Zebras.

No, you cant borrow one.

u/s2wjkise · 22 pointsr/pharmacy
u/littlebabyburrito · 19 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Cue the "for her" items too, like Bic For Her pens. Major props to the trolls who wrote those hilarious reviews at the bottom

u/helloterence · 18 pointsr/funny
u/Semiorganic · 17 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I dunno if they're real reviews though. I don't know where all the people come from, but there's some sort of Amazon Funny Reviews Brigade that posts a lot of comments on a lot of obscure and absurd items (for example the banana slicer, "For Her" pens, and Tuscan Whole Milk)

u/Coffchill · 17 pointsr/funny

There's also BIC pens for her.

u/Lunatic350 · 16 pointsr/funny

What resounding rebuttal. I have completely changed my opinion of this text, as your stunning handwriting analysis showcases that it is clearly a useless waste of paper.

Well, either that or that he's using a lady pen.

u/KnittyPitity · 16 pointsr/Cynicalbrit

The point that stuck out to me was when she said no one really asks how a character like nathan drake represents men where as all female characters are asked about their representation of women.
I've never really thought about either gender irl representation, just like I've never thought about irl representation of comic book characters, or characters from novels or movies. I watch/read/play to escape reality where I can put myself into the protagonist and save the world or even just matter in a significant way in that world for a bit everyday, when in reality I'm so insignificant to not matter except as a demographic to a marketer.
To be honest I think marketing pink pens for girls much more insulting then anything I've seen in video games. I'm a woman and pink everything or flower everything bugs me more then tit physics in video games.
All that being said I really like the interview format. Keep up the good work TB.

u/CornFedCactus · 16 pointsr/AirForce

Having both nonned and non-nonned, this is the only right write answer.

u/Osgoodbad · 16 pointsr/fountainpens

Why would you assume that it's mostly men? What makes it a "man" pen?

Edit: Obligatory [Bic for Her] (

u/bramblyhedges · 15 pointsr/EDC

Clockwise from top left:

OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet

Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring

Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.

Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet

Fisher Space Pen Bullet

Generic lighter

Field Notes but in the dot-graph version

Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online

Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight

Gerber Dime

First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife

iPhone 8 Plus

u/lurkotato · 14 pointsr/AskEngineers
u/therealdarkcirc · 14 pointsr/Unexpected

Novelty Pens. Your friend stole it from someone that expected theft.

u/BombshellMcJenkins · 14 pointsr/TumblrInAction

So saucy TW: Amazon

u/AppleSpicer · 14 pointsr/AskSocialScience

>This is interesting.

Yes!! This is one of my favorite subjects. Jodi Pfarr has an excellent video explaining how dominant and minority groups interact. I wish I could show it to you but it's kept under lock and key by a third party publisher. I'll try to sum it up as best I can. I'm going to go into some issues that are pretty hot right now. Know that I use these just as examples and I don't want to open a debate about their specifics.

The dominant group and minority groups have equally valid narratives built through their perspectives. Those perspectives are world views built through socialization. For example, I'm perceived as white and therefore experience white privilege in the ways articulated in that Invisible Backpack article I linked in my previous comment. That doesn't mean my experience is less valid, it just means I've been treated differently just because of my skin color in a way that's very different than the experiences of people of color.

Growing up, I saw the police as upholders of justice in the neighborhood. All my interactions with the police were positive except for that one speeding ticket, and heck, I totally deserved it.

However, people of color, particularly certain races, often have a very different experience with the police. Any African American person likely has a story of a time when they or a person they know was unjustly harassed by the police for no reason other than the color of their skin. Many have a very different experiences and conclusions on whether or not the police are trustworthy. Take a look at this graph about perceptions of the investigation of Brown's death in Ferguson: Source article here

Look at that racial division. Majority white people trust the investigation. Majority black people don't. They see the prevalent racism in the police force we're never exposed to. They understand what it's like to be singled out for their race by the police and their humanity disregarded in a way that people who are white will never understand from a first person perspective. We can hear/read about it, but we'll never truly experience it, so we'll never have that same world view.

Again, these worldviews are all equally valid, but our own isn't a good make up of the big picture. Author John Steinbeck traveled to a city with another author friend of his and both wrote about their experiences. When the trip was over they compared essays and Steinbeck remarked that if he didn't know better he'd swear they visited a completely different place. Both were correct, but only a partial view.

When you talk about minorities and dominant groups, things get even harrier. By definition, the dominant group gets all sorts of invisible backpack bonuses. One of those bonuses is being seen as "normal". The dominant group is the "norm" and the minority group is the "other". There's toys for kids and toys for girls, there's vitamins and women's vitamins, there's bic pens and bic pens for her, etc.

The dominant perspective/worldview is also what's presented as normal. This is a very complex issue that spans many social science fields from sociology where studies examine dominant view impacts on statistical trends of a group, sometimes as large as a country population (for example in one study students were primed by being reminded that they are female did more poorly than the control group of female students who were not primed), to psychology where the dominant view impacts are studied in an individual who may internalize the dominant view or come to reject it.

So when it comes to social movements you're looking at a social minority group, who has realized there's a social problem they want to change. They recognize it because it's intrinsic to their experiences as a minority group, yet the dominant group doesn't have that perspective. What often happens is the dominant group becomes reactionary to minority group voices. "I've never seen that before!" when said in a normal voice by a single individual becomes a massive wave that smashes into the minority group. It's the dominant group's responsibility to listen, not speak to the minority group and take in what they say as an equally valid conclusion that stems from vastly different experiences that they will never personally experience. In order to understand someone else you have to temporarily suspend your own world view and listen. This is the core of a lot of Pfarr's work.

At this point you might ask, "well shouldn't the minority listen to the dominant group's views too? That's what a discussion is all about, right?" The answer is that they've already heard the dominant narrative over and over on a daily basis, either as a constant hum in the background or being screamed from many mouths in the foreground. Due to the nature of being a dominant group, their voice is always so loud no matter how softly each individual tries to speak. In contrast, the minority group's voice is so small even if individuals are screaming at the top of their lungs. So it's the dominant group's responsibility to suspend their worldviews and take the time to listen without comment.

An example of this comes from a book a federal government employee wrote about his time working with a local Native American tribe. He came in with the expectation that they would get moving on the project of mutual land management as soon as he arrived. To his surprise no one from the tribe was remotely interested in working with him or even talking to him. And whenever he did get someone talking they gave him an angry rant about all the ways they've been manipulated and exploited by white people and the US government. Our author was initially hurt, understandably, and would try to explain that he wasn't responsible for their suffering. To his further surprise their reaction was complete rejection. He found a few tribe members who would talk to him more openly and tried to explain that before moving forward, past grievances had to be addressed. The local tribe had been hurt too many times by white people and the encroaching government to trust the next white guy who shows up with a big smile and nice sounding promises. Before moving anywhere forward, they needed to know he was going to listen to them, know their perspective and history of exploitation and suffering (which so many others never cared to learn), and know that he would keep every promise no matter how seemingly insignificant. Once our author began listening, instead of giving his own views, and building up trust a little at a time he started getting somewhere. It took him years to build the relationships he needed to perform his job effectively and writes about how frustrating it was, especially at first when he was enduring many people's painful memories and anger directed at him. Through it all he writes that it was an invaluable experience and he learned to appreciate the opportunities of honesty and openness that were shared with him. He gained a much better understanding of the people he was hired to work with and through that relationship was able to act as a respected intermediary between them and the government. His experiences show how important it is for someone of the dominant group to listen to the minority group, hear what they have to say, and take it as a valid and true perspective equal to their own. This is key for social progress. Some background info, his five predecessors didn't last a year and very likely all his initial discussion points were bad echos of the last five failed attempts.

TL;DR Here's where I answer your question building on stuff I said previously. Sorry I wrote a book but I wanted to build up some key points first.

>So, if I'm understanding correctly, despite the dominant group's larger numbers, the unacknowledged privileges which they hold hurt their credibility and therefore their opinions are, objectively, not as extreme as they appear? Hopefully this analogy isn't too ridiculous, but are you basically saying that if I have an apple and an orange, I could say that the apple isn't as apple-y as the orange is orange-y because the apple grew in different conditions? Is that another oversimplification? I'm aware I do that from time to time.

So to specifically answer your question, both dominant and minority groups are equally credible, but as the dominant view is the norm, only the minority view hasn't been heard. The minority group is also in the disadvantaged position so they should be the ones to determine the problem and solution. To use your example (which is an oversimplification but that's okay, we'll roll with it) apples are equally apply as oranges are orangey but both live in a society where apples are everywhere! Oh not when it comes to population numbers, then they're about 50/50, but you see apples posted all over billboards and filling the grocery store aisles. There's just a little corner here and there for oranges and when ever they pop up, some apples always ask why that space wasn't used for more apples. Government is comprised of 75% apples and being an apple gives you a bonus at work. And when oranges try to talk about getting more orangey things, many of the apples tell them things are just fine they way they are. See, those apples have no idea what it's like to be an orange stuck in a world made for apples. In order for the oranges have the same opportunities at life as the apples, the apples need to listen to the oranges frustrations and sufferings and then make what changes they can to include more orange voices.

That was a silly extended metaphor (it might just float around as some copy pasta) but I hope it helps.

u/lemon_meringue · 14 pointsr/SRSWomen

My favorite one is from the amazon website itself, by an "MRA" named "Johnny Tubesteak". It made me lol pretty hard:

1.0 out of 5 stars Being a dude just got suckier, August 28, 2012

By JohnnyTubesteak - See all my reviews

This review is from: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk) (Office Product)

What do men have left? Today's women are voting, getting paid to do work, and now WRITING?!? At the bar the other day, my wife asked for a beer instead a wine cooler. My buddy heard that there are female golfers in many parts of the country, and most clubs let them play on the same course as the men. At an intersection the other day, I saw a woman in the driver's seat, and not because she was sitting on a male driver's lap. As if men hadn't been stripped of everything good already, BIC steps in and piles on by encouraging women to learn to write, just like their male counterparts. WTF, BIC?

Guys have so little as it is. Sure, we can stand while we urinate, but standing is a lot of work, and it's rarely as fun as it sounds. And Just For Men hair dye is marketed as a product strictly for guys, but my cousin used it on a female dog once, and it colored her hair just fine.

In a world of girl-only bras and tampons, guys are left with nothing of our own. Thanks for nothing, BIC.

u/ssegota · 14 pointsr/pens

Wow, this is such a perfect fit for OPs requests:


\> The ink had to dry within five seconds and be guaranteed not to smear or blot. Printed on paper, the ink had to withstand being submerged underwater for 48 hours and two doses of chemical bleach.

\> the pen’s unusually slight size — 5 and 1/8 inches long

Here's the amazon link for the fine point, for the lazy ones:

u/Yinzadi · 14 pointsr/MensLib

In a similar vein, the reviews of "Bic for Her" pens are hilarious:

u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/PantalonesPantalones · 13 pointsr/funny

For more lols read the Amazon reviews for the Bic For Her Ball Pen.

u/scottyboy218 · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Bic Pens for HER (they're normal pens)

"BIC Cristal For Her has an elegant design - just for Her! It features a thin barrel designed to fit a women's hand. It has a diamond engraved barrel for an elegant and unique feminine style. "

Read the reviews, they are hysterical.

u/Toujourspurpadfoot · 12 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

That’s accurate. Equality isn’t really conducive to capitalism (or conservative theocracy). As long as there’s division amongst genders, companies can make gendered products and make more money, usually charging more for the “lady” version.

Check out the questions and reviews on this.

u/Amator · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I like the $17-ish Bullet model. I've carried one in my front pocket for the past five years. Works great, but I don't like the quality of the tip. I wish I could get the same kind of pocket carry with a G2 insert.

u/DrawnToBlack · 11 pointsr/EDC
u/SwordOfBraavos · 11 pointsr/EDC

If you are a ballpoint kind of person the Fisher Space Pen is for you, if you want a fountain pen go for a Kaweco sport, and you might want to look at the Pokka Pen.
I personally love my Kaweco sport and Fisher Space Pen

u/Everinyourfavor · 11 pointsr/EDC

25 dollars won't get you too far, but each of these is around 25 dollars or less.

Flashlight: Stylus Pro

Pen: Lamy or 701





Shard: Schrade


u/CrypticTryptic · 11 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

Oh man, the G2 is great, but lately I’ve been addicted the Zebra F-701

Combines the clean lines of a water-based ink with a super-heavy body. And it solves Zebra’s usual problem of their pens being too short. It’s totally supplanted the G2 for me.


u/thewhitetree · 11 pointsr/Feminism

Yeah. Of course women are people. But do they have the same status as adult men or the same status as children? As of 2012 living in America I can complete a higher education, vote, drive my own car, work, choose who I want to marry, inherit from my father as equally as my brother, etc, but I can't possibly understand what I'm doing when I decide to terminate a pregnancy so I'm going to undergo unnecessary and uncomfortable (to say the least) medical procedures and receive a nice lecture from my doctor, just to make sure I really, really get it, as if I hadn't thought it through. Oh, and BIC has decided that I need my own set of pens for writing because my feeble feminine hands can't handle the regular ones that I've been using my entire life. Go ahead and make slimmer pens that are easier for people with smaller hands to grip (you know, like children), but don't say it's designed for teh womenz because holy shit, I think I was doing just fine before you decided I wasn't. This comment may be too simplified or rushed so I apologize but I think it gets my point across.

u/Journey66 · 11 pointsr/AskWomen

The BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen

^just ^kidding, ^I'll ^use ^any ^old ^pen, ^but ^I ^love ^those ^reviews.

u/Ninjakitty07 · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Damn, I was hoping for Bic pen reviews!

u/ScriptPro · 11 pointsr/pharmacy

Well what role do they have exactly. If they are retail, they could probably use a few things:


Stapler to save their wrists:

Mat to save their feet:

Kind of a range of prices as well, depending on how much you want to spend.

If they are a CPP or do a lot of clinical stuff then Epocrates Essentials is SOOOO useful, albeit a bit expensive (still less expensive then the alternatives and a lot better IMO).

u/lacubana · 11 pointsr/GenderCritical

The part about the protein bars cracks me up. Just like those Bic for Her reviews. Always good for a chuckle.

u/theta_abernathy · 10 pointsr/AskFeminists

I get where you're coming from, because some #masculinitysofragile tweets are a bit "I'm a manly man hurp durp". However, I think the intent with most of it is to make fun if the marketers for thinking that "man size qtips" is a good idea. Products for women are criticized in similar ways, like this Bic for her review, which implies that regular pens are too dangerous for women, and that women need a man to teach them how to write. It benefits from having no character limit, so it's a bit more obvious that it's tongue in cheek, but I think most #masculinitysofragile tweets are going for the same effect.

u/paper_paws · 10 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
u/HallSquadSkates1984 · 9 pointsr/EDC

+Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer

+Sharpie w/Chisel Tip

+Zebra F-701 Metal Pen

+Chris Reeve Large Sebenza w/Gabon Inlay

+Fenix ALB-20 Snap Hook modded: bottle opener delete

+Olight I3E EOS

+Gerber Shard

+Leatherman Squirt P^S4

+Fenix UC35 v2.0

+Leatherman Charge+

+Visine Advanced .8fl oz

+AKG ear buds

+Burt's Bees Wax Honey Lip Balm

I carry a The North Face "Router Transit" (second generation) that holds a BE RED CROSS READY FIRST AID KIT, Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Wharncliffe w/CPM-20CV, Eagle Eyes X1R "warm", a [Kindle Paperwhite](], Just Wireless 6,000 mAh Power Bank, ZEBRALIGHT H600Fc MK IV, TG Plasma Lighter, a couple Sarah Glove Emergency Disposal Ponchos and a small toiletries bag with Tylenol, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash and deodorant.

This is my daily carry, everywhere I go. I have a much more complete "Bug Out Bag" with a full change of clothes in the back of my truck. I would like to add a dedicated pry bar and maybe a fixed-blade knife to my bag but other than that feel pretty complete. Suggestions?

u/BruceBannner · 9 pointsr/EDC

Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

u/DarthGuy101 · 9 pointsr/EDC

My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.

Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.

Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95]( Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.

Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.

Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.

Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.

Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.

The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.

u/Poemi · 9 pointsr/pics
u/Wondawful · 9 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I'm torn on this one.

On one side, it reminds me of the Bic for her. As a girl who's eyeing their 134, I find it kind of insulting that they would think women need more pink and glitter.

Then again, I guess some women aren't looking for VV/VW or battery life, and like shiny things, so... if it turns more smokers into vapers, it can't be a bad thing. Right?

u/digital_carver · 9 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop
u/mygawd · 9 pointsr/TumblrInAction

I found the pen:

While most of the top reviews are jokes, there are also hundreds of people who seem to be legitimately angry and think it's sexist to market pens specifically towards women. Not saying they're rational, but these are people who get mad at anything that slightly tries to market to one gender no matter which gender it's supposed to be for

u/GO_FORTH_AND_KILL · 9 pointsr/pens
u/hylianbunbun · 9 pointsr/DeFranco

I’m going to take my Bic For Her and write a strongly worded letter about this! If my husband lets me, of course!

u/saggybolsack · 9 pointsr/networking
  • SecureCRT, the chat window feature that allows you to paste and run commands to all sessions is awesome.

  • The Rhino 5200, it rocks. It has a bunch of useful functions like printing labels that wrap around cables and I don't have to beg anyone for their crappy label printer.

  • Crossover Linux to manage the windows applications I need to run on Linux (checkpoint smartconsole and ikeview, visio, ...)

  • I need to get a digital toner and tracer to better deal with undocumented patch panels, the fluke intellitone must be nice but is a bit expensive for something I need only once in a while.

  • I'd like to get the panduit cable comb to make /r/cableporn worthy bundles but it is expensive for a piece of molded plastic .

  • And I need an Air Console, because screw sitting on the floor in the cold aisle of a coloc center.

  • Now that I'm writing a wishlist, I also need one of these to avoid manually switching console port from one device to another, a usb quad serial ports adapter.

    Edit :

  • Wolf Wifi Pro, an android wireless survey app, it's basic but a fraction of the cost of more professional tools and still allows me to make signal strength and snr heatmaps over a floor plan. It's good enough for my needs, in fact it's awesome.

  • Wacom Bamboo Graphic Tablet to draw crude diagrams or dicks or dick shaped OSPF areas I can paste in an email.

  • BIC 4 color pens because they blow my mind and are really useful for hand drawn diagrams.
u/whaxy · 9 pointsr/nostalgia

There's also the classic BIC 4-COLOR pen.

u/mtpmc · 8 pointsr/EDC

Left to Right:

Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( )

Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( )

Mint Things - They are pretty strong breath strips that have an amazing form factor. ( )

Space Pen - The end needed to be worn down last year because too many teachers tried to accuse me of having a juul. ( )

Phone - Not pictured but a Pixel 3a.

My teacher showed up late, so I had time to do this.

u/kratosauron0 · 8 pointsr/CGPGrey

Suggestions for improving your pocket experience, based on my experience with trying to minimize the amount of stuff in my pockets:

  1. Try using a smaller pen. In particular, the Fisher Bullet Space Pen is incredibly small, but when the cap is attached to the back of the pen, it becomes full sized.
    You'd probably have to do something similar for your stylus (although what is a stylus useful for on an iPhone?)

  2. Get a carabiner for your keys and move them to a belt loop, if you don't have many keys.

  3. Get a smaller wallet. This is especially feasible if your wallet mainly just contains cards; there are a number of minimalist wallet solutions available; the one I ended up using was the TGT 2.0, which was based off using a rubber band (and is generally only useful for keeping your cards together).
    But of course, you have to pick one that works for you, and none of them will hold coins, and most don't hold bills well either.

    I also wouldn't really trust those door locking / unlocking apps; they're generally finicky and require trading security for minor convenience. Not to mention what happens if your phone gets stolen. Or runs out of battery. Or the power goes out. And, of course, you're keyless at that point :|
u/jamin101wolf · 8 pointsr/EDC

Calm down guys.......


u/GnashRoxtar · 8 pointsr/EDC

So in my mind, the basics of an EDC are a knife, a flashlight, a pen, and a notebook. Depending on your preference/level of preparedness, though, multitools are great, a gun is convenient if you're in a dangerous place with any regularity, and a first-aid kit can literally be a lifesaver.

So for the basics I'd recommend:
Knife: a Kershaw Leek or Scrambler. The Leek is smaller, more discreet, very light, and razor sharp. The Scrambler is considerably more robust, has a longer blade (3.5" vs. 3"), but weighs more as well. Both can be found in Kershaw's "Blackwash" finish, which I like both for the feel and for the added rust and scratch resistance. Both are also spring-assisted, which is legal in a lot of places, but check your local laws before carrying either in public. If you can't carry them, take a look at the Cold Steel Voyager. It comes in several lengths, is legal in California, and is very durable, if not super comfortable.

Flashlights: Oh my god, the flashlights. LEDs have become so cheap and so bright over the last few years that it's actually pretty hard to go wrong. Nitecore is currently my favorite brand, but Fenix has some options as well. I would urge you not to buy a surefire; they are undeniably great lights, but unless you expect to encounter truly extraordinary circumstances on a regular basis (any chance your light could fall under a tank or a bulldozer? maybe surefire is for you), they tend to be somewhat more pricey per lumen than a number of other companies. For EDC, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition is almost unmatched. Almost a thousand lumens, takes rechargeable batteries, and small enough to drop into the front pocket of your jeans, if you don't want to use the included clip or holster. If you'd like something more keychain sized, the Nitecore SENS series comes in several sizes and battery types, and automatically adjusts the brightness of the beam based on the light's orientation. Aim it at your feet and you get a soft glow; aim it off into the woods and it grows steadily brighter.

Let's be honest, a pen is going to get lost. The best pen is one you like enough to keep track of, but one you won't miss too terribly should some co-worker walk off with it. I like the Zebra F-301. Writes smooth, classic stainless steel good looks, and comes in RGB & Black. Notebooks depend entirely on personal preference too, but the smallest Moleskine is easily pocketable and has 32 lined pages.

In my mind, there is only one name in multitools. Leatherman has a kick-ass reputation, a 25-year warranty, and a plethora of tools to suit any need. For the casual EDC, I'd go with what I believe is the second-lightest full size tool, the Skeletool. 7 functions include a knife that opens while the rest of the tool is closed, the ubiquitous pliers/wirecutters, two double-sided bits and a driver; and it looks so. freakin. cool.

I dunno much about guns except that of all the things I've listed, a pistol should be the one you consider most carefully, especially whether you need it or not. It's a big investment and a bit of a lifestyle adjustment if you decide to go CCW. I've always heard 9mm and up, so use that as a jumping-off point.

First aid kits are useless unless they're both small enough to be carried anywhere and large enough to contain anything you might need. Making your own is a good idea because you have the best knowledge of your environment, but I found a couple on Amazon which seem to have most of the basics without too much fluff or bulk. The first could be stuffed in a jacket pocket, whereas the second would be useful in a car.

I hope I helped. Good luck!

[Kershaw Scrambler] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Cold Steel Voyager, 3 inch] (

[Fenix PD35 2014] (

[Nitecore SENS AA version]

Zebra F-301

[Moleskine "Cahier" Notebook, pack of 3] (

[Leatherman Skeletool] (

[Small bag or pocket first aid kit] (

Larger car first aid kit

EDIT: aspace

u/sa1f · 8 pointsr/EDC

Just a few notes:

  • Chromebook fits 90% of my needs, and I find myself using it more than my Macbook. It's got Ubuntu running on it for any "real"/offline work. Got it on ebay for a good deal (~$220)

  • I have a Leatherman Juice CS4, but I found it to be too large to fit in my jeans. The dime is a much better fit for me.

  • The flash drive acts as a secondary computer, it's got Liberkey on it.

  • The Skilcraft B3 Aviator multipen is the best pen multi pen i've used yet. Barely any rattling, solid brass, has red & black ink & a pencil (Perfect for any student). Would definitely recommend it over the Zebra Sharbo X.

  • Moleskine's got my school notes, homework, and other random bits throughout the day.

  • I've had the Sansa for a good 3+ years and it still holds a good charge (15+ hours). I've got Rockbox running on it.

u/applepwnz · 8 pointsr/southpaws

I know you said other than quick-drying ink, but I can't suggest the Uniball Jetstream RT highly enough, they're inexpensive and I've never had any problems with smudging with them.

u/DonJu4n · 8 pointsr/AspiringLawyers

By far the best pen I have EVER written with is the Uni-Ball Jetstream. So incredibly smooth and comfortable, the first time I used one I literally looked it up and saved it to my Amazon profile so I would always be able to get them. I prefer 0.7 which it surprisingly not that thin but they also sell them in 1.0

u/-ccsn- · 8 pointsr/EDC

I'm using the Zebra F-701 it's a great pen for the money. I got it for about 6$ on Amazon and a refill pack of 2 will run you about 5$.

u/Marcusaralius76 · 8 pointsr/nottheonion Ignore the product, just go straight to the q&a and product reviews.

u/SoundVsVision · 8 pointsr/misc

Oh god, have you seen the reviews for these on Amazon? I nearly cried laughing (link)

u/Anandya · 8 pointsr/unitedkingdom


Okay it's a series of problems. Everyone has to face this. Let's look at some examples.

So gender selective abortion, female genital mutilation and all these are real problems. However there are other problems too. Pay discrepancy, glass ceilings, sexual harassment/abuse and the like also exist. And there are generally stupid things like "for her pens". These aren't "Barbie pens" aimed at children, these were aimed at adults. It's a stupid product and should be called out as such. and this is a long running joke.

However it isn't on the cutting edge of women's issues. It's just a small part of the issues facing them. Now you cannot expect these people to fight FGM or Female Infanticide like I did. By marching into villages. The best they can do is flag waggle at the side lines in the same way that I cannot replace Sergio Aguero on the pitch and the best I can do is send happy thoughts and shake my fist at James Vardy.

So here is the thing. For all the people talking about slacktivists then tell me what level do you think of activity should they have done? For the record I worked for 6 years in rural India and helped a lot of people directly as a doctor and as a medical trainee.

So I would like to know as a non-slacktivist... what do you think is and isn't slacktivism? Like what's the minimum needed to stop being one. (Because there is a point coming up).

u/kangarooseatbelt · 8 pointsr/fountainpens

Skilcraft ballpoints were my favorite when I was in the Army. Made by the blind! Wrote great, despite being super cheaply made and kinda scratchy.

edit: they not only still make them, you can buy them on amazon. Sweet!


u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/LadiesofScience

I'm against this kind of thing.

u/HelloSweetieXXOO · 8 pointsr/rant

> Some are even complaining about gender seperate stuff like fucking razors and shaving foam other shit like that

To be fair sometimes women's stuff is made exactly the same as men's but costs twice as much. It just happens to be a different colour. Also some things specially made for women are just ridiculous. Take Bic's pen for women as an example. Why the hell do women need pens specially designed for them? You can go to any office supply store and buy cheap pens by the bucket. Sometimes marketing to women is really stupid.

u/Machksov · 7 pointsr/pens

Honestly as a civil engineer he may just appreciate a Fisher Space Pen. Get him one with a clip. $20 on Amazon right now. He'll appreciate the versatility and the history.

u/GalacticSloth · 7 pointsr/EDC

There are tons of great options, the Parker Jotter I can definitely recommend. I've never had any leakage issues with the stock ink cartridge it came with but I also normally switch it out for a Fisher Space Pen refill.

Other good metal pens that aren't too expensive might be a Cross Click which is my current edc with a Fisher Space Pen refill in it which is great for signing receipts and quick things like that. I use it at work to give to customers to sign their receipts.. I like it because it is skinnier than the Parker Jotter, however, it is easier to accidentally click in your pocket whereas with the Jotter you have to use an intentional amount of force to click it.

Another one (or two) would be the Fisher Bullet Space Pen or the Cap-O-Matic Space Pen. The bullet is really quite compact and the Cap-O-Matic is a regular sized pen.

And if you're really worried about ink leakage in your pocket then you can get something like a Lamy Swift which has a mechanism so that when the tip of the pen is extended, the pocket clip retracts which makes it impossible to clip onto your pocket. One thing to keep in mind with the Lamy Swift is that it comes with a rollerball refill which is incredibly smooth but it puts out more ink than a regular ballpoint so it has a longer drying time and can smear on receipt paper.

u/TheGentGaming · 7 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Dime

Nitecore Torch

Parker Jotter

Opinel No 8

You're out 52c of your own money and have a full EDC :)

u/my-workaccount · 7 pointsr/AskLEO

Disclaimer, I only patrol about a dozen shifts a month.


Pen-style cuff key in left shirt pocket, next to my Fisher Space Pen.
Rite-in-the-Rain notepad in the same pocket.
Whistle on a chain in right shirt pocket.
Good folding knife with seat belt cutter and window breaker.
Phone Charger.
Backup pocket-carry CREE LED flashlight.

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/No-Coast-Punk · 7 pointsr/navy

Have you tried a Zebra 701?

They're like the Soviet tank of pens. Heavy. Elegant. Dirt cheap and simple. Will also survive nuclear blast and keep loafing right along.

u/BlissfulHeretic · 6 pointsr/SRSWomen
u/KenpachiRama-Sama · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I can't recommend the Amazon reviews for these pens enough.

u/PMmeAnIntimateTruth · 6 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Bic does have a For Her pen. And now I'm going to search this subreddit for it.

u/CzarnyKot · 6 pointsr/GenderCritical

Have you seen the Amazon page for the 'Bic for her' pens? Read the reviews, they're hilarious.

u/Unabomber007 · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Pens are personal and the aesthetics are more valuable than the BIFL status. is what the entire government uses and its the only MILSPEC pen on the planet. Its a god damn tank. But the form factor and writing quality may not be to your liking.

There are 98,345 notebook systems out there. /r/Leathercraft/ can custom you one, etsy, ebay, or a popular one is

u/e9579bd4 · 6 pointsr/privacytoolsIO

Slow down. Women need special pens that reflect their delicate sensibilities and unique biology, so it only makes sense that LGBT people would need special apps with purple or rainbow backgrounds.

I think the term OP meant to use is "Applications of Color", and I can't recommend any because it would violate sacred safe spaces for me to even look at the Appstore of Color. But they probably have some awesome apps in there.

u/pyotrthegreat · 6 pointsr/EDC

Truthfully I'd just recreate what I have, as it would almost entirely fit inside the budget:
SS Jotter, I used this before switching to a TT Shaker, it is still fantastic.
Leek, been thinking about upgrading but still fantastic and the alternatives are way more expensive.
SF 348 I got the unlabelled BLF variant, and it is fantastic. Sleek, small, and bright.
MOTA Pocket Tool One of the card tool variants, I've used a few of its parts, but will radily admit that on these not everything is useful.
Flowfold This holds everything listed above, and does so without increasing the volume of my pocket, and making everything quieter and easier to pick up and go with.
Cable Key Ring Great, because it is large and thin, so I have my keys and car keys and USB on here. I tried a Keydisk mini, but found it still rattles against the car key, is fairly bulky, and cannot hold the USB. May try one of the new Orbitkeys next.
USB Drive, goes with the keys, I actually have a SP J80 32, but for some reason that one has increased in price.
Bifold Wallet The one I currently have is very similar, but I have no idea what it is called, a basic bifold.

So, this budget covers everything save the watch, which I didn't leave room for, because downgrading from a pebble would be sad, and getting one would be the entire budget. My choice to recollect everything I have mostly indicates how happy I am with the set that I created.

u/Lurkndog · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

In particular, get the $12-ish Clicker model over the admittedly historic Apollo model.

u/coldfrontin · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.

  • Saddleback wallet
  • bullet space pen
  • Nitecore p12 flashlight (winter . . . short days)
  • Ruger SR9c (winter)
  • Sig p938 (summer)
  • Spyderco delica (summer)
  • Benchmade 950-1 rift (winter)
  • carmex
  • phone
  • keys
  • N82 IWB holsters

    *Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.

    The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
u/S13pointFIVE · 5 pointsr/EDC
u/captainobvipus · 5 pointsr/pens

Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Fine Nib, Black Ink (91111) (comes with converter, and personal favorite)

Pilot Kakuno Fine-Nib Fountain Pen, White Body Soft Blue Cap Body (FKA-1SR-SLF) (takes con-50 converter)

(25 u.s. dollars) Pilot Explorer Fountain Pen Gift Box, Fine Nib, Gray Barrel, 1-Pack, Black Ink (12271) (get con-40 for this one, or syringe and refill cartridge)

Platinum Fountain Pen, Preppy, Fine Nib, Black (PPQ-200-#1) (just get an o-ring and eyedropper convert this one)

For all the pilots get the refill cartridges at Staples cheaper than online.

Good (cheap) ink brands are noodlers, waterman's, diamine, and Parker.

Also r/fountainpens is a good resource.

Regular pens

Tombow Airpress 0.7mm Ball Point Pen, Full Black (pressurized can even write upside down)

Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Retractable Pen, Black Ink, Fine Point, 2 Pack (29411)

Pilot FriXion Ball 0.7mm Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, Pack Of 6 (erasable)

Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Gel Ink Pens, 0.7 Millimeter Metal Tip, Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (BL77BP6M) (disposable cheaper at Staples to)

Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink (Again Staples)

Anyone else can and should add on to this if you want to.

u/ggabriele3 · 5 pointsr/pens

to clarify, I was asking about felt tip pens similar to this paper mate specifically, not pens in general.

but i usually write with [whatever] or, if i have one with me, a Parker Jotter in stainless steel ( which is not comfortable to write with, but is my favorite pen because it was used by Boris in Goldeneye :)

u/jsamhead · 5 pointsr/EDC

Take a look at some of Ruike's offerings. They're available on Amazon. The P801 is right in line with your budget at $30 and it is a spectacular knife for the price:

As far as steels go, 8cr13mov is fine. Clearly if you've been carrying a $4 Walmart knife you aren't one of the few people who really needs a great steel in a knife and 8cr13mov is heaps better than anything on a $4 Walmart knife. If you do want a steel that's a little nicer but still in your price range, 14c28n is great. It's what Ruike uses in their knives.

You could kill 2 birds with one stone if you pick up a key organizer like this Keysmart Lite:

It will hold all of your keys together without jingling around and if you get the red version it will be nice and easy to see.

The Parker jotter is a classic and you might be able to put Pilot G2 refills in it:

Pocket clips are the key my friend. I carry 9 items in my 4 jeans pockets. I keep 1-2 items clipped to the outside edge of each pocket (and 1 item down in the pocket. Nothing ever rubs together and each item can be removed with one hand without having to move anything out of the way first.

u/Apache_Longbow · 5 pointsr/EDC

Top to bottom, left to right

  1. Auckey Portable Charger

  2. Casio GWM5610
  3. RF Probie
  4. Camelbak Mule NV (old style, no link)
  5. Amazon Basics 6ft Charging Cable
  6. Sharpie
  7. Pilot G2 Pens
  8. Keybar and Squirtle from this keychain
  9. Kershaw Shuffle
  10. RF Sergeant
  11. Leatherman Wave
  12. Rite in the Rain Stapled Notebook
  13. Fisher Space Pen
  14. Philips Screw Driver
  15. Allen Wrench Set
  16. 12' Tape Measure
u/mrsmeltingcrayons · 5 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Pilot Precise V5RT. Like I said, not super expensive, but not cheap. And even less cheap when you forget to order online so you just keep getting them at target lol. Happy cake day!

u/mhelpy · 5 pointsr/bulletjournal

Fellow lefty here - my favorite everyday writing pens are Uniball Jetstream 0.7. They are the only pens I have ever a) not lost and b) used up all they way. I'm obsessed.

u/ben_her_over · 5 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Those refills are for Bic 4-color pens, which is what the item name in your link says.

u/dbzpsycho1 · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I used to have to write down logs every hour and I liked writing fast. I always used these and have never had a problem. Plus they are refillable.

u/jb34304 · 5 pointsr/funny

May I present to you the Rolls-Royce of Zebra pens.

I own a few, and they write like a dream (fixes my shoddy handwriting)...

u/taccisua · 5 pointsr/italy

best buy con max 11$ (potrebbero essere 10$ tra spedizione e tasse) ? Stavo pensando a una [penna Zebra] ( - Non ditelo a Greta che se sa che smuovo più corrieri per una penna dagli Usa è finita

u/tilia-cordata · 5 pointsr/socialjustice101

I think there's never going to be a case where any device can suit all people, and I don't think the size of smart watches (at least the Pebble, which is the only one I've seen in person) would deter women who really wanted them?

There are a handful of things for which making different ones for "women" (people with wider hips and different fat and muscle distributions) and "men" make sense. Backpacking packs are the only one I can think of off the top of my head - they have slightly different positioning of the straps and frame structure that distribute weight differently. I often buy men's outdoor gear, but I've tried on men's packs and they just don't fit right.

If someone thinks there's a demand for a smaller smartwatch to market at women, it'll get made eventually. Hopefully it won't also be pink/purple or come with bullshit tailored apps.

I think sexism in smart watches is the same as sexism in the general tech industry - shiny high tech gadgets are for "fanboys" and the archetypal Silicon-valley tech guy - stereotypes that often alienate women from their products. Tech culture has a sexism problem, but the size of the watches isn't it. The fact that there are only maybe 4 other women the computer science class I'm taking now is.

u/mmsf03 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You should check the Amazon comments, they are so funny!!

u/someborderlinegirl · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YAY! :D let me think.... I'll add things to this post as I think of them.

Bed Caddy

Bed Risers


This Book (my cousin got it for me when I started college way back when, and it really has a lot of good advice)


Dry Erase Calendar

Small Room Safe

Dorm Security

Command Strips

This amazing food/beverage station

A freaking PURPLE fridge


Make pooping in a shared bathroom less embarrassing

This photo display

An electric kettle

Also a planner! I like to make my own and use different colored pens to differentiate between my classes! If you want the template I use for my planner, I can send you a link to it! :D

u/IAmADerpAMA · 5 pointsr/guns

It's a Skillcraft US Govnernment Pen. I probably would never buy them (I get them free from work) but having used them for my entire career, I can say they are one of the most reliable pens in existence. They can write almost an entire mile (what a weird metric for a pen, right?), can be used in an emergency tracheotomy, and several of its features are standard lengths for things like measuring nautical map distances.

u/zeroable · 5 pointsr/AskHistorians

/u/commiespaceinvader touched on an issue that I'd like to address a bit more directly.

In my experience, people who are not history buffs sometimes confuse the ideas of "women's history" and "gender history." This might be a bit obvious, but gender history can be seen as an expansion of the more femme-focused field of women's history. Gender history looks at femininities, masculinities, genders in between, genders outside, agender identities, etc. (See /u/sunagainstgold's reply to this comment for the historiographic context of this, which includes the difference between social and cultural history.)

I think part of why many laypeople equate gender history with women's history is that we in the Anglophone world tend to think of men/masculinity as the default state of being, and women/femininity as the gendered alternative. (Think of the Amazon review debacle that was ungendered Bic Pens vs. "feminine" Bic for Her. Or behold these unnecessarily "designed for women!" ear plugs. The regular product is for men (?), so apparently we need a special pink product for women.)

Deborah Tannen explains phenomenon this brilliantly in her classic essay, "There is No Unmarked Woman." We have been trained to notice femininity more than masculinity, causing us to equate "gender" with femininity.

EDIT: And I'd like to second /u/sunagainstgold's Feminist history versus history of women as a very pertinent to what I was trying to say here.

EDIT 2: Changed a few things in response to sunagainstgold's valuable corrections.

u/amici_ursi · 5 pointsr/ShitRedditSays

Not to be confused with feminist pen, which i fully expected.

u/holy_squid · 4 pointsr/EDC

This picture took too long to take

And I still forgot my damn watch

Stuff list with links:

  1. Jabra Elite 65t

  2. Juul (Cucumber pods)

  3. Notepad

  4. Wallet (I bought this at walmart like 5 years ago so idk)

  5. Fisher Space Pen

  6. Uniball UMD-1 0.38

  7. Sakura Micron 05

  8. iPhone 7 (case)

  9. Brass Zippo (I bought this at a local tobacco shop)

  10. Steel Will Cutjack 3.5

    And the watch: Seiko SNZH53K1 (NATO strap)

    Edit: The image quality isn't amazing because I took the photo on my iPhone SE
u/Oncotic · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Here's the perfect pen for you because fountain pens will drip into the cap when banged around and dry up if not used. There's no real way to avoid it. Yes, you are going to get inky fingers every once and a while and there are times when it won't work. Accept it, or a fountain pen is not for you.

With that said, some pens are better than others in terms of reliability. Most mid/high range pens are made well and typically have less problems and better customer service.

There are lots of pens out there that are professional and stylish. You should just be searching fountain pen boards, looking at pictures and finding the right pen for you. For example, I have a few Parkers and I have always found the Parker Sonnet to be a classy pen, and one that I would like to get. But you may be looking for something bigger, something that says a statement (because the Sonnet is a slimmer pen).

As for reliability, no pens come to mind that are spectacularly reliable.

u/Chthulhu · 4 pointsr/pens

You won't find SS the barrel by itself, but a new all-SS Jotter isn't all that expensive, and you can find older ones on eBay in a wide range of prices.

Less than $12 on Amazon:

u/stevopedia · 4 pointsr/pens

One that instantly springs to mind is the Parker Jotter in stainless steel. Here's a larger photo for comparison. I don't think it's a perfect match, but it's pretty close.

u/Ritz527 · 4 pointsr/pens

The Parker Jotter is a classic choice. It looks nice, has a well known name, and hits your price range.

u/needathneed · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

My dad was a merchant marine and he has always sworn by his Fisher Space Pen. It writes at any angle, including upside down and any temperature (-30f to 250f). It has an all metal construction and generally looks badass.

u/RecycledCoke · 4 pointsr/mechanicalpencils

The skill craft b3 has a 0.5 pencil + 1 black and 1 red pen refill and a stylus. You can get it for $30 or less. You should be able to find a blue refill you can swap with the red part online.

Here are some links:


Should be under $50 but not by much. There’s a blue / black + pencil one on amazon for under $30 but I’m not sure if it includes the stylus.

u/FeebleOldMan · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/usafcrewchief · 4 pointsr/EDC

From personal military experience, I highly recommend this

u/TaimBak · 4 pointsr/EDC

Do yourself a favor and get a B3.

u/Twentysomethingz · 4 pointsr/LawSchool

Hi! Just took the CA Bar and am about to start packing out of my on campus apartment, so I'm feeling a bit whimsical and some of this may be more directed at her.

Writing, Notetaking, and Organization

If you're particular about writing instruments, which some people are, it will take trial and error to find your right fit. This was my go-to, and it got me through three years of time, four years of credits, and three different employers.

Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel Tip, 5 Colors


  • Great color, easy grip, chisel tip allows full line highlighting and underlining.
  • Pen format works well in almost every bag or organizer.
  • Five colors allows you to book brief (she will know what that means, and probably shouldn't do it until she knows how to craft a good one page case brief) in FIRAC format.


  • Getting harder and more expensive to find.
  • Go through ink fairly quickly.

    uni-ball Jetstream RT Ballpoint Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm)


  • I mainly used the capped .07mm, but the retractable .07mm work well too.


  • This is less of a Con and more of a comment. Things like line width, pressure, and paper type make a solid rec hard to make here. There's so much personal preference. My general rule of thumb is it should cost enough that you can rely on it without being expensive enough to make you think too hard about losing one occasionally.

    Freeleaf® Yellow Annotation Ruled Pads Letter


  • Excellent weight, color, and ink retention.
  • Pre-formatted organization structure, so you know what everything is if it gets mixed up before you file it.


  • It's $7 a pad. You're not going to find good quality pads for that much cheaper, but you fill find stuff that will get the job done cheaper. I maybe spent $200 during law school on pads, because I hand wrote notes. There's empirical studies that show it helps to write notes, but it was dying out at my school and I'd be surprised if my class would show any correlation between rank and note taking style.

    Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Black


  • Best quality pencil for the price, hands down.


  • You could spend more on Blackwing, but the marginal utility is nil outside an artistry context, if then. Save the money for other things.

    BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm)


  • Great quality, incredibly durable, great form factor.
  • Makes grading papers (self grading, or if she becomes a TA) turned in via hard copy a bit simpler. I had my own system that I maintained so that students could understand (Green - Good, Red - Rework, Blue - Style, Black - Final Comments)

    Since I am pickiest about those things, I will give more general comments about the rest.

  • Battery phone case, back up laptop charger, extra phone cables all work wonders. Having an extra on hand lets you not stress about the tools you need to succeed.

  • A good padfolio is both useful and a nod to the history of our profession in some circles. I went with Levenger, but everyone has their preferences.

  • The best bookstand on the market, in my humble opinion.

    This is more general, and beyond the scope of what you asked, but I felt like giving unasked for advice so you can take it or leave it.
    Sleeping & Home Life

  • The surliest 2L will casually throw around comments about sleep being for the weak, but there is literally no other way to get the kind of rest your mind and body needs. Invest in the things and habits that make great sleep possible, whatever that may be for her. And do the best you can to never be a barrier to it.
  • Sundays should be for rest and keeping everying not-school related on track. Need to visit friends or family? A few hours on Sunday is a great time to do that. Pre-plan meals and do bulk cooking to keep work down during the week. Get all the laundry done, get the kitchen clean, make sure you don't run out of toothpaste on Wednesday morning. Sunday evening you can get your reading done for Monday, but finish the night doing something restful so you don't go into Monday feeling you're jumping off a cliff.
  • Low-effort acts of kindness do a lot of work. Writing a note, leaving a message, suprising her with a small and thoughtful gift are all great ways to show you care without imposing too much on her time and autonomy. Date night is important, and keeping a running list of things you can do at a drop of a hat for different amounts of time and money is helpful, but keeping your relationship strong through what in all likelihood will be a time of incredible change and transformation is about putting in the effort without demanding an equal or greater act of reciprocation. Even when the thank you text gets delayed more than it should, or she snaps at you unfairly, the body of love you show will find its way through to the end. The best way to show you love her is to enable her success and let her respond in ways that make sense while she figures this whole thing out.
  • This is a very personal area that I will not spend too much time on, but here it goes. You may think you are a good lover now, and I hope you are. Try to be the best version of that for her now, in whatever form that takes. It helps a lot, proportionately to how much it's important to your relationship.

    Health & Wellness

  • This is not a gendered comment, even and especially coming from the perspective of a guy who had some bad habits he broke before and took into law school. Any habits you thought were hard to break before law school are going to be multiples harder in law school. Dealing with this may be damage control, or require more work, depending on what it is. A caffiene fiend is going to reach unparalled heights. None of my friends who smoked going into law school found a way to quit. The moderate drinkers became heavy drinkers. Some people took up the gym as a new religion, but most stayed true to form. The only real way to know how to handle this is to either stop it quick or find an adult and productive way to keeps things reasonable.

  • For the love of all that is holy, exercise. It is proven to help brain function whether in cognitive skills or emotional health or stress reduction. If it's nonexistent now, start small and try to build up to some routine of significance while it can become a habit and before the midsemester crunch hits.
u/pinkfreude · 4 pointsr/medicine
  1. Caffeine gum

  2. High-end stethoscope with laser engraved name (can be a digital vs regular stethoscope, depending on specialty)

  3. Box of Luna bars (or builder's bars, or cliff bars, or whatever she's into)

  4. 4 color pens

  5. [Stethoscope name tag](] (obviously not needed if you go with #2)

  6. Battle armor for her cat
u/Bojax · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zebra F-701 This is the BIFL pen.

u/dnalloheoj · 4 pointsr/EDC

>Once you go to a fountain pen it's impossible to go back to anything else.

Until you have one break in your pants in the middle of the workday and have to sit in stained black jeans for the rest of the day :/ Ask me how I know..

Still use them all the time at home though. Just switched to a Zebra F-701 for EDC. Almost no risk with that guy.

u/turdlop · 4 pointsr/pens

The Zebra F-701. My favorite pen and I think it meets all of your requirements.

u/Matttrox · 4 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop


plus this

or this!

You're welcome! :P

u/slowpro1211 · 4 pointsr/EDC

OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T Case | SUPCASE

Frenchie Wallet

XTACER Tactical Molle Key Ring

Standard Zippo

Benchmade 943

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXAR – US Version with Warranty

Gear S3 Frontier / Classic Watch Band, V-Moro 22mm Solid Stainless Steel Metal Business Replacement Bracelet Strap for Samsung Gear S3 Frontier / S3 C

Craftsman Slide-Locking Utility Knife Model 994877

KONOV 8mm Stainless Steel Mens Ring, Blue Plated Faceted Edges, Blue Silver - Size 11

Smok Alien 220w
Tobeco Mini Super Tank
Tobeco .2 sub ohm coil

Spyderco 2160199 C170GBBKP Kara hawk G-10 Folder Blade Knife, Black, 2.35"

Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

Field Notes Kraft Ruled 3-Pack

Field Notes / Moleskine Pocket Notebook Cover by Metier Life | Canvas with Vegan Leather | Fits Journals 3.5" X 5.5" | With Included Field Notes Notebook and Metier Pen - Stealth Black

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-Function Pen Black/Red Ink & Pencil with Stylus (7520-00-NIB-2522)

BRS Barebones 2.0

u/Colin42 · 4 pointsr/EDC

1 - Canadian pesos: great for censuring keys and exchanging for cheap goods.
2 - Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0
3 - Generic plastic cable stripper from idk where.
4 - Old 10 roentgen quartz pen dosimeter from (I think) Canadian forces surplus.
5 - Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife
6 - Zebra Pen F-701
7 - Corsair 32GB voyager GO
8 - Olight i3E EOS EDC AAA LED Keychain Flashlight
9 - USB-C to Micro USB, One is in a 3d printed holder.
10 - Cheap but good sony headphones from bestbuy.

u/voicesinmyhand · 4 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/riseupagainst · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love the reviews for the bic "for her" pen. They are all hilarious. The first one is great, but read the others if you have time, you will not stop laughing. DIRTY THIRTY!

u/SuzyQ93 · 4 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

Bwah ha ha ha ha, it actually mentions the Bic pens. If you haven't clicked that and read the reviews, you're in for a fucking great time. Dragging extrordinare.

But seriously:
>Women, Nooyi suggested, “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”

Speak for yourself, bitch. she says as she licks her fingers and belches for good measure

u/ai6aj · 4 pointsr/amateurradio

> their tunnel vision and exclusivity

Speaking of tunnel vision, here is a perfect example of how women react to the notion that what they really need is more pink sparkly shit.

If you want to look at it another way, ask yourself why pink cars aren't all the rage among women drivers. It's not because manufacturers can't or won't make them.

u/zzj · 4 pointsr/nfl

Nope. But you can have these special lady pens instead.

u/geeltulpen · 4 pointsr/women

I mean, I guess since most of us are smaller physically than men, we might actually benefit from smaller earplugs??

But this reminds me a bit of the “Bic for her” phenomenon on amazon (

We don’t always need a separate product. And I bet they cost more, too.

u/wee-pixie · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The reviews for Bic "For Her" pens are amazing. I'm a huge fan of sarcasm and feminism so they're right up my alley.

u/Z_9 · 4 pointsr/pens

I know exactly how you feel. While I really enjoy the size of these pens, I write far too heavy with too much pressure to allow these guys to last more than a few days.

The Zebra F-402 series are solid metal with a rubberized grip on the end. The cap unscrews to replace the cartridge and it uses the same refills as the F-301--a win-win. You might have better luck with these.

u/yakovgolyadkin · 4 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting

They're also damn good pens, and pretty cheap on Amazon.

u/downhillcarver · 3 pointsr/pens

If you wanna start to understand why, you can buy a Zebra F-701 for $5 at your local office supply store. That was my introduction to nice, metal manufactured pens.

What I really like to do is take an F-701, and buy an F-402 for $10. I replace the plastic mechanism in the F-701 with the metal mechanism from the F-402. Then I replace the branded clip on the 701 with the 402's blank clip. Now you have an all metal pen that looks nice with no branding on it, and it only cost you $15.

u/purebishop · 3 pointsr/EDC

Front left pocket:

u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 3 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701: Nice weight and grip, and the ballpoint isn't bad. I recommend to mod it to be even better.

Fisher Space Pen: The cream of the crop when it comes to ballpoint inks, Fisher pens are really nice. There's lots of variety, so check around for the style you like.

Baoer Skywalker: is a good not-knockoff of the Montblanc Starwalker. I have one, and with good ink in it it's a nice pen. The clip is a little flimsy but I like it, nice and heavy.

Jinhao 599: Heavy and solid pen, but a little cheap feeling at times. It's a rollerball, so I don't know if it takes ballpoint refills.

Vktech Tactical Pen: I have one of these and it's very solid but lightweight too. The ink it comes with is garbage, but it fits any standard Parker refill. I have a Parker gel refill and it writes great. There are lots of other "tactical" pens out there made of steel and aluminum, but this is the most affordable option.

Hope that helps!

u/nreyes238 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight: Nitecore TIP

Knife: Byrd Cara Cara

Pen: Pilot Kakuno

Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet

Caribiner: Metolius Mini

Total: 98.33

More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42

Hard mode:

Flashlight: Nitecore Tube

Knife: Opinel #6

Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)

Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)

Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)

Total: $49.14

u/auto_pry_bar · 3 pointsr/ems

I always lost pens before getting this one

It's relatively inexpensive, but it's stainless steel and can be used as a windlass in a improv tourniquet and as a last resort self defense eye ball gouger.

u/BigBepis12345 · 3 pointsr/EDCexchange

I'm curious about the pricing too (I also saw it was $120 when you commented). I looked up the cost of the things listed.

  • Gerber Dime green/black - $16.02 new on Amazon
  • Zebra F-701 pen - $7.20 new on Amazon
  • NarwhalCo pens set of 2 - $11.95 new on their site
  • 2.5" ratchet bit extension - about $4~ new on Amazon (counting out the other bits included in that listing)
  • ARES 1/4" micro bit ratchet & mini bits - $14.42 new on Amazon
  • Small length of black Gorilla tape - less than $1 worth of a full 1-pack price new on Amazon
  • Glasses/screen cleaning cloth - comparable to $1.50 new on Amazon from a 6-pack
  • Length of FireCord - less than $1 worth of a full 1 roll price new on Amazon
  • Bic Mini lighter - about $1.39 new on Amazon from a 5-pack
  • Sim card removal tool - about $0.50 new on Amazon from a 10-pack
  • Kingston 32gb microSD card & portable USB reader - $20.94 new on Amazon
  • CountyComm "Industrial Strength Survival Food Grade Tin" large topo design - $3.45 new on their site

    In total that's about $83.37 USD all new prices. Most include free shipping if purchased from Amazon. I did not include possible cost of that leather holster because the post currently does not say the leather holster is included or not.
u/how_do_i_change_this · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have been carrying a Zebra F-701 pen on my front right pants pocket for a couple years. They recently updated it to be all steel and I got my new one today. It has a nice weight to it and writes great for me. People always comment on it when I let them borrow it. At $6, it's nice enough that I don't walk off without it, but I won't be mad if I did lose it.

u/rfmanning · 3 pointsr/EDC

How about the Zebra F-701

Or, Parker Jotter

u/pipinngreppin · 3 pointsr/pics

I almost bought those a while back. It's called the "Borrow my pen" collection

u/miladyelle · 3 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

Orrrrr get some of these! They’re specially for pen snatchers. :)

u/holydonut2k1 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is the original listing with the thousands of funny reviews. The product is "out of stock" now so it won't appear when you search amazon directly.

u/pseudoscienceoflove · 3 pointsr/funny

Dear lord, that's almost tops the reviews on this product XD

u/rnjbond · 3 pointsr/sharktank

On Roominate, Barbara's objections to the product were ludicrous and really makes me question her business advice. Barbara objected because the product doesn't say "for girls" on it (in spite of using pink in the logo and having a photo of a smiling girl on the front). The presenters objected saying "girls don't want to be pandered to", but then were talked over by Barbara saying "you really need to hammer home the point" then went out.

Except she's wrong. Marketing is full of products that have been marketed "for girls" in a pandering way. This of this product (with funny reviews on Amazon btw). Barbara's thoughts would have hurt the business, not helped it.

Better she's out.

u/BetAle · 3 pointsr/GenderCritical

Bic Pen for her

Read the deliciously sarcastic reviews for bonus lulz.

u/TitianVecelli · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These pens are hilarious first of all for the stupidest concept in the world, second of all for the reviews by many clever writers!


u/angryqueerfeminist · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

For real. I have an ex that commented on a FB post I put up of a really entertaining listicle of the "masculinity so fragile" variety. And he got all butthurt like "isn't this just generalizing about men? wouldn't this be offensive if it was about women?" And I'm like no, dude, it's about toxic masculinity. Men should find it funny too. Just like, as a woman, I find it funny when people mock pens for women. Not everything is about you.

u/RockyLvsAdrian · 3 pointsr/TickTockManitowoc

Oh the ladies pen is brilliant! Might get myself one!

u/norney · 3 pointsr/unitedkingdom

Humorous Amazon reviews for Bic For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen

u/ArchangelleGabrielle · 3 pointsr/SRSFeminism
u/inzo_barber · 3 pointsr/EDC

Watch: Seiko Men's SNZG13 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch

Leather and Stainless Steel Key Ring Holder

LEATHERMAN - Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool with Spring-Action Scissors and Aluminum Handles, Black

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-G2 R5 AAA Torch Max120 Lumens LED Flashlight, Mini, Cool White

Zebra Pen 29212 Zebra F-402 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 2-Count

Kershaw Cryo G-10 Pocket Knife (1555G10) 2.75" Stonewashed Stainless Steel Blade; G-10/Stainless Steel Handle, SpeedSafe Assisted Open, 4-Position Deep-Carry Pocketclip, Frame Lock, Lock Bar

u/massacre3000 · 3 pointsr/EDC

For Light Carry:

u/Hazelrat10 · 3 pointsr/ems

I'd counter this by suggesting some Skilcraft US Government pens. You'll find these in pretty much any military base, government research facility, or federal office. They last forever, have a good feel to them, and are very durable/dependable. Despite the high quality, they are fairly cheap. I would recommend buying them and you're supporting a good cause by doing so.

u/nopetrol · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

This company was set up for the government. They make a lot of products the government uses (like all their ballpoint pens).

You can buy their pens, which will write in outer space (yes, in a vacuum), here:

u/Mama2lbg2 · 3 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

BIC For Her Fashion Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Assorted-Fashion Ink, 2 Count (FHAP21-ASST)

u/MartianTomato · 3 pointsr/math

Best pen depends on the paper.

These are excellent on white copy paper:

For notebook paper (thinner and bleeds through), Zebra pens will always be my favorite:

u/Adman4 · 3 pointsr/EDC

But where are the BIC Pens for her? How can you study women's studies without them?

u/kyngnothing · 3 pointsr/ADHD

I use a stack of index cards, often with a small binder clip to hold them together.

Combined with a small pen that I pretty much always carry, I always know where my lists are, I can write down anything that strikes me, and since they're index cards (and not a notebook), I can easily shuffle my multiple lists.

I'll often have a "work stuff", "stuff today at home", and a "stuff this week at home" lists (at a minimum) going at the same time.

I've also tried every electronic to-do app, and they just don't work for me.

Whenever I have a minute and think "what should I do now", I just check my cards.

u/zck · 3 pointsr/atheismplus

For some people, including -- I would assume -- many of the people here, religion is just one of many things people use to harm others. Why should we have to have a separate subreddit for each of the possible things that can be harmful? Why should we go to another subreddit^(1), when we like this one? For some of us, atheism is tangled up in the other things we care about. That's not normally the case for "social justice".

And overall, what's the problem with this subreddit? I'm not trying to argue that you belong here, but you seem to be arguing that no one belongs here. Why? We^(2) like it here. Yes, there are other, similar subreddits. So what?

[1] Also, that subreddit is less than 10% of the size of this one. Maybe they should come here.

[2] I use "we" to mean "the subscribers that enjoy this subreddit". This group contains at least one person: me. You stating that you -- or other people -- don't enjoy this subreddit is no more apropos than me arguing that because I only use a space pen, /r/calligraphy is pointless.

u/grumblegeek · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The items I can think of right now that I've bought pretty much because of this subreddit:

  1. Zojirushi Travel mug - I use this as my office coffee mug. I fill it up in the morning and if I get sidetracked then it's still hot hours later.

  2. Saddleback Pocket ID Wallet - simple and gets the job done

  3. Weber One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill - I love this grill.

  4. Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 (amber color) - the first 3 weeks I thought I made a huge mistake but now they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

  5. Fisher Space Pen - I've had to stop other people from pocketing it. My wife tried to take it because she likes the way it writes.

  6. [Kershaw Skyline Knife] ( - I'm not into putting a lot of money into a pocketknife so this fits the bill nicely.

  7. ToiletTree Heavy Duty Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer - my previous nose trimmers felt like it was ripping the hair out by the root. This one I don't feel anything and it's very well made

    All of these I would buy again.
u/Keith · 3 pointsr/EDC

Can't really pick just one, but I figure you'd rather see more interesting things people carry than fewer, so here some are in order of "if I had to pick one":

  1. Fisher Bullet Space Pen - with clip, carry in coin pocket
  2. Chicobag Micro - I'm annoyed they don't make it in black anymore in case mine, which I've been using fairly often/heavily for years, finally gets a rip. Heck maybe this should be #1, I'd be ok with another pen.
  3. Nightcore TIP
  4. Nite-ize Ahhh s-biner+bottle opener to carry items like giant car key fob, garage clicker, and the above flashlight on my belt loop so that they're not attached to my keychain stuffed in my front pocket. The bottle opener is surprisingly great. (I actually purchased a 10x-price Corter Bottlehook very recently to "upgrade", and the bottle opener is bad, so it's in a drawer.)

    I should do an updated EDC post sometime...
u/drelliesattler93 · 3 pointsr/pens

Fisher Space Pen refills come with an adapter that fits on the back so that they can fit into any pen that takes Parker-style refills. So you have lots of options if you'd like to go that route.

Or, if you'd like pens that are designed for the Fisher Space Pen refill specifically, here are some options:

Original Astronaut Pen:

Fisher Space Pen Bullet:

Fisher Space Pen Bullet - Brass:

Machine Era Field Pen - Original:

Schon Design Classic Machined Pen:

u/kinnikinnik5 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Space Pen
Bit Kit
Seiko SNK807 with the second hand removed. I got bored one day and hand painted the watch with some lume.
Painted Gerber mini flashlight on a Leatherman pouch.

u/EatinPussynKickinAss · 3 pointsr/EDC

List of gear:

u/SlipperyJim211 · 3 pointsr/EDC

I use the Zebra F-701 with a Fisher Space Pen refill, and it's fantastic. My pen was actually the old-style with a plastic "clicker," but I replaced it with a steel clicker to get the right look. Now the pens are all-steel out of the packaging!

NOTE: The pen isn't truly all-steel construction. Many of the innards are plastic. However, it's a very sturdy pen which I have carried for years now. It's also cheap enough that I wouldn't be (very) upset if something happened to it. If you try it, I think you'll be pleased.

u/zoticus4me · 3 pointsr/pens
u/d65vid · 3 pointsr/notebooks

Whoops I wrote a novel...

I think first it is important to identify what type of pen you want. Do you want a fountain pen? Do you want a ballpoint? Do you want gel ink? Fineliner? Do you prefer more bold or fine tips? Is it important to have a pen that has portability features? Are you a lefty? Is it important to have a pen that is pretty? Or if it writes well enough does it matter? It seems like a lot to go from "does it sort of write well enough to be legible" to such a laundry list of questions.

This is more or less the process I go through when buying a new pen:

  • I enjoy the experience of writing with a fountain pen, but I personally do not think it is worth the maintenance for day-to-day journaling, so I prefer a ballpoint (also, fineliners are fantastic for art and stuff, but I don't care for them for lengthy writing)
  • I prefer gel ink, but only if it doesn't smudge, bleed, or ghost too much so certain types of refills are right out (Pilot G-2 .07, for example)
  • I too have tiny handwriting so I will always prefer a more fine tip as long as it isn't too scratchy (certain refills that come in sizes less than .38 can be pretty bad, imo)
  • I am right-handed so smudging, while still a mild concern, is not necessarily a major issue as long as the ink isn't too bad
  • I like pens that are more portable, which seems silly, I mean it's a pen right? but it does matter to me, for example, if it is clicky or twisty that is generally better than capped (unless the cap is very secure) because they are less likely to open in my pocket, or if the pen has a clip if the clip is positioned at the very top or if it sits down some so that if I clip it to my pocket it will leave a large portion of the pen sticking out, etc
  • Finally, I like an attractive pen, but if it doesn't write well I'm not using it. As many pens as I have tried to use, and continue to try to use, I have literally never found anything I like to write with as much as these. At least as far non-gel ballpoints go. I have gone new-empty with well over a dozen of these. Any time I switch to a prettier pen, and then pick up one of these I always think, why did I ever stop using this pen?

  • Oh, also, black ink only. Period. Sometimes red is ok too. Never blue.

    So that's a lot of words, but that's essentially my .02 for selecting a pen. Identify what you want and what is important to you and then make your selection based on that. With that in mind, here is my experience/opinion on specific pens:

  • Best non-gel ballpoint: Pilot Better Retractable in Fine, unquestionably. Zebra makes a good non-gel ballpoint as well, but I find they are less consistent in quality and sometimes you get a weird scratchy one
  • Best gel ballpoint: Uni-Ball Signo in Micro. This is actually probably my favorite refill type in general. Very smooth, dark ink, doesn't ghost on most types of common paper unless you're coloring with it or something. Makes fine lines that dry fast enough to not smudge unless you wipe your hand through it immediately. Just try to find a pen body you like that the refill will fit into, because the stock one is not pretty.
  • I don't know much about specific fountain pens, so if you are interested in that definitely check out /r/fountainpens
  • Honorable mentions:
  • The oft-praised Pilot G-2 is a really good gel-ink pen, but at least in my opinion, the 07 is literally unusable because it smudges and ghosts so damn much.
  • The Pentel RSVP is also a super good writer for a non-gel ballpoint, but this pen is the definition of not portable and also ugly.
  • You 100% cannot go wrong with Parker. The Jotter is probably my all-time favorite pen body. If only I could get a Signo or Better Retractable refill to fit in there.
  • Zebra F-701 is probably one of the best all-around decent pens. It looks impressive, it is substantial without being heavy in the hand, it is on the cheaper side for a "nice" pen (like 6-8 bucks I think last time I checked), and it can take most of the good Zebra refills and in addition many other popular refills will fit into it with some convincing.
  • If you like needlepoint tips, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C is probably the best there is. I have a random pen body with a Hi-Tec-C refill in .3 that I am using as my main pen right now and am pretty happy with it. I still prefer the Signo refill in Micro, if only just, but the pen body I have won't fit the refill. I would like to add that this is the only pen I have ever used in .3 that wasn't too points and scratchy to use.

    One more thing, once you find a refill that you like, if the pen body isn't something you are happy with hit up thrift stores, ebay, or any of the number of Chinese wholesale websites out there for random cheap pens that you like. The refills don't matter, just buy a few of them until you find one you like that will fit whatever your preferred refill is. Like I said before, the Signo Micro is my favorite refill, but I hate the pen itself, so I have a random black metal pen with a secure cap that I bought from Aliexpress for like $2 with free shipping that the Signo refill happens to fit into that I (usually) use as my main pen. Right now I am using a different random pen that I bought online with the Hi-Tec-C refill because it is still new and shiny and I'm not over it yet, lol.
u/iCanSea · 3 pointsr/pens

Obligatory Parker Jotter recommendation. I have both the stainless steel and plastic variants. Although vintage brass thread Parker Jotters are more durable, a store bought new one is also good. Tons of refills and can be had for about 8 usd.

u/frankw438 · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/_Zack_ · 3 pointsr/EDC


u/ballpointpenn · 3 pointsr/EDC

Decided to do something a little different. This is the first video of this type I've made.

In the order they appear in in the video:


u/5hif7y · 3 pointsr/EDC

I recommend the fisher space pen map-O-matic. It a really nice pen that takes the fisher space pen refills that last for ever and write in all situation.

u/tiydal · 3 pointsr/EDC

Previous post, I've changed a few things now and I'm constantly updating! Looking for a nice slim black hand stitched leather bifoldwallet at the minute.

u/VinceLennon · 3 pointsr/EDC

Right here. This one is a bit more like a standard ballpoint pen's size.

u/yknphotoman · 3 pointsr/EDC

Hello everyone!

I had been wanting to post my edc for school and felt since the semester is almost over, now would be a great time. I am a computer science major and have been carrying this with me for several months now. Also, pls excuse the obvious line down the middle - i merged two seperate pictures together. So here is my edc from L>R, T>B.

  1. [Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-1 Laptop - upgraded to ssd] (
  2. [Portable 2K Monitor] (
  3. [Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"] (
  4. [Samsung Galaxy Tab cover] (
  5. Degree deodorant/body spray
  6. [Five-Star 1-1.2 inch Zipper Binder] (
  7. [Cliffnotes Statistics book] (
  8. [Weekly Planner] (
  9. Snack
  10. [Maglite Mini LED Flashlight] (
  11. [Dell Power Companion 18000 mAh battery] (
  12. Laptop power brick in two parts
  13. [Samsung 64 GB 3.0 flash drive duo] (
  14. [Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition] (
  15. [Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard] (
  16. [Fisher Space military pen] (
  17. [Skilcraft B3 Aviator multifunction pen] (
  18. [Portable tablet/phone/switch stand] (
  19. Downy Fabric dewrinkler spray
  20. Portable Lysol spray
  21. Work/School ID
  22. [Portable CPR face shield] (
  23. Various single use medicine
  24. [C++ Pocket reference] (
  25. Microfiber towel
  26. [3 in 1 threaded usb cable] (
  27. [Mini usb charging cable - plus the usb transfer cable that came with calculator] (
  28. [Micro usb Cable] (
  29. [Mini HDMI - HDMI cable] (
  30. [TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator] (
  31. Sunglasses
  32. [Vectron charging case for LG Bluetooth headphones] (
  33. [Not pictured - LG Tone Platinum Bluetooth Headphones] (
  34. First Aid Kit
  35. Lip Balm
  36. Portable sewing kit
  37. Tic Tacs
  38. Purell
  39. [C# Pocket reference] (
  40. [Backpack cover] (
  41. [Umbrella] (
  42. [Not pictured - Swiss Digital TSA friendly backpack] (

    I do carry all of this with me. It's not too heavy as I've tried to minimize the weight of the items I did decide I wanted to carry.

    Some bonus pics are below:

    [Backpack loaded will all the above] (

    [Another showing the strip that reflects light - one of the reasons I purchased it] (

    [The Headphone case w/ the headphones] (

    [Inside of Five-Star Binder for those curious] (

    [Bulit in organization in the backpack] (

    [The reason I carry the extra monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc] (
u/Osedox · 3 pointsr/EDC

Skillcraft B3? It's a three in one type deal with black ink, red ink, and a mechanical pencil+eraser. Sounds sort of cheesy but it actually works really well and feels quality. I write quite a bit for my job and it is really handy to have red ink on hand, even if you don't need it often.

u/Ruffianlink · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/ImmovableMover · 3 pointsr/pens

If you're adamant on getting a ballpoint, then I would go for the Uniball Jetstream. Unlike regular ballpoints, the Jetstream is extremely smooth and pleasurable to use. The price, although more expensive than a shitty Bic, is still pretty affordable.

If you're willing to break out of the ballpoints, I would suggest a Pilot G2 for a reliable and inexpensive gel pen. They write much better (smoother and with less pressure) than ballpoints and, being gels, put down a darker and much more vivid line.

u/volo · 3 pointsr/engineering

For when I need a pen I prefer the Uniball Jetstream RT. The 0.7 writes finer than you would think. The thickness is comparable to a 0.38mm Pilot G2 (what I used to use).

u/crushed_oreos · 3 pointsr/nursing

Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens, 0.7 mm, Black Ink.

These are the fucking best pens I've ever owned.

u/sunflowercompass · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Yeah they aren't great but they work fine for people who don't care for their pens.

For personal use I now use the [Uniballs Jetstream (3 for $9)] (

My favorite for years was the [Pilot Dr. Grip Limited $6/1] ( but you will never ever get that back when you lend it out, and the refills seemed to be poor quality.

u/BigMurch · 3 pointsr/EDC

Uniball Jetstream. BEST everyday pen I have ever owned.

u/grumpymac · 3 pointsr/pens

Pilot Jetstream. It's very smooth, very fast writer, dries almost instantly.

I carry 2 in my bag at all times, for when my Lamy All-Star is not appropriate. :P

u/kowalski71 · 3 pointsr/EngineeringStudents
u/is_this_a_test · 3 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701 with F-402 action. I put the 402 nose on mine, with a blue refill.
Makes me wish I had non-marring pliers - the threading seemed to be different from the two pens and I wish it turned out nicer.

u/teamblueberry · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've been using the [Fisher Space Pen Bullet with Clip.] ( for about 3 years now and I've run it though the wash and dryer more times than I can count. I love this pen and highly recommend it. It can take a beating and keep writing through 3 years of daily writing.

u/eibv · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you are going to buy a new one I'd recommend to just buy the factory one. Even if you don't clip it to a pocket, it will keep it from rolling away. I think it's the same price to buy them combined or separately though.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You can’t go wrong with a Fisher Bullet Space Pen. However, the clip doesn’t like thicker material and it’s best to keep it in a pocket slip of some sort if kept loose in pocket.

I recently picked up two of theseKetalon Rohk on a buy one get one free deal. They are my new edc and great pens, but to be honest $32 for one pen is pretty pricy. If you can catch another sale I would definitely recommend them.

u/Mongrel80 · 2 pointsr/EDC

So I carry a Maratac AAA Rev 3. Last year for the holidays my wife bought me a Leatherman MUT multi-tool. I don't carry that with me everywhere, but I absolutely love the sheath that came with it. My multi-tool of choice is the SOG PowerLock. I've been carrying that thing since 2003.

Here is everything keep on my belt: Link

  • SOG PowerLock (This is not the exact model, but closest I could find.)
  • Maratac AAA Rev 3
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Mini Sharpie

    Keeping this whole thing on my right hip, the front side of the sheath holds the writing bits. Link And on the back side is where I hold the flashlight. Link
u/Zhycrin · 2 pointsr/pens

The Easy flow 9000 is very good as stated by another redditer, however I personally like the fine space pen refill which comes with an adapter to fit parker pens.

u/ItsNeebs · 2 pointsr/pens

Sure. This pen is amazing ergonomically and hella cheap (shaped much like rotring with knurled grip and stainless steel construction), BUT: it has two drawbacks. One is the awful stock ink that smudges, and the other is the plastic clicky that squeaks. So, several posters took it upon themselves to remedy these problems.

Firstly, everything on the pen is metal except for one part of the pen; the retractable "clicker" - weird, right? The plastic parts make it squeak whenever you bring the pen in or out. Thankfully, another zebra pen DOES have the metal clicker! The rest of the pen's construction is not much to write home about, but that's unimportant. You just need that metal clicker construction.

Secondly, the ink. The stock ink is pretty bad and is prone to smudging. Once again, thankfully, the fisher space pen insert will fit once you remove a small plastic part at the front of the f-701.

An anon that I think posts here made a walkthrough of the mod process here, so if you follow it you will yourself become the very owner of a Space Zebra F-7401!

This will leave you with a great fully metal pen that also has an ergonomic knurled grip and that makes use of the pressurized space ink!

u/mooninitespwnj00 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you're using them in poor conditions: Fisher Space Pen, or a pen that will accept a Fisher refill. I carry this Parker Jotter because it matches my Hero 100 Flighter, equipped with this Fisher refill.

However, just saying you want a ballpoint pen is a pretty big request. Gel, rollerball and ballpoint pens are all... ballpoint pens. Different ones will come with different inks.

Uniball Jetstreams are good, as are Pilot G2s. Personally, though, the Retro 51 Tornado is an absolutely fantastic pen. It's more expensive by a wide margin than the Jotter. It's a much thicker pen, though, so if you have larger hands it's much more comfortable than a Fisher or Parker. And, unlike a lot of pens out there, the refills are both fantastic and affordable.

So. I would say: Get a Jotter and slap a Fisher Space Pen refill in it. Then, if you want to get another nice ballpoint, get yourself a Retro 51 Tornado. Then get a fountain pen. Avoid Zebra. I love my G-301s, but goddamn, those refills are expensive and don't get any mileage at all.

u/Cigar_smoke · 2 pointsr/pens

Order a Zebra F-701 and put a Space pen refill it will cost ~$14 so it’s not hard on your pocket. I work outdoors as well and have that combo & keep a space pen in the car with no issues.

u/Z2Z2Z2Z2 · 2 pointsr/minimalism

I've been using the Parker Jotter with an ink refill for a Fisher Space Pen (which includes an adapter) and I've found it to be a wonderful combination. The fisher space pen is a bit too small and slippery for me to use comfortably, and the Jotter has (in my opinion) a better aesthetic and a very satisfying click. The space pen refill writes very smoothly, the ink is indelible, and is much nicer to use than the standard Parker ink.

If you're really looking for a more minimal aesthetic, check out the pens sold by Muji. They are rather cheap, as well. That store in general tends toward a minimal aesthetic so they are worth checking out for other goods too.
Edit: This pen by Muji seems to be a pretty close fit to what you described. To my recollection, there's no branding on any of their pens.

u/KrozFan · 2 pointsr/JamesBond

The Parker Jotter is the pen grenade from Goldeneye.

This is Bond's money clip from Casino Royale. You can't really see it though, you just have to know.

I have both and get a kick out of them. You can also check out Bond Lifestyle for more ideas and links.

u/skinslip1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I actually want to pick up one of these Parker pens. They just look like they are my kind of style.

u/bbty · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/plazman30 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The two pens I would recommend are both ball points, but you can buy hybrid ink cartridges for them:

  1. Fisher Astronaut Pen
  2. Parker Jotter

    Schmidt makes hybrid ink refills:

  3. For the Parker Jotter
  4. For the Fisher Space Pen

u/quanbsn · 2 pointsr/pens

I got this. The pen writes flawlessly. However, the refill price is a bit pricey for a college student. I got a pack of 6 for 18$.

u/SimpleSpaceCadet · 2 pointsr/pens

Looks like a Parker Jotter to me..

PARKER Jotter Ballpoint Pen, Stainless Steel with Chrome Trim, Medium Point (133321)

u/Tarquinious_Rex · 2 pointsr/EDC

CRKT Minimalist $22.53

Money Clip $13.99

Parker Jotter $8.49

Timex Expedition $34.39

Micro Streamlight $17.15

Total $96.55 just enough left over for a Sierra Nevada tall boy.

u/Igotzhops · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

I'm a fan of the Parker Jotter. Pretty inexpensive, simple design, and a classic pen.

u/Cam_Abyss · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items are as follows:

  1. Camera is a Fujifilm XE-1. I technically bought it for my fiancé but I've slowly began to adopt it as my "carry-around-anywhere" camera. It's smaller and cheaper than my primary camera and still produces killer images - so it tends to just come around with me, sometimes carried on a wrist strap, sometimes around the neck, sometimes in a bag (which I mentioned in another comment).

  2. Knife is a Sog Reactor. I really enjoy the small size and minimalist feel. Has the essentials: a nice blade, a fantastic setoff pliers, an innovative, interchangeable bit driver, and, of course, a bottle opener. I recommend it - the blade has held its edge really well, it fits comfortably in a pocket, I find myself carrying it much more often than my last multitool.

  3. Flashlight is a Jetbeam (aka Niteye) KO-01. It runs on a single 18650 rechargeable battery - super powerful, runs forever and is IPX-6 water-resistant - (Protects from powerful water jets. So if you modified your super soaker with an air compressor and an aftermarket tip, your stuff is still safe.).

  4. Shades are Kaenon Bluesmasters which you have to believe me when I say are a steal at $150 (in that link). I also have the Kaenon Burnets which I actually favor for more of a stylish pair and treat them a little nicer. I believe it was two brothers who left Oakley to start Kaenon... but don't quote me... and they produce some crystal clear lenses far superior to brands like Oakley and Ray Ban. They may even be better than Maui Jims.

  5. Notebook is a Rite in the Rain all-weather notebook. They make tons of different sizes and styles of notebooks with paper that feels like paper but can be written on in pouring rain... Obviously, then, you need a pen that can live up to that as well...

  6. Pen is a Fisher Space Pen which is a great pen for $12. The all-metal construction, nice clicky mechanism, and ink that works in all conditions because it is pressurized ([it was designed for astronauts](fisher space end astronauts)) make it an ideal pen, IMO.

  7. Wallet is my most recent addition. It's a Trayvax Element which is a Buy-it for-life, Made-in-the-USA wallet to end all wallets. It's made out of cerakoted stainless steel, thick leather, and 550 paracord along with a unique rivet-esque patented button. It holds cash, comfortably 6 cards and a Zootility Pocket Monkey which I failed to include in the picture. Both the wallet and the pocket monkey have bottle openers.

  8. Buds are some older Bose SoundTrue Earbuds which I love for their decent noise-canceling and fantastic sound.

  9. iPhone6
u/cm357374 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Fisher Space Pen Non-Reflective Military Cap-O-Matic Space Pen, Matte Black (M4B)

u/bg1256 · 2 pointsr/pens
u/Imtinyrick22 · 2 pointsr/Sketch

My favorite drawing utensils are as follows:

BiC Xtra Comfort 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil with built-in eraser

Pilot Precise V5 retractable 0.5mm gel ink pen

Pilot Precise V7 retractable 0.7mm gel ink pen

Black Sharpie

A lot of these names sound fancy, but if you click the links you’ll see that these are all cheap-ass office supplies that i literally get from walmart. and you can do a lot with these! Never let cost get in the way of producing art.

u/mithikx · 2 pointsr/EDC

Pilot Precise V5 RT

as for paper, whatever works I'm not too choosy on that front.

u/Sve7en · 2 pointsr/EDC

Definitely the V5 in my opinion, Vision is another good line if you're looking to go Uni-ball/Stick. If you're looking retractable then I would say the retractable V5 (which is refillable), the 207, or my girlfriend's pick the classic G2.

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/KTcube · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

No Zebra yet? Mine is the Zebra F-301 in black for almost everything. Since I sometimes have to take scantron tests or math classes where I can only use pencil, I use the Zebra M-301 mechanical pencil. I don't want anything that's not Zebra now.

u/tmpick · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/mrdarthdan · 2 pointsr/EDC

It's a fairly hefty feeling pen. My personal favorite is the Zebra F-301. I also like the F-402. I think you can't go wrong with any of them, but the 701 is a weighty pen and a bit thick, but not so much you can't wear it in a breast pocket or waist pocket.

u/enternets · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

if this is your first delivery job make sure you get a good small flashlight and buy some good pens to keep in your car at all times. I also bought a mini clipboard for a few bucks and had the credit card receipts on it. It increased my tips by a lot because when someone didn't fill in the blanks I handed it back to them and told them "You need to fill out the entire receipt" and 80% of the time would add a tip. Also, countless comments of "Fancy/Convenient!" as it is hard to sign a receipt when you have to find somewhere to do it at.

If you drive a older car MAKE SURE you have:

  • a good jack
  • 1 full sized spare in the trunk (junk yard sells these for under $20)
  • lug wrench - it makes it much easier
  • jumper cables
  • rain coat/poncho

    use the maps as much as possible and use google maps in a pinch. This gets you used to learning the lay out of neighborhoods and what not as google maps just tells you where to go.
u/itookyourjob · 2 pointsr/Accounting
u/natebob · 2 pointsr/nursing

Uni-ball jetstream. I’m left handed and smearing ink is an issue. This pens ink dries very fast and writes well on paper, telemetry strips, and the smooth glossy front of the patients folder.

[Uni Ball Jet Stream](Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens,0.7mm, Black Ink, 3-Count

u/MaarekStele7 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I actually change out the ink to my Uniball Jetsream Pens.

I keep the first empty "uni SXR-7" empty at my desk.

u/rlbond86 · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

It gets stuck less.

Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens,0.7mm, Black Ink, 3-Count

u/dudesweetshibby · 2 pointsr/Wattpad

Lately it's been taking me around a week or so to finish a chapter, and most of my chapters have been between 1500-2000ish words long. I've edited a couple times before publishing the chapter, but usually I'll go into the unpublished chapter to add what I've most recently written about 4 or 5 times before publishing.

I hand-write my chapters in a notebook before typing them up on Wattpad, so I can re-read what I've written and make any corrections before I start typing. I have one of those pens with 4 colors in one so I actually go through with the red ink to make corrections, and use green ink in the margins to make notes of any important plot points I've thought of that I can add in later.

EDIT: Here's the pens that I use :) They're really useful for note-taking and hand-writing drafts, so I thought I'd share them with the rest of you!

u/Inigo93 · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

Moral of story: In your backpack (or whatever you carry your shit in) keep TWO of those 4-color pens. They may not be the greatest pens, but they'll get your ass through just about any "ink must be this color" shit you may encounter. Use whatever you like day to day, but keep those around for emergencies.

u/martalee · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

A water-resistant watch. I got this one for nursing school and still using it after graduating.

As for shoes, I always get Sketchers sneakers. Doesn't have to be expensive to be comfortable. I had a pair of expensive Dansko shoes but I started getting foot problems from it.

Some clinical professors may want you to bring a pocket med book instead of looking up meds on your phone.

A multicolor pens are useful too for clinical if you're into color coding your notes. So many nurses use these exact pens.


Good luck!

u/Mityas_Mortar · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I agree. For a long time I used these and I really like their slender shape. They have the same innards as the one posted by dbzpsycho1 above.

I recently switched to the all metal one that he posted. I bought two of them on Amazon and I refill them as needed. Even though they're slightly thicker they are indestructible which is great!

u/davidrools · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Fuck yeah that's been my pen of choice since college. F-301's, G-301s (gel), F-401 (w. rubber grip), and my personal favorite, the F-701 all stainless. I always liked having a stick of metal in the hand, and the 701 goes all the way. It's a bit heavy for long writing sessions, but it signs names with authority.

u/fillosofer · 2 pointsr/pens

A thinner pen on the cheaper side, hmm. Any of the Paper Mates line in fine point work very well for the pricepoint. There's the 100RT, 300RT, and 500RT/550RT, and the 700RT. I've had a hard time finding the 700RT in fine point (.7), but I believe they do make it. The RT stands for retractable by the way, if that makes a huge difference. I tend to lose caps easily so I prefer all my pens in retractable. The Pilot B2P in fine point (.7) and the Pilot "Better Ballpoint" fine point both use the same refill, but I prefer the B2P, which writes incredibly. All of the ones I just named have a pretty thin body to them as well. If you wanna spend a couple extra dollars I always feel the Zebra F-701 is an absolute must for every day carry. It's got a super heavy feel to it and you can snip down most thin refills to fit into it. The refill that comes in the 701 is okay, but not the greatest, although I would still recommend it. It's all metal, even the grip which is metal. I'm a tense person too and grip my pens tight and I love the feel of the 701. That's just a few to look around on the internet for. I'm super particular about my pens so if you get to try any of those and are looking to go in a different direction youre always welcome to message me. I'm not into fountain pens at all, basically just the cheap stuff, and with a little ingenuity you can combine some cheap parts to make some pretty nice stuff. As far as how it looks, if you check any of those out and like/dislike certain looks I could probably help there too. A super cheap pen you can get by the dozen is the Bic "Soft feel" which I personally love the look of but dont be fooled, the "soft grip" isn't all that soft but it writes okay for a "by the box" pen. The last one I could say off the top of my head is the Pentel RSVP in a fine point. It has a cap unfortunately, but it really does write well, looks super basic, and I'm sure they make a retractable version I haven't seen. Gimme a sec and I can link you to some that I mentioned.

Edit - Links: Ill keep updating.

Retractable Pentel RSVP in black (.7) - Pentel RSVP Super RT Ballpoint Pen, (0.7mm) Fine Line, Black Ink, Box of 12 (BX477-A)

Zebra F-701 (.8) - Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

Bic Atlantis Exact (.7 but writes way thinner) - BIC Atlantis Pen 0.7mm, Pack of 3 - VCGNP31-AST

Pilot B2P ballpoint (.7 but again seems thinner. Careful though, they make a B2P gel so make sure you read descriptions and check packaging if possible) - Pilot Bottle-2-Pen (B2P) - Retractable Ball Point Pens Made from Recycled Bottles (5 Count) Fine Point, 2 Black Ink/2 Blue Ink/1 Red Ink, Refillable, Comfortable Grip (32614)

Pilot "Better" ballpoint (.7, uses the same refill as the B2P) - Pilot Retractable Ballpoint roller pens, Black & Blue colors Fine point, 10 Count

Paper Mates RT 300 (can find in .7 pretty easily) - Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 (1951360)

Paper Mates RT 700 (have only been able to find in 1.0 but pretty sure there's .7's out there. To me it's kinda girly looking but you can swap it into a Paper Mates Flexgrip Ultra which has a nice, classic look

RT700 - Paper Mate InkJoy 700RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, White Barrel, Black Ink, Box of 12 (1951347)

Flexgrip Ultra (not Flexgrip Elite, unless you like that one better) Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Stick Medium Point Ballpoint Pen, 12-Count

Bic "Soft Feel" (only been able to find in 1.0/Medium but I'm sure they make a fine as well, though I heard it's not great) - BIC 8373971 Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count

Give me your thoughts when you have time or if I missed any you wanna see.

u/producer35 · 2 pointsr/EDC

The pen shown in OP's photo is the Zebra F-301 which I carry and like very much. I didn't know Zebra made a full stainless steel version but I found the Zebra F-701 on Amazon and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the tip!

By the way, I currently own a Jeep and don't have any Benchmade folders either but have been lusting after a Benchmade Griptilian 551 for quite a while.

u/Lesmothian · 2 pointsr/archlinux

For meetings and things like that, I use one of these with one of these.

For keeping script snippets and such, vim.

u/SuitedPair · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm very happy with it. I've lost so many of the regular ones, but this guy has stuck around for like 2 years.

u/JoeyJpm · 2 pointsr/EDC

Left to right, top to bottom:

Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):

Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.

Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.

Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?

Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.

G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.

Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.

Did you notice I put the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't

Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.

Everything Else:

Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.

Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.

Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.

Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?

Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.

Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)

u/soups0n · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Zebra F-701 and Zebra F-402 aren't exactly tactical, but they are pretty heavyweight and write really well. They take cheap refills too. I have the F-701 and the weight and sturdiness are great, however I don't really write that much, just come class notes and such.

u/shaorr · 2 pointsr/EDC

Car and house key w/ Corter Leather Bottlehook

iPhone 5 in Diztronic Black Matte TPU case

Spyderco Delica 4

Saddleback ID wallet in Dark Coffee Brown - Contains DL, School ID, Debit card, Insurance card, ATL Breezecard, Cash

Zebra F-701 with F-402 Mods (click assembly, pocket clip, and end cap)

u/AlexGioXo · 2 pointsr/EDC

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9MM (Stock)

7 Round Magazine

[CYA Supply Co. IWB Kydex Holster] (

[(Not pictured) Aker Leather Concealed Carry Belt] (

[Leatherman Juice S2] (

[Gerber Dime] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Pen] (

Zippo Venetian High Polish Chrome Lighter

[Burts Bees Lip Balm] (

[Gerber Shard] (

[Klarus Mini One USB LED Flashlight] (

[Stanley 3' Measuring Tape] (

[Timex Miami Chronograph] (

Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide Pinky Ring

[House of Jack Co Bifold Wallet] (

[Sandalwood Comb] (

u/jd_edc · 2 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701. Should hit all the points on your list, and blue refills are easily available despite the fact it comes with black. Pen+refills from Amazon would still be under the $10 mark.

u/NotShirleyTemple · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Suggestions that are more fun, but actually cost $ -
pens with silly companies on them - Farmer's Proctology - Turn Your Head and Cough

Pens by the pound - you won't care about losing them: $10 for 2lbs of pens; about 100 misprinted pens.

Custom pens:


u/blindingdawn · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/genog · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/GetBumRushedMate · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/mackeya879 · 2 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Women have a pen made specifically for them...I mean seriously, why are we complaining?

u/pound657 · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I would take my happy ass to the house.
Sit down at my desk, take out my stationery, my lovely pen and write that angry letter!


u/qwicksilfer · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Oh god. Okay. I feel like I've been preparing for this post my whole life (or at least since I found these awesome things on amazon):

u/citizenc · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/anthracis417 · 2 pointsr/misc

The Amazon reviews for these lady pens are hilarious!

u/Oreosmooshy · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Yeah, it's a pretty famous product. You should see the Amazon reviews.

u/talithaeli · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/siredav · 2 pointsr/gaming

This is for you. (Be sure to check the Customer Q&As!)

u/playhertwo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Item found in add on wish list. My daughter steals my pens and takes the springs out of them making them useless :( my one and only pen is being held together by tape right now.

She looked at him, her breathing uneven and fast. Her feet were at the edge now, and he was right behind her. She knew she couldn't turn back. She turned back around, and as she peered over the edge, looking in to the darkness below, she felt his hand on her back and with a push he said, "...I don't know, fly casual".

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I didn't get much at all back and had to use it for overdue bills. Fun stuff. If I had gotten a larger amount, I would have put it toward a road trip. I haven't had an out-of-town adventure in a long time!

pens (on my nursing school WL, available as for <$4 with free shipping under other buying choices)

Thanks for the contest! /u/Luckystar812 is a very nice person! And so are you!

u/Pinalope4Real · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

On my under $5 list


Thanks for the contest :-)

u/techno_twistedd · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Same experience, here. I noticed more doodles on my notes from when I was in between a medication swap (adderall to vyvanse, and the latter works amazingly for me). It's crazy how much different my note-taking styles are when on medication and when not.

For increased attention span, I also use these colored pens and plain computer paper to take notes in all my classes. I number the pages I write on, and then I copy the notes into a different notebook for each subject, for that extra-clean look. There's also the added bonus of having to rewrite the material, which helps retention. :D

u/StoryDone · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon





I love boobies



or [this] (

Didn't I say, I love boobies?
The last two are add ons- helpful when there are contests for such!

u/Darkcatnip · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These pens would be handy and great! Everyone at work keeps stealing my pretty pens and I am now down to black and blue. :)

pay attention in class!

u/selfcurlingpaes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$2.88 Awezome pens for note taking this semester

u/cknap · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sounds like fun! I'll have to do this later

1.) Something that is grey: Pelican Gray Nail Polish. (on private WL)

2.) Something reminiscent of rain: Shower Curtain is a barrier between the bathroom tiles and cascading, rain-like, waterfall that flows from the showerhead. (on dream WL)

3.) Something food related that is unusual: Candy Mold. Chocolate frogs, anyone? (on under $5 WL)

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!): Ice Cream Maker. No ice cream for me because I started keto last week. My friends and family would benefit from this when I make them some delicious ice cream. (on dream WL)

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!: The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's book one of the Chaos Walking trilogy, which has rave reviews. Apparently it's a dark, dystopian book full of suspense. (on high priority WL)

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!: Laser Finger Beams (not on WL)

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...): Westside Warrior Nail Polish. Lions, which are really big cats, are warriors of the jungle. (on under $5 WL)

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it: Origami Star Paper. I like folding these, but once I make them into stars, I literally have nothing to do with them. There's jars of them all across my house and all I can do is look at them (on under $5 WL)

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?: Song from Iron Man 3 Soundtrack. Everyone should see it because Iron Man + Tony Stark + RDJ = <3 (on digital WL)

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.: Spin-the-shot. If zombies attack, I would need to be drunk, so this would come in handy for some last minute fun before I turn into a brain eating zombie. Let's face it, I'm not surviving a zombie attack... (on $5-$10 WL)

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals: Coconut Oil. Everyone on the keto subreddit raves about this stuff. Being a newbie to this lifestyle, I feel that if so many people had great results using this oil, that it would help with my goals. (on $11-$25 WL)

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items: Anti-stress face mask (not surprisingly, found on my add-on WL)

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?: Globe Bar. I would feel like a super cool James Bond-esque spy who would have a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf. Plus I love alcohol and globes. (on dream WL)

14.) Something bigger than a bread box: Desk Easel. (on $11-25 WL)

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball: Earrings. (on private WL)

16.) Something that smells wonderful: Pink Punch Baby Lips (on add-ons WL)

17.) A (SFW) toy: Kindle. I would consider this a techie toy. (on dream WL)

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school: Fun Colored Pens. (on add-on WL)

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be: Paints. My current obsession is painting! (on $11-25 WL)

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand: Mug. I love love love this literature mug. I not only love the varying typography all over it, but I think that there are some really striking first lines of literature. (on $11-25 WL)


1.) Real name: PM sent

2.) Made in Oregon: Handwarmer Mug

Edit: raffle phrase - fear cuts deeper than swords

u/n0esc · 2 pointsr/securityguards

Zebra F-402 is fully stainless steel. I suppose if you were a bit more inclined you could sharpen the tip to make it even more penetrable but it's gonna make a nice sized hole even out of the package if necessary.

u/KeepPounding86 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You could get a Zebra F-301 Compact. It is about the same size as the Fisher Space Pen and has a clip that you can deep carry. The only thing is that part of the barrel is plastic, so not sure how it would hold up if you sat on it often. I have two of them and have enjoyed them, but can't speak to the longevity since I do not carry them regularly (mostly stay in car or Maxpedition).

u/gnopgnip · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Skillcraft pens are the best for the price. They last practically forever, comfortable to use, made by the blind. The ink goes on smoothly, but not too smooth like gel pens. The click is satisfying, and the pen feels right in your hand. The inner that holds the ink is made of metal and the plastic outsides are a heavier plastic than most cheap pens. They appear cheap enough so that you don't have to go out of your way to prevent them from being stolen, and they come in a pack of 12 so that if you lose a few it is no big deal.

u/L0west_0f_the_L0w · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Thats a really good point about it being reusable, I am actually pretty picky about my pens. I did 10 years in the Navy, and we were forced to carry a very certain type of pen

that SUCK at writing. Terrible feel, they drag, smear, splotch randomly... now that I am out, I only use TUL just because the write so wonderfully, I may get a Metropolitan and see how I like them. Next semester, my notes in class will be much more enjoyable to write.

u/ninjatude · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

Well, if it's any consolation, I've been looking into picking up a box of US. Government Standard Skilcraft pens. Apparently they're the best goddamn pens on the face of the earth, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a goddamn communist.

u/no_real_username · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/kellykebab · 2 pointsr/delusionalartists

Guys didn't happen to buy single serving yogurt, so companies directly marketed to them.

Is this Bic Pen for Her a result of toxic feminity?

u/SixThousandHulls · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

They look very cool! Although honestly, I wouldn't have connected them to the transgender flag colors if you hadn't mentioned it. Now, will cis people be able/allowed to use these too, or will it be like Bic for Her?

u/RazarTuk · 1 pointr/brokehugs
u/LeftTurnsAndKeto · 1 pointr/nursing

I love Pilot G2's, but my hands-down fave are Zebra F-301 0.7mm. I get compliments all the time, and a few other nurses have them. The charge RN calls it "her precious"

Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen, Black Ink, Fine Point Tip, 9 Pens per Pack Refillable Pens with Refill 0.7 mm Stainless Steel

u/peppermind · 1 pointr/AskWomen

It should be subject to the same sort of mockery as the Bic for her pens. Needlessly gendered products are annoying as hell.

u/TheDreadPirateBikke · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

I don't buy the refills because the pens are fairly cheap and I'm always really hard on the grips (I play with them until they stretch out). Really I throw them away because I ruin the grips or the pen gets lost way before I ever run out of ink. I use to use these Zebra F-301 pens because I liked the look and feel. And I think in that regard they are better than the EnerGels. But the EnerGels write really smoothly and I don't smear the ink so I made the switch.

u/zelmarvalarion · 1 pointr/notebooks

A pretty standard ballpoint has been the only one that has worked halfway decently for me. I have some older Zebra ballpoint pens similar to these that don't ghost too badly on lower GSM paper, but I generally use higher GSM paper and my normal pens

u/123456789-0 · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

9 pack of Zebra F-301 ballpoint pens = $15 on Amazon. I've used these pens for years & I'll never use another brand again. Every other pen is inadequate. Get the guy something he can actually use at his desk & something he might really appreciate. A pack of F-301s. Get one for yourself while you're at it.

u/pencilomatic · 1 pointr/notebooks

Okay, so I used an Expedition for a while doing some research in the sticks of Nicaragua and I tried a number writing implements (all with limited success, they all smudged a bit). If you use a pencil, I think it is best to use lead that is quite hard, since that won't smudge as much. Those also happen to be good for EDC, since they tend to have better point retention. A Staedtler Wopex is a good option, if you don't mind the weird, rubbery feel. But basically any pencil will work (including mechanical pencils) as long as the lead is fairly hard. Like /u/lightinthedark suggested, you can use a bullet point to make it more carry-able. I also use pencil caps, which are great as long as they're metal.

If you do want to use a pen, I had good luck with a ballpoint. Any basic ballpoint works pretty darn good; I used the FN one for a while (which is a Bic Clic). If you go for anything fancy it'll probably smudge, although I also used a space pen for a hot minute. Those don't hold up to being lost in warehouses though.

u/LustyRazor · 1 pointr/EDC

This changes everything. Anyone got a link to a pocket clip?

Edit: Google

u/korgothwashere · 1 pointr/EDC

Also, if you don't already have one /u/squatch2401 , you can just buy a Space Pen that has a clip with it.

u/usmcahump · 1 pointr/EDC

Knife: definitely something more beefy than the Leek (while it is a beautiful knife you may want something more rugged I like the Ontario rat 2 or the fixed blade Rat 3 I also like this gerber "survival knife"
Light: that's a great light good pick
Multitool: This gerber is my favorite, they've taken me through two deployments overseas and still run like a champ
Pen: Space pen for sure

u/dilvish-damned · 1 pointr/EDC

I gotcha on this one! I just went through the exact same thing. I had been using a Pilot G2 .38 and loving it. Wanted it to be portable and metal.

You'll have to switch to frixion. Doesn't write quite as nicely as the G2 but it's close. Plus frixion is erasable.

Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable Erasable Gel Ink Pens,Extra Fine Point, - 0.38 mm - Black/Blue/Red Ink- Value Set of 3

Get a Fisher bullet and toss the childishly thick cartridge. And then put in the cartridge from the frixion.

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400BCL)

You'll need to add something to the end of the Fisher pen to ensure the cartridge is pushed out....I used a wooden dowel.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.

u/P2120 · 1 pointr/EDC

Top Row:
-2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon key with a SAK Classic SD on a carabiner clipped to my beltloop
-New Addition Thrunite TN12 (2016) Warm clipped on my front left pocket
-New Addition Fisher Bullet Space Pen with clip thrown in or clipped to my front right pocket
-New Addition Benchmade Minigrip black and combo edge blade clipped to my front right pocket (rotates with Spyderco)
-New Addition Spyderco SS Delica 4 with combo edge this is clipped in my right front pocket (roatates with Benchmade)
-Yeti Rambler 18oz. SS this is almost always nearby with ice cold water in it

Bottom Row:
-New Addition Magpul iPhone 7 Case my jet black iPhone 7 is always in my front left pocket, cannot reccommend this case enough
-Field Notes Black Ice this is in my back right pocket
-Matte Green Zippo Lighter I don't smoke but I know people that do and it's always handy to have a lighter, when carried it's thrown in my front right pocket
-Old Geoffrey Beene Wallet sorry it's the closest thing I came across. This lives in my back right pocket

u/TheRestlessBear · 1 pointr/EDC

I wasn't aware that they made a plastic space pen! This is the one I have

u/tylerstylede · 1 pointr/EDC

Do yourself a favor and trade that pen for the only sturdy option I ever found worth tumbling in my pocket for years.

u/boththings · 1 pointr/EDC
u/DexTheDino · 1 pointr/EDC

Just replace the ink in the existing pen. Super simple and highly worth while. link to the refill

u/drstupid · 1 pointr/pens
u/CypressCreekKnives · 1 pointr/EDC

I love the way the flamed titanium wears! All the little snail trails give it a ton of character. Yeah, I lost the pen and a sebenza at the same time. They were both in a pocket slip I made, and the slip slipped right out of my pocket without me knowing. Bad day lol. Here is a link to a fine point black refill

u/calebjasik · 1 pointr/EDC

sweet! Fisher Space Pen SPR4F Black Fine Point Pressurized Refill

i love the idea of having my bullet-style space pen for EDC, but I’m really excited to make it actually happen with the fine point refill.

u/sithranger1601 · 1 pointr/pens

Any idea what kind of pen he carries? I don't know about others, but one main aspect that draws my attention to a pen is the size; I avoid anything that feels like large Crayola or sidewalk chalk.

One suggestion would be this A.G. Spalding & Bros. if he doesn't mind the lack of a pocket clip. Otherwise, the rotring Rapid Pro is just as nice - especially with a Fisher refill.

u/plethoraofpinatas · 1 pointr/EDC
  1. Benchmade 771 - out of production, 154CM blade - aluminum handle w/ Axis lock

  2. Kenneth Cole wallet - very slim and usable for a front pocket wallet.

  3. Tissot PR-50 - also out of production but similar watches are available for the same price. Check for a "sapphire" crystal. It is much more scratch resistant than the "mineral" glass crystals out there.

  4. Leatherman Squirt P4 - a handy multi-tool with: blade/file/pliers/screwdrivers/bottle opener/reamer/etc.

  5. United Defense Pen - a solid and affordable aluminum "defense" pen. When paired with a Fisher Space Pen refill - it writes everywhere: upside down, in freezing conditions, under water, always moves smoothly, etc.

  6. Illuminati Titanium AAA light - because titanium is cool and 115 lumens is bright from a single "AAA" light. This one is using an Energizer lithium battery for extra run time (over an hour on high - way longer on lower settings). For comparison, a regular 2D Maglite is only about 50 lumen.

  7. Zippo lighter - it's a "Zippo". If you need one they are time honored and reliable.

  8. Titanium rings - 40% lighter than steel, just as strong, and 100% more unique.

  9. Titanium clips - Looks like they are out of the Ti McGizmo's.

  10. Custom engraved tag: $25.00 total, I had to have 5 tags made (to make the minimum) so I gave out a few gifts since I only wanted two (I added friends' numbers for their tags). I don't remember the name of the engraving company unfortunately. Some pet stores (Petco) have machines that do single engravings for "pet tags" that would work perfect for a keychain i.d. and only cost around $5.

    Edit: If anyone is curious, everything looks pretty much the same after three years except the Squirt's anodizing is a little chipped up. Black leather dye, Lexol leather conditioner, and polishing compound helps to maintain the shiny look. Also maybe don't put your Benchmade in the washer/dryer - that is hard on the bead blast finishing and also really aggravating when you realize it is not just a metal button from your jeans making the noise.
u/pancaaakes · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm a fan of the Pilot G2 Mini when I just need to jot quick notes. Doesn't take up much room at all. The only real problem is the ink runs out relatively quickly, especially when writing long winded notes.

For everything else, I use a SS Parker Jotter with Fisher Space Pen refill

u/realravindra · 1 pointr/pens

Pens don't necessarily need to be expensive to be professional. If you want something that has metal construction and writes well, I'd suggest the Pentel Energel Alloy, it has an all-metal body that fits basically any refill you'd like. Other than that, I'd say the Parker Jotter. This is my favorite color, but you can find all variations/combinations of colors, and the refill is universal so anything with that shape can be used.

u/vitagraphia · 1 pointr/pens

Stainless steel Parker Jotter:

It's refillable, so you can own just one or two and refill them -- minimal and good for the planet!

u/lvl_up · 1 pointr/funny

lol, has happened to me, solution: get one of these Metal taste will keep you from doing it and its a kickass pen

u/rorykane · 1 pointr/EDC
u/ThaddeusJP · 1 pointr/movies

Yeah, but hey, you can get the pen from GoldenEye for like 12 bucks!

u/biocs_nerd · 1 pointr/climbharder

Quite honestly I've never found the data I've accumulated to be concrete enough to warrant further analysis. My gym's V5 is not yours, for instance. Even a V5 at my crag isn't the same as yours.

I really like the Leuchtturnm1917. It's pricey, but it:

  • Has a table of contents. I use this to track the page numbers for a given week.
  • Has a string to mark your current position
  • Has a (sadly) optional pen loop to keep my favourite pen close by
  • Nice feeling paper. This is just one of those things that bugs the hell out of me. A notebook with crappy paper just irritates me at a spiritual level.

    Outside of this I keep a Google spreadsheet tracking general numbers. E.g. records for certain exercises, how many problems of certain grades I do (rough indicator of progress for certain goals).
u/skalpelis · 1 pointr/pens
u/gavmcg92 · 1 pointr/Journaling

I picked it up on Amazon.

u/VeryShibes · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

> I carried a parker for decades... I kept the parkers long enough to be worth buying refill cartridges

This guy Parkers. Only pen I've ever put a refill cartridge in myself, by the way.

As for your question /u/TheRealChrisIrvine the basic, low end stainless steel Parker Jotter ballpoint pen is currently $9.97 on Amazon Prime and uses the same refill cartridges as Parkers costing 10x as much

u/PickAndChoose2 · 1 pointr/pens

I'd say look at Fisher Space Pens, I don't have one (cause I'm not into ballpoints) but these seem really nice:

[Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black] (

Fisher Space Pen Men's Cap-O-Matic Space Pen

The Lamy 2000 isn't flashy, but it definitly looks expensive, personally if you like that pen save up and get the fountain pen version, its more worth it than the ballpoint in my opinion...

u/Sparks_MD · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry guys, I thought this comment would show up but it didn't so here's it again!

Info and such.

Picture one is my work (garrison, not deployed) EDC and picture two is my normal EDC.

  1. IPhone 5 with LifeProof case

  2. [Fisher Space Pen] ( (This is my third one, last two flew off.)

  3. Just a normal sharpie

  4. Two diffrent types of Rite in the Rain

  5. Gerber Flick Multi-tool and belt carrying case

  6. Southord Jackknife lock-pick set

  7. Kershaw Cryo knife

  8. CREE LED flashlight

  9. Keys with a TEC P-7, a tritium key FOB, and a 2 GB flash drive

  10. ID tags

  11. A very cheap Armitron sports watch

  12. Carmex

  13. A BIC lighter

  14. Standard ear Protection

  15. Standard tri-fold wallet (will upgrade soon)

  16. Oakley Flak Jacket (These were given to me)

  17. Standard issue gloves (do not buy these)

    So I do carry much more stuff with me while I'm working but I'm quick to shed it when I get back to the barracks.

    Hope you enjoyed and I'll be happy to answer any questions about my getup!
u/alextastic · 1 pointr/pens

This one, right? I've been thinking about getting one of those.

u/lordvadr · 1 pointr/EDC

Wow, that's pretty cool. I carry a Fisher military space pen with me religiously, but cool pen nonetheless.

u/goretsky · 1 pointr/EDC


It came across as a standard link to me.

Does work for you, or does it have a ref= and qid= in the URL as well when you open the page?

If the latter, you may have something installed in your web browser which is adding a referrer link to Amazon.Com URLs in order to generate a commission. Which might suggest a trip to /r/24hoursupport or /r/techsupport is in order.


Aryeh Goretsky

u/hwknsj · 1 pointr/pens

that reminds me a lot of the fisher space military pen

u/Crete · 1 pointr/architecture

Pilot V5 Extra Fine

When they came out with the Retractable version of this bad boy it was like Christmas. I also found another cap version while I was in Greece last Spring that had a gray body and a super fine point...Love this pen so much. I also use Microns a lot, although I'm not sure why.

u/skooterz · 1 pointr/writing

I'm a fan of these.

u/BigK250 · 1 pointr/pens

A little higher on the price range you mentioned but I've enjoyed the Pilot Precise V5 line of pens. They come in a variety of colours, pack sizes, and they're fine pointed which I fine handy in my line of work where I have to take a lot of notes in a day.

Pilot Precise V5 RT Retractable Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen Box -26062

u/Harley1986 · 1 pointr/EDC

Thanks! Honestly, the pen I write with the most is the Pilot Precise V5 RT. It's been my favorite writing tool so far but the grip, while comfortable, tends to hang up in the inside of my pockets. The Jotter is my go-to pen for portability.

u/GaryTheSuperSnail · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Pilot G2 is always a good pen. I also like the pilot precise V5. It is a roller ball pen, so it feels a little smoother than other ball point pens. I use fountain pens. Pilot Metropolitan or Lamy Safari is a great place to start out, but if you want to spend even less money the Platinum Preppy is a popular starter pen. In the long run a bottle of ink will be cheaper than a ton of disposable pens.

u/hotheadnchickn · 1 pointr/rheumatoid

I use pilot v-5 roller ball click top pens (ink flows easily - no need to press), and i put foam around them so the grip is very thick. the click-top/ retractable feature is important, because it means you can put the foam low on the pen, which you can't do with a capped pen. (red one fits around pen nicely, yellow can be cut and taped)

u/CoastieThaMostie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh man, I'm a lefty so i'll get down on this:

I only use one type of pen -- and I write a lot between work/personal therapy.

I use a Pilot Precise V5 RT. It has an extra-fine point, so I don't smudge the paper with my lefthandedness. It's just a smooth writing utensil and I LOVE it.

Thanks for the contest!

u/OwThatHertz · 1 pointr/pens

> My interest in tactical pens was short lived. I found that my interest was more for machined pens. I have several machined pens now. I was obsessed with heavy pens, but after getting that Tuff Writer, I found my preferred weight is around 2 oz.

Fair enough.

> Everyone talks about the Zebra so I'm going to get one. Most of my machined pens are from smaller manufactures, like Tactile turn and Urban Survival.

They're cheap enough to not worry about it, but I haven't really touched mine since I got it. I do like the Zebra F-301 for it's lightweight nature and compactness, but if I'm going to carry a heavy pen, it may as well be a nice fountain pen with some fancy ink in it. ;-)

These days, that means a Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex if I want something light or a TWSBI Eco if I want something fun.

u/motivates_you · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I can do that!
I use three pens primarily.
Lamy Safari fountain w/Lamy ink--practicing or formal letters
UniBall Micro--work/journal
Zebra F301 gel if you can find it--work/journal

I feel like regular pens get a bad rap, but I love the uniBall and the F301 for a lot of reasons. The primary one is that they write very well!

u/Dusk_Walker · 1 pointr/PenmanshipPorn

I've found that These pens write amazingly for me. YMMV, but they've got a great solid lines.

u/Branislav · 1 pointr/EDC

I prefer the F301 but second any Zebra pen.

u/_Captain_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah, haha. I've found the perfect one for me in these pens. I know people who don't like them so much. But I love them.

u/SalAtWork · 1 pointr/Handwriting

There are so many ways to answer this one.

When I was younger my favorite pens were gel pens and mechanical pencils.

For YEARS from High school - post college I was partial to zebra's F-301.

In the past 2 years I was fixated on [Sharpie's Ultra Fine Point] ( when I needed to fill out documents for work because it was a solid black. Which morphed into me wanting an even finer point Micron.

I then swung back to pens instead of markers after grabbing a Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen. It was amazing and I've bought about 10 more since then just for filling out timesheets for work.

Most recently I got a Pilot Metropolitan fine for Christmas which is fantastic, but has only gotten about 25 minutes of use out if it so far.

I also want a brush pen, but haven't taken the time to pick one up at hobby lobby or Michaels yet.

u/boom_knives · 1 pointr/minimalism

I really like these pens.

Black and Red Pen + Pencil.

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-function Pen Black/Red Ink, Medium Point with Pencil (7520-01-564-9906)

u/jDeLaBay · 1 pointr/EDC

THIS ONE is on my Amazon wish list. If it's good enough for pilots, should be good enough for us!

u/cravingcheesecakes · 1 pointr/mechanicalpencils

You can find it on Amazon. The price tends to fluctuate around $20 from the looks of it. I got mine when the price dropped to $17.

As far as multi-pens go, I'm really impressed by how slim the Skilcraft is. The rotate-to-change component mechanism is fun to play with, and it's solidly built with a metal construction (weight is comparable to rOtring) and very nice matte black finish. Overall though, I would say it's a bit of a jack of all trades that doesn't fully excel at anything except being very convenient and portable. The pen components write pretty well, but nothing mind-blowing. I definitely prefer my EnerGels. The mechanical pencil experience is average, though the click is very unsatisfying because of how unsteady it is. However, the component is retractable (since it's a multipen), so that's a nice bonus.

You can also check out the Clutch Situation review on YouTube.

u/nathanstroupe · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Ryal1 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd rather have one of these, but I can't justify the cost and the pilots aren't really leaving them behind like they used to.

u/slybird · 1 pointr/EDC

On the road I carry a black Uniball Jetstream or black Pilot G2 Mini when size is an issue. The Jetstream writes great and the Mini is small, but mostly they are cheap I will not be upset if I leave them behind. I don't carry a pencil, but if I did it would be a wood #2.

u/Blastercorps · 1 pointr/pens

Oh, just see what all the options are. Is that like a 0.7mm pen, a 0.3mm fine pen, and a 0.5mm pencil? Some multi pens you can swap out the refills so it may not match the label. The contents don't matter too much, it's a decent pen you have there in the $30 range. It's not the cheap bics you see with elementary school teachers, heh.

u/PoorYarga · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

I hate having to switch pens, it gives me flashbacks of primary school where we had to check each others' homework for errors, and everyone started alternating in increasingly convoluted patterns for the little checkmarks we had to put, until our teacher forbade us from using different colors. I use one of these sort of pens for color. Not this exact one, the one I have is a random store-brand, and the quality isn't exactly very good usually, but it means I can swap color really quickly without having to scour through different pens, lose caps and carry around entire sets, since I'm almost always on the move when using my bujo.

u/Sieberella · 1 pointr/Wishlist

Buy these. I am shit at math, but with these I can have a color code so I can tell what step is first, second....

It really helps with being able to take notes and can make it so anyone can look at them and help. I can take some pics of my math notes tomorrow if you want.

u/jdeere_man · 1 pointr/funny

Bic still sells [that exact pen](bic 4-color ballpoint pen, medium point (1.0mm), assorted inks, 3-count Hasn't changed a bit

u/WatchYourTone · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


You can never go wrong with a BIC Four-Color Pen It's functional AND sexy. Good for hours of notes, from the toes to the throat.

And if you want the world to know you mean business, look no further than the Lisa Frank brand Trapper Keeper brand Binder. A constant reminder that you're a good time finder.

Getting down to the floor plan, you need a Miniature Trash Can to be the suavest of the trash man.

u/Mrantinode · 1 pointr/ems

Now that I am on shift I took a look at mine, Zebra F-701

My backup pen is a Parker Jotter, not quite as durable but it did write all of my notes through college like a champ.

u/Regel_1999 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The best is the [Zebra 701] (, stainless steel case.

It's a fine point, writes smooth, and has a nice weight to it. It also has refillable ink reserves so you won't have to buy another one, just refills.

Edit: If you like to [flip/spin] ( pens to keep your hand busy when not writing, it's balanced well for that too.

u/Denver_White · 1 pointr/EDC

Panther Vision Hat

Cheap sunglasses from Zenni Optical

Casio CA53W

Gerber EAB Lite

Leatherman Wingman

Snap-On "Magic" Pliers

Kangertech EVOD E-Cig w/ upgraded battery


Zebra F-701

u/macbooklover91 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'm planning on buying a TIHK for a friend thats going into vice. I think its always smart to have on you regardless if you are plain clothes or uniformed. Also a good pen like Zebra 402 or 701 is always a smart choice. They are nice enough to use but affordable enough to lose. Good hinged cuffs for off duty use and a low profile carrier is nice too. I don't know the laws and polices for officers in Queensland though.

u/Dmuff · 1 pointr/pens

I myself use a zebra F-701. The outside is pure stainless steal and has a decent weight to it.

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] ( cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] ( is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] ( which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] ( and a [Fisher space bullet pen] ( For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/PagingDrFagget · 1 pointr/ems

Zebra F-701 all the way, can function as rudimentary strike device for self defense too. Stainless steel is easy to clean as well.

u/JaggedOne · 1 pointr/EDC

That's a fine choice. I love F-301s, but now that I have my F-701, that's all I use. Yeah, its a little more expensive, but the barrel is thicker and the grip is better. Even though the two pens come with the same ink cartridge, the F-701 writes better because it feels better in my hand.

u/ImALittleCrackpot · 1 pointr/pens

The SJP Power Tank refills fit in a Zebra F-701 pen with no modification.

Jetpens sells both SJP and SNP Power Tank refills. You want the metal SJP refills for this. The plastic SNP refills are quite a bit bigger.

u/chezty · 1 pointr/pens

there are some pens made to accommodate common gel pen refills like the uniball and g2 refill.

I think there are some in the same price range as the jotter, maybe the zebra? but maybe not.

They are thin stainless steel.

But there are other much more impressive and expensive ones too. The tactile turn is pretty awesome, 7 times the price of the jotter though.

I would look for an all metal click pen like the jotter, in the same price range as the jotter, that is compatible with the g2 refills.

I really like cheap but functional. It will write just as well as a $70 tactile turn.

here's a zebra for $8, there are different models but I don't know what refills they take, the zebra gel refills are excellent anyway.

u/LightningGeek · 1 pointr/CasualUK

I prefer the Zebra F701. Almost completely stainless steel and will fit Fisher space pen refills in which write nicely.

u/panniculus · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Ooooh. Your bro might like some nice writing stuff. Since he likes science/math, these pencils have a legit cult following (google them!) and until recently were no longer available. If you get them you might also consider getting him a sharpener. I always carry one of these small Moleskine notebooks around with squared paper. These Zebra F-301s are my favorite pen, and they make a fancier version too.

u/wandering_____ · 1 pointr/labrats

I use 3:

  • Zebra F701 I love this pen. It's $5, is near-100% steel, has a click that is very quiet, has an incredible pocket clip, has great filing near the tip for grip. The entire thing comes apart, and you can tinker with it or take it apart/rebuild it as much as you like. I like the way they write - not too heavy, not too light. They leave a very small mark on the other side of notebook pages, but compared to some gel pens like the Pilot G2, it's nowhere near as bad. The ink cartridges are disposable, but you can buy replacements online. They last a very long time. Over the past 4 years, I've carried and used this pen all day, 5 days of the week. So far, I've gone through 3 (Most still work, but have some aspect of them that is broken, such as the threading wearing from excessive fidgeting or something). It's also worth noting that I have a habit of spinning my pens and fidgeting with them, so there's a huge increase on the frequency that i drop/slam my pens into the ground and the amount of wear-and-tear the threading experiences compared to a regular user. The pen itself, by the way, feels incredible - not just as in how it feels physically (very smooth), but I like the weight distribution for spinning it.

  • Pentel Graphgear 500: This is the pencil I use. It's about $6, and comes in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm versions. If you buy bulk (~8 pencils, I think?) you can save a couple dollars per pencil. I prefer pens to pencils, but when I need a pencil, I always go with this. It's pretty standard for mechanical pencils, but one neat feature is the eraser - the eraser is not exposed on the back, there's a cover that you must remove to access it. This is something I really like - it makes the pencil look nicer, and you aren't pressing on an eraser to get more lead out the front. You can buy replacement erasers, for when it runs out. Note that this pencil is a bit front-heavy (the front is metal, while the back/center is lightweight plastic), and that the tip is a tad bit sharp (comes in handy for opening plastic packages, but I've never had it stab me by mistake). My #1 issue with this pen is that the pocket clip tends to come loose and fall off after awhile - this is a big issue for me, because I carry my pens/pencils in my pocket. Because of this, I'm considering other pencils, or maybe finding some way to hot-glue the pocket clip on? It's a shame, because I otherwise love this pencil.

  • Pilot G2. This is a pen, you can buy a dozen for $1 each. It's gel, and writes bold. I use this when I want to write in bold. I also use this when I write a full page of equations in regular pen, then have space on the sides that I want to use- the bold nature helps separate it from the other equations on the page. This is the pen that I keep as backup for if my main pen somehow fails, and it's the pen that I let other people borrow (since so often we both forget to return it / get the pen back).

    I also have a fisher space pen. It's cool, but I find it is kind of small and easy to lose, so I just keep it at home and only use it at my desk.
u/ScottEInEngineering · 1 pointr/Machinists

My pen of choice in the plant is <$5
Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count

In case you didn't want to make every pen in your career

u/SparkleMancer · 1 pointr/EDC

Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint, here is a Link

u/IceColdCarnivore · 1 pointr/EDC

How much are you looking to spend on a pen?

I do not personally own one, but I have heard a lot of good things about the Zebra F-701 as an EDC pen. Also it's like $5.

I carry a Fellhoelter TiBolt (because titanium) and I absolutely love it, but it was quite an investment and at the moment they're hard to obtain. It takes any parker-compatible refill and it will literally last a lifetime.

Prior to my purchase of the TiBolt, I carried a Karas Kustoms Render K in the Pilot G2 cartridge variation, which happens to be my favorite pen cartridge. The build quality is pretty damn good, but my only gripe is that the threaded cap doesn't attach to the back of the pen very well when you're writing with it. I imagine that the other Karas Kustoms pens are put together with the same build quality.

u/kurazaybo · 1 pointr/pens

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the most classic of Zebra pens, the F-301. You really can't go wrong with them. There is a 1.6mm bold refill if you want to go super bold. I prefer it because it feels much more smooth, but it last a lot less, unfortunately.

If you like it, you can upgrade to the F-701, which has a much more durable and heavy metal body.

The zebra surari with emulsion ink is a good choice too, check a review.

Bic pens are not bad, but I find them too thin and hate when the plastic cracks. The cap/clip is almost useless for me.

The papermate 100 RT looks more saturated to me (and writes more smoothly) than bics and is really inexpensive.

u/iijiiijijijj · 1 pointr/pens

As others are mentioning, gel versus ballpoint is a place to start. I'm a fan of the Signo 207 gel pens as well. For ballpoint, I carry a Zebra 701 + a Fisher Space refill with me pretty much everywhere

u/That_tall_quiet_guy · 1 pointr/EDC

If you have $5 to spare, you could just get another...

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 1 pointr/EDC

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u/EvanCarroll · 1 pointr/thinkpad

The pen looks like a Zerbra F-701 except black powder coated and way more expensive

u/Zamiewithazee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mmm I DEFINITELY know what you mean. I can never write with just one sheet of paper; it needs to be lovingly padded underneath.

I've always loved the way papermate pens felt and how sleek they look. The retractable ones are the nicest in my opinion since I just LOVE making the clicking noise :3

For more novelty/aesthetic looking pens, I'd suggest the retro pens from Kikkerland, or the "Borrow My Pen" set from some other sort of seller. Knock Knock also has these funny pens that are very sturdy and on the inky side, but they come in certain phrases like "The Bitch Pen", "The WTF Pen", "Get Crap Done Pen", and "The Procrastination Pen", though the amazon seller doesn't seem to have it.

ALSO! Nice note pads/to do lists are a MUST in an office! Knock Knock has tons of neat-o looking ones. ;D

u/bobk2 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

There are pens you can purchase that are embarrassing to borrow, ostensibly from proctologists, sex-change clinics, hair replacement clubs, etc.

u/PolkaDotLillie · 1 pointr/funny

You can get a whole pack of these to raise eyebrows when someone asks to borrow a pen

u/aznassassin158 · 1 pointr/funny

Those are joke pens. Your friend just trolled you.

u/justinb138 · 1 pointr/Libertarian

Don't forget the well-reviewed pens made just for her.

u/KittenAnne · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

This is one of my favourite WTF - I mean who needs 55 gallons!

Also I love the shear ridiculousness of this steering wheel table

And one of the other stupid thing is pens specifically for her read the comments for all of these - they are funny!

As far a gift - surprise me if I win :)

u/BocoCHutternut · 1 pointr/graphic_design

Maybe they're using this pen for sketching

u/theredbaron1834 · 1 pointr/funny
u/99Sienna · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I think the questions and answers, plus the reviews, for this pen will be very helpful to you in sorting this out.


u/awj42 · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

The Amazon reviews for these are hilarious too...

u/hadapurpura · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

To be fair, BIC did make women's pens. It didn't go well.

u/topdeck55 · 1 pointr/pics

The artist says they are Bic Cristal Lots of colors available.

u/Thaufas · 1 pointr/FunnyAmazonReviews

Here's the link to the original Amazon page for the pens...

u/lonequack · 1 pointr/funny

Reminds me of BIC pens "for her". Read the reviews for lols.

u/mekaneck84 · 1 pointr/mechanical_gifs

Also, if you’re a girl, make sure you use only pens designed for you. .

u/1251isthetimethati · 1 pointr/NotHowGirlsWork
u/NoRespectRedditor · 1 pointr/funny
u/Fart-Butt · 1 pointr/Documentaries

Bic will forever be the company that made a "for Her" line of pens:

u/Pyrolytic · 1 pointr/ShitRedditSays

BIC Cristal for Her Pens <- Question section is pure gold.

u/Aselleus · 1 pointr/therewasanattempt

What's next, pens for women???!!

...oh yeah (click for the pens, stay for the reviews)

u/lee_lee · 1 pointr/funny

I don't doubt that she got that it was a gag gift.

Perhaps it would've been more amusing had he gotten something like this:

u/AwesomeJohn01 · 1 pointr/funny
u/Tailorbelle · 1 pointr/HappyHeartedFeminists
u/Girlwithnousername · 1 pointr/TheRedLion

I wasn't offering to wrestle you, more the marketing geniuses who decided it would be appropriate to make a watered-down cigar for ladies.

Also on my shit-list: Bic pens for HER and anyone who makes pink hand drills.

u/Wizardof1000Kings · 1 pointr/humor
u/teegle1 · 1 pointr/funny

All of the reviews can be found here!

u/mercyowl · 1 pointr/funny

Some more superb reviews available here.

u/ColinAllCarz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thanks for the contest - it was tricky getting things close to $25! Those Himalaya's of the mind! You rock...get it...with the Himalayas...never mind, I'm sorry.






u/browneyedgirl79 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • I <3 these pens for writing!

  • I'd love this if I win, please!

  • Write On!

  • I did all of the above, so I hope you consider me. :D

  • I'd love for you to send me a postcard! I can send you a postcard too if you'd like as well.

  • Thank you for this contest, I did have fun with this! I love writing.
u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Under $4

u/hazelowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A bunch of colored pens if you're looking for an add-on or a pretty bookmark if you're not.

u/smartache · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Nevermind, this one has options that aren't add-on! Yay! Let's celebrate! With pens!

u/IDFKwhereGilliganIs · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Annnnd here we go again


























u/silenceforsilence · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, it's not that I can't get some of them for relatively the same price in-store, it's just a lot easier to sit down and check off the lists and not have to deal with pushy moms getting supplies for kids.

Like... I found these awesome pens, and a dozen mechanical pencils.. It's not that I can't get them elsewhere, as I said before. It's just easier to buy everything together and while I will get Prime eventually, my tuition check broke the bank. I'll get there, though! Paycheck is coming in soon! :D

u/buildingbeautiful · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Warning: I'm a pen freak. I love pens for some reason.

My favorite pens!

these pens, because colors!

and sharpies for making labels!

They make taking notes 1,000 times better! Plus, all my professors now know me by my colored pens :)

Back to cool :)

u/ez617 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you allow add-ons, if not.


u/royalbravery · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Papermate ballpoint pens. I'm in school and also require having a pen on me at work, and I lose them way too often!

u/LowBrowOrbit · 1 pointr/pens

Idk what refills it takes, but the F-301 Compact is pretty... Compact.

u/icanseestars · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I've had that and the TEC picopen. Both have come off on me and been lost.

I now carry a Zebra F-301 Compact instead.

u/jaywalke · 1 pointr/EDC

I can't stand the globby ink and wide point of the Fisher space pens, so if I can't carry a pen in a shirt pocket I use a Zebra compact 301 clipped in a pants pocket like a knife. The link is just for information. They are available out there for much less. I just came across a stash in a Meijer store (upper US Midwest) for $4 a two-pack.

u/FatherPrax · 1 pointr/todayilearned

You can actually buy these yourself. They have the US Government stamp on them.

I bought a dozen of these a couple years ago, don't think any have run out yet.

u/mandrous · 1 pointr/AskMen

Skillcraft US Government pens.

They are the pens the US Government buys for all their employees. They're fantastic, nice looking, and cheap.

Try a box out!

12 Pens for $12

Skilcraft U.S. Government Retractable Ball Point Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, Box of 12 (7520-00-935-7135)

u/balfarzarkar1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Skilcraft govt pens, they aren't y but they are solid and cheap never broken one before I love them and they are sentimental to me as my dad uses them daily at the post office and he always had one on him I've used them as long as I could write and they haven't failed me. You can get a dozen of them for around 13 bucks on Amazon

u/jasmuz · 0 pointsr/pens

I'm fond of the Zebra F-701 for hospital carry. Study, clean looking pen. I used to love the Jotter, but the plastic barrel cracked on me.

u/LoudMusic · 0 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh it's not that they're pink. It's that they're advertised as being pink for women and that it will make you pretty while you sleep.

They're ear plugs. It's like the damn Bic pens for women.

u/ragooddd · 0 pointsr/EDC

I got mine from amazon.

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator...

u/silent_melody · 0 pointsr/EDC

Black, sturdy, thin; pencil, black, and red ink in one.

u/da7rutrak · 0 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Absolutely. I always have an uni-ball Jetstream RT pen on me.

u/ablaut · 0 pointsr/pens

I don't think you can remove the refill from just any BIC Stic type ball point. They're not refillable. For the BIC Stic ball points it seems like the tip is jammed into end of the pen and the ink tube would come out without the ball point if you tried to remove it. You need a retractable pen that's specifically refillable. And are those going to be $4 for a pack of 60? This is the product page for the image you linked, and this is the pen that type of refill works with.

Otherwise, if you could find the right spring for that particular refill and a long enough metal pen, then maybe you'd have a lot of options to work with, but generally it seems like a pen refill and a non-refillable pen are not interchangeable.

u/HYFRcs · -2 pointsr/pens

Would the Zebra F-301 Ballpoint or Pilot G-2 Fine Point be appropriate for the criteria that I've listed?

Review of Recommendations:

Papermate Inkjoy Gel seems like a very adolescent pen. I'm looking for something more sophisticated in terms of style.

Pentel Energel is not retractable. I feel like with a cap and close type of pen I would easily misplace/ lose the cap.


u/J_Sto · -7 pointsr/books

This suggests that life experience is largely gendered, which I would disagree with and hope that we are continuously moving away from this style of gender policing.

>But you'll definitely see things along the line of "poems that make ladies into rad bitches".

I hope not. We already have pens and "strong female characters," what else do we need?

u/williemax · -7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zebra Pen 29212 Zebra F-402 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 2-Count