The Best Writing Pen

The relationship one has with her pen is very personal. Moreover, the grip, the flow and the style varies from person to person. In this article, I am simply making an attempt to pick an overall, general-purpose winner – a pen that is reasonably priced, writes awesome and has a comfortable grip.

Our pick for the best writing pen is Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pen.

Once you get it, this little baby is undoubtedly going to be in rotation of your favorite pens.

The ink flows out of this pen flawlessly. It writes very nice, crisp fine lines (get the 0.38mm for the best ultra-fine experience). It’s light and has a very comfortable grip. What more can you ask from a pen?

I enjoy seeing others borrow my pen – they always stop writing and hold the pen up for a closer look.

$15.21 on (Box of 12)

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Uni-ball Vision Elite

Uniball Vision Elite is another smooth pen that is comfortable to use. The ink leaves clear, solid and even strokes – resulting in clean and smooth text.

My friend has carpal tunnel and loves this pen. That says a lot. $22.32 on (Set of 12)

Uni-ball Jetstream

The most awesome part about Uni-ball Jetstream is its ink.

It has unique hybrid super ink that is specially formulated to become trapped in paper, helping prevent criminal check washing and other document alteration. The archival-quality, acid-free ink is also fade- and water-resistant.

As with any good pen, ink flows evenly, glides along any page and dries quickly. Though little bit on the pricier side, this is a great buy.

$32.56 on (Pack of 12)

Tul Retractable 0.5mm Needle Point

Tul 0.5mm Needle Point comes with a metal tip for optimal balance and writing precision.

Feels great in the hand with the rubber grip and writes neatly. Rich ink.

The pen lasts long and is one of the smoothest writing pens on the market.

$4.69 on (Pack of 4)

Neil Trevor

Neil loves to travel. Whenever he finds some time to take a break in a cafe, he loves to sit down, sip a cup of cappuccino and write. Chief travel editor at, right now Neil probably is somewhere in Europe (or in South America, who knows!). Reach him at or on