The Best Writing Pen

The relationship one has with her pen is very personal. Moreover, the grip, the flow, and the style vary 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.

10 Best Selling Writing Pens

Our pick for the best writing pen is Pilot G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens

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Once you get it, this little baby is undoubtedly going to be in the 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.

Reviews of Top-Rated Writing Pen

1. Uni-ball Vision Elite

12 Black Uniball Vision Pens, Ink Pens, Ballpoint, Pen, Fine Point Pen, Gel Pen
Product Highlights:
  • uni-flow ink system - our rollerball pens feature an exclusive ink system that delivers smooth-flowing ink for a consistent, delightfully fluid writing experience
  • uni super ink - our water- and fade-resistant ink helps you compose long-lasting, high-quality documents you can archive, with protection against fraud, fading, and water damage
  • quality construction - equipped with a bend-resistant stainless steel tip and a tungsten carbide rollerball, our pens create smooth, skip-free lines that are designed to last
  • airplane-safe - our vision elite pens are designed to resist leakage due to changes in cabin pressures, making them the perfect writing instrument to take with you on the go
  • visionary performance - the bold-tip design of our black rollerball pens combines sleek style with elite performance at any altitude, making them perfect for both personal and professional use

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.

2. Uni-ball Jetstream

Uniball Jetstream RT Retractable Point, 0.7mm, Black, 12 Pack
Product Highlights:
  • ballpoint pen: our black ballpoint pens combine the smooth, vivid writing of a gel pen with the quick-drying, smudge-resistant properties of a ball point ink pen
  • uni super ink: water- and fade-resistant ink helps you compose long-lasting, high-quality documents you can archive; our ink pens offer protection against water, fading, and fraud
  • quick-drying technology: our quick-drying black pen ink resists smudging and smearing, making this pen ideal for left-handed writers
  • quality construction: our writing pens feature a comfortable embossed grip and sleek stainless steel accents; a convenient clip ensures that your favorite ink pen is always at hand
  • premium performance: our innovative black pens are great for all of your personal and professional writing needs

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 with any page, and dries quickly. Though a little bit on the pricier side, this is a great buy.

3. Tul Retractable 0.5mm Needle Point

TUL Gel Pens Retractable Barrel, Blue Ink, Pack Of 4
Product Highlights:
  • jot down notes or work on creative pieces with these retractable tul gel pens. the smooth ink flow and resistance to smearing and fading helps ensure each line can be read.
  • smooth-flowing ink promotes balanced, precision writing.
  • textured grip provides a comfortable feel and control.
  • stainless-steel clip allows simple attachment to a shirt pocket or notebook.
  • designed to resist fading and smearing, so your writing holds up over time.

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.

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