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Easy to hold, good ink flow, secure lid,
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This review is from: BiC Disposable Fountain Pen (Box of 12) - Black (Office Product)
Surprisingly, I prefer these BiC pens to the market leading Pilot V-pen. (I bought a dozen of each for comparison).
The BiC pen
* is chunkier (thicker and longer, more reminiscent of a felt tip pen). This makes it easier to hold despite the barrel plastic being less grippy.
* is slightly cheaper (although it does feel cheaper).
* has longer life (measured in a non-scientific test over 3 months).
* has a more secure lid.
* flows better e.g. when scribbling diagrams. (Both pens are both excellent for normal handwriting).
The window on the ink reservoir could be easier to see through. Also it looks less professional than the Pilot pen (but then maybe I am just prejudiced and associate the BiC logo with nasty biro pens!).
Update: The lid is indeed a tight fit. However 2 (from the box of 12) have cracked, leaving them insecure (a big problem if you keep them in your pocket!). Be careful with them!
- Pauline, from the League of Gentlemen.