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|Pen Type:||Gel Pen|
|Scope of delivery:||Pen, refill|
The Pilot G-2 ex is made entirely of plastic except for the tip. At first glance, the pen shows no flaws in its workmanship. But the thread to unscrew the refill slightly scratches and the mechanism to “click out” the refill feels light and cheap. This cheapness doesn’t translate to the whole pen, as the pen in itself has a good feel which is only helped by the rubberized grip surface.
3. Writing Performance
The Pilot Gel Pen has a fine refill and glides well over the paper. The ink dries quickly and the pen makes an even line. It does write evenly. After some time, however, some ink collects at the tip and the pen smears from time to time. The pen also writes on roller band, but the ink needs some time to dry.
4. 5-Hours Written Exam Test
The gripping surface of the Pilot G-2 ex is rubberized, but hard, which caused my fingers to hurt a bit after a while, because I tend to press the pen a bit too hard on the paper when I am writing fast. The gel refill counteracts this somewhat, but it is not as sensitive as the ink rollers, which means there is less relaxation effect.
This makes the pen less suitable for long writing sessions due to it’s occasional smudging when writing for longer times and the not optimal ergonomics.
6. Scoring by Points
|Writing on correction band:||10/10|
|Suitability for long Writing|
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