Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pentel EnerGel-X .7 Violet

What can I say? This is just a great pen and excellent value. Unless you hate gel pens, you should probably try one of these. C'mon, $1.25? It's well worth it.

The clip and plunger are both very solid. The pen doesn't say 'EnerGel-X' on the pen, but this is, apparently, called the EnerGel-X. 

The gel itself is actually a combination of gel and liquid ink, so you get fast drying (from the liquid ink) and zero bleeding (from the gel component). 

This grip is very "grippy." The pen does not slip, and the barrel is comfortable enough to prevent fatigue. I have no complaints about the entire writing experience. 

Need more convincing this pen is great? The pen is made of 84% recycled content as part of Pentel's Recycology line. The .7 is available in red, blue, green, and violet. You can also get a .5 black, red, or blue. The .5 is a needle point, which makes me even more enthusiastic. 

I have a .5 in black that I will review at some point, too. In the meantime, go try one of these. 


  1. I don't think the grip quite has a herringbone pattern, but it is similar.

    More importantly, the ink does look like a nice shade of purple. Do you know if it is as dark as Uni's Signo RT lavender-black? It doesn't quite look like it is.

  2. The rich violet color is probably lighter than the Signo RT's lavender-black, but I haven't used that one before, though I now want to check it out.

    Thanks for the comment.

  3. Thank you. If you like purple, definitely check that or the capped Signo DX lavender-black out. Both are currently sold out at JetPens, but I should think they'll get some in soon. Also, both come in a 0.38 mm point.