The Uni-ball Jetstream, which I suspect will be familiar to many of my readers, has become a recent addition to my ever-growing list of favourite pens. It is a rather stylish looking pen, but in an understated way: sleek, smart, and professional are adjectives that come to mind.
The aspect of the Jetstream that I am most thrilled with, however, is the way it writes, combining the feel of a ballpoint with the smoothness of a gel pen. Almost every time I have picked up this pen to write with, I have thought to myself, "Wow, this pen writes smoothly." Although I have the 0.7mm version, the width of the line is comparable to that of a 0.5mm gel pen (such as the Pilot G-2). The black ink does not stand out for any particular blackness, but is perfectly acceptable.
If all of that wasn't enough, the Uni-ball Jetstream feels very comfortable to write with: not too thin, not too thick, not too smooth, not too squishy, and no sharp edges.
The only issue that I had with this pen was the colour of the pen body, which is dark blue, while the colour of the ink is black. I find this a bit confusing, but it is clearly a very minor issue. Other than that, I love the design and the writing ability, and would recommend this pen to anyone, particularly someone who likes ballpoints. I never thought I would like a ballpoint pen this much!
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