I was pleasantly surprised by how well both of these pens wrote. I wasn't expecting much from them but both wrote very smoothly, with no scratchiness or skipping. My favourite was the 0.5 mm, which has a lovely fine, crisp line which suits my small handwriting. And I love the colour of the caramel pen. It's a light orange-brown (almost exactly the colour of a caramel candy) that is still dark enough to be easily readable. I think it's one of the more unique gel pen colours available, and also one of my favourite pen colours ever.
|My camera didn't like me today, so I could not get this to focus properly. I will try to get it to work next time!|
Overall, the Pilot G-2 may not be the most exciting pen out there, but I have no complaints about how it writes and I'm happy with both of the pens I reviewed in this post. The 0.7 mm is a good basic gel pen (I probably say that about almost all 0.7 mm gel pens I review!) and the 0.5 mm is great if you like a finer line. I especially like that the G-2 is available in some unconventional colours, such as caramel. I think that makes it a more interesting pen, and worth giving a try, or maybe a second try.
Other reviews: No Pen Intended, OfficeSupplyGeek, Gear Compass, The Well-Appointed Desk (0.5 mm), The Well-Appointed Desk (0.7 mm), Gourmet Pens (0.7 mm), Fountain Pen Physicist (0.7 mm), Tiger Pens Blog (0.7 mm), OfficeSupplyGeek (caramel).