Pilot G2 07 Gel Pen – Review

The G2 has been around since 1997, Pilot Pens claim that they aim to make writing a pleasure, & I set out to review the Pilot G2 07 and see how it fared. My first impression was that it writes a finer line than I expected from a 0.7mm nib. I thought that maybe it was because it writes a 0.39mm line whereas some other pens labeled with a medium nib write a 0.5mm line.

The Pilot G2 in my grip is black, this gel ink pen has a cushioned grip, measuring approx. 3.8cm, it’s slightly longer than other grips & as promised my fingers didn’t tire.  It glided across the page without smudging & I found the ink dried very quickly before I’d even finished the next word.

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Gel ink contains water in its base & yet it is water-resistant, Pilot inks don’t contain any acidic chemicals that can lead to deterioration; this means they are also archival safe.

Pilot pens are award winners, the G2 is considered a best seller by many including the global market research co. A.C Nielsen.

Available in an array of colors, 15 to be exact, including vibrant pink, purple, turquoise & various shades of green, all of which are said to be long-lasting. In fact, PilotG2 07 in green is one of our top 5 green ink pens. Whenever I see claims like this I wonder what it actually means, will it write for longer than other pens, could I expect to write  50 more pages or what? Maybe if I can find the time its an experiment for the future.  If anyone already has the answers I’d be interested to hear about it, I hate wasting time. A translucent barrel provides a window to the ink level, the cap & grip section give an indication of the ink color. These pens are retractable & refillable.

I found the Pilot G2 07 to be a no-nonsense easy-going pen that was comfortable to use. As one of those people that always seems to be in a hurry a retractable pen is always a favorite, no time wasted having to pull a cap on or off & with the added benefit of not having to worry about any unwelcome stains in my bag.

The Pilot Official G2 Video shows off what they believe are some of its best features.

Pilot Pens have the might of a full marketing department and production team to make their videos, But some kids at school had a go at doing their own Pilot G2 commercial it is so bad it’s good if you know what I mean.

The Pilot G2 07 is probably the best known of the G2 range but for those who prefer a finer point, you may be interested in the Pilot G2 0.38 review

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Tony Bridges

As a seasoned journalist and freelance writer, I've spent over three decades telling stories and exploring the world through the written word. With a passion for writing instruments, I found my niche at The Pen Vibe, a blog that shares our collective fascination with pens, pencils, and other tools that have shaped the art of writing.

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