Pilot Rexgrip Begreen 0.7mm Ballpoint Pen Review

Having previously reviewed the Pilot Rexgrip BPRG10RM and the Pilot V Board Master recycled white board marker, I am now taking the opportunity of putting a Pilot Rexgrip through its paces, let’s see how they compare.

Pilot Begreen Rexgrip ballpoint pen

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Part of the Pilot Begreen range of recycled pens the Pilot Rexgrip 0.7 is a retractable ballpoint with a soft grip section that merges nicely into a translucent red barrel which is made from 77.7% recycled materials.  The rubberized grip is split into two petal-shaped sections, each containing a couple of windows that display the translucent body making for an agreeable contrast.  Supplied with a fine 0.7mm tip writing a 0.27mm line, this pen can also be used with Pilot RFJSGPF refills.  All ballpoints in the Rexgrip Begreen range have oil-based ink that Pilot claims to be advanced & conducive to fluid writing, they are available in blue, black, or red.


Right from the start of my writing sample, I found this pen skipped the odd letter when held at certain angles.  The fact that its made from almost 80% recycled material may provide some compensation to any eco-warriors with a literary bent, for me, I’m not too sure. I didn’t encounter any issues with blots on the page leaving smudges & snails trails, that was a positive. I was also happy in the knowledge that the strong tungsten carbide ball can withstand the toughest wear & tear.  This is a feel-good factor for someone as heavy-handed with their pens as I am & didn’t give me cause for concern when left rattling around in my tardis of a handbag.


In contrast to the medium tip reviewed previously, I found this 0.7 Rexgrip which Pilot class as fine-tipped, did not perform as well when held at all angles, leading to a few minor skipping issues.  This is just my personal view that may or may not be held by the next person. I also found it had the same annoying rattle when the tip was protracted.  On a positive note, it is a bright fun looking reasonably priced environmentally friendly pen.


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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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