Pilot Rexgrip Ballpoint Pen Review Medium Tip (BPRG10RM)

I have always made a point of keeping a pen & paper in my car.  This morning, I was pleased to be able to reach into my glove compartment & pick up a Pilot Rexgrip.  Whilst taking a steady drive to the shops, somebody decided to try to park in my boot.

Details taken & not too much damage done, I thought that as I haven’t reviewed the Rexgip before I would bring it home & put it to the test.

Pilot Rexgrip BP M Black

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One of 20 products in the Begreen range, this pen is made from materials that are over 77% recycled.  Pilot likes to make the point that none of the products in this range are any more expensive than those in non-recycled ranges.

I found the medium tip comfortable to hold & thought the bright electric blue barrel was attractive.  The comfort grip integrated well into the barrel & nib housing the 1.0mm tip.  The Rexgrip is also available in red & black & an alternative fine 0.7mm tip, they are also refillable.

So how did it fare in the writing stakes? Pretty much as I would expect a ballpoint in this price range to perform.  I’ve already said I found it comfortable to hold, it did write well at all angles & didn’t smudge.  The oil-based waterproof ink is said to lend itself to soft & fluid writing, I would say it did that quite well.  On a negative note, I did find the fact that the retractable tip rattled whilst being moved around a little annoying.

When it comes to ballpoints, I still find that I am happy to write at some length with my old & trusted Waterman, which although not in the realms of Montblanc has served me well over the years.

I must say, however, that I am finding many of the reasonably priced pens with soft & rubberized grips that are around, offer a really good alternative.  It’s also nice not to have to worry too much if you mislay one now & again.

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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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