I received this pen as part of the May iPenBox from the iPenstore. While it took me a minute to get around to it, I’m pretty pleased!
The first thing I noticed is that there are very few skips, even on paper not meant for fountain pens. It writes very smoothly, and I only noticed I was getting more skips when I was about to run out of ink. Then all of a sudden, the ink was gone! To add to this, the Vector picked right back up even after having left it for three days, and I didn’t have to scribble or coax it into restarting. The nib is a nice shape and feels very solid.
The Vector is incredibly lightweight. That’s not something I usually like in a pen, and the weight made me think I wouldn’t like this pen at all. But since it writes so well, it kind of works.
I used this pen with the blue ink cartridge that came with it. The cartridge held quite a bit of ink, but it wasn’t anything particularly special. It was actually a bit watery. It didn’t run or drip, but it didn’t make a nice bold mark on the page. When I get around to trying this pen with a converter (which it doesn’t come with), then I think I’ll really enjoy it.
This pen is very slim. That can be a great thing if you’re slipping it into a pocket or purse, but the willowy build and the straight grip can be a little tiring after a while. I actually grabbed my Shaeffer POP ballpoint when I ran out of ink and needed to finish a thought. I’m not the biggest fan of the POP just because it’s so fat, but it was a relief after an hour with the Vector.
Overall, I recommend the Vector if you want something that writes smoothly and without giving you trouble, but you don’t mind a skinny pen. It’s an inexpensive pen in the $12-$15 range, and it’s available on the iPenStore.
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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Paradox, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.
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