The Giveaway (Update: OVER!):
The giveaway is for this Kaweco ICE Sport Rollerball in hot pink. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post but it is strongly encouraged that you check out the links below. This contest runs from the time of posting, until Tuesday, October 29th at 11:59PM EST and is open only to residents of the United States. The winner will be chosen using the random number generator at Random.org, and the comments will be numbered in the order that they are posted. You may only enter this contest once!
The Kaweco ICE Sport Rollerball Pen
– Handwritten Review // Giveaway –
- Description: A demonstrator-style clear plastic rollerball in the popular Sport form factor
- Filling Mechanism: Takes rollerball cartridges, including the Schmidt Capless 8126
- Weight: ~15 grams
- Measurements: 4.1″ closed, 5.3″ posted – same as classic version
- Color Options: A large variety of clear and opaque colors
Handwritten Review Scans:
Included in my Kaweco haul was this nice, shiny ICE Sport in hot pink. I figured since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and pink is their color, that this would be the perfect time to do a review and a giveaway of this pen. If you wish to donate anything, go over and check out the American Cancer Society’s donation page. Every few dollars help, but don’t feel obliged! Thank you for reading, and enjoy the review.
I would like to thank Sebastian at Kaweco for sending over this pen. That being said, the fact that I received the pen free of charge does not effect my opinion.
Appearance & Packaging:
The ICE Sport Rollerball is pretty much identical to the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen, except there’s no nib involved. The ICE series is made of see-through clear and colored plastic, demonstrator style . This model is clear and bright pink, which is pretty far outside of my normal color choice of black, grey, or matte black. While not for me, the color combination is certainly eye-catching. As in my previous reviews, I am still a fan of the Kaweco Sport form factor in both design and functionality. The clear demonstrator look is cool, even though all you’re looking at is the rollerball cartridge on the inside. The packaging for this pen is a regular cardboard box, but I do like the design on it.
The included refill is an unbranded rollerball refill, in black. There’s no bleeding or feathering on Rhodia or copy paper. The line width is right around where I like it to be (~0.7mm?) and it lays down a consistent line. It’s not quite as smooth as the Schmidt 8126 capless rollerball refill, but it is by no means scratchy. I’ve had bad luck with purchasing refills for my Rotring Rapid Pro (why are there so so many!?), but the highly-regarded Schmidt 8216 does fit in this pen with no problems. The included refill will get you by just fine. It’s smooth and consistent with good on-page performance.
If you’ve read my prior reviews of the Kaweco Sport (regular here & aluminum here), you’re going to know how this part goes. The plastic versions of the Sport line are a big light for me, but they’re very comfortable. They fit great both in-hand and in-pocket. Posting the elongated cap extends the pen to the perfect writing length, while the overlap that the cap has when closed keeps the pen tiny for pocket carry. Balance isn’t much of an issue because of the pen’s light weight. You can see in the above picture that the pen is a good length for my average sized hand.
- Great size for pocket carry
- Included refill is nice
- Clear plastic is a nice change of pace
- It’s a bit on the light side for my tastes
If you’re in the market for a nice rollerball that you can throw in your pocket, then consider the Kaweco Sport. Don’t be thrown off by the hot pink color, this pen is available from a bunch of retailers in a ton of different colors. The ease of use and lack of maintenance that is involved in using a rollerball is a nice departure from using fountain pens every so often. Thanks again to Kaweco for sending me this pen, check out the rest of the Kaweco line. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, check out the info above!
Disclaimer: This pen was provided to me as a review unit, free of charge, by Kaweco, Germany. I was not compensated for this review, and this did not have any effect on my thoughts and opinions about the pen. Thank you for reading!