Muji Hexagonal Gel 0.4mm
Orange Gel Ink Pen
– Handwritten Review –
- Description: A well designed, nicely performing gel pen from Japanese everything brand, Muji
- Point: 0.4mm needlepoint
- Ink: Orange medium viscosity gel
- Material: Matte orange plastic with a clear cap
- Price: $3.75 from Muji
Handwritten Review Scans:
I have no idea what possessed me to buy a totally orange pen, but I’m glad I did. Muji is an awesome Japanese brand that has everything. Literally everything. I could furnish my entire house, clothe myself, and buy all the colors of gel pens and paper I want in the same store. If you happen to have one in your city, definitely check it out. Their stationery section in particular has a ton of pens, notebooks, storage, and other miscellany and I always stop in when I pass one.
Onto the pen… The hexagonal orange barrel is a soft-touch plastic with a really cool ink-view window made of clear gloss plastic. The cap is clear and the tip size (in this case 0.4mm) is denoted on the top of the color-coordinated insert. The metal cone that houses the pen tip is matte, adding some nice visual contrast to the pen.
The pen is well made, nicely designed, and writes quite well. The 0.4mm orange line goes down smoothly and evenly with no effort. The fine point needle tip gel pen reminds me of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, but this might be a bit better. I can’t help but feel that the Hi-Tec-C’s needle point is very flimsy, and the one on the Muji pen is a bit thicker. This makes it feel sturdier while writing, especially if you write with pressure. The Muji may even write a bit smoother. The body certainly has more design flair and a more premium feel, but it does come at a slightly higher price at $3.75. The pen is refillable though, with refills costing $1.50. I have no double that I’ll pick up more of these awesome pens next time I’m near a Muji store. There are also a ton more colors/widths that I need to check out.