August 20, 2017

Product Review: Zebra’s F-301 Compact Travel Pen

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Whether you’re traveling for business, adventure or both, you need a functional pen for the road. Up until a year ago, I used whatever one I had on hand. While functional, the results were often frustrating. Then I found Zebra’s compact F-301.

I ran across this particular pen when looking for one that would work with my day planner.  (Which is why I picked up the fine point version.) What I found was a great little pen that was suitable for business travel, day packs, travel journal writing on the road and day to day errand running as well.

It’s sleek, stainless steel, (which suits the durability and plastic reduction concerns I had) and refillable. The fine point allows me to write in those teeny little day planner spaces that are otherwise impossible. This pen also comes apart in the middle so the top end you grip and leverage while writing becomes a cover, reducing its size by half. Love that!

The packaging does have a plastic cover, and it’s the same situation on the packaging for their ink refills. However, the pen itself is stainless steel making it more durable than its plastic counterparts. I also feel good about switching to a refillable pen. All in all, I feel this is a relatively green choice that still offers loads of functionality and space efficiency.

For less than ten bucks, I picked up a two-pack. My husband loves it too, and we are each still going strong on our first ink insert. They also make a refillable pencil with a fine point lead. Ours were purchased at Staples.

Photo Credit: Zebra Pen

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