So I decided to not get the first version of this pen years ago, when it first came out, the VAC 700. Because it didn’t seem like a great pen. And then I first forgot about there coming out a better version of it.
Eventually I saw it and added it to my short list, and finally ordered one in the Iris finish with an EF nib not too long ago.
The first thing in noticed about it is that it requires some fussing to get a good fill from using the vacuum system. So I just unscrewed the nib and filled it with a syringe like it do with most of my pens.
Also the grip section is a little bit slippery and I feel the threads from the cap a bit too much for my taste when writing with it. But that is kind of the only thing I have to complain about.
My favourite thing about using vaccum fillers is that I have to unscrew the top for ink to flow to the nib unit. Great for when you’re flying or if you just think it is fun to do it.
This pen became one of the pens I use all the time over night. Together with my Pilot Custom 823 and Vanishing Point it is my most used regular writing pen at the moment.