- Zebra Sarasha Clip 0.4 and 0.3
- Hi Tec C 0.3 and 0.25
- Signo DX 0.38 and 0.28
All of these are great and all of them would have been a perfectly fine choice by itself.
The last time I tried Zebra’s I tried the 0.5, 0.7 and 1.0, and now after this round I’ve tried them all. I think the barrel of the Zebra is the best of all of these. But it is the one I enjoy the least to write with.
The Hi Tec C is a really great pen with a horrible barrel. If I’m just focusing on the refill or the thing that actually puts ink on the page, this is the my favorite of all the gel pens I’ve tried. It is very consistent and not really scratchy. It is very smooth compared to how fine it is. I think the 0.3 is the one I like the most, the 0.25 is too thin and scratchy for me, while the 0.4 is a perfectly fine backup if I don’t have a 0.3.
The Signo DX is my favorite. Both the 0.28 and 0.38 are good. A little less consistent than the Hi Tec C, but much better than the Zebra. More scratchy than the Hi Tec C but better than the Zebra. And the barrel is kind of in the middle too. This will most likely be the one I use the most moving forward. Probably more the 0.28 than the 0.38 but both are great.