Pentel pride themselves on providing innovative products that offer value for money.
Whilst the Rolly BP127 is light to hold & has an effective rubber grip section the rest of the barrel is pretty basic, nothing cutting edge in the design in my opinion. The grip has several vertical rows of indentations making it slip resistant even in my hot clammy fingers during this heatwave that many of us are currently enjoying. Pentel refer to this grip section as being pear shaped but however hard I look it's not an image I can conjure up.
A retractable ballpoint with a fine 0.7mm tip that writes a 0.35mm line width, the Pentel Rolly BP127 is part of the Recycology range & much of the pen is made from a total of 71% recycled material. Roughly half of the barrel is transparent so should appeal to anyone concerned about running out of ink mid sentence.
The push button has a positive mechanism which is firm to the touch as it clicks into action, albeit a little loose resulting in a few rattles when shaken. Why would you do that I can hear some say, well maybe its just me but I'm a bit of a fidget when it comes to writing & like to click, twist & turn my pens whilst considering how to compose the next sentence.
The performance was OK for a ballpoint, the blue ink is a nice shade, the low viscosity pigment ink is fade resistant according to Pentel & I have to agree it was smooth when put to work. Rolly is also available with black & red ink & as far as appearance goes I do find it a little more interesting than most of the stick pens around.