Maped Freewriter Ball Pen
For Christmas my partner graciously gifted me a set of Maped Freewriter Ball Pens and I was pretty impressed with them. I had never heard of these pens or seen the before. I’m always excited to be introduced to new pens, even if they end up being duds or unremarkable in some way. Maped Freewriters are actually quite amazing.
The barrel is attractive and well designed. I loved the use of contrasting shades of blue on the barrel. The grip is sturdy rubber thus ensuring a fatigue-free writing experience. The ink is a nice medium blue, which generally I don’t particularly like, but in this case I’ll make an exception because the pen is so dang fun to write with.
As I mentioned this came as part of a set, which included a red pen (I’ll probably never use) and a black pen. The red pen veered too close to orange for my tastes. The black pen was quite dreamy, but similar enough in ink performance to a number of other pens I own not to compel me spend much time with it. In this case, the blue pen was the true show stopper.