Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pen

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There are plenty of write-anywhere EDC pens out there, but they're not without their problems. They're often too small to comfortably write with, lack a pocket clip, and all look relatively the same. What’s unique about the Tombow AirPress is not just that it writes upside down and on wet paper, but how it does it. Not to mention, there are other EDC-focused features that make it an excellent upgrade to your standard ballpoint pen.

Instead of using a pressurized ink cartridge, the AirPress has a self-pressurizing mechanism built right into the pen. Each click of the pen primes the ink cartridge to write for nearly 500 feet in less than ideal conditions. Once the pen is primed, you can write upside down, on wet paper, and through dust and dirt. There’s even a window in the side of the pen that lets you see the mechanism in action.

In addition to the compact size of the pen, the entire body is rubberized for a secure grip, whether it’s wet or dry. The heavy-duty metal clip opens wide enough so that you can clip it to a pocket, bag, or clipboard without breaking it either. You can grab an AirPress in your color of choice and get writing anywhere at the link below.

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Pressurized and tactical looking. Sold!!
Yeah, it's a good one. I've got a test one to QC test on our paper - I dig it. Our pens and Fisher pens have a slim grip that I usually prefer, but if I'm wearing gloves or something, the wide grip on this thing is nice.
I actually just got this at Walmart on clearance for 1.50. I was super excited to see it and snatched one up. When I realized how awesome it really was the next day I went back to buy the others but it was gone. 😩
That is a crazy steal! Congrats on the pickup.
Brought this pen some time ago and absolutely love it, writes at any angle and on wet paper! Great pocket clip with plenty of movement, reducing the risk of snapping it. It does not skip atal and it doesn't blob like a Fisher space pen refill I had in another pen. Highly recommended :-)
One still need to buy their specific refill?
Yep - their ink size is proprietary. Good pen if you're looking for your first pressurized pen. Most Fisher/Rite in the Rain pens are slim, so if you prefer a wide grip, this is a good option.