I received this set of Uni Jetstream color ballpoint 0.5mm pens as a gift during the holidays and I couldn’t wait to try them out! I wrote a review on the Uni Jetstream Standard Ballpoint Pen 0.38mm a while back saying it was one of my “go-to” pens. But they came in the standard: blue, black and red colors and I wasn’t aware of them coming in any other colors. So I was really surprised to see these pens and hoped that it was as good as the other Uni Jetstream pens.
Uni Jetstream Color Ballpoint Pen 0.5mm (8 color set)
They are 0.5mm so not the 0.38mm from my past review. But like the 0.38mm, they write well with very little to no skips. They don’t need drying time and are very versatile. I use them for drawing UX flowcharts because I can assign one color to a certain action button. However, I see them being very useful for bullet journaling because they don’t bleed through the page (unlike some ink-based pens) and can be highlighted over with no smudges.
Uni Jetstream 0.5mm Comparisons
One thing to note, I did notice that the 8-color set pens did not write as smooth as the black 0.5mm Uni Jetstream Ballpoint pen (pictured above – the black does not come with the set). It felt as if the roller ball for the black pen was smoother. When writing with any of the other colors, it felt like there was some resistance, and I had to press harder on the paper. But the end result looks the same and I am not too bothered by it, although I’ve read that some reviewers are not used to this because it wasn’t as consistent as the original Uni Jetstream 0.5mm pens.
If you like the Uni Jetstream Ballpoint pens 0.38mm – 0.5mm and are bored with the standard colors. Definitely give these a try! If you like the 0.7mm – 1.0mm, then you might not like these as much. I find that people who like the 0.7mm ones find the 0.38mm – 0.5mm ones not as smooth and don’t like the quality. But I personally like the 0.38mm – 0.5mm point, because the ink is not as runny and it makes my writing look legible. I haven’t found many reviews on this set of Uni Jetstream Color Ballpoint Pen 0.5mm. So let me know if you’ve used it before by leaving a comment below!