Rite in the Rain makes some of the toughest notebooks on the market because they’re made with a patented paper that’s all weather. They made paper impervious to water, so it should come as no surprise that their take on the mechanical pencil is one of the best iterations yet. Using a resin barrel, patented expanding tip (to protect lead) and two different 1.1mm lead options (black or red), each Rite in the Rain Mechanical Pencil is tough, reliable, made in the USA and designed to write no matter what. In short, these are mechanical pencils designed like every other Rite in the Rain product. If the notebooks are any indication, you’ll crap out before the product does.