Whereas most pens feel cold and mechanical, the use of bamboo in crafting the Eco-Essential Pen makes it feel like a more inviting writing instrument. On top of that, since bamboo matures in just 4-6 years and its roots remain intact after harvesting, the use of it in crafting products is a far more sustainable option than other hardwoods. Couple it with a dash of aluminum, and it also happens to be straight-up sexy. The Eco-Essential Pen can be used as a pen with a Pilot Hi-Tec-C or G2 insert or it can function as a stylus with the included tip. It’s a nice step up from a chewed-up Bic.