The Evolution of the Pen

The Evolution of the Pen

As touchscreens and keyboards make writing instruments less and less necessary, we, along with many others, still appreciate jotting things down the old fashioned way. We consider our pens the tools for documenting our lives. Whether you use a Mont Blanc or a Bic disposable, ...

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

The bomber’s been around in one form or another since the 1920’s thanks to its mix of style and practicality. In that spirit, Aether’s created the Ion Jacket. The distinct look of the bomber’s definitely present, but they’ve done a bit of updating. The 800-fill goose down promises to keep you warm and the nylon and rib knit will keep the wind out. There’s also an audio valve for your headphones built into the pockets, so no weird MacGyvering with cords and zippers to listen to your music while staying warm. It’s a jacket designed to take you all the way through fall and winter.

Fisher Zero Gravity Pen

Fisher Zero Gravity Pen

Most pens aren’t designed for extreme situations and less-than-optimal conditions. They leak, stop writing, and generally fall apart when conditions aren’t pristine. Not only does this pen look tough enough to handle these challenges, it actually can. The Matte Black Zero Gra...

German-Built Stonewashed Sport Pen

German-Built Stonewashed Sport Pen

Like your favorite pair of jeans, this ballpoint pen has been given the stonewash treatment. The pocket-sized writing instrument sports a metal tip, pocket clip, and a worn-in appearance. Perfect for tossing in your denim’s pocket on a daily basis....

Tool Pen is a Toolkit in a Pen's Body

Tool Pen is a Toolkit in a Pen's Body

Having a set of screwdrivers is great when you're around the house and can easily grab whichever one you need, but when you're on the go, you need a better option. The Tool Pen is a clever solution that houses multiple bits right in its body. Besides adopting the slick style of a...

These Brass Ballpoint Pens Are Ideal for Travel

These Brass Ballpoint Pens Are Ideal for Travel

A good travel pen is both compact and durable. You need to be able to easily slip it in your pocket, but know it’s strong enough to handle being tossed around on a daily basis. If you’re in the market for one, this Brass Travel Pen is exactly what you’re looking for. The un...

Totem Pens Solve Meeting Boredom With Whimsical Tops

Totem Pens Solve Meeting Boredom With Whimsical Tops

Meetings and conference call generally suck. In between connection issues, dogs barking and the dreaded screen-share, we need something to do to prevent ourselves from being the guy that leaves early to go to the bar get on another call. The simplest solution has always been dood...

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Pen

Ti2 TechLiner Titanium Pen

On the surface, the Ti2 Techliner Pen is just an updated version of the Ti2 Pen that was so hugely successful on Kickstarter. First, that's not necessarily a bad thing if the new features warrant shelling out for another pen. Second, they are. The TechLiner has a machined tacticl...

Ti POST Pen + Stylus Is Handheld Titanium Bliss

Ti POST Pen + Stylus Is Handheld Titanium Bliss

We've said it before, and we'll say it again--the guys at BIGiDESIGN know pens. They're better at launching, and delivering, Kickstarter pens than anyone else, and they're back with a slightly new version of the Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus. What's new in this model? Most importan...

Hex-o-Matic Pen & Pencil

Hex-o-Matic Pen & Pencil

Both the Hex-o-matic Pencil and the Hex-o-matic Pen are reminiscent of the kinds of writing instruments your dad would keep in his shirt pocket back in the day. Slick but substantial. The rounded grip texture on each allows you to write comfortably while the upper barrel provides...

Mover & Shaker Pens Built For Writing on the Go

Mover & Shaker Pens Built For Writing on the Go

The one issue with 90% of the pen projects posted on Kickstarter is they are so elaborate that they really only make sense for using at your desk. Let's be honest, if your jotting notes on the go, a pen with a threaded cap or an aluminum holster isn't going to be the ideal writin...

Ink Machined Pen

Ink Machined Pen

You could go through life treating the words you put on paper like the cheap, disposable pens you used to write them with, or you could pay them the decency of an heirloom quality writing device. The latest machined pen from Karas Kustoms is, Ink, a fountain or rollerball pen mad...

Never Lose Your Pen Cap With The PuterPen

Never Lose Your Pen Cap With The PuterPen

We don't know who the stealth thief is who always steals our pen caps, perhaps the same dude who keeps removing one of our socks from the dryer, but we do know he's killing us. The PuterPen was designed to eliminate the annoyance of misplaced caps. Available in titanium or alumin...

The Move Mini Bolt-Action Pen

The Move Mini Bolt-Action Pen

Kickstarter pens and an EDC load out go together like peanut butter and jelly around these parts. Actually, we go one step further than that. No EDC kit is complete without a quality pen. A lot of the really good options you have for writing instruments these days are based on, o...

Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale

Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale

Do we need another pen from Kickstarter? Probably not. Did we back the Apollo Technical Pen and Tri-Scale anyway? Of course. Why? We have a problem with gorgeous writing instruments. The Apollo has a lot in common with the first Kickstarter pen because of the pen/ruler combo, ref...