The Zebra Sarasa, like the BIC Velocity Gel and the Pilot G-2, is a gel ink pen with a clear barrel and black trim. It’s a style of pen which I call “premium plastic,” a very standard (and somewhat boring) design found on most store shelves. It is, however, still an upgrade from the average pen found in the office supply closet.
The Sarasa is a nice pen overall. It smears only a little, writes consistently, has a comfortable grip, and a rich dark ink. At the end of the day, it’s a pen that will get the job done.
Still, the Sarasa just isn’t a pen that stands out along side a sea of similar options. There’s really no reason to go out of your way to get one. And if you find it on a store shelf next to a Pilot G-2, then you might as well pick out whichever one is cheaper.
- Art Supply Critic pronounces it an “alright pen.” If you dislike the grip on the Pilot G-2 and you don’t want to spend a ton of money, he suggests the Sarasa.
- Ed Jelley reviews the Sarasa in a couple different colors, and he really likes it. He gives it a 100% recommendation.
- On the other hand, The Passionate Penman doesn’t have as many good things to say about the Sarasa.