Review: BIC Gelocity, Gel Ink, 0.7mm


Let’s be real; the BIC Gelocity is pretty much just a re-branding of BIC’s old Velocity Gel pen. However, there are a few differences worth noting. First and foremost, the refill inside the pen seems to have been updated. The ink flow is no longer as inconsistent, and it runs a bit smoother – and wetter – than the old Velocity Gel. But like its predecessor, the Gelocity’s ink still smears quite heavily.

There are also some minor aesthetic updates. The knock has been turned white, the trim is a lighter gray, and the grip is maybe a tiny bit softer. But beyond that, it’s hard to tell the two pens apart.


It’s fair to say that it’s an improvement, albeit a minor one, but there’s nothing here that elevates the Gelocity above other mediocre “premium plastic” pens. It’s fine. It’ll do the job. Still, better options are available.


7 thoughts on “Review: BIC Gelocity, Gel Ink, 0.7mm

  1. Why is BIC still selling junk? I just bought Bic gel-ocity and cannot get to work and the other just smears. What happened bic? Trying to see how bad you can get?


    1. The BIC brand is pretty much known for making “cheap” stuff that generally manages to get the job done. The BIC Cristal is a pretty good example – those aren’t “good” pens, but (at 5 cents apiece) you get your moneys worth. As with the Gelocity, I don’t think it’s really worth it… it’s not terrible, just not good enough to justify the cost.


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