I’m always on the quest for rainbow gel pens and erasable pens – the 2 types of pens I use the most. So when ParKoo contacted me asking if I’d like to review some of their pens of course I said yes!
Disclaimer: ParKoo sent me the pens mentioned in this post for free in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
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ParKoo Gel Pens
I’ve been eyeing off these gel pens for ages but they’re hard to find online and expensive to ship to Australia.
Why’d I want them so badly? Have a look at the colors… The perfect rainbow.
You can actually see the yellow reasonably clear – much easier to see than most pen brands.
I was disappointed that the pen that looks teal actually ended up looking green when you write with it. Apart from that I love the bright colors in this pack.
I much prefer when pens some in a case as it makes them much easier to store (I keep them in baskets on a shelf in a bookcase).
ParKoo Erasable Gel Pens
I actually already had a set of these before ParKoo sent them to me. Erasable pens tend to dry out / empty quicker than ballpoint and gel pens. However they are refillable.
Retractable (they call them clickable) pens are my favorite type of erasable pen as you don’t need to worry about removing a pen lid from the end to erase.
The dark green is actually turquoise. I like the color and prefer turquoise but the ink color isn’t true to the pen body. The pen ink is a bit more prone to skipping than other erasable pen brands.
These 4 colors are my favorite!
I did the swatches in one of my Plum Paper notebooks (I have a whole notebook dedicated to pen swatches). There was hardly any ghosting of these pens!
ParKoo versus Frixion Erasable
If you follow me you’ll know I love erasable pens – especially the Frixion – so how do these stack up?
- The Frixion come in more colors (and nicer brighter colors)
- Both brands are refillable
- Both brands are retractable
- The ink is lighter & more prone to ghosting in the ParKoo
- Comparable price
- They both have a 0.7mm pen tip
So really the only major difference is that the Frixion come in more colors. I’ll have to update this post when I have a better idea of how long the ink lasts.
More pen reviews
- My Favorite Fineliner Pens for Planning & Bullet Journaling
- 5 Pen brands that are similar but cheaper than the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 0.3mm
- How I use different types of pens when planning
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