What's the best wallet pen out there?
March 10, 2006 9:59 PM   Subscribe

What's the best wallet pen out there? (That is, a pen that clips inside of your wallet)
posted by anonymoose to Shopping (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Aw man..coulda sworn that link looked just right in preview..:P
posted by anonymoose at 10:04 PM on March 10, 2006

The Zebra mini pen has been my faithful companion for years. The clip is flimsy, but the pen works just fine without it if it breaks. It writes like a dream. Also endorsed by Lifehacker's Gina Trapani.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 10:22 PM on March 10, 2006

This Aluminum Mini Pen
is sturdier, with a satisfying clicking action, at the cost of being about 50% fatter.
posted by spasm at 11:14 PM on March 10, 2006

I like this one middle of page
posted by starvinron at 11:26 PM on March 10, 2006

Forget about wallet pen - how about a keychain pen?

I've had a swiss army knife with built in tiny pen for years and it works great! Like this one

If you want a mini pen-pen, swiss army company (victoriox, i think) makes those too
posted by jak68 at 1:48 AM on March 11, 2006

Check out the hipster-pda page, down at the bottom them have a link to a bunch of pens (under supplies) that fit the bill.
posted by tiamat at 5:16 AM on March 11, 2006

I suggest you buy a space pen bullet - it can write upside down.
posted by FidelDonson at 5:16 AM on March 11, 2006

I haven't tried one but I saw the FoldzFlat Pen on Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools:

It's a plastic pen shaped like an airplane that folds flat and sort of clips together to make a sturdy shape. It folds once lengthwise to fit in your wallet. Then, to write with it, you snap little plastic notches together inside so that you have three reinforced surfaces.

I used to carry a Space Pen in my wallet, but I reduced the size of my wallet and a Space Pen no longer fits.
posted by ShooBoo at 8:39 AM on March 11, 2006

I see the guy who developed the FoldzFlat is selling a stainless steel version for $9.95
posted by ShooBoo at 8:50 AM on March 11, 2006

I carry the Rotring Esprit Mini in a David Allen designed wallet built around it:


and the pen is here:


(though I've seen the pen cheaper elsewhere)


posted by ccoryell at 9:06 AM on March 11, 2006

This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I modified my wallet so that I could attach my Fisher Space Pen to the bottom of it. Here are some pictures on Flickr.
posted by bshort at 9:56 AM on March 11, 2006

The bullet space pens are good. they are basically a little less than 1/2 the size of a normal pen when collapsed. I found a wallet/bullet pen combo at a wallet/leather/stationary store.
The only problem I've had with mine is that the ink "gunks" up on the end of the pen if you don't use if frequently.
posted by Wallzatcha at 10:08 AM on March 11, 2006

I discovered the inka pen in a Levenger catalog.

Also, the Muji UK online store doesn't have dimensions for the aluminium mini pen. How bid is it?
posted by stuart_s at 1:26 PM on March 11, 2006

The aluminum mini pen is 4" x 0.3".
The hexagonal barrel is more comfortable,
imho, than slimmer round ones.
posted by spasm at 9:34 PM on March 11, 2006

How about a nice Caran d' Arch? This is the same model our bomber pilots carried during WWII. Made in Switzerland
posted by phewbertie at 4:04 AM on March 12, 2006

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