ManualPen EDC Writing Utensil

Dec 13, 2018

Category: Gear

The pen is about as classic as everyday carry gear gets. But we’d hardly call it an oft-innovated item, as (for the most part) pens have been pretty much the same for decades or longer. So when we come across something truly interesting and new, like the ManualPen, we like to take a closer look.

In regards to form, the ManualPen leaves the writing utensil mostly intact — with its elegant, ergonomic, and elongated shape. But that’s where it stops and the innovation begins. You see, this pen is actually machined from a single piece of metal (your choice of brass, stainless steel, or copper). That means there are no moving or attached bits that might break during usage. You might wonder, then, how the ink cartridge deploys. Truth is, it doesn’t. Rather, this minimalist, cap-free pen secures its Fisher Space Pen cartridge internally. As a solution to lacking a cap, the system also allows you to flip the cartridge around once you’re done to keep your pockets leak-free. The project is live on Kickstarter now for $44.

Kickstarter: $44+

More From Gear

REI Unveils 4 DWR-Coated Abrasion-Resistant Commuter Bicycle Bags

Bluesign-certified nylon cycling bags built to be 100% city-proof.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Mattel’s Legendary Uno Card Game Is Getting A Minimalist Design Update

Stripped down to the bare design essentials and more beautiful than ever.

Posted By

Apr 1, 2020

Featured Image

The 10 Best Folding Bikes

Take to the streets with these compact, lightweight offerings.

Posted By

Mar 31, 2020

Featured Image

Nike’s Adapt Auto Max ‘Motherboard’ Is A High-Tech Self-Lacing Sneaker Icon

With customizable colored lighting and self-lacing controlled via an app.

Posted By

Mar 31, 2020

Featured Image

Dom Toretto’s Fast & Furious Dodge Charger Is Now A LEGO Technic Kit

As driven by Vin Diesel, a quarter-mile at a time...

Posted By

Mar 30, 2020

Featured Image

REI’s Weatherproof Junction Cycling Bags Are Perfect For Urban Commuting

A quartet of DWR-coated, bluesign-approved bags for everyday urban riding.

Posted By

Mar 30, 2020