The Uni-ball Signo 207 has been a popular gel pen for some time. A few months ago I added one of these pens to an online order to see what all the fuss was about. For various reasons it's not the sort of pen I would normally buy but having used this for a little while I can why this is a solid gel pen choice.
A Smooth writing experience
The Signo 207 writes so well it almost glides over paper. The needle tip is really nice keeping everything streamlined and I have found it nice when writing as you get better visibility of what you're writing on the page itself. It's a small feature but when you start using the pen it's something I think a lot of people will appreciate.
The Signo 207 I have is the 0.7mm. This is not my preferred line width as I find they can be too wide, but despite this I have not been put off using the 207. The only time I notice it being a slight issue is when using a pocket notebook where I find the line width too wide in relation to the page size. But I am nit-picking here. I would like to compare the 0.7mm to my preferred 0.5mm tip to see how different the two would be.
The sleekist looking gel pen
As gel pens go most of the time I think they are plain and in some cases ugly. They don't make you want to pick them up and they don't catch your eye - I'm looking at you Pilot G2! But the Signo 207 is different. It has a nice translucent black barrel. It makes the pen look smart and much nicer than some of its competition out there.
You get a nice textured grip section that is very slightly moulded. This isn't a distraction and the textured section is actually quite nice. Again sometimes depending on the materials used for this sort of thing on other pens they can feel strange and almost peel under your fingertips but the 207 is nice.
One of my favourite little touches with the 207 is the colour coded knocks. The little pop of colour is a great marker for the colour of the pen you're using. This helps identify it in your cramped pen pot so you know exactly what colour you're grabbing. It's not significant but its a clever touch from Uni-ball.
Some colour variations
There are some colours choices with the Signo 207. We're not talking about Pilot Juice levels, but still it's not too bad and if you enjoy using this pen at least there is some variation out there. With the new Uni-ball Signo 207F gel pens you get a little bit more variation and colour coded barrels.
And the big bonus is that this gel pen is reasonably priced. I picked mine up from Cult Pens for around the £2 mark. This is comparable with other gel pens however with the Signo 207 you get a better looking pen.
Go on and grab one
I highly recommend this gel pen. If you like gel pens, need something that will write well in your Field Notes or you don't want to travel with a fountain pen then give the Uni-ball Signo 207 a try. I think this will be a gel pen that I will always have lying around.