I’ve been watching Spoke for a while now, and I finally broke down a week or two ago and ordered my very own Spoke Roady in Purple ($59.00). I opted to start with the ball point/gel since I’m getting ready to travel and I don’t always fine fountain pens the easiest to travel with (more on that next week).
The Spoke Roady is Spoke’s pocket pen and it manages to be fairly tiny, without being minuscule (I’m looking at you Liliput!) It is approximately 4.25″/10cm in length when capped, and ends up at 4.625″/11.5 cm when posted, which is how I found it most comfortable to write.
The Roady is Spoke’s standard metal body with a titanium grip section and silver hardware. It comes in at about 27g so it’s fairly lightweight as well.
The Roady comes with a Jetstream Uni SXR-600-07 refill in black and I just popped that in there for easy usage.
I found the Roady a pleasure to hold in my hand. Even though the grip is scored, it’s nice and smooth, so it’s comfortable to hold. The Jetstream Uni is also quite smooth, without the skipping I find in a lot of ball point pens. While the pen can be used without posting, I found that I liked the weight distribution better with the cap on.
And the cap is really fun – it’s magnetic and it just slides onto either end of the pen easily.
Overall, I’m liking my Roady so far and I’ll be testing it out more on my travels next week!
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