From Sharpie Pens to Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto
Before switching to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi-pen, I was a serious
obsessed Sharpie pen enthusiast. I loved the tip of the Sharpie pen and the selection of colors available. But I soon realized it was quite inconvenient carrying around ten individual pens so I could color code on the go.
When I finally decided to switch over to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto I had read some negative reviews. Mainly, I had read that the Coleto quickly ran out of ink. But I decided to give the Coleto an opportunity, regardless of the negative reviews.
First try at the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto
In May of 2015, I decided to try out the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto. On Amazon I found a pink Earth styled Coleto barrel and the matching ten color refill in 0.4mm. So I went ahead and placed my order and a few days later my pen barrel and ink inserts arrived.
Immediately, I assembled my pen and tried it out. Right away, I knew that the 0.4mm was way too scratchy for my preference.
Once I realized that the 0.4mm size was too scratchy I gave up on the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto and switched over to the Uni Style Fit multi-pen. You can read my review of the Uni Style Fit here.
Second try at the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto
A month later I decided to give the Pilot Hi-Tec-C-Coleto a second chance. Again, I found a champagne gold 4 color Coleto barrel on Amazon. This time around I decided to order the 0.5mm, fifteen color set of ink inserts. I felt a little unlike Goldilocks trying out the bears house, only I was trying pen nib sizes on a multi-pen. Once I tried this out, I knew this pen nib was the correct size for my preference.
All About the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto
Let me introduce you to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto is a custom multi-pen. The barrels and ink refills are sold individually so you can customize your Coleto however you would like. The ink refills are available in an array of fifteen different colors as well as a pencil and eraser insert. The Coleto comes in three nib sizes – 0.3mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm.
The top of the Coleto is hinged and it flips open to allow you access to the pen body. To insert the ink cartridge into the pen, you slide it into the track and coil in the pen and then close the hinged door.
For the pen to operate you press down on the colored plunger of the ink you want to write with. My favorite place to purchase other Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto barrels and ink refills is JetPens, hands down.
I find this pen to be very handy. I am able to completely customize my pen with the colors I want and carry only the specific colors I need to use.
If you are looking for a great customizable multi-pen, I highly recommend the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto. It makes carrying multiple colors easier and planning a breeze.
If you have any other pens that are your favorite, do me a favor and list them in the comments below!
*All of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto barrels and ink refills pictured or listed in this blog post were purchased by me, with my own money. This review is completely of my own opinion and without any bias.