Lamy Vista rollerball posted

Lamy Vista Rollerball pen review

3 November 2014 By ian

Lamy Vista rollerball review

The Lamy Vista rollerball is a refillable pen that’s available with a medium tip with black, blue, red or green ink. It costs around £10 ($15) in the UK.

Lamy Vista rollerball posted

The Lamy Vista is the same classic shape as the Lamy Safari only made with clear instead of coloured plastic. It’s very well made, as is always the case with Lamy.

Lamy Vista rollerball side view

The clip is great. It looks good and it’s springy and strong enough to actually clip onto things. This is not as common as you may think, especially not in this price range.

Lamy Vista rollerball clip

The cap closes firmly. There’s a rubber o-ring that provides a nice little click and a firm seal. The cap posts securely too, without unbalancing the pen too much.

Lamy Vista rollerball capped

The refill is pretty good although there aren’t a lot of options. It writes smoothly and crisply and lasts a good amount of time. In fact it’s one of the nicest rollerball refills I’ve used. I like the colour of this blue, too. It’s dark and full.

Lamy Vista rollerball deconstructed

This is a fairly large pen that is light and comfortable in the hand. It has the triangular grip that’s standard for a Safari-style pen but it doesn’t try to assert itself as much as the fountain pen. The shape is a little more subtle. If you don’t get on with the grip on a Safari fountain pen don’t automatically rule out this pen.

Lamy Vista rollerball tip

I like clear pens and this one is no exception. I think it looks great, it’s comfortable to use and it has a very good refill. It’s proud of its purpose in life.

Lamy Vista rollerball end on

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