For the last few years, the Pentel Energel has been a staple in my pen rotation. In my opinion, it is one of the best inexpensive gel pens on the market. In fact, the Energel needlepoint is one of my favorite gel refills and I often buy them in bulk to place in other pens! This pen is one of your best bets when it comes to an inexpensive writing instrument. For the price, the Pentel Energel is well constructed, reliable, and very comfortable to write with.
The Pentel Energel is on my Top 5 List for a very good reason. It has an extremely comfortable grip enabling you to write for hours without discomfort. The clip is extremely sturdy with a tiny bit of spring allowing it to fit snug to a shirt or pant pocket. The knock has a satisfying pressure when clicked and feels quite sturdy. With school just around the corner, the Energel is a great option for kids and parents alike. It also offers a phenomenal writing experience laying down rich dark lines.