Your Filofax gives you one choice and you must choose wisely. You need to choose a pen that can do everything you need and it has to fit in the oddly sized pen loop.
I give you… Charlotte’s Favourite Filofax Pens! And no, they’re not all the same.
First off, I chose Pilot’s Hi-Tec-C gel pens because of how well they write. Writing in a Filofax often means you have limited space for what you’re jotting down so a smooth gel ink is ideal as you don’t need to press hard and you can write small crisp letters. Of course, any gel pen will do this, but Hi-Tec-C just does it better!
Then comes the ordeal of getting a pen that fits: a multipen is too big and pens with rubber grips are difficult to come out! Here are the pens that I swap between.
This is what I used first, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen 0.5mm in Black. Great pen, fits perfectly, and easy to access.
Then I discovered the mini Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock Gel Ink Pen 0.4mm in Black. Two things attracted me to this pen: it’s mini and clicky!
I was beginning to feel the hassle of using a pen with a cap as it meant extra time when jotting down a quick note and I had to worry about dropping the cap on the go. But with this retractable pen it is SO much easier! The only downside is that as it’s small it has a short and thin refill so it runs out of ink much quicker than your usual Hi-Tec-C.
It’s also the perfect size for a mini Filofax! Although it has a grip, it’s slim enough for it not to get stuck.
However, don’t forget a normal sized pen fits well too! This is my Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen 0.4mm in black with the grip. It’s gets very sticky in this particular pen holder (I haven’t used this Filofax yet) but in the Filofax above the pen loop has had a lot of use so it’s a secure but not too snug a fit.