Pokka Pen Review
Like many others, I initially found the Pokka Pen laid out in someone’s everyday carry pocket dump on Instagram. It was closed up, so I said, “What the heck is that?” and tried to get a closer look. Still unable to identify the pen, I looked down in the descriptions. Luckily for me, the OP tagged Pokka Pens, and I realized that I wasn’t looking at some kind of space-aged tampon.
I knew right then I needed to get a Pokka Pen or two in my EDC.
Pokka pens measure approximately 3.3″ when closed, and 5.5″ when in use. When you go to use the pen, you pull the cap off and snap it onto the back of the barrel, and this is what extends the pen to full length.
Heading over to the website, I began a quick bit of research about the pens. There are a number of different styles and combos to choose from, and best of all, the pens are very inexpensive!
Pokka pens are advertised as disposable, but for us frugal types, they sell replacement ink cartridges on the website as well so you don’t have to throw away those beautiful pens.
Terry O’Connor developed the Pokka Pen as a budget Fisher space pen alternative. He apparently kept losing his Space pens, so he developed the Pokka Pen to be a low-cost alternative to the “Bullet” space pen. Although the Pokka Pens don’t have pressurized cartridges (they can’t write upside down for very long), they come in at less than 1/4th the price of a Fisher Space Pen.
Once you have a Pokka Pen, you’ll love it as much as I do, I think. The pen makes a satisfying click everytime you pull the cap off, or mount the cap to the end of the barrel. I’ve sat at my kid’s soccer game absently clicking the pen open and closed as I watched the game.
Pokka Pens are made in the USA
They come in a variety of colors and designs, so you can be sure that you’ll find the right style for your Everyday Carry.
Pokka Pens also offers a combo kit that includes a rite in the rain pocket notebook and Two pens for under $13!
Check Out The Pokka Pen Website Here ($10 OFF with this link)