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The Best Mini Pens of 2021

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If you are in the market for a short pen, there are many options. You can opt for a short fountain pen, a ballpoint, hybrid or gel… they are all available in small, stow-able sizes. And many of these pens will be quite usable thanks to some way to expand the pen is in use, so you can have comfort and convenience.

Types of Mini Pens

Generally speaking, most people will accept that it’s uncomfortable to write with a pen that is under a given length, say 9 centimeters. To get to a usable 12 centimeters pen designers have a number of mechanisms, which we’ll run through now. And, of course, some pens are just tiny and they make no concession for their small size, such as the Zebra Fortia EF.

  • Telescopic
  • Capped
  • Expanding

Best Mini Pens List

Here are the best short pens of 2021.  And the list is…

Methodology: The above list feature pens from the Unsharpen dataset, listed by their closed length. Only pens with an Unsharpen rating of 4 stars or higher are included in the list.