The Lamy Nexx is an entry-level fountain pen and one of the lesser-known pens in the Lamy’s pen family.
Lamy Nexx Review
The Lamy Nexx fountain pen is a fun addition to the Lamy range. It’s similar to the Safari with some of the inspiration from the Tipo rollerball and its aluminum body. Obviously the Al-Star is a comparison as well, as there are metal components like that pen.
The body of the pen is metal and the color of the body is silver, but the grip is plastic. The pen has a great weight and weight distribution. The weight of the pen is also very well balanced which allows for a very comfortable writing experience.
The pen has a triangular grip section which will suit people who have all hand sizes, similar to the Safari and Al-Star fountain pens. There is a large, fun cap that comes in a number of colors, including green, pink, blue, and “smaragd,” which is basically a teal. The cap is plastic but doesn’t feel cheap, even though it seems like a downgrade when compared to the Safari’s wire clip.
The pen is compatible the Lamy Z28 converter which is one of the best converters available on the market. The Nexx has a stainless nib and uses Lamy’s interchangeable nib system.
The pen is very well made and will last a very long time, but that’s the case with all Lamy’s pens in they price range so I don’t see it as being anything special with this model.
The pen is comfortable to use reliable, and the pen has very good balance. The pen writes very well and is very smooth, as you’ expect from Lamy’s stainless steel nibs at this point.
I have found that, like most Lamy’s the pen has a very wet line and has a very good flow so you might want to sizes your nibs down unless you want a lot of ink on the page.
The Nexx fountain pen is a well-priced pen and likely deserves more attention (particularly outside of Europe) but given the popularity of the Safari and Al-Star that seems unlikely to happen.
Lamy Nexx Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Body Diameter (mm)||16.0|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||11.8|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.7|
|Length Posted (cm)||15.5|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||12.8|
|Ink Color Shipped||Blue|
|Nib Sizes||Medium, Fine|