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Zebra Sarasa Dry X10 Gel Pen

The Zebra Sarasa Dry X10 quick-drying gel pen is a US market, office superstore variant of the Sarasa Dry, one of the best gel pens sold today.

The Sarasa Dry X10 is the second lowest price version of the Sarasa Dry. It’s often sold in boxes of 12-pens for under $12, but Zebra does sell individual pens, but about $1.55 each.

All the Sarasa Dry pens, whether they are US-focused models like this one, or Japanese models, us the JLV quick-drying gel refills. In the US these are most commonly sold (as are the Sarasa Dry gel pens) in 0.7 mm, but the Japanese models are often seen in 0.4 mm and 0.7 mm.

Zebra Sarasa Dry X10 Gel Pen Review

In case you haven’t gathered yet, the Sarasa Dry gel refill is one of the best gel options sold today. Unfortunately the Sarasa Dry X10 pen has a number of shortcomings that mean isn’t not at the same level as its refill! What’s ironic about this pen is that is technically the more expensive, fancier version of the Sarasa Dry X1, but it’s worse in a number of ways.

The best part of this pen is the Sarasa Dry gel ink, and that goes a long way towards its success as a writing tool. Unfortunately the Sarasa Dry X10 looks quite bad in person thanks to lots of faux chrome (chromed plastic) as well as the use of an unfortunate blue-purple tone.

One good thing about the X10 is that grip. This part of the pen has a pronounced waist and it’s rather comfortable. While most people will probably prefer the Zebra X1 and X20 to this pen, the curvy grip will win some people over.

Zebra Sarasa Dry X10 Gel Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Blue, Purple
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)13.2
Grip Color Blue, Purple
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Diameter (mm)11.1
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $1.50
Still Sold Yes
Release Year2019
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Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.9
Weight (g)11.5
Ink Color ShippedBlack, Blue, Red