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Zebra Sarasa Dry Gel Pen

Zebra Sarasa SE vs Sarasa Dry

The Sarasa Dry is a quick-drying gel pen from Zebra’s popular Sarasa line. This set of pens competes directly with the Pilot G2 and Pentel Energel, but adds a bit more style and the quirkiness of Zebra’s designs. The pen is called the “Dry” because it uses quick-drying gel ink. This pen makes the cut as one of the best gel pens on the market today.

The Sarasa Dry is a Japanese model, while the US it’s sold as the Sarasa SE. The Sarasa Dry has a cooler styling than the Sarasa SE but has the same quick-drying ink which is praised by lefties for its lack of smudging while maintaining excellent color vibrancy.

Zebra Sarasa Dry Review

The Sarasa Dry is a great gel pen and one of the top picks for lefties. Its number one feature is the quick drying gel ink, courtesy of Zebra’s JLV-0.4, JLV-0.5, and JLV-0.7 refills, depend on whether you get the pen in 0.4, 0.5, or 0.7 mm. All of them have quick dry times, but the smaller two sizes really excel in this area.

The Sarasa Dry is comfortable pen thanks to a reasonable width and a rubber grip. It’s particularly cool looking, thanks to a slimmed down spring-loaded clip which is lined in the pens color and has less bulk to it than the Sarasa Clip or Sarasa Grand. The coloring and design of the pen is complemented with a smoke body that is slightly translucent.

With a retail price of under $3, great looks, and top gel ink, this is an excellent pen. The only issue with the Sarasa Dry is a general lack of availability in the US, where the Sarasa SE is the local model.

Zebra Sarasa Dry Gel Pen Information

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Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Black, Blue, Pink
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)10.7 mm
Grip Color Black, Light Blue, Pink, Pink, Black, Purple
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Diameter (mm)10.7 mm
Country of Origin Japan
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)14.2
Weight (g)11 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlack, Blue
Writing Sizes0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm