Does all they claim - but broke
The Fisher pen is one of the 10 essentials in my backpack. It always works, and it's somewhat smaller than most pens. But I always thought the pen barrel felt flimsy, and maybe I was right. Although it's been in my pack on countless outings, air travel, and car trunks, as well as knocking around in my jacket or hiking pants pocket, it recently split in two where the bottom and top halves of the pen meet. The ink cartridge was still perfectly usable.
So... I'm buying another one. It's still a good value, and now, I have an extra ink cartridge as a backup.
I have owned several of these pens now - three, I think -- and found them each to have performed flawlessly and as hoped, intended, and expected without exception.
It is also a positive attribute that one can buy refills almost wherever Fisher® refills are sold.
If there is a CON category for this pen, it is that the plastic can crack at the midpoint IF the pen is over-stressed; but of what pen is that not so -- including metal pens?
Truly as advertised
This pen really does what the manufacturer says it does.Writes: Upside down-yes, underwater-yes, besides ordinary writing conditions; what else do you need? I use it for my ships log and it has been flawless. Just bought another as well as a refill cartridge for my dive logbook.
I've had two or three of these pens (misplacing is the problem) and they really work. They're nothing fancy, but you can use them in the rain, when it's cold, or - best of all - upside down. A good, dependable, pen.
Awesome field pen
I use this pen to write up my list of birds seen while birdwatching and to enter information in my SCUBA diving log book. Love the pen; love the ink in the pen. I also use the pen for everyday writing.
Upside Down Writing
I use this pen to underline in my books while laying down reading. I have been using the space pen for over 25 years. Great for extreme conditions and every day use!
Excellent Reliable Writing Instrument
Use every day; home, office, job site; any time a pen is needed. This one always writes anywhere and at anytime. Ink is permanent and doesn't smear or smudge.
Actually, my first one was a gift.
Now, this one, is my gift to a friend.
Never go out in the rain without it.