Both the Sailor Pro Gear and Pro Gear Slim are classics of the fountain pen world – and I have already given both of them their appropriate single pen-review treatment (find the ProGear here and the ProGear Slim here).
Since both pens are really quite similar in many ways, and since I got quite many questions about their differences, I thought I shall extend my ‘pen overview-video series’ by just such an overview comparison on these two:
- the Pro Gear vs. the Pro Gear Slim (design, size, feel in hand)
- gold trim vs. silver trim
- the F(ine) 14k gold nib vs. the E(xtra) F(ine) 21k gold nib.
I have done an overview on the Pilot Capless vs. Décimo in a similar fashion – and this format was seemingly quite useful for some people. So here this series continues.
I am already pondering about the next candidate. The Pelikan Souverän series maybe…what do you think?
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Write Here in the UK for supporting this video overview. You can also buy the Sailor Pro Gear pens at their webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).
But now, check out the video-overview below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Sailor Pro Gear & Pro Gear Slim
- Available in many different colors and finishes
- Cartridge-/converter-filler (Sailor proprietary, converter supplied with the pen)
- Nib: 14k gold (Pro Gear Slim) or 21k gold (Pro Gear), plating depending on trim-color
- Nib-options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B) – and a vast amount of specialty nibs such as Zoom, Music, etc. Most speciality nibs are not available on the Slim version, though
- Price: ca. 150 € (Pro Gear Slim) or 300 € (Pro Gear)
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