After being really dissatisfied with the Pilot G2 gel pen with my pocket Moleskin notebook I researched some options and people raved about the Zebra Sarasa gel pen. The packaging claims its smudge-proof. I claim bullshit. It takes as long to dry and still smudges as badly as the G2 on that Moleskine paper. Ballpoint looks like crap in that notebook. Gel looks great but the trade-off seems to be needing to keep the page open for ages for the ink to dry. I’m not a fan of blotting on the opposite page nor smudging.
The Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencil is fantastic and of course doesn’t smudge. But the biggest problem is that it’s pencil. It’s very light on the paper and hard to read.
Is there a decent, easy to acquire, gel pen that will work with this damned notebook?