U Brands® 30 count Gel Pens are designed to fulfill all creative needs be it drawing, sketching, and writing. Features a fun and colorful assortment of glitter pens, neon, pastel and classic pens. Gel pens are conveniently packaged in a reusable acrylic case making it easy to carry and store the entire set wherever the creativity is while never having to worry about misplacing one.
I have used these pens for about two years now. I bought them because they were cheaper than the other colorful pen options in store, but if you really want some good-quality pens, I would suggest investing in a more expensive set. I used these for my planner, so I did not write extensively with them. Here are my rankings of the pens in the set from best to worst:
1. 3 classic pens
2. 12 glitter pens
3. 6 neon pens
4. 9 pastel pens
The pastel pens are pretty terrible. I can almost never get ink to come out of them, and when I do, the ink runs inconsistently and messily. I have a similar but less frequent experience with both the glitter and neon pens. The best pens are the classic ones, but there are only 3 of them. Also, I never leave the pens open for a prolonged period of time or press them too hard onto the paper. I try very hard for my writing to look nice, but it is the quality of the pens themselves that make it really difficult. Despite the fact that I used these pens for so long, I would not recommend them to anyone else because they are difficult to use and very frustrating, especially for someone who likes to neatly journal, color, or plan.
The packaging really intrigued me on these, read some reviews and decided to purchase. Overall, all the pens but one work, with some working better than others. My yellow-gold, orange-gold, and orange sparkly ones don't work very well, and my dark blue sparkly one does not work at all. Not all of the pens work right away but scribbling on a paper helps a lot. I really like the book style packaging, its nice to look at. I would buy these again.
My daughters love these pens! The colors are vibrant, and the storage case makes it easy for the girls to keep up with them plus it travels well. The only problem we’ve had is one of them leaking and creating a little mess. Other than that, they’ve been great.