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Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection Review

Hands up if you’re also a little (lot) stationery obsessed? Then you will love this Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection review because these pens are just delightful.

When was the last time you used a fountain pen? I’ll be honest, for me, it was about 25 years ago when I was at school – my goodness!

I remember how using it felt so special, refilling the ink and the way the pen glided on the paper. It even made my hand-writing seem more passably neat and just felt good to hold a fountain pen.

Of course, back in those days, the design of fountain pens was pretty plain – even the expensive ones. These days, many of us want our pens to be as pretty as our notebooks.
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Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection Review
The Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection

A survey of more than 1400 Australian women conducted by Pilot Pen Australia revealed that 90% said that pens make a smart fashion statement and that 55% have a favourite pen they like to keep in their handbag. I’m the same!

“Pens, just like mobile phone cases, purses and handbags make a stylish statement and can add more personality to your appearance,” says fountain pen expert and ambassador for Pilot Pen Australia, Sophia Le.

Pilot Pen Australia very kindly sent me this beautiful collection to review.

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Click here to purchase these beautiful pens!

If you’re outside of Australia, you can purchase them here in the US and here in the UK.

Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection Review

Pilot Pens Review: MR3 Retro Pop Collection

The Pilot Pen MR3 Retro Pop Collection is a fashion forward range of executive style fountain pens a choice of fun colours and funky designs to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe!

Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection Review

You can choose from:

  • Grey with a houndstooth pattern ring
  • Red with a wave pattern ring
  • Violet with an ellipse pattern ring
  • Light green with a marble pattern ring
  • Orange with a flower pattern ring
  • Aqua with a dots pattern ring (this one is my fave!).

I think these make a beautiful gift idea for a loved one or for you! Perhaps to celebrate a special occasion or the start of a new planner.

Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection

Want to grab your own? You can purchase them here.

If you’re outside of Australia, you can purchase them here in the US and here in the UK.

Each MR3 fountain pen is available in a fine or a medium stainless steel nib to suit your handwriting style. You can fill them with your favourite ink using the handy squeeze converter inside the pen.

Renowned for its exquisite pigment, Pilot’s Iroshizuku ink makes the perfect accompaniment to a smart fountain pen.

“Pilot’s Irsohizuku ink is the ink of choice by calligraphers and handwriting experts. It is available in an extensive range of stunning colours, inspired and named by the Japanese landscape and comes in an elegant glass bottle to add a designer look to your desktop,” says Sophia.

My Review and Opinion

Pilot Pen Australia MR3 Retro Pop Collection Review

Using a fountain pen has been just as special as I remember. These gorgeous, bright and bold designs give a pop of colour to my desk and they’re so vibrant.

The Aqua pen is my favourite – no surprises there!

I love how this pen feels in my hand – it’s almost ergonomically shaped to sit well and feel comfortable.

One thing I do remember from my school days is how my fountain pen would sometimes drag across the page – this doesn’t happen with the Pilot Pen MR3.

I’ve also experienced no ink splattering – something else that would annoy me as a child!

Inserting the ink cartridge is easy – simply unscrew the bottom of the pen, remove the refillable ink cartridge and pop in the cartridge that’s included in the pack. After a little shake the ink started to flow.

I think these pens are beautiful and are going to make the most special gift ideas!

You can find out more about this beautiful range here and purchase online here.

If you’re outside of Australia, you can purchase them here in the US and here in the UK.

Win a Pilot Pen Australia Stationery Pack worth $98!

And the winner is…Alexandra!

Would you love to win this gorgeous purple-themed prize pack from Pilot Pen Australia?

Pilot Pen Australia Stationery Prize Pack
You have the chance to win this gorgeous Pilot Pen Australia Stationery Prize Pack!

This beautiful prize, worth $98, includes:

  • A MR3 Retro Pop Collection Pen in Purple
  • Ink
  • A Notebook
  • Gift Box

To enter, simply:

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. What is your favourite memory from your school days and why? Scroll to the bottom of this page to where it says Leave a Reply.

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  2. Giveaway closes on October 14th 2018.
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  1. Dianne
    / 7:20 am

    I was rather bored at school until I met the new high school librarian. She introduced me to a vast array of new authors and genres including ones I discovered later that were her own copies – she definitely went above and beyond to stimulate my love of reading and instilled in me a love of reading new authors and genres which remains to this day. Thanks.

  2. Loreen Law Foon
    / 9:57 am

    Getting my pen license ?
    What an accomplishment that was as that age.

  3. / 11:42 am

    I was homeschooled for primary school, as we lived in an isolated community in Tanzania. I loved doing school with Mum – while we followed a distance education curriculum, there was a lot of freedom to go off on tangents to further explore topics I was interested in, or to experiment with different styles of art and poetry. I think that figuring out what your creative voice *isn’t* is such an important part of discovering what it *is* and I’m so thankful I was encouraged to do that as a kid!
    Then when we came back to Australia I went to an all-girls high school…that was quite the contrast… :-D

  4. Rachel K
    / 10:43 pm

    On my first day some girls skipping asked if I wanted to play. It was like the sun had come out to not feel alone. They ended up being my best friends for the whole of my Primary school years!

  5. Samara McRae
    / 9:16 pm

    Lunchtimes with all my friends. Sitting around chatting amd laughing together. We didn’t know how lucky we were.

  6. Samara McRae
    / 9:15 pm

    Lunchtimes with all my friends. Sitting around chatting and laughing together.

  7. Tracy Mackay
    / 7:38 pm

    I loved free milk day at primary school. Receiving the little bottle of ice cold milk, popping the cap and sipping the thick chunk of cream off the top of the milk mmmmmm!

  8. Tamie
    / 5:58 pm

    My favourite memory is writing letters to my friends – we’d exchange them every morning. I miss those old school days of writing letters!

  9. Bryony Sumner
    / 5:38 pm

    We used to use fountain pens at school too! I remember changing the cartridges that had those tiny balls inside and getting ink all over our fingers trying to get them out and play with them (anything to avoid listening to Latin lessons lol!)

  10. / 1:26 pm

    Playing on the field in primary school making daisy chains and ants nests.

  11. Louise
    / 12:08 am

    I loved the day at school when it was really hot. We spent the afternoon listening to our teacher reading us stories whilst eating icy-poles that he got for us :)

  12. Jacky B
    / 7:21 pm

    Returning to school as a teenager having been stuck at home for months after an operation. Who would have thought a teenager would want to go to school! But I missed my friends as we lived in the country far away from the town.

  13. Sarah
    / 7:08 pm

    I loved English, escaping reality and making my dreams come true through my stories and writing. I still to this day love putting pen to paper.

  14. Vicky
    / 12:36 pm

    They’re gorgeous ?. I haven’t used a fountain pen in a long time pretty sure high school was the last time.

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