Quick Hits: Best Refills for the TiScribe Bolt & Karas Kustoms Retrakt Pens

If you’re like me, you own more pens than you need. My two favorites at the moment are the TiScribe Bolt from Urban Survival Gear (reviewed here) and the Retrakt from Karas Kustoms. Apart from their full-metal frames, these would seem to be fairly dissimilar pieces. But, guess what? They take the same ink refills.

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6 Under $60: Holiday Gear Guide

Truth be told, I’m a terrible gift giver. But just because I put off my shopping until the last moment doesn’t mean I can’t make a few recommendations. Here are six items for the burgeoning outdoors/EDC enthusiast that I feel offer the best bang for your buck.

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Workout Partners: Gym EDC

Working out demands flexibility and toughness, traits that the best gym loadout will reflect. And while there are some who drag entire duffle bags with the from bench to rack, we prefer a lighter, more mobile carry. If you’re going to push yourself to the limit, after all, you’ll want gear that can keep up with you. Here’s what we’ve been carrying on our recent trips to the gym.

Review: Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen

Perusing lists of the best bargain pens, we couldn’t help but notice the recurring appearance of the Parker Jotter. It’s been featured on such popular sites as EveryDayCarry.com, and its Amazon reviews are generally glowing. So when we stumbled across one in our local Staples, we decided to give the medium point marvel a shot. The results, as you’ll read below, have left us somewhat conflicted. Here’s our rundown on the base model of the popular Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen.