Big Idea Design Ti Pocket Pro Pen review

If you have visited my favorite gear page since January of this year, you may have noticed that my favorite EDC pen has been the Ti Arto pen from Big Idea Design. I love that pen, but now I have a new love that has replaced it as my favorite EDC pen. It’s the Ti Pocket Pro Pen also from Big Idea Design. Let’s take a look and find out why I like this pen better than the Ti Arto.

What is it?

The Big Idea Design Ti Pocket Pro Pen is an EDC (every day carry) pen that is constructed entirely from Grade 5 Titanium (except for the pocket clip, which is made of Grade 4 Titanium).

Design and features

The Ti Pocket Pro pen is available in either stonewashed titanium or antique black. I was sent the antique black version. Black isn’t usually a color that I choose for my accessories, but I’m glad that I did with this pen because the finish looks perfect without any defects. I can’t wait to see how it looks after it gets some wear on it.

The length of the pen adjusts to accommodate the length of the ink refill. It can be as short as 4.11 Inches / 104.5 MM. To as long as 4.65 Inches / 118 MM depending on the refill.

The barrel smoothly tightens to expose the writing tip and loosens to retract it.

Inserting and removing ink refills is very easy. The barrel unscrews, you remove the refill, and spring and then reverse the process with the new refill.

The Ti Pocket Pro comes with a Schneider Gel 0.4 black gel ink refill installed. I also tried a longer Uniball Signo refill and had zero problems installing it in the pen.

There are 80+ refills that are compatible with the Ti Pocket Pro, so chances are good that your favorite is on that list.

The Ti Pocket Pro pen is shorter than other pens that I’ve used, but that doesn’t cause any problems with writing comfort. This isn’t one of those mini pens that will cause your hand to cramp up when you start trying to write with it. The Ti Pocket Pro is easy to hold and the slots in the barrel provide just the right amount of grip without being sharp or uncomfortable.

Final thoughts

Big Idea Design has another winner on their hands with the Ti Pocket Pro pen. It’s my new favorite EDC pen and goes with me to and from my day job. Why do I like this new pen better than the Ti Arto? Mainly because it’s quicker to use since I don’t have to unscrew a cap and post it on the back of the pen. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy using the Ti Arto. But now I just leave it home to use it there.

I have nothing but good things to say about this pen and all the products that come out of Big Idea Design. They make pens that are built to be used for years to come and that’s just what I plan to do with the Ti Pocket Pro.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Big Idea Design. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

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14 thoughts on “Big Idea Design Ti Pocket Pro Pen review”

  1. I have large hands, but this pen still fits perfectly in my hand. I’d recommend it to anyone in search of a good EDC pen.

      1. Stonewashed; too much of the furniture around my bedroom is black, so I spend forever searching for black items that I put down (e.g. eye glasses, phone)…

  2. For a change I finally got a pen before you. For a pen that uses different sizes refills and adjusts automatically it is great; it seems to easy. You did notice that the spring has different diameters at their ends to handle different size refills.

  3. Wow they have some clever ideas. Do you find you have to adjust carefully how far out you screw the pen tip or do you just turn it and use it ?

    (There is a video Julie on their website explaining about turning the spring around for different refills.)

    1. No need to be real careful. Of course, if you keep unscrewing the tip, it will come off the end of the pen. But after a couple of uses, it becomes a non-issue.

      I missed the video. I’ll make sure to check it out to make sure I have the spring installed correctly for the insert that I’m using now.

    1. I don’t think they offer an affiliate program. If there’s a note field on the order page, please just let them know you read about it here so they might offer future products for review – because I love their stuff 🙂

      1. Boy that shipping cost is a killer. Did they come to any US retailers yet? What’s your second choice for an EDC notebook or journal? Thanks, Dave R.

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