7 Year Pen - Lightning


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Each year an estimated 100 million pens are discarded everyday! With the hope to reduce some of the waste, and look cool doing it, Seltzer designed The Seven Year Pen. With a long-life tip and a jumbo hidden cartridge tucked inside, this slim and light-weight pen can write up to 1.7 metres a day. Black ink, medium tip. 7" long.

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Product dimensions:0.5" H × 3.13" W × 7.13" LShipping dimensions:0.5" H × 3.13" W × 7.13" LShipping weight:0.03 lbs.Style:7 Year Pen - LightningUPC:810988010164

Appropriate for ages: 6 - adult

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Customer Reviews of 7 Year Pen - Lightning


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I really like this 7 year pen!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Great 7 year pen! I love the idea behind this product!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pen These pens are really nice and useful but not great quality
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute but breaks easily I loved how adorable this pen was and I wasn't expecting it to last 7 years but I did expect it to last a month. The pen I had shipped to my house exploded in the process and my local store exchanged it. I kept the second pen in my desk drawer away from and heat/cold sources and it exploded as well after nearly a month. Poor design but they do look adorable.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute pen This pen is super cute, though it does not last 7 years.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Writes Smoothly It writes really smoothly and has a really nice looking design. Can't wait to see if it will last me seven years.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 years strong I've had my pen for 5 years and its still going strong. Love it!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute Received the fox one as a gift a few years ago and it lives in my purse for moments I need it when I'm out. It's cute and stylish. I don't use it all that much, but it's smooth and pleasant to write with. At the rate I use it, I'll probably have it forever.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift Gave this pen to someone as part of a gift, it wrote very smooth and was a nice, quirky gift for a professional.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth Writes smooth. Gave it one less star because some times the ink skips. Let's see of it last seven years! Overall good pen.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute super cute pen. very smooth. doesnt last 7 years tho. lol
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like advertised This is such a smooth pen, reliable, and has not broken yet! I've own mine for four years now and it's still going.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Pen - Smooth Glide, Great to Hold A co-worker gifted me with this pen. I love how smoothly it writes and the cheerful color, design. I have since bought one as a gift for a friend's birthday and also have another one for myself (I keep one at work, one at home).
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Writes smoothly! I love this pen! I've had it for a couple years now, and it still writes as good as it did when I first got it. I'm not a student, so I don't write long class notes with it, but I use it regularly, and it's still holding up!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute It's cute and it hasn't run out yet!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's so cute Okay, so it didn't last seven years... But I had this pen for a few months and wrote a lot more than the recommended two-meters-a-day. :) I loved it through its entire life.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I've had mine for several years and so far seems to still have a lot of ink left in the can
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Honestly my favourite pen goes with me everywhere love the colour and the feather! Super cute!
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool If this pen truly lasts seven years it will be worth the price. Plus I love the color of this one
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat This pen seems really neat and it's really pretty too
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great "novelty" pen. This is a great "novelty" pen. If you're expecting highest quality, head to Staples and spend your money there - but if you're expecting a good pen with a cute design that lasts quite a long time, I'd definitely recommend this product. You certainly are paying for the fun design and the "7 Year Pen" name, but I don't think the price is outrageous for a fun product that does work as promised.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dollar-store quality The pink color is perfect and writes in a solid, smooth black ink. BUT it's horrible quality. The pen clinks and seems loose like it will break when you re-tract the ink. Not impressed at all. Seems like a dollar-store pen! Not worth $10. I wouldn't even pay $3 for it. Such a disappointment. Save yourself the money.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice pen, but you're definitely paying for the novelty... It writes nicely, but I would still pick basic ballpoints or gel pens over it. Cute as a gift, but not anything special. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it This pen writes so softly and lasts long. Its a sturdy material as well so the tip doesn't move when you write as it may with some other pens. It may not last as long as it claims but it lasts longer than most do
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute pen but not worth it It is a really cute pen and the ink writes well however I don't find it actually lasts any longer then any other pen.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great For day to day writing, it does what is suppose to do. But for students, this won't last very long considering the amount of writting they do. So don't complain about it when it has been clearly stated it will last 7 years for the average person, not a student.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice pen It works really well and looks good too.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love mine! This is not the exact one that I have now, but I love mine.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent I loved the fact that this pen writes so smoothly on paper. And that it is easy for me to take notes quickly using this pen. Another thing that I love about it is that it is sustainable!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth writing Nice, smooth flow and comfortable to write with! Cute to boot!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pens I love the 7 Year Pens... always coming out with cute little designs on them. If only I would stop losing them before the 7 Years is up... I'll never know if it truly lasts 7 years! The only negative about these pens is the little button with the image sometimes falls out/off.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Pen I bought the fox pen for the design. Whether it lasts seven years or not isn't important to me. It's smooth, but the ink isn't the darkest.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! These are great pens. They are very smooth and comfortable to hold. I have never had an issue with the ink. I have had one for 3 years now and it's still going. I write quite a bit at my meetings during the week and it's still kicking! Can't wait to see if it lasts another 4 years!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't know that happened I was so excited about this pen, because my pens always run out way before I'm ready for them to. So I bought it and used it for a few days before getting busy and leaving it in my laptop bag for a month or so. Found it later and was happy, but it wouldn't write anymore! I obviously didn't write enough for it to run out, and there wasn't any leakage, so I don't know what happened. Maybe it was too hot or dry? Made me sad, though. :(
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Pen I've been using this pen for going on 11 years now. Excellent. I have no idea where all the ink comes from. The reviewers lasting a few months must eat ink.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this pen i totally love this pen i use it for work and I'm a guest service agent i write a lot and I've had this since December and it has never stopped working and I've never had a single problem with it i will definitely buy more of this pen it writes so smooth
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No where near 7 years Lasted less than 2 months and I only wrote about 1 line a day.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, but look beyond the face value! As some other reviewers have stated, there's fine print to this pen; it says itself that it "can write up to 1.7 metres a day" [for seven years], not that it will most certainly last you 7 years. That being said, these pens do write quite sleekly - particularly for ballpoint pens, and I've become so accustomed to using them that I prefer them to most others. (Not as smooth as, say, a gel pen, but smoother than many other regular ballpoints.) That being said, if you use them regularly, and for quite a lot of writing, chances are you WILL run out of ink before that seven year mark comes - and then what are you left with? A pretty, but expensive pen that's no longer much good to you? No, actually, you still have your sleek little case (the pen itself, minus the ink cartridge). Because those cartridges are replaceable for only a couple of bucks - so really, what you're paying for now is more like a cute pen that is refillable for only a couple bucks more (via the company's website, that is - I don't see them on Indigo's site, rather surprisingly.) So if you're kind of thinking, "Hm, that's a rather exorbitant price for a ballpoint pen," it's kind of more like a style investment that you can refill as you require. I actually do recommend them, but more as a kind of indulgence than necessarily any kind of bargain. I have two and I'd consider getting more if they were a bit less pricey, if that gives any indication of how much I enjoy the easy flow of these pens.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lasted exactly 2 weeks Honestly one of the most regretful purchases from Indigo I have ever done. I know that sounds pretty dramatic, but considering how pricey this is and what it promises, I think it completely sold itself short. I got this pen with a matching pink journal because I wanted to start recording my daily thoughts; to my dismay, 2 weeks in, after writing about 5-6 lines a day, it stopped working. Even after scribbling on the top of the page, it just refuses to work. Never spending more than 5$ on a pen ever again :c
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as advertised I bought this pen as I write a lot at work and nothing is worse than when a pen fails mid writing. This pen that should last 7 years lasted me 2 weeks. 2 whole weeks before it decided to run out of ink. I've had better pens from the dollar store.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite pen! I bought this pen about a year ago. Exceptionally smooth writing. I'm not sure if it will last seven years, but it's still going strong and I'm very pleased with the quality of the pen.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT ! A very good choice for a present
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it but buy it on sale It's a cute pen that writes smoothly and nicely. Realistically though, no pen is worth $10.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Writes beautifully Exceptional quality- I love this pen!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite pens I've bought several of these pens. They write so smoothly, and last for a long time. Like other reviewers have said, it doesn't last for 7 years... but, I used one every day at work for two years before it ran out of ink. That's pretty good, in my opinion.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Pen When I'm Not Using Fountain Pens So far I have owned this pen for 2 years. It's my go to pen that I leave in my purse in case I ever need it. It writes well and doesn't stutter. Well designed. If you write more than 2 meters a day then it will NOT last you the full 7 years. But it's fantastic so far.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Pen When I'm Not Using Fountain Pens So far I have owned this pen for 2 years. It's my go to pen that I leave in my purse in case I ever need it. It writes well and doesn't stutter. Well designed. If you write more than 2 meters a day then it will NOT last you the full 7 years. But it's fantastic so far.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute! Bought the Panda one. Used it twice. Hope it lasts 7 years though!
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 7 Year Pen My grandma bought this for me for a gift, and unless they changed the formula, it does not last for 7 years. I wrote the day I started in my agenda, and it lasted 7 weeks. Dollar store pens lasted longer so that was sad. Cute packaging tho!
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like it I bought it because of the fox design. It has a nice grip and is really smooth. Would have preferred blue ink (and there is no way to change it?) so I am rating 4/5 only because of that (also a bit too pricey). I don't know how long it will last but I don't use it too often.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite pen! I go through pens like crazy - a GOOD pen for me usually lasts a month. I have had this one for at least two years, and it is still going strong! My mom came for a visit last year and tried to steal it. I told her she could have any other pen but this one! Maybe I should get her one of her own..
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 4 Month Pen I started using this pen in the middle of August and it lasted until the end of April (it died in the same way described by many other reviews). I write more than the average bear, but not as much as a student. Comparatively, I got 2 months out of my previous (budget) RSVP pen. It's a nice pen thats great to write with, just don't expect it to last anything even close to 7 years!
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SAVED BY THE REVIEWS! I love the looks and the premise of the 7 year pens so I decided to buy several to give as gifts. I just read the reviews, sadly I changed my mind to purchase as gifts.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 7 Year pen hasn't even lasted 1 year This pen was great at first but it constantly runs out as soon as I write more than a few lines. Usually it takes a while for the ink to run again but now it's completely gone and I haven't been able to use it at all. So much for 7 years!
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 Month Pen I used this pen to take notes in class. It lasted 2 months. I can use the same regular Papermate pen to take notes for at least 2 years. Now, it can write one word and then dies off until I leave it alone for 10 minutes before I can write the next word. I tried e-mailing Seltzer Goods but got no response.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 1 week pen! It arrived a couple of weeks ago and ran out of ink 1, ONE ! week later. Even the cheapest pen would last me at least 6 month. Looking at the cartridge inside it is just the basic size but it's top end is removable so that ink storage capacity is in fact smaller than basic.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this pen two months ago and loved it, but while writing a test this past week... IT.RAN.OUT.OF.INK!!!! No impressed!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pen Use it all the time.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Pen I love my 7 Year Pen - I give them with gifts and have never had any disappointing reviews! I love the way the pen writes, and I prefer it over fancier pens.
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love writing with mine. I love my Quill 7 year, it's a pleasure to put this pen to paper. Purchased in July 2011 and still writing smoothly, so much so that I am looking at buying more, I'd like to give some as gifts. The other reviews make me wonder about quality control at the company though.
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just adding my 2 cents A lot of the comments are from students who clearly didn't read the fine print. It's for writing up to 2 meters a day for 7 years (Which is the norm for most adults). If you're in school and actively taking notes in all your classes, then you're probably really doing at least a week or a month's worth of writing in a day.
Date published: 2012-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT Recommend! I purchased this on July 5th and it's ALREADY running out on me. I looked at the reviews before, but decided to take a chance on it. Never again will I purchase this pen.
Date published: 2012-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this pen!! I bought this pen in November 2011 and it still works like a charm in June 2012. I never had any problems with it and it writes very smoothly and in a wonderful thick black colour. I am not in school writing constant notes every day so I can't vouch for the people who have had troubles with it then, but I do write a lot and it has stayed good. My favourite pen by far and I always keep a close eye on it so I don't lose it!!
Date published: 2012-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't last long enough only 5 months I purchased this pen on sept. 29th 2011 and on March 4th the pen started running out of ink.. Today March 6th it doesn't work. Not happy, I knew that it would not last 7 years but I didn't expect it to run out all ready. The pen wrote beautifully but it should have lasted at least a year, not 5 months
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I got this pen for christmas and I love it! I use it for work, school, and at home. It writes so smoothly I'll be devastated if i lose it.. I want to buy another because it writes so well. If only it came in other ink colours..
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Pen I don't know how long the ink would last because I lost mine after two weeks of having it. But I loved the smoothness of the ink and the easy flow. I would totally buy another one, if I thought I wouldn't loose it again.
Date published: 2011-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as fabulous as its own hype I haven't had the experience as other reviewers with the ink being finicky, but this pen definitely is not worth the hype it gives itself. The refill inside is not some super-duper-wowee-jumbo thing that will last forever: it's a regular ballpoint refill of the kind that fits Parker pens, and in my experience they might last a year or two at most. No magic about it, sadly, just an overpriced sorta-cute plastic pen. If this pen were a boy I'd flirt with it but not expect anything near a long-term commitment. You can get way better at a stationery store for way cheaper.
Date published: 2011-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thought it was awesome... at first :( I really enjoyed this pen at first. It is really smooth as it promises, however the ink colour is more of a darkish grey colour that I really dislike. Also, I've had this pen since AUGUST and have recently started using it to write my school notes and it CONSTANTLY stops working and I have to scribble on the top of the page for at least 30 seconds before the ink starts flowing again if at all. Otherwise I have to switch pens (and leave this 7 year one until it stops having it's hissy fit) before using it again. SHORT Great use for short and sweet writings but will annoy anyone who has to write more than 2 or 3 pages of text after a few weeks of first use. Not worth the heafty price when so many cheaper pens work more effectively.
Date published: 2011-09-23