9.27.2010

Retro 51 Harley Davidson Flathead Pen Review

Git yer motor runnin'. Retro 51 presents their licensed Harley Davidson line of pens, which are inspired by the brand's motor-head aesthetics. Don't take it for granted if you're not a fan of the motorcycle, these pens are much more than just a renown name. Take the Flathead pens for example. These compact ballpoint pens go beyond the biker appeal.


The Flathead is a great take-along pen. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet has the weight of a solid writing instrument with its metal base. The push-top plunger ejects and retracts the mini D1 size ballpoint pen cartridge with a satisfying click.

The rugged, hinged clip is a great feature that helps the pen clip on to thicker materials like a stack of papers or a leather jacket.

Summary:
  • Writing Quality : Odd shape to that flat grip doesn't make it very ergonomic. (grade B)
  • Aesthetic Quality : The Harley licensing doesn't make this pen look cheesy. The design is actually very nice on its own without the Harley name. (grade A-)
  • Utility : Pocket sized, go anywhere type of pen. Clip is resilient and opens wide. (grade A-)
  • Price : Available for $23 on Goldspot.com and other competitor websites, the Harley Flathead is a fantastic price for a licensed pen that has great function style to boot. Great gift for the biker in the family. (grade A-)

Final Grade : A-
Retro51 has been developing pens with the Harley and Disney license for well over a year now and have been leading the way for the rest of their brand with these new releases. Expect more exciting licensed Disney coming soon in the fall.

3 comments:

  1. I was amazed that Harley-Davidson is not just ranking on top in the motorcycle industry but also in terms of fashion and now, pens. Truly it has established its name throughout the years.

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  2. Definitely true. Harley established quite a visible brand with its style spread across multiple types of products.

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  3. I was amazed that Harley-Davidson is not just ranking on top in the motorcycle industry but also in terms of fashion and now, pens. Truly it has established its name throughout the years.

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