Size and Shape
Unsharpen lists the average length of a retracted pen at 5.49 inches, or 13.94 centimeters. Your best everyday carry pen should be slightly shorter so it can easily be slipped into a pocket, bag or glovebox. Every EDC pen you'll find through us at Goldspot is between 3.6-5 inches long with cap closed, perfectly pocket-sized for carrying on-the-go. The right one for you will depend on how big your hands are and how you hold your pen to write. Your best EDC pen will have a slender yet compact design that is practical without skimping on performance.
A great EDC pen is affordable enough that you can lose it, sturdy enough to survive a trip through the washing machine, and solid enough that it can be used as a tactical pen or defense tool. Unlike your smartphone, the best pocket pro will never fail you because it doesn't have a battery, will never be outdated, and is always within arm's reach. Depending on the series, our EDC pens here at Goldspot are made from metal, plastic, stainless steel, aluminum or titanium construction. Durable materials make for reliable writing sessions no matter where you are.
We won't mince words; the best EDC pens are always going to be more costly than generic writing pens that you toss when the ink runs dry. However, EDC pens are available at every price point, so you'd be hard-pressed not to find one within your budget. At Goldspot, you'll find everyday carry pens starting at $10 and under. Pens with limited refill types and heavier materials can be found on the more affordable end. On the higher end, you'll find pens with lightweight construction and more refill compatibilities. Depending on your wallet, weighing the importance of these aspects will help make your decision on the best EDC pen for you.
The Best of Both Worlds
When technology fails, as it sometimes does, a robust EDC pen is ready to get to work. When reliability meets versatility, you get a pen that will go the distance in style, rain or shine. If you're known as Mr. Gadget with your everyday carry items, we hope this post helps you round out your gear with the best EDC pen.
The Kaweco Sport Pen, as well as the other pens we listed, all have the key features you'd want from a high quality EDC pen. Our best recommendations for EDC pens all rate highly in terms of portability, convenience, durability, and an approchable price point. We hope to some of these pens make their way into your everyday carry. Feel free to tag @goldspotpens on any social media platform to share your EDC pocket / bag dump with your favorite pens.