This is a definite recommendation if you’re like me and like a smooth dark line and a softer pencil core. I swear I will review a harder pencil at some point, but all these Indian pencils are really dark and smooth. And I kinda love it. That’s why I’ve been doing this series: I love this kind of pencil. How many Field Notes can you use before you start just buying them for the theme instead of their usefulness? That’s the same type of situation here. I know all these pencils are super similar, but for me, that’s the point. I know what kind of core I like, I’m looking for something that might surprise me within the realm of things I know I’ll like. And who can go wrong with free sharpeners and erasers in every box?
The Zoom gives you a couple options for looks and shape. If you want to go serious, go with the regular Zoom, it’s hex shaped and “English Gray, with stripes” which is a fancy way of saying it has four shades of gray, and if you count what the pencil writes, five! But if you’re not feeling super professional, the Zoom Triangle comes in three colors: pink, blue, and purple. All of these colors are somewhat pastel and feel like Easter colors. The pink one is my favorite, because even though it’s pink, it feels the least “Easter” to me. These come with a fat white stripe near the top of the pencil and thin white stripes along the triangle edge. The hex is thicker than the triangle, but surprisingly, the triangle is heavier by about half a gram.
This is a definite recommendation if you’re like me and like a smooth dark line and a softer pencil core.