The Stowaway

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Stowaway pen in original packaging

Turns out that Fisher has a new pen called The Stowaway.

This is an unusual addition to their line up along with the Bullet, Astronaut, Mars, Millennium & Zero Gravity pens

The
remarkable thing about the pen is the size that is just slightly larger
than a Fisher refill.  Essentially the pen body and cover just fits
over the refill.

Compared to the body of the bullet the Stowaway is even smaller.

Unlike its brethren the Stowaway does not have a clip but easily fits in a pocket or wallet.

Both
barrel and cap are made of plastic, so for those looking for a smaller
version of the machined bullet pen will find themselves disappointed

Because
of its small size the pen is not good for writing volumous amounts but
will suffice for jotting down quick notes or getting a phone number.

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Montblanc Meiserstruck, Stowaway, Fisher Bullet pen & Parker DuoFold fountain pen

In general the Fisher pens are dependable in the field and can stand up to a great amount of abuse.

Besides,
ever since 1967 Fisher Space Pens have been used by American astronauts
on all manned space flights and is now used by the Russians as well.
Even Tang didn’t have a run that long.

The pen can be found at REI outlets in black (pictured), red, blue & green.

Ed Flores
Writer

Photos courtesy of the author

5 thoughts on “The Stowaway

  1. I wish I knew more about the ink’s durability. Is it acid free? Lightfast? Waterproof?

    Will those astronaut’s words last as long as the paper upon which they are written?

  2. I’m not sure about the acid-free part or the lightfastness, but they are waterproof for sure. You can write underwater with them:)

    From a few years of experience, they seem to last very well. Plus, they’ve done something different with their black lately, resulting in a much darker tone than their old one. They are not fountain pens in line density, but fountain pens can’t write on leaves and glass:)

  3. Chris wrote:

    I wish I knew more about the ink’s durability. Is it acid free? Lightfast? Waterproof?

    Will those astronaut’s words last as long as the paper upon which they are written?

    1. The ink is very durable
    2. It is waterproof
    3. I am not sure if it is lightfast or acid free
    4. I am not sure how to answer your last part of the question.

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