Retractable fountain pens look like an average click ballpoint pen, but are indeed a fountain pen featuring a nib. This nib hides into the barrel and isn’t visible at first sight: just one click is needed to extend and retract it. Retractable fountain pens give you therefore the smooth writing experience of a fountain pen, but also all the convenience of a normal click pen!
The benefits of this clever mechanism are many. First, the ink doesn’t dry up as there is no need to constantly cap the pen whenever you do a break, especially if you’re writing for long periods of time. Secondly, as the nib is kept inside of the barrel, it is also protected against any possible harm. Retractable fountain pens are, without a doubt, one of the greatest innovations in pen designing of the past few years.