2 May 2012

review: Muji erasable pens

So, I popped into Muji the other day and saw these instore. I had originally scoped them out online but chose not to order online as the delivery charge is a bit extortionate for a few pens! Anyway, they are Muji Erasable Pens and retail at £2 each. They had them in eight colours: dark blue, light blue, pink, red, purple, green, orange and black. 

With the popularity of erasable pens within the stationery community, I thought it'd be a good idea to review these seeing as this is also my first foray into this world.

I chose three colours out of the eight: dark blue, light blue and pink. I actually really want the purple, red, green and orange too but can't justify it at the moment cos the colours I most need to be erased are usually blue or pink!

Here is the sticker on the pink pen (but it's the same on the light and dark blue ones).

And this is how they look when written with:

As a big fan of Muji pens and a longtime user of their gel ones, I was not disappointed with how wonderful it was to write with the pens. They flow well, the colour is decent but not overpowering - how I like my pens to be; and they also look good when not in use!

Next, the erasing of each of the colours.

You can see that the dark blue left behind a little bit of the imprint; you can see the word 'test' still but that maybe because I press down too hard?

However, the light blue didn't leave anything behind...

And neither did the pink.

Overall, I'm impressed with these pens and I'm considering investing in all of the colours but at £2, they are a bit steep so I'm going to wait til I'm next in Hong Kong or til someone I know goes so I can *hopefully* get them for cheaper. I haven't used the Frixion ones though which are the ones getting the best reviews on the internet but I have to say, these Muji ones are pretty good! And plus, they also look very pretty on your table and in your hand! I guess the minimalism aspect of Muji items has a 'je ne sais quoi' about them :)

NB: Excuse my French - I've not used it since my GCSE days which feel like an eternity ago now and I'm not entirely sure if that is right :)

Post and pictures updated on 31/12/2014


  1. I remember having pens that could rub out! They are so cool! I want some! :P

    1. Hehe, you can buy them online too if you don't want to go instore :) x

  2. I have one of these and think its absolutely amazing, I also own a couple of other erasable pens and find that the MUJI pen far exceeds all of those. I would definitely spend the £2 on them rather than any other high street one (and plan on doing so next time I'm in London)

    1. I want one in every colour too... Muji is bad for my bank balance! x

  3. how great! i can't wait to get my hands on these.
    i had one question as you seem to love your muji pens - how long do they last? do they go gloopy at all after a while? my pens need to last at least 6 months or so and sometimes pens can go a bit funny after a while...

    1. Hi Zoe. As far as I know, Muji only released these a few weeks ago so I'm not sure about their longevity. However, they do write well and they are pretty so even if you wanted them to last six months, you might end up running out of ink before then due to heavy (unforeseen) usage hehe :)

      With the normal Muji gels, they last forever as far as I can tell. I have a stockpile (no joke) that my parents bought me from Hong Kong and I've had them for a year and a half now and they still write as fine as they did on the first day I had them.

      Hope this helps x

  4. So stoked I found this blogpost (and your blog!)
    I definitely need to get my hands on these, next time I'm in London;)