The Pilot G2 is one of the most popular rollerball refills on the market. The problem is that it can be pretty tough to find something that accepts the Pilot G2 with a cap. In fact, it is tough to find a rollerball with a cap in the first place. Luckily, there are a few options on the market. Here are some of our favorites.
Perhaps the most popular, and affordable, option for a pen that accepts a Pilot G2 while also having a cap is the Pilot Metropolitan. This brass pen with stainless-steel accents is a true workhorse. Because it has been designed by Pilot, you can be sure that it is going to accept their refills perfectly.
Of course, this isn’t the only pen with a cap on the market that accepts the Pilot G2. Let’s tell you a little bit about all of the best options.
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For most people looking for a pen that accepts the G2, the Pilot Metropolitan is perfect. In fact, this is often touted as the best G2 pen.
It has been constructed from solid brass, and then given stainless steel accents, with the pen being finished in stunning black color.
While the cap isn’t a screw-on cap, it does fit snugly onto the top of the pen. This means that the owner doesn’t have to worry about ink leaks in their pocket.
This is one of the most affordable pens that are compatible with the Pilot G2 and yet, despite this, the build quality is fantastic. In our opinion, this is a must-buy.
- Pilot's sleek Metropolitan Collection signature pens
Lamy 2000 Rollerball
In terms of quality, the Lamy 2000 is a massive step-up from the Pilot Metropolitan. However, the price is also going to be a massive jump, coming in at quadruple what the Pilot Metropolitan would cost. Still, some would argue that the price is more than worth it.
This German-made pen has a fiberglass finish to it, which creates an exceedingly beautiful look. It can also be gripped in the hand so much better. It really is a fine writing instrument, particularly for those that are spending their entire day with a pen in their hands.
One of the interesting things about the Lamy 2000 is that the look of it is really understated. This has actually been a complaint by many users. When they open the box, the Lamy 2000 doesn’t really look like an expensive pen. This is true. it really doesn’t. It isn’t until you hold the pen in your hands and write with it that you really feel how wonderful it is, and how it is worth the cost.
The Lamy 2000 will easily pair with a Pilot G2 cartridge. The clip cap will ensure that the cartridge won’t be leaking everywhere too.
If you really want a Lamy pen that fits the Pilot G2 with a cap, but you really don’t want to be spending a ton of cash, then you will be pleased to know that the Lamy Safari has you covered. This pen comes in at roughly the same price as the Pilot Metropolitan.
Unlike the Pilot Metropolitan, this pen has an ABS finish. The pen has also been beautifully designed around the grip which should make it easier to hold. Although, there are some people that aren’t huge fans of the shape of the grip.
This is a solid pen. Despite the low price, the cap should fit pretty well onto the end of it too.
- Rollerball pen in sturdy ABS plastic
Lamy All-Star Rollerball Pen
The Lamy Al-Star pen range is one of the most beautiful collections of budget pens on the market. By now, you will probably know that if Lamy produces something, it is going to be fantastic.
These pens will easily accept the G2 cartridge. They feel fantastic in your hand too.
One of the things that we loved about this particular pen is the cap on it. Obviously, it is going to fit the top of the pen snugly. You don’t have to worry about that too much. However, the clip is almost indestructible. There is a huge amount of flexibility in it. This means that, even though you won’t be paying a huge sum of cash for the pen, you get something that will last you for years.
- LAMY AL-STAR
As you can see, if you want a pen with a cap that fits the Pilot G2 cartridge, you are going to be spoiled for choice. Sure, the options are going to be more limited than if you want a click shut pen, but with Lamy doing a good range of pens that are compatible with the Pilot G2, you will still be able to choose from some of the best pens on the market.