I just have to put it out there. I’ve got to admit it. It’s been eating me inside for weeks, months! I’m not a fan of many Lamy pens. That being said, I am a fan of the Lamy Nexx! Read on to find out why…. Also, be sure to check out my personal blog for more exclusive content!
Given my dislike of the design of the iconic Lamy Safari, for me to like the Nexx is a big deal. And I love it! It has a smooth, metal, matte finish triangular shaped barrel, with a silicone section smoothly coming off, and lastly the Lamy nib protruding outwards in all its splendour and glory. It is truly a beautiful design. Even the plastic cap is designed such that the pen looks classy. It is a very futuristic design that I have come to get used to and love. It is also unique. Yes, the Pelikan Pelikano may be somewhat similar, but this is far classier and more elegant. Lamy really did get this pen right.
This pen is smooth. There is practically no feedback from the paper and it lays down a nice, thin line of ink. It uses the standard Lamy nib, so nothing special in that sense, but it is damn smooth (needs to be mentioned twice!) The nib being used is a medium stainless steel nib, which I find to be a little thin for a medium (about the same as my fine nibbed TWSBI). That is why I do find the pen a little dry for my liking. It writes very consistently, with just a few minor skips. That being said, don’t fret! Lamy nibs are incredibly easy to swap out, and they practically have every common nib size you could want! From XF to BB, you’re sure to find something to suit you.
I rarely ever give a pen 9/10, but I have to award this score for Lamy’s brilliant ingenuity and affordability when it comes to the Nexx. The pen is a C/C fill so, much like other pens, you have the luxury of bottled ink as well as cartridges. The pen is very light to hold, making it an awesome writer for longer writing sessions. When left uncapped, the pen often writes immediately and doesn’t provide any hard starts whatsoever. For the price it is sold at, this pen is a truly brilliant EDC, suited to children and adults alike. With the range of cap colours, you can go for bright and fun to formal and sophisticated, and with Lamy’s brilliant nib changing system, you can change the way the pen writes entirely for modest sums of £3-5.
Final Thoughts (8/10)
With its fresh, modern design and its superb writing quality, for the price – this pen is practically a steal! A great pen for children and adults alike, you will not be disappointed by the performance of this pen. For just £15, it’s hard to say no! Many thanks to my friend William Caussy for graciously providing this pen for review.
By Ali Abbas Panju