Rite in the Rain, whose claim to fame is their all-weather notepads, somewhat recently (last year) came out with a new mechanical pencil that they say is the last pencil you will ever need.
Going by how they categorize the new pencils on their website, the Rite in the Rain mechanical pencil, dubbed “No. 99,” is designed for construction use, and also for general purpose use.
It works with 1.1 mm pencil lead, and comes with (7) HB #2 leads and 2 spare erasers. You get 3 pencil color choices: black, yellow, and red. The black and yellow pencils come with black lead, the red pencil comes with red lead.
These pencils are 5-3/4″ long and feature a specially designed expanding tip that helps to prevent breakage, wobbling, twisting, or loose lead. The pencil body is made of a strong resin (plastic) material.
We asked you about your favorite pen, pencil, marker, or other writing tool a few months ago, and nobody mentioned this model. If you like what it offers and buy one, please report back and tell us how you like it! As for me, the 1.1 mm lead is a big detractor.
Rite in the Rain offers refill pencil leads, but 1.3 mm seems to be a common size. The Staedtler pencil I previously wrote about is one such pencil that takes this size.
Bonus: The Rite in the Rain #99 pencil is made in the USA. So are the brand’s notebooks, at least all I’ve seen.
Here’s their promo video:
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