Gel Ink Technology
Nonslip, textured grip
Stainless steel barrel
Secure metal clip

The Original 3-Series features a sleek, sophisticated appearance housed in a rugged steel body for lasting performance. Enjoy the same barrel of the F-301 Retractable Ballpoint Pen with the smoothness of a gel pen in our G-301 Gel Retractable Pen.

  • Stainless Steel Barrel
  • Available in 0.7mm Point Size
  • Comes in blue or black ink
  • Smooth Flowing Gel Ink
Weight .20 lbs
Dimensions .47 x .34 x 5.13 in
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SKU: G-301_RG

44 reviews for G-301 Gel Retractable Pen

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Davis

    Excellent flow, didn’t quit writing until all the ink was gone. Out of ink quickly, but for the quality of writing, I will keep buying the G series pens.

  2. Rated 2 out of 5

    Pat Frey

    I bought two of ZEBRA`S G402 gel pens, wrote one letter, two grocery lists and a few notes on a sale flier for a new stove +fridg. set – the ink was gone! I can not get any refills at the store where I got the pen!!!!

    • Zebra Support (verified owner)

      Thanks for your patience! Refills are now back in stock!

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    Lance A Mason

    I cant find the g301 gel reflls,at walmart meijer, staples ,ofc depot,what gives ,the pens came with gel,I dont like the fine point.

    • Zebra Support (verified owner)

      Hi Lance, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    I like the pen, but wish it would come in red ink! Everybody in “penworld” has red ink. What the hell?

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fred Chitwood

    Love the g 301, blue ink, writes very well, the blue color is strong. However, I can’t believe they ran out of ink so quickly. I may buy refills, but as quickly as they run out I might have to keep a few refills on hand.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dawn Erwin

    I have a zebra pen. I am trying to find refills for it but the stuff on the front of the pen has worn off and I cant see what the cartridge says.

    • Zebra Support (verified owner)

      Hi Dawn, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5


    My boss loves the pen, just one issue after we put in the refill the pen won’t work correctly. Not sure what we are doing wrong.

    • Zebra Support (verified owner)

      Hi Joyce, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the g-301. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  8. Rated 3 out of 5

    TJ Lu

    I had bought a gel retractable pen. This pen was probably the best i can get. It has a compact size and a soft click and a sturdy body. But it ran out WAY to fast and now, I have to use the ballpoint pen because the store doesn’t have and gel retractable refills anymore. The ballpoint might last longer, but i don’t like how the ink isn’t dark and that it has more friction. I had to buy my refills at amazon. But overall, i like the pen better than any other pen i had. Also, the refills on amazon cos $1.04

    • Zebra Support (verified owner)

      Thank you for reaching out. We apologize for any issues you have had with our product. Please reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] so we can resolve this for you. Thank you.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    My primary writing use for this pen is journal writing. I love the smooth flow it provides for cursive penmanship. This is my go to pen. The refill allows for a more cost saving option.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Preston Mensch

    I loved this pen so much, but one day my grocery store that I bought them from stopped selling the pens and the refills randomly and I really wish I could find them again.

  11. Rated 1 out of 5


    Like pretty much everyone commenting; I love the pen but the ink lasted a week. I run an environmental organization and hate to keep replacing plastic pens. So I got these in the hope of longevity and less plastic. But with having to buy refills at this pace, it’s less of an environmental impact to get some of the other horrible pens that last forever. I also use pencils more now. They don’t do as much damage in the Pacific gyre. They also can’t be used for many applications so….Zebra, get your act together.

    • Michael Wacewicz (verified owner)

      Hi Kathleen. Thank you for your feedback. Due to the 0.7mm point size and the fact that the pen is compact, Zebra had to put a smaller refill in the pen to make the pen work. Be on the lookout for the G-402 gel pen coming out later this year. The pen features the body of the F-402, with a fine, 0.5mm gel point. With the smaller point size, less ink will flow meaning the pen will last longer than a traditional 0.7mm gel point size.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Richard Kulp

    I found the refills at staples for the G 301 pen’s they are a little cheaper there.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5


    My review is the same as everyone else before me. The Ink runs out too fast and it’s almost impossible to find any refills for these pens. Wouldn’t you think “If they sell the pen, they must ALSO sell the refills for that pen.” Right?????? NOPE !!!!! Kinda STUPID if you ask me.

    • Michael Wacewicz (verified owner)

      Hi Beverly, G-301 refills are available on our website in black and blue.

  14. Rated 3 out of 5


    I’ve been a fan of the matching M-301 pencil for decades, but never liked the F-301 ballpoint pen – it’s an okay pen, just not to my taste – so I had to try the G-301 gel version. Wow! It writes wonderfully. It’s my new favorite pen to write with…but if you’ve read a few other comments you’ll know why I can’t possibly give it five stars: It runs out of ink in, quite literally, just a few days. Seriously? MORE INK PLEASE. And the refills only come in 2-packs? If I’m really going to use this pen I’ll need a gross of those things at a time. As is, it’s not really a practical product. A real shame because it’s just dreamy to write with and makes a very nice line.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Red and blue g301. Where are they

    • Michael Wacewicz (verified owner)

      Hi Larry, Blue G-301’s are available on our website. The Red G-301 has been discontinued, but you can purchase it in our Z-Outlet.

  16. Rated 3 out of 5


    I really would love to find blue and red g301,s. At one rime Walmart carried a 3 pack but I have not seem those in years. Help.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    5 star

  18. Rated 4 out of 5


    I absolutely love these pens but they run out of ink so fast. I rated it a 4 only because of the ink problem. Do your executives read these reviews? They all say the same thing. Good grief you have such a winner here but you need to tweak it a bit. Please don’t make it big and fat, you have a lot of room in the barrel to expand the cartridge. The grip and overall size is something you should not mess with because that is also part of this pens appeal…

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Russ Griesemer

    I absolutely love this pen. At my work we use a lot of different colored papers, and the gel ink is the only thing that will write smoothly and with sufficient contrast to be really legible. Unfortunately, the barrel is a little flimsy and the ink runs out too soon. Also, if you drop it on a hard floor with the point out, forget it-get a refill because the point will be ruined. If you would offer the gel ink in the body of your F701 pen with the same large refills as the F701 you’d have a real winner with the industrial crowd!

    • Michael Wacewicz (verified owner)

      Hi Russ, thanks for your commitment to Zebra. Sit tight, we have some big things coming in 2017 and 2018!

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Evelyn P

    I’m really glad I can discover this pen! They’re super great! Long story short, I was looking for some SARASA refills (JF-0.5), instead without a second glance, I accidentally bought a JK-0.5, a refill for this pen. Turns out, this is now my favorite pen. Better than SARASA (my past favorite, but it’s still good though), on my opinions. My only rant is how fast their refills are relatively aren’t cheap, and it runs out pretty fast. But I LOVE IT!

  21. Rated 3 out of 5


    I work in utilities, and I do a lot of writing. No really, A LOT of writing. I check and monitor several facilities, and each facility has a log book. Several of these facilities are in operation 24/7. This is by far, the best pen I have ever used. It looks great, it fits in my shirt pockets (and they stay there and don’t fall out), it has a really nice weight, writes nice and clear, it makes my messy handwriting look “artistic”,… I could go on and on and on… But,

    The reason I’m even taking the time to add my comments, is what most of your loyal customers have already stated. I’m lucky to get 2 weeks of ink out of a new pen. These puppies aren’t cheap. For such a amazing product, the actual “PURPOSE” of the product fails…quickly.
    Refills? Nope. They are as scarce as a Mogwai. So, I buy another $7 pk.


  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jeff S

    I’ve been buying the g301 steel gel pen for years on my regular trips to the US, essential as they’re always being ‘borrowed’ by clients and family, but never returned. However refills are poor value as they have ridiculously short writing life. I read about your dry ink development. How will this compare to the existing gel, in write quality, life expectation and price? And when will it be available here in the UK? Jeff S

  23. Rated 1 out of 5

    Officer D.Daher

    Im a patrol officer and I do a ton of writing but was tired of the plastic clips breaking on my G2’s so I did some researched and found what I thought would be a more durable replacement. Loved it at first but ran out of ink after 4 days of patrol. Guess I’ll have to go back to researching because after paying 6.00 and change for 2 pens I already have to buy refills. No way am I buying refills every week. Great pen but you will have to go back to the drawing board for ink capacity before I’ll buy agian

  24. Rated 1 out of 5

    Officer D.Daher

    Im a patrol officer and I do a ton of writing but was tired on the plastic clips breaking on my G2’s so i researched and found what I thought would be a more durable replacement. Loved it at first but ran out of ink after 4 days of patrol. Guess ill have to go back to research because after paying 6.00 and change for 2 pens I have to but refills. No way am i buying refills every week. Great pen but you will have to go back to the drawing board for ink capacity before I’ll buy agian!!!

  25. Rated 2 out of 5

    Catherine Sijacic Stein

    I love these pens and how they write. My only complaint is that they do not last long at all. I’m lucky if I get a week out of them. Not sure they are worth money or if I will purchase them again.

  26. Rated 1 out of 5

    Rodney Campbell

    Stop working in two day??

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really love this pen ! It’s most likely my favorite one ever.
    Unfortunately I took it apart and I can’t seem to be able to put it back together. Can someone help me please ?

  28. Rated 3 out of 5

    Just Someone

    I LOVE the F301 Gel Pens. It’s amazing how smooth they are. However they run out of ink so quickly! Mine lasted less than a month. I know gel goes faster than regular ink, but less than a month? Sadly I won’t be buying the gel anytime soon unless you put more ink in the refill. I’ll stick with the regular F301 for now.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray Stump (verified owner)

    Excellent for all types of writing conditions.

  30. Rated 1 out of 5

    Rex’s Texas

    Love the G-301 Pen and the refined look…stainless and sleek, fits perfect in FRC work wear. Adequate enough for all events I attend, no cheapo clear plastic body, nice! FYI, gel ink does not last and I’m tired of chasing refills, sorry. Swapped to a competitor’s .5 mm gel pen and find that I like the smaller tip much better than the look of the 301. Build a G-301 .5 mm Gel with a FULL ink reservoir that lasts more than a week and I’m back in a heart beat…expand the line. All vendors I deal with carry this style of pen and pencil.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    fruitypuffs (verified owner)

    I really like this pen. You don’t have to worry too much about it where I’d kind of worry about the rollerball pen even though it doesn’t seem to bleed through unless you hold it in one spot for a long time. I have it in black and blue ink and I really like it.

  32. Rated 4 out of 5


    I love the way the pen writes. My main complaints keeping it from receiving all 5 starts is that the ink does run out fast and the plastic part of the barrel breaks way too easy. I work in a sales office but also do warehouse work so I am pretty tough on pens.

  33. Rated 1 out of 5

    burroughs659 (verified owner)

    I’m in the military and love the G-301 Gel because it lays down ink well, is sturdy, and it fits in the pen sleeves on my uniform so well. HOWEVER! It runs out of ink WAY TO FAST! Reminds me of buying a printer at a reasonable price, and then spending a FORTUNE replacing ink cartridges. C’mon Zebra. If you want me as a loyal customer, make changes to the refills. Otherwise, I’m outta here.

  34. Rated 3 out of 5


    As stated by others, these pens write superbly but do have issues. The ink does run out fairly quickly and even more to my dismay is the lack of strength needed for the plastic barrel/grip to break. I’ve had three break while in my hand writing. This is the weak part of the pen. You would think with a steel body, the pen would be more durable, but frustratingly that is a no.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very good!! Only complaint is that I can’t get refills from the same place I bought the pens, CVS. Also the clip seems to get bent out of shape alittle, as I repeatedly clip the pen to my Wranglers. Would be nice to see better spring steel in the clip. But that doesn’t matter because these pens write like a dream. A little scratchy if you do not hold them at the correct angle, but once you are in the spot, It glides across the page, and this coming from a fountain pen guy.

  36. Rated 2 out of 5


    I’m a student, and these pens last about 2 days for me. They write very smoothly, and have very pigment ink, but the lifespan is too short for me.

  37. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great pen but ink does not last very long about 8 days for how much I wright wish it was the same size as the f402 maybe that would help with more ink

  38. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great pen but ink does not last very long about 8 days for how much I wright

  39. Rated 3 out of 5


    These pens are fantastic but they run out of ink very quickly. I’ll have to debate whether to keep buying them. I LOVE how they write until they quit after a couple weeks.

  40. Rated 4 out of 5


    I love these pens. They SHOULD receive all 5 stars but because I have so much difficulty finding the refills for these gel pens and the refills seem to run out so much faster than any other gel pen I’ve ever had. That is why I still love these better than any other pen, but I’m so disappointed and don’t use as often because of the refills. Can you please do something about this Zebra! Think of the $$ you’re losing due to this in my opinion!

  41. Rated 4 out of 5


    I love the way these pens write. My only complaint is how fast they run out of ink.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Steel G-301 pens are great. My friends like them, too. They don’t take my other pens, just the Zebra pens. The pens are that good.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scandinavian king

    When my Zebra ballpoint pen ran out of ink, i rode moped 100 km in total only to get a new Zebra pen! (Not a refill, because i had modified the pen to adopt another brand of refill to make it work somehow again.) I found out that these come gel filled too, so i bought 2 gels and a ballpoint. Gel pens are great, but they seem to come to the end rather soon. I’m about to start my moped again…

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a really nice pen – I had to buy another as one of my clients grabbed it from me and would not give it back!

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