As you may know, I don’t like ballpoint pens. There are a few that I like, such as the Pentel RSVPs, but they are one of the exceptions.
I received some Softroll refills from the kind folks at Monteverde. I tried out the blue one in my vintage Parker Jotter. One good thing about these refills is that they fit all Parker-style ballpoints, as well as a variety of other brands. The other good thing is that they don’t act like regular ballpoint points. Like their name, they roll smoothly and softly across the paper, lessening the normal ballpoint friction and discomfort. If you like the look of ballpoint ink, you won’t be disappointed.
In short, it still looks like a ballpoint, but flows much better. I will consider buying these when I need more ballpoint refills.