The Inka all-conditions pen, introduced at the Winter OR show, is watertight, light weight, writes upside down and in wet conditions, and has a split ring so that it can be attached to a pack or key ring. The short version of the pen is easily pulled out of the case for quick use. For more leisurely or extended writing, the pen can be cleverly transformed into a full sized writing instrument.
The Inka has been improved: an o-ring and lip have been added to secure the pen to the split ring, a PDA stylus has been added, and the body is now carbon fiber. The titanium version, weighing just 0.45 ounces, will be available this holiday season. What do you get the dedicated lightweight backpacker who has everything...?
Inka designer and founder, Greg Adelman, holds his creation.
Specifications and Features
Weight: 0.45 oz (13 g)
Solid titanium body
Remainder is carbon fiber composite
Delrin PDA stylus
Closed length: 3.15 in
Open length: 5.0 in
Diameter: 0.375 in
Temperature range: -30 °F to 300 °F
Angle of operation: 0 to 360°
Weather conditions: any
The stainless steel version weighs 0.6 oz (17 g)
"Inka Titanium/Carbon Fiber Pen (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005) ," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/inka_titanium_carbon_fiber_pen_orsm05.html, 2005-08-14 03:00:00-06.