I EDC a 4.25"x3" notepad* and at the moment I wrap a hairband around it with a pencil attached. But my all time favourite pens are black gel pens (eg Pilot G-1, which is my all time fave). Can anyone suggest a 4.25 inch or smaller pen that walks and talks just like the Pilot G-1? not too fussed whether it's retractable or with cap. retractable will probably be more sensible, but I'm easy. * anyone know if this size has a standard name? it's exact dimensions are 4 and 6/16 inches (11.2cm) by 3 inches, which makes it smaller than A6, and perfect for carrying comfortably in any pocket. - It's A7 with a slightly larger cover cheers, u24.