Lamy Neon Yellow Safari, 2013 Limited Edition

Lamy Neon Yellow Safari, 2013 LE

Every year Lamy comes out with special colors on their pens, and for the last several years they’ve been coming out with a new Safari each year. There were rumors about this year being a neon yellow, and that rumor is entirely true! This pen is called, fittingly, Neon Yellow.

Lamy Neon Yellow Safari, 2013 LE

Lamy Neon Yellow Safari, 2013 LE

Lamy Neon Yellow Safari, 2013 LE
There is a quality to this pen that you can really only appreciate in person. Since I know I’m one of the first to actually see this pen in person, you’ll have to trust me on this. But once the pen becomes available this April/May (in the US) and others start to see it, I bet you’re going to see a lot of folks posting some pretty wild comments about the color.

Like all other Lamy Safari’s, this pen is available with an extra-fine, fine, medium, broad (all in black or steel color), 1.1mm, 1.5mm, and 1.9mm nib. It’ll sell for a list price of $37, with a ‘street price’ of $29.60 at GouletPens.com and other sites. This might seem like a little higher than you’ve paid for a Safari in the past, and that’s because Lamy recently underwent a (relatively small) price increase across all the Safari’s, and other pens.

We are being told the pen will become available in the US around mid-May, of course that could always change. One note about this pen’s availability, it’s only being made in a single production run. Unlike past limited colors like the Apple Green and Turquoise Safari’s that have been produced in multiple runs, the Neon Yellow color is so speculative that Lamy is only doing a one-shot deal. I don’t know exactly how many pens they’re making worldwide, but you can anticipate that they won’t be available as long as previous years’ limited colors. It’s impossible at this point to predict how long they’ll last, but I would just encourage you to buy one within the first few months of the release if you know you want one for sure.

This pen is, to put it mildly, very extreme in color. I think that Lamy is really taking a chance making a pen of this color, and it’s likely going to elicit a response of either “I love it!” or “I hate it!”. And that’s perfectly okay in my book! I love to see companies push the envelope, and Lamy is taking a risk with this color. I like to see a company as popular as Lamy still look to be a little edgy and not always play it safe. Bravo! That said, this color is not really my personal taste, but you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be putting one in my personal collection. I can use it as an emergency road flare in case my car ever breaks down, haha! I’m just kidding, everyone knows I drive an Aztek and that thing will never break down (Breaking Bad, anyone?).

I don’t even think I have to ask, but I will anyway….what do you think?

Write On,
Brian Goulet 

2017-10-11T03:23:17+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Pen News, Pen Reviews|36 Comments