Aurora Duo Cart: Quick Look

Timestamps:
(0:28) – Color Options
(0:37) – In The Hand
(0:55) – Weight / Dimensions
(1:07) – Balance and Feel
(1:18) – Nib Options
(1:26) – How It Writes
(1:44) – Features
(1:55) – Filling Mechanism
(2:05) – Ink Capacity
(2:15) – History
(2:28) – Cleaning
(2:34) – Price

In today’s Quick Look, I’m showing off the Aurora Duo Cart. This particular fountain pen model was available around 50 years ago, and while not exactly the same, Aurora did a great job reviving it. For more details on this vintage-inspired beauty, be sure to watch the video above! Here are a few highlights:

  • Two colors available:
  • Hooded nib, allowing you to grip as lost to the nib as you want
  • Nearly no step at all, very streamlined design
  • Features a wet-writing stainless steel nib that’s currently only available with a medium nib
  • Great for long form note writing because it’s smooth, lightweight (24g), and easy to hold
  • Snap cap, but does required an intentional push to post
  • Price does vary between color options; $156 for Black, $180 for Bordeaux

If you’re looking for a modern pen with vintage flair, the Aurora Duo Cart is a great option. For more details and up-to-date specs on the Aurora Duo Cart be sure to check it out on GouletPens.com. And you can subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos like this.

Aurora Duo Cart

Aurora Duo Cart - Writing Sample

What are your thoughts on the Aurora Duo Cart fountain pen? Let us know in the comments below!

Write on, 
Brian Goulet

2017-10-11T01:57:39+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Pen Reviews|20 Comments
  • David L.

    I love the red on black. As I have stated before, I can’t help but get red pens. When I see one, it is almost certain that one will be in my collection sooner or later. How well does it match with Red Dragon? Oxblood? I will probably wait to see if a fine will come out before I order one. Thank you for the amazing videos!

    • Kathy

      I’m with you, David. I love red pens! Also turquoise ones. Hoping the Edison Seasonal NP is not red or turquoise so I can get the Duo Cart now! 🙂

      • David L.

        Kathy, that Pacific Al-Star has been calling me! I too love turquoise. If the next Premiere is red, I will be one of the first to pick one up! I can guarantee that!

        • Tom Johnson

          We should know soon. Last year’s NP Summer announcement was made on June 22!

          • David L.

            Wow! That would be nice if it’s the same this time!

          • Lydia At Goulet Pens

            You all will know soon 😉 David, the Pacific Al-Star is gorgeous. Definitely recommend. It is one of my favorite EDC pens.

          • David L.

            Lydia, I’ve been considering the Duragraph since November, but the Al-Star Pacific has got me thinking. I will probably have both before the year is up, but I can’t decide which to get first!

          • Lydia At Goulet Pens

            Purely based on special edition nature of the Pacific Al-star versus the regular edition nature of the Duragraph, I’d say you should get the Pacific first but I also say go with your heart and get the one that calls to you more first.

        • Tom Johnson

          Guys, what if the Summer ’17 NP has BOTH red and turquoise in the resin? Call it “Ocean Sunrise”.

          • David L.

            Tom, that would be interesting!

  • Dane

    I grabbed one as soon as I could. I’m not familiar with the original Duo Cart, but this pen has a very similar design to the vintage Parker 51. This pen is a fantastic writer! Pleasantly wet, well balanced, and the snap cap and hooded nib make it great for meetings or times when quick notes and lengthy pauses between writing are required. The only thing I could nit-pick for a fault was the cap doesn’t post very positively, but that’s a very minor issue. I love this pen!

  • Tom Johnson

    I love the design of this pen, from the hooded nib to the very large capacity cartridges (I refill cartridges with bottle inks). I like both colors, but probably lean more to the dark, rich red with gold trim. Thanks for the excellent Quick Look Brian.

    • Kathy

      I want the burgundy one. It’s in my cart! Love the vintage look, particularly the hooded nib. I do think it’s a little overpriced for a steel nib, but I’m not a gold nib “snob” and know many steel nibs write as well as the gold ones. I also wished it posted better, since I prefer to write with the cap posted, but I’ll deal with this! Thanks for the Quick Look, Brian!!!

  • Drone

    Yeah, meh. Parts (especially the cap) look Made in China or India. Then they want $24 bucks extra just for the PVD “gold-tone” finish (I doubt it’s really gold alloy). The steel nib is the final nail in the coffin for this (IMO) over-priced pen. I mean, $156/$180? C’mon…

    This one isn’t as bad as the Stipula Splash – but it gives me the same sort of feeling.

  • Ron Parish

    Thanks for the video. I would like to know where the pen is made if you have that information available.

    • David L.

      Aurora is an Italian company if I am not mistaken, and I could very well be. I would have to say it’s made in Italy.

      • Ron Parish

        Thanks. I know it’s an Italian company, but wasn’t sure whether or not it was actually made in Italy. Cross, for instance, is an American company, but the pens are made in China.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      As far as I know, all of Aurora’s pens are made in Italy 🙂

      • Ron Parish

        Thank you.

      • David

        Careful dear Lydia. Stipula touts Made in Italy, then they tried to pull a fast one with the Stipula Splash, which was just a dirt cheap re-branded Dollar school pen made in Pakistan. YAFA with their Conklin retread brand puts “Toledo Ohio” right next to the Conklin brand name on the barrel. The pen is actually Chinese and YAFA/Conklin is based in California! The original Conklin Pen Company (estd. 1898) was based in Toledo. YAFA bought out the Conklin brand-name in 2009. The Fountain Pen Industry is fraught with these sorts of shenanigans these days 😉