Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

by - February 15, 2020

You have probably heard about Zebra Mildliners before! They are really popular in the bullet journal community because of the pastel colors the highlighters come in. They are on the more expensive side, but they are dual-tipped. The design of the Zebra Mildliners are so cute!

Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

By the way, I am so sorry I missed posting last week! I was sick and I went shopping at outlet stores for around three hours.


Why I Bought the Zebra Mildliners

I don't know where to start. They are super cute, come in lots of colors, and they are dual-tipped. Well, I bought them because I wanted some pens for my bullet journal that I could use for color-coding and highlighting things. (If you want to see how I am color-coding, then look at the picture above. I have the colors above the index, and then the coding on the right side of the page.)

I wanted markers that had chisel tips because I didn't have any in my marker collection yet. 

I bought the fifteen pack on Amazon and they were under $20, only a little over a dollar for each marker. The design of the Zebra Mildliners is one of the aspects I love. If the marker doesn't look cute, aren't you less likely to buy it?

Honestly, the design was one of the biggest reasons as to why I bought them. They don't look like they are dual-tipped, but they are, which I think is a big plus. Mostly, I am probably going to be using the chisel tip.

Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

The Pros of the Zebra Mildliners

Let's start with the pros. :)

  • They come in a lot of colors.
  • The markers are cute! :)
  • They are dual-tipped: chisel and pointed tip.
  • They are small enough to carry around easily.
  • The plastic case they come in folds into a marker stand. (I am not using it because to me it is a little bit bulky, but if you want these on your desk, then it folds into a stand you can use.)
  • Looking at them, you wouldn't know they are dual-tipped. (I don't know why I like this, but I do.)
  • The ink is smooth and the colors are mostly pastel (Some of them seem to be a little bit too bright to be considered pastel.)
Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

The Cons of the Zebra Mildliners

Even though these markers are totally worth it, they do have a few cons. Pretty much anything has a few cons though, right?

  • Some of the colors are kind of bright and they don't match in with the rest. (Some of the markers are not what I would consider pastel)
  • For some people it might be out of their budget for markers (They are a little expensive for fifteen markers)
  • I think two of mine came with the thin tip slightly smashed (This makes so the thin tip makes a wider line. Notice the first color in my marker swatch page above and you will see how it differs from the other ones. It isn't a huge problem for me though because I bought them for the chisel tip, and if I really want to use one with a smashed tip, then I can just not press as hard.)

Overall, the pros outweigh the cons for me and I think they are a great addition to my bullet journal supplies. These are the markers I am planning on carrying around with me so the small design makes it easy for me to fit all of them into my pen case.

This year I am trying to get more into the habit of carrying my bullet journal around so I bought a cute pen case to hold my essentials in. You will see how I carry around and store my bullet journal supplies soon! :)

Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

I have been using these throughout my new bullet journal set up, and I haven't noticed much ghosting, or any bleeding through the page. You can see what type of bullet journal I use here

In the picture above I used a Zebra Mildliner for all of the grey on the layout. You can also see where I did the color-coding in the corner.

I don't really notice ghosting because it doesn't really bother me unless it is really dark. If I notice bleed through or a lot of ghosting, then I cover the darkest areas up with a handy white gel pen. :)

My Overall Thoughts on the Zebra Mildliners

I think that for the price point, they are a little expensive, and if you are on a budget, then the Crayola SuperTips are a better buy (They come in a 50-pack for under $10). If you want markers with chisel tips though, then I would totally suggest these because they are not in the original bright colors, but still make your handwriting stand out.

The design of the markers are super cute (I feel like I keep saying this. :) ) and they are easy to store because of their size. 

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Do you own Zebra Mildliners? Are you planning on buying them? Thanks for reading. :)
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Zebra Mildliners Review (15 Pack)

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