For the sake of trying new pens since one may have thought that I'm being "greedy" (even though, when it comes to a person using a pen, it would be rather eccentric for one to say as such), I bought myself a pack of these, more specifically a 4-pack a while back, wanting to see how the Profile® "worked" and how good of a pen it was. Firstly, in the four-pack you'd find four different colors, as opposed to four of the same pens - and those being black, blue, red and purple, which was one of the reasons why I had purchased a pack of these. They're nothing but fine, lightweight pens that get the job done, and overall, in the end, you'll be finding yourself satisfied due to not only that, but how "advanced" it may seem given that it has somewhat of a gel pen feel with its smoothness and boldness, as far as the point/ink goes.
And yes, these are indeed retractable with the good comfort level included, which is always a good thing in the case of the retractable pen if you're looking to travel with say, in this instance, these pens! No more ink spills and whatnot, and as for myself, I've had, unfortunately, my share of these due to sometimes losing the top of a pen and having to walk around with a pen that can very easily of course get started on writing around the "walls" (the pocket itself). Four different lovely colors for an outstanding product courtesy of none other than PaperMate®, and if you're looking for more, don't hesitate to step up to a bigger pack which include several other different colors!