Taskmaster’s Ultra grips are designed to work with the body’s natural physiology and reduces the strain associated with writing and offers support for those with diminished grip. It can be used with either left or right hand, there is an R and L printed on the grip to indicate how to position them correctly for each hand. I prefer the large ultra grips as they offer more support.

Pencil grips are traditionally recommended for children who struggle with writing and have not developed a good pencil grip and adults who have diminished grip, usually caused by conditions like arthritis or a stroke. Pencil grips are also useful for those with hypermobility and other musculoskeletal conditions that affect the fingers, hands and wrists. A pencil grip does make it easier to write and can reduce muscle strain and fatigue in generally healthy individuals who have to do a lot of writing.

The Ergohacks Verdict

I’ve tried many different pencil grips over the years, but these remain my favourite. As soon as my daughter with hypermobility started writing, her pencil received its grip in her favourite colour and she still loves using them when writing because her fingers hurt less. They are durable and can be used by both left handed and right handed writers. They are comfortable to use and feel spongy, not solid, which is a tremendous help. Recommended.

Ergohacks Essential

Retailer: Amazon + 

Price: ± £9.63 (pack of 5)

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 We based our Ergohacks Verdict on 3 years of using Ultra grips. This article was first published on 14 June 2014 and last updated on 28 June 2017.