Shipping: Very impressive!...
January 31, 2013
Shipping: Very impressive! It took Jetpen only 9 days in total to pack and ship
this case to Sydney, Australia! I guess the credit also goes to USPS (I used
First Class shipping, which usually takes 2 weeks or more), but Jetpen was
really fast with their packing, as promised. Very happy here!
Product: The case looks big in the picture, but is quite small in my hands. The
green fabric has a subtle 'grid' pattern, which is nice to look at, rather than
just a pure green nylon outer casing. The case is relatively soft, due to a
minimal layer of foam in between the fabrics. I would love to have a harder foam
insert to better protect the pens and toughen up the case, but I guess this will
The secret to this style of pencil case is a piece of flat, rectangular
cardboard or plastic (I hope it's the later, which is tougher and
water-resistant) hidden between the fabrics that bends and curves around the
case, allowing it to stand up solidly. Then again, it's a bit on the thin side
so I'm a bit afraid that without packing this case with pens, you will end up
crushing it in your bag and permanently flatten it!
If you have mechanical pencils, chances are that the pointy guide pipes will
eventually poke through either sides of the case: the zipper and especially the
broad side (a.k.a. bottom of the standing case) because the fabric there is
thin. But this happened to almost every nylon case that I've owned in the past,
too. Therefore, leave your pencils pointing up and not over-pack the case,
Overall this is a lightweight, functional, minimalist pencil case that you can
show off your absolute essential tools of trade and nothing more. A perfect EDC
or every day carry. For the hoarders out there, steer clear, unless you want to
add this to your even larger collections of stuffs you carry around! :D
Oh, and it's "Made in China".