I buy several mechanical...
October 26, 2012
I buy several mechanical pencils every year, and have trouble parting with any
of them. As a result, my collection has grown to a point where even the ones
that I like to use don't fit in my pencil case. This led me to this product.
In general I like the design, and I may buy the smaller one as well so that I
can sort my pencils by manufacturer and have a color-coded set of pencil cases.
This particular case is currently holding 9 pencils and there is significant
room to spare. It does stand up on a desk as shown, and this can be convenient
when your large desk is as cluttered as mine is.
Based on prior reviews and my own experience with this case, it seems like the
zipper can be a problem. If the case is to open all the way, and form a stable
base, then on mine (as is the case in the review written by Lil) when you fully
open this, there is a strong tendency for the zipper to get stuck, and this is
annoying. I tend to open the case once or twice a day, and so for me, this is a
small annoyance. For a student moving from classroom to classroom to library to
cafe to... this could be a more significant annoyance. I don't know whether it
is a common feature and some just don't open the case fully, or whether it is a
common flaw on a fraction of these pencil cases.
All in all I like it, and would buy it again. If the zipper issue were fixed, I
would give it the full five stars, but with this problem, four stars.