I carry over 30 pens every day and this case works great. The middle
compartment is a nice big open space, so you really can't sort (not an issue for
me). The side zipper holds more stuff--I use it for washi tape and stickers.
It is very strong and lightweight. I can almost always fit a glue stick and
small scissors in as well.
The pockets under the flap are nice too. If you aren't much of a sorter, and
carry a lot of stuff--this is the case for you. If you like to keep things
separated and organized, it may be less useful. Strong zipper--that is usually
what goes for me on cases because I overstuff them.
I wanted a smaller bag that I could carry to meetings, and this is perfect! Holds (at the same time): 7 inch android tablet compact filofax planner cell phone loose pens and usually a 10 pack of staedler fineliners
I clean it with a Tide stick and it always looks good. You couldn't use this as
an "everything" tote but it works great if you are a frequent bag-switcher like
It's a great design, and holds it's shape nicely. However after month of use, I
had some problems.
1. The canvas gets dirty. I had navy blue--which should have been ok--but after
about a month it started to look dirty and dingy and picked up everything from
the bottom of my bag. The case is made of canvas like fabric, not nylon.
2. If you fill it really full all the time, eventually the zipper gets hard to
use. That's why I stopped using the case--the zipper pretty much failed.
3. I found it harder to use than I wanted because I still had to rummage around
to find the pens I wanted. I think it works best if you have maybe 8 pens in
there, and when you open it up they sort of line up in a row. I wanted
something I could keep on my desk but it really didn't work for that purpose.
I would recommend this if you keep your bag spotless OR just want to leave it in
one place. And if you carry about 8 pens at once it would be fine. I generally
have about 14-18 and that is too many to make the best use of this case.