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Shoddy stitching, requires repair immediately.
on January 23, 2014
The first day after receiving this product I noticed the tip of one of my drawing pencils sticking through the bottom of the center pocket, it having poked through the stitching holding the bottom together. This was a simple enough problem to repair, but not long after I noticed another pencil attempting the same escape and stitched it together as well. I am currently on the third tear in the stitching and convinced that when my arthritic hands will allow I will simply have to sew up the entire bottom of the pockets.
Other than that, each pocket can fit about six pencils side by side, granting a total of eighteen all together, (there are claims on here of higher, and you can probably fit twenty-four pencils total in it, but they will be bunched up and kind of defeat the purpose of having this kind of case) the pockets are also a little deep, so shorter pencils will slide down inside and need to be fished out, the material feels cheap, but unlikely to rip or tear, the map design is too dark to be seen against the color of the material except in direct sunlight, the lace that wraps around it feels strong enough and the clamps that hold it seem to be doing their job.
Overall this product is pretty poor, cheaply made and unlikely to last long. I will probably continue to use it, but only until I can make my own replacement for it.