Color: Cherry Red
Other colors: Executive Black, Pearl White
Price: $13.50USD - regular price $15.00USD
Shipping: $10.00USD (up to two items)
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What? Long story short: it comes with a box that makes it look like more than just a pen case, but it's not really necessary.
This case is small, tidy, and attractive. The Cherry Red is a nice color - it's a medium red with some purple tones, and it looks just a bit metallic. The flap closure is rounded off at the end and covers half of the case. The Constellations88 star logo is on the front of the flap closure. The pouch is not all that tall or wide, but the flap closure can close higher or lower, depending how tall the pens are inside. The stitching is a dark cherry red that matches the color of the case.
The case feels pretty decent in hand - it's firm, and the material has a soft touch to it. As far as how it feels, I do think it's pretty nice. It holds its shape well, so it does a good job of protecting pens from each other or from other things in your bag.
It holds some pretty large pens with ease. One of the slots has been designed larger than the others, so there is space for a big pen, but all the slots are pretty big. A Montblanc 149, Delta Dolcevita Oversize, and Pelikan M1000 fit in the case with ease, with space on the sides to spare. The flap closure had no problem fitting over the top of the pens. The magnet held in place well.
- Foam leather - ideal for vegans or those who don't want an animal leather case.
- Soft finish feels nice.
- Minimal branding.
- Magnetic flap closure is quick and easy to open and close.
- Nice colors.
- It doesn't really need a breaking in period.
- Smells a bit funny - I don't like the smell and it does dissipate slowly, but not fast enough! Up close, I found it rather nauseating, and I'm one of those weirdos who likes weird smells.
- Finishing needs some refining.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This is a good case for someone who wants a pen case that can hold some smaller and bigger pens, someone who prefers non-leather cases, and/or someone who wants an affordable case!
Given the price in particular, this is a pretty decent case. I like the color of this one a lot and it easily holds larger pens. I don't like the smell, but the non-leather option is great for those who observe a vegan life, or if you want to gift a case to someone who does.
I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. I do not receive a commission if you purchase through the link here.