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Manhattan Portage Pen Case – Massdrop Exclusive

Manhattan Portage Pen Case – Massdrop Exclusive

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Still waiting, I shouldn't be surprised. This is Massdrop.
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Ordered mine on the 10th, they said the the order has been given to the vendor on the 18th but no more updates.
Yeah, some times you're waiting a couple of months for orders to arrive.
I bought the pen case for third time. But this one is different from others, the black lining becomes simple and thin. A bit of a disappointment.
Again plz
Received the product in good order and pretty fast, thanks for that. The product itself left me a bit dissapointed because first of all I was expecting some kind of cushioning for protection and doesn't look like it has any of that. Second, when I fill it with 5 medium sized fountain pens, covered them with the flap and tried to close it, the zipper will bounce against the flap sticking out the zipper and it won't close without me helping to push in the flap that wasn't cutout enough at the sides to avoid this problem. As if they didn't test their design filled with 5 pens. Would have an easy fix. The fabric on the inside is also very thin and feels cheap.
Sorry, but if this is bulk orders, then how can be sold out?
Wow! A nylon zipper pouch with slots to stick stuff in! And it's water "resistant"! How did they incorporate so many design and engineering innovations into a single product? And they utilized superior Chinese manufacturing and craftsmanship AND kept the price down to $15! I don't know how many times I wandered through Walmart, Target, etc. looking for JUST this solution and could not find a nylon zippered pouch with slots for storing stuff. Even endless hours searching Amazon, AliExpress, DHGate, etc. yielded nothing. I just hope I get the dozen I ordered for Christmas presents early enough so all my friends and family that I am buying one for will have it at the Nobel Prize Ceremony watching party I'm organizing to celebrate Manhattan Portage winning their rightfully deserved award(s)
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Pleas elaborate on what qualities/functionality mechanical pens have that they require specially designed storage cases? When you do answer please understand that (a) I have a "hard" science education (b) I served in the military in a combat arms role and (c) am an active trained Search & Rescue volunteer. This all means that I have seen and used equipment, gear and specialty instruments for over 30 years. Help me understand what I'm missing about pens.
KestrelX
I could care less about your resume,education or what you volunteer for. If you don't want it don't buy it.
Expected ship date in October, eh? It's November, so are we talking 11 months?
jc78
It says at the bottom estimated ship date is Nov 19th 2018. I'm assuming the October in description is either a typo or outdated information from last drop
This is great, however, I really need a 7 pen version of this!
Sorry for being ignorant, but isn’t stealth black?
After the wait time of the other drop I love the case its perfect for what i needed and built tough as well. Thinking about another one..
Ridiculously long wait the last time. Excellent product though.
What the hell guys!
Here's a photo comparing my original Manhattan Portage Clamshell Pen Case to the Massdrop exclusive Manhattan Portage Clamshell.
You replaced the beautiful Cordura 1000D nylon interior with some sort of cheap soft and awful generic cheap black Nylon. If I had known that "Massdrop exclusive" stood for cheap cost cutting and a decrease in quality I would have never joined the drop!
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I have the earliest half zip version, where the fold down flap is shorter than the most recent updated version. I prefer the shorter flap and will be keeping mine. And i just noticed on your clam shell version, they don't sew the pockets to the bottom (ie: the blue shows below") like the half zip. I wonder why
FullObeans
That really does look like a piece of crap.
Wowza, that was a long wait for this case! I am pleasantly surprised though. I was not expecting much - particularly because I was honestly regretting that I chose the purple option. I thought, "It's a pen case. And though I know and appreciate Manhattan Portage, how great can a pen case be?" Then I opened the package, however, and I lit up by it's overall size, quality, and aesthetic. The only thing that I will say is that the flap seems to get stuck in the zipper a bit (as I tried to communicate through the last photo at the bottom) when I have a pen in the center slot, unless I am sure to push the flap in some with my finger. Not in anyway does that give this product a negative mark for me. I just figure I need to be a little bit careful else it may fray the flap or weaken the zipper at some point. Thing is great.

Also, sorry that my photos suck. Some of you are really good at taking photos, and I am very bad at taking photos.

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Wish customer support would actually answer inquiries... Missed the bit about frigging October. I won't have anywhere to receive this... I won't be at my current residence anymore< won't have access to internet after mid august, and I have no stable place to send it to until I return in February... wasted money for a thing I'll probably never get to see.
LittleElephant
I swear it said July initially
Lefibonacci
Right? Thankfully they finally answered and understood my situation. I hope they end up worth the wait for those getting them
If you’d told me it was five months for delivery.....
Welp, in for two more colors! :D @Massdrop & @ManhattanPortage ...how about some different, UNUSUAL, colors? Maybe prints? :D I love these things!
Actually not crazy about the purple - not because of the case itself but simply because purple isn't a color that I tend to really enjoy - yet I had to opt in for the purple being that it is a MassDrop exclusive :p
would love to see this design but for watches.
I like this a lot, and even waiting delay after delay for the last one. Perhaps its just Massdrop being honest about MP's production timeline but waiting 5 months is practically an investment.
My finances aren't great right now so I'll check back in a month or two if this drop is still around.
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I admit I missed that tidbit about an expected delivery date. That being said, as I've previously purchased this case from MD (I'm actually using a pen I keep in one of my Portage cases right now...well, not as I type in this message anyway), I'm going to wait until they become available. Given this isn't the first time that MD has run this drop, and since I'm pretty sure someone runs analytics on purchase patterns. ; when MD plans to run a drop, it could plan ahead with a supplier (even when products are made to order) with a particular order size (+/- 20%) and negotiate delivery dates that don't necessarily take months to complete. Think....value to customer sooner....more customer enjoys experience buying through us...more they will buy (and hopefully refer friends).
I understand how the MD model works, and if I find a particular drop doesn't suit me, I, of course, would either choose to not join or request a cancellation.
Frankly, your response comes off a bit flippant. At least how it was worded. Interactions I've had with MD Customer Support have always been respectful and cordial to date, and your curt response doesn't do them credit.
Unacceptable response, its not that i don't understand how the model works its more that i feel its a long time. Im happy to wait. Frankly i find your response quite rude and not what i expect of a company I am spending money with.
Considering the freight costs to Australia and all I am now really hesitant to spend money with your company, i was going to pull the trigger on 2 drops and now I am seriously thinking about an alternative vendor. Not cool Massdrop
I also notice no one from MD will comment on why Knife shipping costs on cheaper knives are more expensive than on more expensive knives
Uh, yeah, I was all hot to join this drop as well, until I saw shipping was not until October. I have six of the clamshells and love them, but waiting until October is not something I want to do.
I would be interested, but to wait until October!?!?
Am I reading this correctly: Massdrop is shipping this in five months in October? Wow!
DennyBigfoot
Yep, since this time around we're placing a new order with the factory, it will take a while to get made after the drop ends. Since we have to get these all made for us anyway, we're offering a couple new colors. :)
Based on the original MTO drop and some delays that were experienced, we were more conservative with our estimated shipping time this time around.
I'm surprised MD didn't try and brand this as a "Laser" keycap case/pouch...
so why would you do a half zip versus full zip?
rusticchasm
To add a flap that protects the pocket clips from one another.
Come on. Bring this drop back...please =)
i need more of these in different colors! (i've already ordered the black and the red, and would have ordered the grey on the last drop if it wasn't sold out!)
Please come back, missed the drop i need one for college!
Would love to get one in black/stealth!
dannytang
I agree. I waited quite a while for this drop to come back, and I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't offer one in black.
Am in agreement with other comments. Like 'em. However, the relatively rough texture of the outer Cordura shell has a tendency to pick up lint / dust. Most noticeable on dark colors like black. No biggie, but if manufacturer is listening, consider finer grade of Cordura or another material. For example, use the inner-liner nylon material on the outside as well, in contrasting colors. Just a thought. Thank you. PS The rougher texture also means harder to dust off / clean -- stuff can get lodged in the openings between the fibers. And finally, by the way, good design, fit, and finish. Thumbs up overall!
Got mine yesterday. Seems like a sturdy thing, a bit stiff so far, but I guess that with use it will soften up nicely. Like the quality of the item. Now to figure out which pens for it....