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Manhattan Portage Pen Case – Massdrop Exclusive

Manhattan Portage Pen Case – Massdrop Exclusive

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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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FullObeans
I couldn't agree more! I've purchased three of these clamshell cases from Massdrop in the past. All three are top quality. They definitely lowered the quality of the latest offering, my fourth purchase. Mine also has the cheap black nylon interior. I'm glad that you posted this picture because I too was caught off guard. I won't make that mistake again.
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....
I bought one of these pen cases and there are quite a lot of upsides to this product such as the quality and the material however I feel that the material is actually one of its shortcomings. I have a Lamy 2000 and I used to put the pen in this case, however I just feel that because the material is rough, it buffs the pen. Otherwise, a neat little pen case.
I got one of these cases from the previous drop and I think it's just the thing for packing a few pens to take along with me. Well made and roomy enough for five pens without have to struggle to get them into and out of the case. Highly recommended! I'm in for another one! Thanks, MD!
This case is solid! I’m impressed with the quality after having used it every day for a few weeks now. I use it with four fountain pens (1 Pilot VP, 1 Namisu Nexus, 2 Tactile Turn Gists) and one ballpoint (Tactile Turn Mover). With some I insert the clip into the pocket with the pen, with others I clip the pen to the pocket. The pockets are different sizes, positioned such that they are offset from each other when the case is closed. Because of this you don’t have to worry about the pens bumping together, though as has been mentioned I also rotate the clips to further ensure they don’t.
The zipper is really easy and effortless to open and close. I also like the little logo on the outside because that, coupled with the zipper, allow you to know which side is up if you’re like me and prefer to ensure your pens are pointed upward when positioned in your bag.
I‘m really happy with this drop!
Custom? You mean a pre-made zippered nylon, insane at $27, merely silly at $15
ScroogeMcDuck
Username checks out.
DonnieDelaware
Ok then buy me a few also deep pockets
I am so over the colors offered :( Can we please get new color options in the Cordura? I would like Mariner (blue) and Peacock (teal). Even orange, purple, pink would be cool. Can you commission these next?
abigail_free
I agree, I would love to see a teal color
Wow, this thing is nice! Super impressed with the quality of materials and construction. Wish I had bought multiples now. Thanks for a great drop!
It seems as if the actual slides for the pens are narrow. Does anyone know whether fountain pens can be carried in it? Pelikan M800 or pens which are larger in girth?
THIS THING ROCKS.
I got mine on the last drop and am buying another right now. It will take two oversize pens and then 3 more normal ones.
if you're having them with the clips outside the pouch, for fountain pens, make sure the pens are rotated to the side to make sure the clips don't rub against each other. But it has no problem holding a visconti homo sapiens, a TWSBI vac700r, platinum 3776, full size bexley, and a lamy 2000.
Build quality is great. 5 pens is kind of my perfect setup for a week at school.
Had no idea about the delays for the last drop. So sorry you guys had to wait or get cancelled. I got my case last year in a reasonable time frame. Now, I am hoping after this drop (December 2017) is over we can finally see this case is some new fun colors instead of boring ones. I already have the grey - 1 is enough boring for me :)
abigail_free
I got mine on the last drop really quickly!
it is back again !!
Shipping notification 5/12 and received in Sydney Australia Today! Fastest i've received anything from Massdrop :p