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A New Pencil Case: Review of the Sun-Star Delde Slide Pen Pouch

July 4, 2016

If the above video doesn't run, go to YouTube to view it there.

The above video shows the Sun-Star Deldie Slide Pen Pouch and discusses its attributes more easily than writing a post about it would do. I encourage you to watch the video if you're interested in pencil cases that open from the top and can stand alone like pencil cups.

I purchased this pencil case from Jet Pens. There are other color configurations that might appeal to you so check them out.

Update 7.5.16—Last night as I was heading out to friends for dinner I picked up a light gray Tombow dual tipped marker. I don't use these often. I played with the gray set a couple years ago. I recently bought them again. (Even though they are fugitive I do enjoy working with them for quick sketches.) I'm sad to say Tombows are too tall to fit in this case when the case is fully extended and zipped up.

If you use Tombows this case won't work for you, unless you want to always leave it open. (I always leave it open anyway, as it stands upright in my fanny pack.)

    • Suzale
    • July 4, 2016
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    Roz, you are the best. Thanx for the rxcellent review.

  1. Reply

    Thanks for that review… those cases caught my eye at Jet Pens, but I didn’t buy one, now I’m thinking I will 🙂

  2. Reply

    Suzale, glad you found it useful.

  3. Reply

    Elaine, I think you’ll like it, I just wish they came in black or dark blue, but there are some cute color combos so maybe that’s more important? This is a very useful case.

    • Nancy C.
    • July 4, 2016
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    I’d been wanting to try out this style pencil case for awhile now– the idea just seems to make so much sense. I was stubborn, though, because I refused to pay the price. Then one day in Target, I saw that they had some, so picked up a couple. Man, they work exactly as I hoped they would, plus they don’t topple over like I thought they might. The brand is the familiar Mead Five Star and they run at $4.99 — here’s the link for a picture:
    http://www.target.com/p/fivestar-pencil-pouch/-/A-15118390

    • sharon
    • July 5, 2016
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    This is a nicely designed case. I got one similar to your lime green one, but it’s taller, the Neo Critz Transformer (Jet Pens sells them for $18.50, including darker colors; but I bought one from Amazon for $11.00)
    The design of the Delde is more elegant than the Transformer’s, but the cotton canvas is probably more likely to look grubby sooner, regardless of color, than the Transformer’s nylon fabric.
    Now if I could just figure out how to fabricate one! Will have to buy this neato Delde case to see how it’s made.

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    Sharon, I have one of the Neo Critz Transformer you write of. The do not have the capacity to hold as many pens as the Delde reviewed here, or even the other case I show in the video. The fabric of the NCT however, is very hearty and wears well, but it’s not useful to me as it takes up too much room without holding as many pens.

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    Nancy, I’m not sure, but that mesh in the photo looks problematic to me. Doesn’t dust get in? Don’t things get caught on it? If it works for you though, at that price it might not matter.

    • Nancy C.
    • July 5, 2016
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    I wasn’t sure about it initially, but I’ve been schlepping them around in my backpack for about a month and so far, so good. The mesh reminds me of window screening in weight, but it seems stiffer. Haven’t had dust problems and so far no tearing (a big concern at first) or things catching. I even put a couple of dip pens with nibs in place in the pouch at first. I carried them around for a couple of days and the nibs never snagged the mesh but I got to worrying about them getting smashed because of the soft nature of the pouch. I can fit quite a few pens/pencils in them, but wish they were just a tad larger.

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    So many pens, and so many cases–palettes, paints, papers, sketchbook and yet never is anything ever perfect!! I can’t figure this out–I have the Neo Critz and love it but it won’t hold the Tombow’s, so this one won’t work either…hmm.

    • Nancy C.
    • July 5, 2016
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    I just saw your update blurb about the Tombows not fitting in the case you got. I bought a couple extra Mead ones– how about I send you one of the extras to review? You can send me contact info via my email (assuming you, as admin, can see it) or Facebook.

    • beverlee
    • July 5, 2016
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    How serendipitous that your review appears on the day that my Delde Sun Star case arrives. It’s sturdy and holds a lot of pens, but I have to agree with you about the colors. I don’t know how long my lavender will stay lovely. Oh well. Nothing’s perfect. Thanks as always!

    • sharon
    • July 6, 2016
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    Good to know the Delde is larger! If/when I get one I think I will Scotchguard it.

  7. Reply

    Sharon, excellent Idea about the Scotchguard. I have the spare (since I’m still using the green “other” shown in the video (I need two, it’s a long story). I’ll get some and do that to the second Delde and then it can air out a long time before I need to use it.

    Thanks so much!

    • Diana
    • July 13, 2016
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    I have used this Mead case for years and love it. Everything is together and I can just grab it to move it from my purse to artbag. It also can stay open and I can just reach in my bag to pull from it. What I like about the mesh is it allows me to locate things without digging through the bag.

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