In the past I’ve only used pen cases, but this year I’ve been branching out with pen rolls and tool rolls. Lately I’ve been using this Lochby Tool Roll. The outside is a dark brown waxed canvas with a mustard yellow interior. It matches the Lochby Field Journal well, with the same colors and materials. Thanks to Lochby for sending this product over for review.
You can either fold it like a book or roll it up. When rolled it is very compact and easily fits in my purse, but this only works when you don’t have large stiff items in any of the pockets. When I carry post-it notes or pocket notebooks I have to fold it instead.
When flat it’s rather large, 7.75" x 16". There are flaps from the top and bottom that protect any tools.
The closure uses an aircraft-grade aluminum hook that hooks into any of the four spots on the outside of the roll.
On the left side of the roll is a YKK zippered pocket. I currently have Tombow adhesive and a roll of Washi tape in mine.
Across the roll are 9 elastic slots for holding tools. The first four are the smallest then two large ones, then three medium ones. The smallest can hold even the largest fountain pens. Mine currently hold: a Franklin-Christoph 45L in Italian ice-M, Pelikan M205 Star Ruby-F, Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines-M, and an Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl-M.
The two large slots currently hold: a Pelikan M605 White Transparent-M, a Zebra Sarasa Clip, and a Pentel Energel 0.7. The three medium slots currently hold another three gel pens.
The tool roll is not tall enough to hold the average pencil. Here you can see how it measures against a fresh blackwing.
There are three flat pockets in the back. Again, the roll isn’t quite tall enough to hold fresh pencils-I only carry shorter pencils in this case. The pockets can easily hold post-it notes, pocket notebooks or more pens/short pencils. The notes and notebooks do make it hard to roll since they are so stiff-when I carry those items I fold the roll book-style instead.
Overall, I find this tool roll really useful. It’s very sturdy and has held up well to a few weeks of heavy use. I love that it easily holds larger pens as well as washi tape and adhesive.
Disclaimer: This product was provided by Lochby for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This post was not sponsored in any way and this post does not contain affiliate links.