The Pioneer Carry Global Tech Pouch is my favorite due to the head room for taller items. Most tech pouches like Bellroy or Peak Design are shorter and it’s more difficult to put taller items like chargers or cables. But the best travel organizers for tech can handle more kit. The only down side is the Pioneer Global Pouch does not have contrasting colors on the interior so it’s like trying to find things in a black hole.
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When talking tech pouches, you have a variety of sizes from small to large. In this review, we will be looking at the Pioneer Carry Global Pouch
Pioneer Carry Global Pouch is a tech pouch that is made from Pioneer’s 3PN, a material that we have covered in detail in prior wallet reviews. But unlike their wallets, the Global Pouch is more pliable on the 3PN in their wallets. I have been using this tech pouch on and off for almost a year, and it is what I usually carry with me when I am commuting or traveling with my full laptop. Inside this pouch, I have been keeping on one side a full-size mouse, which I like to use, a Qi charger, and my AirPod Pros. On the other side, I have a power brick that is a hyper brick that gives me two 100 watt USB-Cs as well as 18 Watts here for USB-A, which allows me to charge multiple things and is a good solution when trying to reduce bulk. I also have a multi-charge, which is a four-in-one, I have a lightning cable, and a USB-C and that is a meter long, or three feet. The reason why I have it this long is that if you are traveling in a plane and you have the charger up by the TV, but you want to place your phone down in the forward pouch, this will allow you to do that. Our existence has turned into a life of dongles. I have also a card reader that plugs into USB-C, a charger for my wireless headset, a USB-C charger for my Apple watch, a fingernail clipper, and two I pretty good multicables, one made by CHAFON. These are all the things I am able to carry in this pouch, and this is my consistent carry for my tech pack
In regards to the technical details, if I begin with why I like this pouch, when we look at the features, we have a YKK AquaGuard lock zipper, which makes it fairly waterproof, at least from the zipper perspective. This 3PN is very good with water resistance in their wallets. I have in fact submerged them and had water run on top of them, and it just runs off, so this is a pretty secure pack by way of water resistance
The interior provides four internal pockets, divided into two on each side. They are not flexible, but they are very deep. I find that very practical, especially if I take a charger and put this in there, I am still left with much room towards the top. The same thing applies to my fairly tall cords, which could stick up and be in the way, but I can tuck them in right in without an issue. This is taller than most other tech packs, and for that exact reason, I find it very attractive. The interior in the middle has a zip pouch. I love this for all the right reasons, which is that this is where you put small little things that could get around and become a nuisance to have to rummage for. It is sewn to the bottom, but the bottom has somewhat of a gusset plate
This pouch measures 8.3 x 6.3 x 3 inches, when fully packed. Empty, it weighs 115 grams. It is designed in the United States and made in Vietnam from a premium technical ripstop fabric. Pioneer also provides a 10-year defect warranty, which is impressive and tells you exactly how much confidence they have in their product. This is priced for $85 and you do get quality construction, so there is no issue.
The one thing that is a little difficult for me is that it has been a design principle for tech pouches for several years to implement contrasting colors on the interior so that you can see all the content in your tech pouch, which colors can often be white, black, silver, orange, and such. I wish Pioneer had done this, at least, with the center zip pouch and maybe the bottom liner, so you can see clearly what is going on right in there. I also wish the side pouches had a little more elasticity to them so that you could see inside and get a little more closure.
The final score of Pioneer Carry Global Pouch is five for quality because it is of excellent materials, three for the price as I think it is reasonable for what you get; features score a four, usability scores a four as well because, despite some of the things I mentioned related to the usability, no contrasting colors or whatnot, I find it very easy to work with and the fact that it is taller than most tech pouches makes that much easier to put tall objects in; perception scores another four since Pioneer Carry makes excellent products. That gets this pouch a final score of 40 out of 50. I love their wallets and I think this is a fantastic product.