This Eco Essentials Pouch Will Keep Your Bag Organised

This Eco Essentials Pouch Will Keep Your Bag Organised
Person buying a drink holding One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch. Photograph: One Nine 5

In this review of the One Nine 5 Eco Essentials Pouch, we will be unzipping this product to have a closer look at what it has to offer.

Does this brand live up to its eco-friendly promise? Will their pouch provide organisation to your cosmetics allowing you to carry them from point a to b?

You’ll have to read on to find out…or just read our quick summary 

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Transparency: All the images used within this blog are taken from the One Nine 5 Eco Essentials Pouch product page. The brand has not been contacted at any stage of writing; all views expressed within this blog are my own.
Person opening a filled One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch. Photograph: One Nine 5

Summary

4.84/5

One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch is my go to organiser for keeping my daily essentials safe and to hand whatever bag I pick up and take with me.

Pros

  • Made with vegan materials
  • Various elastic loops, pockets and a zip to hold items
  • Packaging is biodegradable, recyclable or made from recycled materials.
  • Water resistant design
  • UK Return-to-Recycle scheme
  • Range of 4 colour options.

Cons

  • Cannot fit Apple's own MacBook charger
  • One standard size
One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch. Photograph: One Nine 5

What Materials Is The One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch Made From?

One Nine 5's Eco Essential pouch is crafted from a durable Polyurethane (PU Leather). While polyurethane is a form of plastic the brand explains in their frequently asked questions (FAQ) that they felt this material was the most durable and long lasting option. The pouch is lined from 100% recycled Polyester (rPET).

What Are The Dimensions of the One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch?

One Nine 5 provide the dimensions on their website for the pouch. The brand says the following which I have verified myself by measuring my own Eco Essentials Pouch.

(H x L x W): 12 x 20 x 3cm

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What is The UK Return-to-Recycle Scheme?

One Nine 5 offer a free UK return to recycle scheme in partnership with TerraCycle. One Nine 5 says this helps to "ensure that all materials from the items you return are either reused or recycled." The brand explains that they only offer pre-paid shipping to those based in the UK. However anyone outside the UK who wants to return a product for recycling can cover the shipping costs. One Nine 5 say that UK and international users of their return to recycle scheme will be provided with a 25% off discount code for your next purchase.

One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch surrounded by items. Photograph: One Nine 5

How To Organise The Pouch

  • The Eco Essentials Pouch features mesh pockets, elastic loops & a zipped pocket which divides the pouch in to two sections.

• Elasticated loops - Allowing you to store two pens, pencils, drawing stylus or thin cosmetic brushes.

• Large elasticated loops - The pouch features a small, medium and large elasticated loop below the pen holder. Depending on the loop you could fit a compact plug, chewing gum or miniature travel cosmetic item.

• Two pockets allows storage for cables ensuring they stay tangle free, alliteratively store headphones or a travel mirror.

• In the gaps either side of the zipper you could store a power bank, like I do. However, be mindful of the width of the pouch at this point to make sure it can close effectively.

  • A zipped pocket on the inside divider offers a place to keep thin valuables safe such as coins, medication, glasses wipes/clothes and small adapters.

  • The wide clam shell opening allows you to easily grab the item you are after and allow easy access to the internal zipped pocket.
One Nine 5's Eco Essentials Pouch on a table. Photograph: One Nine 5

What Can You Fit Inside a One Nine 5 Eco Essentials Pouch?

One Nine 5 have a promotional video which shows a selection of goods you can pack into this pouch. Alternatively I have bullet pointed a simple version of what I put in my pouch, with a detailed version of my every day carry (EDC), available here.

What Is In My One Nine 5 Eco Essentials Pouch?

For a more in-depth analysis I would recommend you visit this post I made; however I have bullet pointed the current items I carry to give an idea.

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • UGreen USB- C Travel plug with folding pins
  • Satetchi Apple Watch charger adapter
  • Mini Wild deodorant
  • Glasses cloth
  • USB-C Adapters
  • Small tin to store tea bags
  • USB-C - USB-C cable
  • USB-C - Lightning Cable
  • Belkin Powerbank

Primo Natura's Thoughts

I own the Eco Essentials Pouch in black however, the brand offers grey, pink and blue options. The pouch is durable and is showing no signs of wear over the last 12 months of usage. Over the last 12 months I have changed how I utilise this pouch with its current role being in my work bag. The compact design means the pouch doesn't take up to much space and the size allows me to easily grab it if I am going to a meeting. Should you choose to clean the pouches the outer material it is recommended to use a none abrasive method.

Over the past few years I have used the pouch to hold a variety of gadgets to support my studies as a student and now in my commutes to work. The clam shell opening allows me to find my favourite items and organise them. The pouches dimensions allows me to easily grab the pouch and put it in the bag of my choice. Finally the varied sized pouches, pockets and elasticated loops allows me to place items accordingly.

Ratings

Rating CategoryScore Out of Five
Ease of Use5/5
Effectiveness4.8/5
Style4.7/5
Products Eco Credentials5/5
Price4.7/5
Overall4.84/5