Ongrok was first introduced to me via one of my helpful staff members, she was particularly excited when I arrived one morning, and we then spent the day ogling their catalogue. I have since gone a little crazy and pretty much ordered their entire line-up for my shelves and to say I was excited when the boxes arrived is a slight understatement!
Designed in North America (AKA Canada) with what I would describe as a modern minimalistic flair. High quality materials are their go to; natural hardwoods, aircraft-grade aluminium as well as eco-friendly materials. Products that are sleek as well as discrete, a range designed with lifestyle in mind.
As for the name? Comes from the work “Grok”, a term used in Robert Heinlein’s novel – Stranger in a Strange Land. Definition? To understand something deeply, intuitively or by empathy. Which is exactly the philosophy Ongrok stands by!
The rise of medicinal marijuana in Australia has meant that certain accessories have become quite indispensable. Odour control is probably the biggest issue that many of my customers encounter, and I have tried to source many different products to help combat the problem. Appropriate storage is one area I have really focussed on as I want to store my own medication in the best way possible.
Ongrok makes a variety of storage bags, and this is the Travel Pouch, or as as we call it in Australia – a Bum Bag! All their bags are designed to keep odours locked within and are water-resistant. 1000D Poly Fabric is used to craft their bags making them very durable and high quality. There is no Velcro of any sort and the specially designed zippers stop any odours from accidentally leaking out. The zippers are also waterproof and guaranteed by Ongrok.
The magic lies in the smell-proof, activated bamboo carbon lining. Activated bamboo carbon is the market’s best-performing material for the absorption of odours. It is gentler on delicate skin and performs better than other fabrics. The premise is quite simple; odours are absorbed within the “pores” of the carbon lining. They are captured in place. Over time the pores can become full, and a fantastic benefit of this bag is the ability to empty out the pores via heat (sun or the dryer) giving it a very long lifespan.
TIP: The travel pouch is the only bag on offer from Ongrok that does NOT include a lock.
Those of you that have rocked a bum bag in the past will need no explanation so I will be brief. This pouch can be used in 2 ways; either slung over your shoulder or placed around your waist. Total discretion can be achieved when worn under clothing and for ease of use I would wear it over my clothes, the choice is yours. The strap is adjustable for a tighter/looser fit. The Travel Pouch is quite roomy and it is also subdivided for those of you that like to stay organised, with the following zones:
- Main compartment (internal)
- Hidden zippered pocket (internal)
- Zippered front zone
Measuring: 33cms in length and 19cms wide
X1 Ongrok Carbon Lined Travel Pouch – Black
- 1000D Poly Fabric
- Very durable
- Very high quality
- Locks odours within
- Activated bamboo carbon
- Hidden Zippered pocket within
- Large storage zone within
- External Zippered storage
- Waterproof zippers
- Zipper Tech to stop odours leaking out
- Adjustable straps
- Slings over the shoulder or around the waist
- Measuring: 28cms in length and 15cms wide and 5cms deep (6” x 11” x 2”)