Skip the DIY Stash Box: 5 Reasons to Invest in a Professional System
Investing in a stash box is, for some smokers, a luxury: it’s simply a means to effectively organize smoking essentials and accessories. For others, investing in a stash box is an absolute necessity, as keeping a low profile is non-negotiable. While we believe strongly that cannabis consumption should be decriminalized, legalized, and de-stigmatized, until that day, using a smell-proof, low-profile stash box is the best way to simultaneously fly high and under the radar.
We founded Black Rock Originals and developed our flagship product, the Safety Case—what we consider to be the single best stash box on the market—based on our own wants and needs. Prior to starting Black Rock, we were working 9-5 jobs as professionals in fast-paced industries, and we wanted to hide our stash in plain sight.
When we couldn’t find anything that met our requirements, we sat down and made a list of everything that a perfect stash box should be:
What’s the point of a stash box if the smell leaks out into the world? There’s a time and a place for getting a whiff of your favorite flower—and at the office is not one of them. That’s why the Safety Case is made with premium materials and a outdoor-grade zipper to ensure a smell-proof seal.
Rasta colors and marijuana leaf prints? No thanks. Advertising cannabis consumption may be cool for teenagers, but for those who wear button-ups instead of Bob Marley t-shirts to work, a low-profile smoking kit is absolutely essential. And this pretty much knocked DIY kits out of the running for us: Altoid tins, hemp sacks, dopp kits—it was all way too obvious.
Dropping your stash box is, as we all know, an occupational hazard. Just like we’d never use our iPhone without a rugged case, we were averse to relying on poorly-padded, subpar stash boxes that couldn’t protect our $250 vape pens or custom glass chillums from unexpected bumps in the road. You invest in the right phone case, and that iPhone makes it through the gauntlet of life without a cracked screen. Same goes for your prized smoking essentials. It always baffles us when people are willing to spend a ton of money on an expensive piece of glass, and then treat it as they would a metal one-hitter. The Safety Case is designed with premium materials and a compact yet protective exterior for those smokers who place a high value on both their favorite pieces and peace of mind.
While there were a few stash boxes on the market, there was one glaring aspect that all of them were missing: quality. Maybe the lower-quality cases didn’t matter to the folks interested in buying the Bob Marley, weed-leaf print stash boxes—but to us, functionality came first. After all, we’re avid outdoor enthusiasts and our Colorado lifestyles have proved time and time again the importance of functionality over aesthetics – just because a jacket looks good doesn’t mean it will perform well in a whiteout blizzard. As such, we went through countless materials, designs, and prototypes before we developed the high-quality Safety Case that we're proud of.
Some days we roll joints, some days we smoke blunts, some days we hit the chillum, some days we vape. As cannabis connoisseurs, we have different preferences based on what the day holds. As such, we wanted a stash box that was compatible with all sorts of smoking accessories. However, once again, the market was lacking. So in addition to creating the Safety Case, we developed key smoking essentials (like a grinder card, rice rolling papers, a silicone container for oil and flower, a dabber/poker tool, etc.) to complement the smoker’s experience. Each accessory is carefully designed to fit in a specific compartment or pocket in the Safety Case, while still leaving room for your blunts, joints, pipe, or vape pen.
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We had to take it a step further and actually develop the accessories to go inside it.
Keeping these principles in mind, we set out to create a quality case from the inside out—a case that we wanted and needed, a case that didn’t exist outside of our imaginations. Once we developed a sleek, protective, discreet case, we realized it wasn't enough.
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Not everyone owns the appropriate low-profile accessories required to fit in our case, so we worked with various manufacturers to develop custom components. Before we knew it, we had created tailor-made silicone containers, a grinder card, one hitter pipe, rolling papers, dab mats, dabbers and rolling tips to completely outfit the case for any consumption method. Every cannabis user is different, and we wanted to offer the right accessories to do the job. Things like:
Loading a Vape Pen:
Packing a One Hitter Pipe:
The bottom line: the Safety Case is an investment-grade stash box for on-the-go smokers who care as much about discretion as they do functionality. Here at Black Rock Originals, we’re proud to say that we rely on the Safety Case daily—and we hope you will too.
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