Had I known this before purchasing, I would have went with the SSA Amethyst instead. It would have been $5 less and at least included some sort of storage pouch.
All my other Don Wands have had padded pouches included. If you're going to change the packaging and leave this out, then let people know that it's changed! The product page should also be updated and any information about a storage pouch being included should be removed.
I do love the Bent Graduate, but I wish I had gotten the Amethyst instead.