Can someone tell me what a "deskbag" is?
I don't use a pouch when busking, but I do use one for balloons. My balloon pouch is actually a mini backpack attatched to a nylon webbed belt. It's held up for the past 3 years (twice a week minimum) without any damage.
$200 is a good one hour hat. If you can't afford to put one hours worth of money into a professional looking pouch, then you will forever be an amateur.
Come now paddy, we both know props don't make the magician. Certainly a professional set-up is a plus, but you don't need the cream of the crop your first day out (and Franks products ARE the cream of the crop).
Secondly, $200 is a good 1 hour hat for YOU, but cenafreak is new to this. It's gonna' be tough for him to build a 1 hour show let alone take in the same hats as a seasoned vet.
If I where him, I'd get the Street Pouch
Divided pockets will make keeping track of his stuff easier (a big concern for beginners) and the price tag is far less intimidating.
I to will be getting one of these when I'm ready to replace my balloon bag.