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I solo hike a lot which means taking my cell phone with me is an absolute must. I hate keeping it in my backpack and having to take off my whole pack to take a photo or answer a call.
I’ve always wondered when somebody would invent a pouch that clips onto my backpack strap for my phone. One of the best things about attending the Outdoor Retailer Show is that I find the products I wish somebody would invent but actually is already available.
The Clakit Smartphone Pouch solves the problem of having to dig through my backpack to take the pictures of the amazing scenery on my adventures. The pouch easily fits my Samsung Galaxy 7 and would easily fit an iPhone as well. It keeps my phone dry while I hike or run. The plastic Clakit piece snaps onto any backpack strap. The best part is that my phone is within hands reach at all times and I don’t have to take off my pack. Just right for snapping photos of flighty deer along the trail. I love that the pouch is interchangeable so I can use it for traveling and for backpacking. It gives me security knowing my phone is always within reach.
The smartphone pouch works well for hiking and I’m definitely using it on my next plane trip. However, I did find it to be a bit bulky for trail running. The plastic piece rubs on my skin when I use my trail running tops. However, it doesn’t rub as much when wearing a shirt. One thing I would like to see with this product is the option of getting a velcro or some type of secure strap instead of the larger plastic snap piece. A second plastic snap piece across the bottom would help in keeping the pouch from bouncing when running but would add more bulk.
Clakit Smartphone Pouch PROS
- Snaps easily on any backpack strap
- Keeps phone dry
- Keeps phone secure
- Makes phone easily accessible
- Fits several size phones
- Bulky for some activities
- Bounces when running. A bottom strap would solve the problem
- Plastic piece rubs if not placed right
Overall, I’m most excited about the Clakit Smartphone Pouch as an accessory on my travel pack and my larger backpacking pack.