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Old 05-23-07, 08:18 PM   #1
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Good sturdy pack for cell phones?

My wife wants me to carry my cell phone when I ride in case of an emergency (understandably so) but I have a pretty fragile blackberry. Can anyone recommend a sturdy pack that will be able to withstand falls?
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Old 05-23-07, 08:28 PM   #2
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An under seat bag is pretty well protected, I would think about wraping a towel around it for extra padding just in case.
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My Camelbak(or similar) works just fine
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My wife wants me to carry my cell phone when I ride in case of an emergency (understandably so) but I have a pretty fragile blackberry. Can anyone recommend a sturdy pack that will be able to withstand falls?
just find a phone case that will fit, and throw it in your pack. no worries. if that isn't enough for you, go find a padded camera case that will fit.

half my rides don't let me get reception anyway, but when i have carried the phone, i just toss it into one of hte outer pockets. over 8 years of off and on with a phone in the pack, i've yet to kill a phone will riding/wrecking.
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Old 05-23-07, 10:49 PM   #5
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My wife wants me to carry my cell phone when I ride in case of an emergency (understandably so) but I have a pretty fragile blackberry. Can anyone recommend a sturdy pack that will be able to withstand falls?


http://www.otterbox.com/products/pda...case/index.htm
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Old 05-24-07, 06:27 AM   #6
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My wife and I carry our cell phones in a little pouch that velcroes to the shoulder straps of our camel backs. They are not padded, but never have broken a phone in a fall. It's easy to get to them if your laying on the ground with a serious injury. They are available from Performance bikes for about $3.00.

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Old 05-24-07, 08:13 AM   #7
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i have a generic padded cell phone case with a sturdy braided loop that holds a belt clip doodad. I don't use the belt clip as it flies off easily. i have a mountain climber clasp ($0.50 at any sports store, near keyrings) and clip it on to my belt loop, backpack, or if i'm riding lite i clip it around my brake/shifter cables right infront of the headset, it stays wedged between the cables and doesn't move, even during an endo i can also hear it ring, answer it, talk, and put it back without stopping (terrain permitting)
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My Camelbak(or similar) works just fine
Mine did too until I went over the bars on a nice little set of jumps, landed on my shoulder and rolled onto my back, and crushed my phone. But I guess them's the price you pay for being a mtb'er.

I second the hard case idea. It's easy to find one at bestbuy/circuitcity/etc. My girlfriend's blackberry came with a hard plastic slider that covers the screen, which would do nicely. I'm guessing something similar wouldn't be too hard to find.
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I don't have a blackberry, just a plain ol cellphone. My phones have always ridden nicely in my seat pack or trunk bag depending on which i am using. There was the one time that i forgot to zip the seatpack and that cellphone was in many, little pieces when i later found it.
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