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Old 05-22-16, 03:44 PM
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Wife is getting tired of me taking ziplocks and says get something to put the iphone in. What is out there that will keep the seat off of it while I have it in my back jerest pocket? What do you use?
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Old 05-22-16, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by billmc40 View Post
Wife is getting tired of me taking ziplocks and says get something to put the iphone in. What is out there that will keep the seat off of it while I have it in my back jerest pocket? What do you use?
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Buy your own ziplocks?
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Old 05-22-16, 04:15 PM
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I used a generic GPS case for a couple years.
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I use a ziplock, with the hope of reusing it many times.
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Weight to efficiency ratio, 'ziplocs' can't be beat.
i use the "snack" size. If you don't have freshdirect, I'm sure you can find something similar
https://www.freshdirect.com/pdp.jsp?...9_storage_bags
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Old 05-22-16, 04:36 PM
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I don't think there is anything, cheaper, lighter, or more sweat proof. It's the perfect case. Keep using them.
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Old 05-22-16, 04:59 PM
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After trying various bags and cases I've settled on this camera case:

Tahoe 25 II Camera bags, backpacks and rolling cases

Big enough to hold my phone (which isn't that big) and wallet and I can put the keys and a few coins in the zip pouch on the front, somewhat water resistant (I wouldn't say waterproof like a zip lock) and padded so it might reduce the risk of damage.

I imagine an iphone would require one of their larger sizes.
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Old 05-22-16, 05:17 PM
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I use ziplocks, and I reuse them until they're almost opaque.
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Old 05-22-16, 05:34 PM
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Zip locks are cheap. Much cheaper than new phones. Buy your own.
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Old 05-22-16, 06:26 PM
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At Hobby Lobby, I got 4" x 6" "ziplock" bags for a few bucks. There are 100 or so bags per pack. I use them until they wear out. They had several different sizes. Industrial supply businesses also sell them in many sizes. Sigma Supply sells them.
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Old 05-22-16, 06:34 PM
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A husband and wife cannot "buy their own."

Any marriage where husband and wife don't share everything has problems.
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Old 05-22-16, 07:18 PM
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Bike forums and marriage analysis...
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Old 05-22-16, 07:21 PM
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I use my sandwich bags over again for months. Maybe years.
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Don't use cheap ziplocks that tear after one use. Heavy duty ziplocks can be used dozens of times before they break.
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I think my marriage would be in deep trouble if I couldn't use a ziploc here or there.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
I don't think there is anything, cheaper, lighter, or more sweat proof. It's the perfect case. Keep using them.
They tend to wear down due to sweat...and tend to not be resistant to punctures to anything that might go in your jersey pocket (keys/multitools etc)

I use a Moko-brand weather-proof sleeve for my phone. A bit more rigid than a ziplock, but much more durable.
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Old 05-22-16, 07:25 PM
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I've always used ziplocks. One bag probably lasts a week or two before I notice a hole. I recently inherited a waterproof case which I'm going to try. Mostly because I find the iPhone on the slippery side. I'd also like to be able to take it out of my pocket for a picture while I'm riding.

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Old 05-22-16, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Buy your own ziplocks?
What he said.

I get many weeks of riding from a single bag. During the summer I double bag it since I tend to sweat.
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Old 05-22-16, 07:45 PM
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My cycling shorts are the kind that look like regular shorts, and I keep my phone in the right front pocket with a CC wedged against the screen. The front pocket keeps the phone from getting humidified the way it would in a jersey pocket.
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
Zip locks are cheap. Much cheaper than new phones. Buy your own.
+1 I keep my own Zip-Locs in my cabinet where I keep tubes and such. But I only use maybe 3 bags a year.
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Old 05-22-16, 08:03 PM
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I used to use ziplock bags. Now I use a waterproof phone case. I prefer the waterproof case.
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Old 05-22-16, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
A husband and wife cannot "buy their own."

Any marriage where husband and wife don't share everything has problems.

I would generally think any marriage where a husband needs to ask permission to buy his own ziplocks has problems. Then again, if some fetish about ziplock purchases is the only problem at all, then it's a great marriage. Use the saddle bag? I just let the phone get sweaty.
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Old 05-22-16, 08:15 PM
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Buy some Zip Lock bags at a dollar type store and keep them with your bicycling gear.

Cheers
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I used to use ziploc bags but they were too fragile for me and randomly developed holes that would allow rain and sweat in. I got a Blackburn VIP SL wallet that is made of what seems like tough vinyl or plastic with a watertight ziploc style closure. I've been using it 4 or 5 years now. It has a clear side that allows me to use a phone touchscreen through it. The disadvantage is that the other side is opaque black so I can't take pictures with my phone camera while it's in the bag.
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Old 05-22-16, 09:35 PM
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I bought these waterproof bags from Carousel Designs over 10years ago. The tired looking one lasted me 8 years.
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