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Old 04-27-21, 02:53 PM
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Case Ideas for Cell Phone Transport

I recently went from an older Galaxy model to a new one. Bigger in size so the case I had for my old phone is too small. I only carry my cell on night solo rides. But I don't like the thought of my cell under my windbreaker collecting sweat being pressed against my back. I don't use it on rides (no strava, tracking, logging etc), only carry for an emergency using my Garmin for the others.

I have been carrying it in a baggy but just seems so unprotected. So I was strolling through a dept store the other night and saw this case for a Nintendo Switch case. Seems to be a little longer than my phone but it fits in my jersey pocket snugly sideways as I like to carry my cell. Has a little pouch inside as well, seems cool for id or a bill.

Seems like it should be fairly sweatproof/waterproof. Not 100% but enough to get me through a 25 mile night ride.

So yeah I know, baggies, just carry in a jersey pocket, but I am asking what kind of cases do others use to carry their phones. I'd like to see other case ideas as we all know about baggies, so show or name your case if you use one.

This is the one I just picked up. Have no idea what a Nintendo Switch is and don't really care. All I know is my cell fits inside of it!

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Old 04-27-21, 02:55 PM
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This was the one I used for my last phone. Still in great shape but too small for the new phone.

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Stores that carry boating and kayaking accessories would have what you are looking for. Ex: E-Case Waterproof eSeries 9 Case for Smartphones - AustinKayak
and more: Search Results - waterproof phone case | Academy

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Old 04-27-21, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Stores that carry boating and kayaking accessories would have what you are looking for. Ex: E-Case Waterproof eSeries 9 Case for Smartphones - AustinKayak
and more: Search Results - waterproof phone case | Academy
Nice!

I have a pretty nice leather envelop for everyday use. Slips in then the flap covers with a belt loop and magnetic closure. But it has holes in it so I don't like taking it on rides, because of the sweat. Picked it up on ebay.
But I didn't think about searching for something like you linked. Bought it on a whim strolling the store as mentioned, and it was only $12.
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use a medic infusion bag. Usually ask the doc if I can have one. They haven't said no yet.
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Old 04-27-21, 07:08 PM
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I have handlebar mount for phone (also for taking calls with BT headset). I have nothing on my jersey to keep as cool as possible
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This is what I use for criteria similar to yours. A small Burrito Handlebar bag. https://roadrunnerbags.us/products/b...-handlebar-bag

Short of running into a pole, it is protected from falls and crashes by the drops and being recessed between the brake levers. The bag is largely waterproof unless a downpour and the phone is not inside a jersey pocket where it could pop out, get sweaty, or get fallen on. I put mine inside a small ziplock bag inside the burrito bag.
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I’m using a “runner’s belt”. It is a belt with expandable pouches in back. One is big enough for a decent sized cell phone, the other can hold credit card/keys. Both pouches have a waterproof barrier so no sweat reaches the phone. I bought mine on that online shop named for the big river basin.

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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
I have handlebar mount for phone (also for taking calls with BT headset). I have nothing on my jersey to keep as cool as possible

Ok, I'm searching medic infusion bag and coming up with something that looks like camelback bladder. Got an image of what you're talking about?
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
I have handlebar mount for phone (also for taking calls with BT headset). I have nothing on my jersey to keep as cool as possible

Not a bad idea, have plenty of friends with handlebar bags. But I can just not like the look of the things.
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Found both of these road-side. Neoprene is pretty great- waterproof, non-slippery, & cushioning.

The one for the phone is a sunglasses case, and the other I think an airline freebie.

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Found both of these road-side. Neoprene is pretty great- waterproof, non-slippery, & cushioning.

The one for the phone is a sunglasses case, and the other I think an airline freebie.
Cool! I have a small one, similar to your small one, but zips around 3/4 that I use to carry around my Garmin, to rides etc. If I arrive or leave for a ride and my Garmin is not in that bag, something is wrong.
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My phone and wallet go into a Rapha Essentials waterproof case, large. I also have various size Lezyne Caddy Sacks for when I want to carry odds and ends like keys and garage door opener, they are also waterproof and will fit phones too.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Not a bad idea, have plenty of friends with handlebar bags. But I can just not like the look of the things.
I don't use handlebar bag either.

I use bolt on aluminum phone holder on the handlebar. Much better than a bag if you don't want to miss any call. Transmits vibration of your phone quite strongly to the handlebar (practically, the whole bike!) you can't miss the call!

Quite useful for a lot of things if you're also using your phone as computer/navigation or even horn and light

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Originally Posted by Bill in VA View Post
This is what I use for criteria similar to yours. A small Burrito Handlebar bag. https://roadrunnerbags.us/products/b...-handlebar-bag

Short of running into a pole, it is protected from falls and crashes by the drops and being recessed between the brake levers. The bag is largely waterproof unless a downpour and the phone is not inside a jersey pocket where it could pop out, get sweaty, or get fallen on. I put mine inside a small ziplock bag inside the burrito bag.
I just got mine last week - smallest model. Works fine. I can now take photos without having to dismount and get the camera out of some rear carrier. I did add a layer of Amazon bubble envelope to provide some cushioning and to stop jiggling if I throw my keys in there, too. Might was well use that un-recylable crap for something.
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
I just got mine last week - smallest model. Works fine. I can now take photos without having to dismount and get the camera out of some rear carrier. I did add a layer of Amazon bubble envelope to provide some cushioning and to stop jiggling if I throw my keys in there, too. Might was well use that un-recylable crap for something.
I also modified my Burrito with a section of 1/8" stiff closed cell foam that a motherboard was shipped on. I cut a piece from a windshield wiper fluid bottle as a stiffener and used doublesided 3M tape to affix the foam to the bottle piece. Now the bag has no sag and is padded. I wrote to Roadrunner to suggest that mod and they replied that since the 5" Burrito Supreme had a stiffener they did not want to reduce the capacity of the already smaller Burrito bag. It makes sense for their line-up. I also use their seat bag, and for times I need more capacity, one of the collaborative designed Roadrunner/VeloOrange Daytripper seat bags sold by VO.
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