Jersey Pocket Phone Pouch

Our Jersey Pocket Pouch is one hell of a versatile pouch. Forget for one second its name and think of the multiple ways you could use it. Sure you can stash it in your jersey, or rig it under your seat, but my personal current use happens to be much more simple. I strap it to… *drumroll* my chest. (Well, my backpack shoulder straps more like it, such that it is close to my chest.)

Hey BOgear can you do phone pouches?

For a long time our answer was No. Being honest we did do a super limited batch of miniature Lovehandle Hip Pouches sized to fit phones. However the fiddly nature of such a small pouch meant labour costs were high, while build quality was low. Not our cup of tea to be honest as we pride ourselves on high quality gear.

Thankfully the JPP (lets just shorten the name so you can focus on other ways the pouch can be used) also substitutes quite nicely as a Phone Pouch. Zippered full length access means the phone is easy to grab, waterproof for protection, and highly abrasion resistant on the outside just in case you want to scratch your itchy chest against a rock. Its okay, thats normal.


As you can see I have the JPP strapped to my left shoulder strap, while my hydration tube is over my right shoulder. My pouch happens to be a first sample so doesn’t feature the usual zip flap. This zip flap provides weather protection, while also having a strip of reflective tape on it for night time safety.


Why do I put it on my chest? Well it provides convenient access for my phone when I am in the city/suburbia. But also provides a neat little protective area for my GoPro while hiking. In the above selfie you can also see the BRIGHT inside of the pouch, which makes it easy to see what is inside. (Even though it is small it is easy for things to disappear if it were a dark crevice.)

So now that we have got the whole “strapping it to your chest” thing out of the way, here is a list of all the LARGER phones that we know easily fit. This includes:

Galaxy S5: 142mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm

HTC 1: 137.4mm x 68.2mm x 9.3mm

iPhone 3, 4, 5, 6 (not 6 plus): up to 138mm x 67mm x 6.9mm

Just to state the obvious again, although the name suggests otherwise, the Jersey Pocket Pouch makes a super neat phone pouch!

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