carrying a phone in the summer

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
User avatar
Si
Moderator
Posts: 15177
Joined: 5 Jan 2007, 7:37pm

carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Si » 28 Jun 2016, 4:56pm

So how do you do it? I need to have an average sized smart phone with me as I need to be on call. But how to carry them in the summer when wearing T shirt and baggy shorts. Phone won't fit into pockets on shorts and would knock against leg anyway if did. T doesn't have pockets and would probably pull out of shape if it did.

Currently I wear a gillet with a map pocket but it can get a bit warm. Don't really like putting phone into luggage where is can get knocked.

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 50715
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Mick F » 28 Jun 2016, 4:59pm

Sympathy.
I want my phone with me generally, but T shirt and shorts aren't the best outfit for carrying much at all.

On the bike, I wear a cycling top, and they have back pockets. Failing that, I have a small saddle bag that would hold it.
Mick F. Cornwall

User avatar
Heltor Chasca
Posts: 3016
Joined: 30 Aug 2014, 8:18pm
Location: Near Bath & The Mendips in Somerset

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Heltor Chasca » 28 Jun 2016, 5:04pm

Si do you mean on your bike? Alpkit's medium or small Fuel Pods could be an idea. Padded, well made and cheap. They update their stock on the bike luggage quickly as it is made in the UK. Sign up to their bike luggage notifying email service to make sure.

https://www.alpkit.com/bike-luggage

User avatar
Paulatic
Posts: 5667
Joined: 2 Feb 2014, 1:03pm
Location: 24 Hours from Lands End

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Paulatic » 28 Jun 2016, 5:08pm

If you must wear a T why not get a cycling shirt which looks like a T only with pockets?
Whatever I am, wherever I am, this is me. This is my life

https://stcleve.wordpress.com/category/lejog/
E2E info

User avatar
bikes4two
Posts: 1063
Joined: 12 Jan 2010, 10:14pm
Location: SE Hampshire, UK

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby bikes4two » 28 Jun 2016, 5:43pm

The phone I use has a 5" screen so is on the large size and can be bulky in pockets so on those occasions when not cycling in clothes with suitable pockets, I use a clip-on holder of the type shown in the pictures below widely available on eBay for under £10.

If your shorts have belt loops and a belt then this is more secure than the clip. Having said that I often cycle in shorts without a belt and the clip on my case is strong enough to hold the phone just clipped over the waist band.

For my 5" phone I use the 'landscape' oriented case as the 'portrait' orientation would catch on the thigh during pedalling which would push the phone upwards and off the waist band
Image Attachments
temp2.jpg
temp1.jpg
Without my stoker, every trip would only be half a journey

Tonyf33
Posts: 3926
Joined: 17 Nov 2007, 3:31pm
Location: Letchworth N.Herts

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Tonyf33 » 28 Jun 2016, 5:47pm

I wear casual/walking shorts a lot with padded undercrackers, mostly Peter Storm/craghoppers and the like as they have zipped side pockets that keep a phone very snug against ones leg but also have a back pocket that you can hardly notice a phone in and certainly don't sit on or clatter when mounting the bike.
I often wear a cycling jersey anyhow as they tend to be more comfortable/breathable than a normal cotton tee so having the 3 pockets for keys/phone and wallet or change works great for me.

Or something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sports-Armban ... 1792075880
I also have a handlebar mounted waterproof case which has a ratchet tighten/release system. You could affix that and just unzip the phone from the plastic case or just slide the whole case off the mount.
Here's a clamp job, not like mine but you get the idea with the case http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WATERPROOF-BI ... 1R1DxeAhvw

manybikes
Posts: 300
Joined: 9 Apr 2007, 10:21am

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby manybikes » 28 Jun 2016, 8:52pm

I sometimes wear it around my neck, in a see through pouch. Easily accessible and can be on the outside or tucked under shirt.

Psamathe
Posts: 12058
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:56pm

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Psamathe » 28 Jun 2016, 8:58pm

I use one of these http://store.aquapac.net/product/waterproof-phone-case-mini/. Available from a number of suppliers (online and in shops).

Waterproof, wear round my neck under my shirt (i.e. not flopping around), pretty cheap. I can hear all the sounds (e-mails, ringing, etc.) whilst riding. Works in the case (I have a screen protector AND the case and it works fine through both - though not with my gloves (I've not got those "special" e-finger ones). The neck strap avoids the need for fixing or pockets, keeps it out of the way, completely secure (wont bounce out of a handlebar clip thing).

Doesn't swing around whilst riding (I don't even notice it).

Check what size is appropriate for your phone. They do do bike ones that clip to the handle bars but I've just got the normal neck strap one which works brilliantly - been using it for a couple of years now and still going strong.

Ian

PH
Posts: 9824
Joined: 21 Jan 2007, 12:31am
Location: Derby
Contact:

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby PH » 28 Jun 2016, 9:03pm

Never tried one, but the phone arm bands seem popular with joggers.

loch eck steve
Posts: 283
Joined: 4 Oct 2015, 1:32pm
Location: Argyll

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby loch eck steve » 28 Jun 2016, 9:35pm

Either a short sleeved cycling T with back pockets or mini under saddle toolkit holder has room to fit my phone in .

User avatar
RickH
Posts: 5279
Joined: 5 Mar 2012, 6:39pm
Location: Horwich, Lancs.

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby RickH » 28 Jun 2016, 9:40pm

Man bag?

Or in cycling parlance a musette! :wink:

I've got quite a nice Carradice one (canvas outside, tweed effect lining, seatbelt shoulder strap) that I was given - but it doesn't seem to correspond directly with anything on their website. It works quite well if I'm pocketed (I don't like riding with stuff in trouser/shorts pockets).

Rick.

User avatar
Vetus Ossa
Posts: 1147
Joined: 22 Oct 2012, 7:32pm
Location: London, Paris, New York but mostly Plymouth.

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Vetus Ossa » 28 Jun 2016, 9:44pm

I use this when running and cycling, as I only really need to have it with me for emergencies, the phone is not that accessible when in the pouch, but it fulfils my needs very well.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
Image Attachments
41Un+SVS0IL._SL1050_.jpg

pete75
Posts: 13651
Joined: 24 Jul 2007, 2:37pm

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby pete75 » 28 Jun 2016, 9:52pm


Psamathe
Posts: 12058
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:56pm

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby Psamathe » 28 Jun 2016, 10:06pm

Vetus Ossa wrote:I use this when running and cycling, as I only really need to have it with me for emergencies, the phone is not that accessible when in the pouch, but it fulfils my needs very well.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

I've had a look at those and been unsure wondering about how moisture if cycling hard on a hot day. I did see they do a more water resistant model but against body with heat and working hard ...

Is this a problem or do you put your phone in e.g. a ziplock bag ?

Ian

eileithyia
Posts: 8119
Joined: 31 Jan 2007, 6:46pm
Location: Horwich Which is Lancs :-)

Re: carrying a phone in the summer

Postby eileithyia » 28 Jun 2016, 11:17pm

This is what my son has got / recently started using. The side pockets can take other 'essentials'; keys, gels etc.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MOREZONE-Cycli ... +bag&psc=1
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells