I really wanted this to work for my Motorola Droid Razr. It was so close. Less than 1" longer and it would fit. The width was perfect. Looks really good on my Covrt 18 pack. It is great quality and the colors match perfectly. I will keep it for other than my phone. If 5.11 would make a slightly larger one, I would buy it in a heartbeat. Please continue developing accessories for the Covrt series.
Once again, a great idea that needs refinement from actual field use. First, it is too small. Really too small. I have a simple smart phone with a ballistic cover and I can not find a single case for it. It is too big to go in a pocket so I need something for my belt, I wish this was the answer but it is 1" too small in length and height. The pull out badge tab is an awesome idea but without a means to secure it to my belt it is flipping useless. Geez, folks it is in a nice unnoticeable color scheme but I do not have a reliable means to easily secure it on a civilian belt. It would have been grand to have this on my belt giving me access to my cell and badge, both are extremely important for serious encounters and more likely to be used than my off duty firearm. Oh well, how about making an easy belt to what ever this velcro stuff is on the back of this pouch, make it bigger and you have a winner. Until then, it is too big for speedloaders and too small for everything else.
Not sure what 5.11 was thinking here. I love the COVRT pack, but this thing is a dud. Maybe an LEO would have a use for the front ID pocket and strap, but they're useless for anything else. There's no easy way to remove the ID strap and the ID pocket doesn't close so you can't use it to store ear buds or anything else you would miss if used externally.
The pouch itself will NOT fit an IPod with a set of ear buds attached. Yes, an IPod will fit within but what good is it if you cannot then actually USE the IPod? Um, this is only the most ubiquitous music player out there, you'd think they would have designed it with listening in mind and not just storage. It's also not waterproof, especially if you leave the one zipper ¼ open so you can actually use the IPOD, so attaching this to your shoulder straps or anywhere on the outside of the pack is no good in the PNW.
This may fit smart phones, but not MY smart phone. Droid X's and their offspring will not fit. My IPod cover fits snugly in this thing in all directions and it's 4 5/8" X 2 3/4" X 3/4", so that's the inside dimensions with the zipper closed.
Bottom line: I will likely use this to keep my IPod from bouncing around INSIDE my pack, cut off the ID holder and shove my ear buds inside the sleeve and hope they stay inside. Other than that, a total waste of money.
I was really looking forward to this pouch to carry my Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone on the outside of my COVRT 18 backpack. However I cannot fit my phone into this pouch unless I strip it out of its protective case (Not many people carry a Smartphone without a protective case) and even then it will not zipper and close. Unless I received a dud pouch that was just made too small this thing should be called the COVRT I-phone pouch. The dimensions should really be listed on the item page for these pouches. I love 5.11 gear and will stand by them now and in the future but I am disappointed in this pouch. 1/4 of an inch each way and this pouch would be perfect. Didn't mind the price initially but now since it will not work for my mobile device I feel like I overspent. A bubblegum protector it shall be.
I have a Motorola RaZR Maxx HD and this case is at least an inch to short to use for the phone. My phone is not any larger than many of the smart phones available to day and it does not even come close to fitting. If it is going to be advertised for Smart Phones, it should fit them. It would also help if they posted the size of the item on the website. It is well made and would be a great addition if the phone would fit. Having to return the item to the shipper.
I purchased this impulsively when I saw this accessory for the COVRT series of packs. Great idea, however, it just isn't big enough for most cell phones today. I have a Samsung galaxy s4 and there is literally no way it could fit into this sleeve. It fits my point and shoot camera and I have subsequently been using it as a camera case. Still nice to have something that is detachable, and easily accessible on your packs. But didn't really intend on it being a camera case. Great idea though, just too small of a space. Waiting on 5.11 to make a new tech sleeve and possible more accessories like this.
Easy to install on Covrt18 pack.
I have an iPhone 4s for work with an OtterBox Defender case that I would have to force the zipper over. It would require two hands to open. One user commented that it worked with his iPhone and Otterbox combo, but not this one.
My personal Samsung Epic with Sprint case barely fits, but I can open and close the pouch with one hand.
Need a larger version 1/4" - 3/8" larger all the way around. Plan for rugged cases, not just a smartphone. Add a little more padding.
This was a nice surprise attachment to the CVRT 18 pack! This small attachment just holds my iphone with a "Juicepack" attached and/or Otter drypack on it. This, like the CVRT Pistol pouch for the pack CAN be attached to ones belt (sideways) if necessary.... And, unlike the pistol pouch, this looks nice that way! Can also be used to hold small Nikon camera such as the AW100 which I've found extremally useful on the trail too! As well as nonconventional items if one prefers (instead of the camera/phone), such as spare batteries, SD cards, batteries, microphones etc... Look forward to similiar items being added to this new line in the future!
A very nice pouch and the perfect size. I mounted it on the QuickTact straps on my COVRT 18 backpack and love it. I can put my minitor 5 pager or iphone 4s with defender otterbox case without a problem
Only one thing keeps this from being a five-star item: it's too small for some newer smartphones.
I bought this intending to use it with my Motorola Photon. It has a 4.3" screen, which is becoming increasingly common. Unfortunately, the Photon doesn't fit in the case, especially if it has a case on it.
I would like 5.11 to consider making a larger version of the same pouch, keeping intact the features this one has. A lot of carriers are making larger phones, and a lot of tactical users may use protective cases like the Otterbox Defender series to keep their phones safe.
The existing size is good for some smartphones, but I would say it wouldn't really work if it's larger than a typical iPhone.