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Road Runner Bags Cell Phone Pouch

Road Runner Bags is one of those one-man, small time operations some people are always pointing to as the future of all things good. Toiling away making a niche product in the spare room, creating one of a kind items just different enough. I’ve been using one of the $19 iPhone pouches for a couple of months on my giant backpack I use for grocery runs, road trips and carrying my gear to and from polo. The wrap around mounting system is compatible with all sorts of shoulder and chest straps, though I do wish there was a way to attach it to a belt for longish road rides when I’m not carrying a bag at all. The design allows you to micro adjust how tight the holster holds, accommodating different case models easily, and similar sized phones. I’d say it is best described as water resistant—the pouch is Cordura with a truck tarp liner and has a fair amount of overlap on the phone but I wouldn’t trust it in much more than a light rain, and even then with the cost of smartphones I’m quick to make sure it has fully waterproof quarters when the weather goes sour. I’m usually not one for holsters as I find the various pockets on my pants and bag already suffice (and that I have a number of bags in rotation), but I’ve actually found myself using this one simply because it is easy to remove from when I’m not using it, and it holds my phone securely enough that I actually trust it. An earlier, oversized version found a home on a friend’s bag holding his even larger, giant touchscreen spacephone. Beyond stock Cordura colors, Road Runner makes bags out of salvaged materials when available, even Thomson post and stem bags for the full on bike nerds out there.

See the current stock of cell phone pouches, hip bags and other items at the Road Runner Etsy store.


  1. PaulDecember 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I’ve got one of these it’s fantastic! Holds my iphone 4s in it’s otterbox case very securely even when mountain biking or snowboarding. Highly recommend.

  2. JoeDecember 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Awesome Pouch use it all the time, zip lock baggy in heavy rain inside.

  3. Tom HellmannDecember 17, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Have one of these and love it. Works perfectly. Brads got some great products at Road !

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