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#194447 - 01/28/10 02:23 PM Help buying an Otterbox for kit use
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Need some help again (what else is new,right). I am considering buying an Otterbox to put a mini-kit in and am having trouble deciding on these two options.

1) What size? I am debating between the 1000 and the 2000. I know the 1000 will be small enough for a pocket but the 2000 has a little more room and seems like it should be pocket size as well but I am afraid it will be too big for EDC. Anyone have first hand experience with either (or preferrably both) of these?

2) What color? I am debating between two color choices, yellow and clear. Yellow because of its high visibility if lost or dropped; or clear because I can examine most of the kit contents at a glance; which is a better choice?

Your help on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance and looking forward to your comments.
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#194456 - 01/28/10 04:21 PM Re: Help buying an Otterbox for kit use [Re: ]
TeacherRO Offline
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Why not a tupperware container? Lots more sizes, and lighter

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#194459 - 01/28/10 05:01 PM Re: Help buying an Otterbox for kit use [Re: TeacherRO]
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I have an Otterbox 3000 and 2000. I use the 3000 for my survival kit, but it is intended to be in a pack. I use the 2000 for my FAK.

I would maybe carry the 2000 in a cargo pant pocket, but it is a little bulky. I personally like the yellow coloring for visibility.

Here is a link to pictures and my post in this forum.
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#195158 - 02/05/10 04:47 PM Re: Help buying an Otterbox for kit use [Re: ]
Mike_H Offline
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Those boxes also have an inner liner... If you get them unlined, such as the clear versions, you gain a bit more room.

I'm surprised at how much I can cram into that 2000.
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