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#36101 - 01/05/05 02:49 PM Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC

I am looking to move some of my EDC out of my pockets. I have just gotten a new cell phone and am looking for a belt case/holder/pouch of some sort that could also hold maybe a flashlight and pen. Nite Ize is the best I've come up with so far and I was curious if anyone has any commentary or reccomendations.

The majority of my EDC is on a key ring in my right front pocket, but it is really beginning to drive me crazy. I would also appreciate any ideas on better organization. Here is what I carry, where I carry it, when wearing blue jeans:

Left front pocket:
-Key ring with all keys (too many) a Pulsar and DMT sharpener.
-Mini Zippo

Right front pocket:
-Key Ring with the following: Princeton Tec Blast flashlight, Pulsar, Small Spy Capsule with Potable Aqua Tabs, ACR emergency whistle, Silva Companion Compass, and Schrade SS1 knife

Left Rear Pocket:
-Nokia 6010 Cell Phone
-Fisher Space Pen

Right Rear Pocket:
-Eagle Creek Tri Fold Wallet
-Benchmade Griptilian (Large with modified sheepsfoot blade)

In an earlier post, I mentioned Columbia Roc Pants. These pants provide organization to a degree for which I really don't need any relocation of my stuff. However, I only have three pairs of them.

Am I the only one who's run into this issue?

Edited by Dynamo (01/05/05 02:49 PM)

#36102 - 01/05/05 03:07 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 820
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Dry-Cell On-Board might be what you're looking for, from SpecOps.
- Benton

#36103 - 01/05/05 10:22 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
I've moved away from carrying things on my belt, seems I'm always catching them on things like chair arms, my seat bely, etc. I carry multiple small wallets, my key chain is in a keychain wallet, this keeps them from getting tangled and making noise.

#36104 - 01/06/05 07:17 AM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC
ratstr Offline

Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 180
Loc: Istanbul-LTBA
I have been using nite-ize cell phone holster for about two years. I keep a cell phone in the main compartment, an Underwater Kinetics flashlight on one side, a Leatherman Micra on the other side and a small pen and pencil inside. While at work I take it off my belt and let it stand on the desk.
It is a very practical thing to use. It is bulky and heavy but so am I <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


#36105 - 01/06/05 04:00 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC

I think you are on the right track with the Nite Ize holster. The only comment I wanted to make was about the Potable Aqua tabs in the spy capsule. I haven't been too active on this board lately, but a year or two ago there was a big thread regarding putting iodine tabs in aluminum containers and it was revealed that there could be a violent chemical reaction (explosion) between the two in the presence of water.

#36106 - 01/06/05 04:10 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC
cedfire Offline

Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Maxpedition has quite a few offerings:


A little pricey, but good quality.

#36107 - 01/07/05 05:48 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC
PryBry Offline

Registered: 12/07/01
Posts: 28
Loc: mn, usa
I've used the maxpedition M2 case for just that... it works quite well. Not too small but not to big either. The pen holders are handy too. I keep a Leatherman Wave, Buck CrossLoc and Streamlight TL2 in the main pouch and it still has some room left. My only complaint is the buckle on the cell phone pocket can be tricky with only one hand sometimes... I do love the way it slides on my belt rather than clipping on. It is pricy but I've used a few other pouches including the one you mentioned... none of them would let me carry as much. The Ripoffs brand C0 series was close. But the M2 is it until I find one better.

#36108 - 01/07/05 06:42 PM Re: Cell Phone Case / Organization of EDC

Thanks for all of the reccomendations. The Spec Ops and Maxpedition pouches look handy. I am going to look pretty hard at them. The Spec Ops BDU Pocket Organizer thing would be a little large for jeans, I think, but nonetheless, is a neat idea.

The Rip Offs and Nite Ize pouches seem to be a little more low key, and slightly smaller. I am going to compare the specs of all the options mentioned. Last night, the clerk at a local gas station had a Nite Ize carrier, so I was glad to get a look at it. Thought that was interesting.

As far as the Potable Aqua and aluminium goes, I've heard similar reports elsewhere, but have not seen evidence or even heard of an account of this happening. I think it may be a little like the big scare a few years back about cooking in aluminium. Turned out to not be a big deal. Not to down play your suggestion, I appreciate your concern, but I have little fear of this happening.

Edited by Dynamo (01/07/05 06:43 PM)


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