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  • Riding with your iPhone.

    I actually hate taking a cell phone riding with me,but for safety reasons I do.When I ride with other people I just let them take theirs and leave mine at home.
    However I have miles of trails behind my house so a lot of days I ride alone,when I had my flip phone I just put it in my pocket,but this iPhone is to big.
    I am looking for something to attache to me with some padding,to protect the phone[and me,it would hurt to land on that thing!]
    So what do you other iPhone users use?

  • #2
    I have an android phone that's 'similar' in size to the iPhone.... I just slip it horizontally in my front jeans or breeches pocket. It actually sits in the crease/fold there quite well and comfortably.

    All phones I had before would just slip in my back pocket, but this one falls out cuz it's so big.
    Horse Drawings!


    • #3
      I never ride without a phone and I also just got an Android. I use one of the belt holders and put it on the front of my belt in case I fall off. The only drawback is that I always have to buy riding pants with belt loops.

      In memory of Apache, who loved to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZAqeg7HyE


      • #4
        I had Equissentials put a pocket on the outer thigh of my riding pants that was sized specifically for the iPhone. It has a velcro closure and easy access to the phone. You could sew a pocket onto your pants.


        • #5
          I have ordered this. I have no idea how well it will work, but it's not like I'll be out a whole lot of money if it doesn't!
          Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.


          • #6
            Arm band looks like a great idea. Personally I just put my in my shirt pocket. I try and buy shirts with Cargo pockets or at least that have flaps to close the pockets.

            I also use Endomondo to track my rides. It uses the GPS in the phone to track where I rode, how many miles and how long and uploads them to facebook to brag to my friends


            • #7
              I like having the phone on my leg, but found the leg holders were made for tiny phones. But I bought one because it was cheap, and cut off the pocket the phone went in. Then I cut up a neoprene laptop sleeve and just sewed a new pocket for the phone with velco closure. It is pretty waterproof, has never fallen off, and even in rough brush has never caught on anything. The neoprene is padded enough I haven't damaged the phone (I didn't like the clear sleeve armbands for my leg, too many branches and such). I always have my phone on me, and GPS most rides with MotionX GPS (or endomondo)
              "Do your best, and leave the rest, twill all come right, some day or night" -Black Beauty



              • #8
                I have a droid X.

                I have it always clipped on the back of my riding tights. I have kept all cell phones there. I clip it to the left, like right at my left kidney pretty much or rather right at my left whatever bone that is in my back, pelvis. It is out of the way for my arms when I ride. The droid X has a pretty good carrier, and the clip can not come off, it has a hook. So no wild riding or horse can take it off my body. Easy to answer also.

                I also clip my keys inside my riding tights. I do that on the inside and on the right like near my hip bone/ovary. If the keys come off, they go into my tights. I have a carbinger clip.


                I ride a black horse red pack. Check it out!

                I never ever ride with either of these two items on the horse. They are always on my person. Never in a saddle bag, or attached to the saddle, horse, etc iow.

                So is the iphone giant like an ipad? Just curious. I seen no reason you can't clip on your body. Measurement per measurement, I think the droid X may be larger.

                I have jumped, dressage, trail ridden, endurance ridden, penned cows, ridden bareback, all with this phone attached in the fashion I have described above. Keys too.

                Ok, this has been your body identification post for the day.
                Last edited by rmh_rider; Jul. 25, 2011, 08:17 PM. Reason: link


                • #9
                  I got an Otterbox Defender for my iPhone, and clip it to my half-chap. Or to my belt, when I'm wearing jeans.



                  • #10
                    I carry a Droid in a belt pouch. This means I need breeches with belt loops, but I'd need that anyway for my Gerber Tool!

                    The Swiss Army Knife is in my pocket.

                    I do not answer the phone while riding. Period. If I take a break then I'll check so see who called (if somebody did call). Otherwise when I'm done I'll check messages.

                    Put another way, when i'm working with a horse that is the focus of my attention. The rest of the world can wait.

                    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão


                    • #11
                      I use an Otterbox protector. I have ridden dressage and jumped with it clipped to my belt and it seems secure. I have also dropped the phone from my horse's back onto a dirt road with no breaks.

                      I like the Otterbox because it provides dust and some water protection and seems to give decent shock absorption.


                      • #12
                        I keep my iphone either in my front pocket of my breeches/pants/whatever I happen to be wearing; else in my cookie bag. Otterbox would be nice, but if I were ever going to risk weather, I'd just slip it into a ziplock baggie... cheap solutions sometimes best Has worked great at 70mph in all sorts of weather :=)
                        Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...


                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks everybody,I knew I would get some good ideas here.
                          I do have the otterbox,[in pink so I can find it if it drops!]
                          I was wondering how secure it was,so it was helpful to find out it works for other riders.
                          I do like the armband,that way I could also use it to listen to music while I work out.
                          Thanks everybody good ideas!