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Old 07-02-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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inReach SE - armband case/holder?

Hi all,
My wife bought me the inReach SE for Father's day and I'm just trying to figure out the best way to carry it on my while I'm riding. Ideally I'd like to find an armband style case so I can secure it to my arm, rather than on my chest/back, etc.

I know there is nothing directly from Delorme, but has anyone adopted another manufacturer's case that could do the job? I've done a couple of searches but nothing really jumps out at me..

Thanks as always,
Matthew.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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not finding much

To answer my own question, I don't think there's much on the market at the moment. What I'm looking at is something that's fairly wide (at least 2"-3" armband) that will securely hold the device outside my arm. Any suggested sources?

I think I have a couple of options now:

1) find an armband of sorts that has a belt clip attachment and use the belt clip on the inReach to secure it (also with a safety tether)

2) invent something and bring it to market

Still debating...will update as I get a solution

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Old 07-22-2014, 04:09 AM   #3
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I keep my Inreach SE in an inside pocket because I believe it is more secure and protected in a crash scenario.

It is the last line of defence when in remote areas so I would hate to be lying on the ground with a broken leg only to discover my Inreach is lost/broken.

I have had no antenna issues with the unit being inside my jacket and use it to continuously send tracking info to my family.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:57 PM   #4
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That's how I kept mine this past weekend on a 2 day solo trip - in the front chest pocket of my jacket. As a default I'm fine with it like this, I'm just the type that looks for design solutions to a problem and so I figured wearing on the arm might hold some value.

At the end of the day you're right - it's meant to be my last call out of danger. Having a lopsided chest is rather a small price to pay....

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Old 03-19-2015, 03:40 PM   #5
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Bringing this back up

Saw this today:

http://giantloopmoto.com/products/tr...ker-spot-gen3/

Has anyone seen something similar to this for the InReach? It's pretty much what I'm after....I emailed Giant Loop so hopefully they may expand their product line to include the InReach. Would like an extra strap so that it wouldn't risk popping out in the even of a nasty crash....

Stay tuned.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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