inReach SE - armband case/holder?

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  1. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    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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  2. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    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

    Matthew.
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  3. bailer

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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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  4. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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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....

    M.
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    mroddis Been here awhile

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    Saw this today:

    http://giantloopmoto.com/products/tracker-packer-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.
    m.
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    Listening...

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    ... Unless you land on it and it proves stronger than your ribs, which seems plausible. I'm currently carrying mine in a chest pocket, but I'd like to move it to my arm, so if anyone comes across a particularly good solution, I'm all ears.
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    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Go on ebay and search "walkie talkie" and "armband" or "holster".

    Many options of many types way cheaper than the GL option.
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  10. kbroderick

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    It doesn't work for crap as an armband for me. Works great to attach to a backpack strap, but the strap being static material and not stretchy, I can't get it to stay on my upper arm. If you have bigger muscles, it might work, but I'm a little doubtful—it's still a static piece of fabric, which makes getting it set right for a changing width as you move just about impossible. I've just been wearing mine with said holster on a backpack strap, which works fine for skiing but is a little annoying for moto use (upper backpack strap placement can interfere with the chin guard on a full-face helmet).
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    I like the walkie talkie holster solution....
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