User Installed Add-on Pocket Pouch

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Gear pocket for backcountry skiing.

Gear pocket for backcountry skiing.

Have any of you guys ever wished for an additional pocket on your pants or jacket where you could slip an iPod, smartphone or smaller camera? A guy emailed me asking for a link to just such a project at the Kickstarter website. Purely as a favor to him and for something interesting, here is the link.

I like the idea, but would like to see several sizes as well as an option safety strap that could be attached at the top to prevent loss of items in backcountry. What do you think?


8 Responses to “User Installed Add-on Pocket Pouch”

  1. David Aldous January 9th, 2012 8:09 am

    An interesting idea but his logo looks like a black diamond logo rotated 45 degrees.

  2. Lou January 9th, 2012 9:10 am

    David, hmmm, I see that now. He probably needs to change it or risk the wrath of BD lawyers.

  3. Shane January 9th, 2012 12:47 pm

    I’ve been debating sewing a similar pocket to a pair of base layer pants for a pocket to hold sunglasses etc when touring the BC (lightweight shells = no pockets).

    I wouldn’t pay for this item but I think it has a market. I suggest they also make a version that is “baggier” and has a velcro flap at the top in order to hold things that aren’t so rectangular shaped and to allow for someone to use their hand to feel around for a specific thing in the event that more than one item is in the pocket.

  4. cory January 9th, 2012 2:44 pm

    maybe a disclaimer saying how stupid it is to have a cell phone or ipod turned on in avalanche terrain (due to interference with transcievers).

  5. Jon (JD) Davis January 9th, 2012 4:14 pm

    Hey Wild Snow Folks.
    A friend and I are going to Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City and have 3 to 4 days after OR before we need to be in Winter Park / Denver for the SIA show.
    Want to find some touring (if possible with the snow conditions) doesn’t need to be epic just want to spend some time in the BC before the neon lights of another convention centre.
    I have been to Silverton and the San Juan’s and know that maybe the best bet.
    But is there something a little closer to Denver / Winter Park so we aren’t driving like fools.
    Thanks for any beta.

  6. stephen January 9th, 2012 5:02 pm

    Seems like a good idea to me, but would be better if there was some sort of positive closure. Still worth getting IMHO, as handy for things like handkerchiefs and lightweight beanies on pocketless lycra (skating gear, etc).

  7. aviator January 10th, 2012 9:54 pm

    adding ANY weight to your legs is never a good idea
    add more pockets on your upper body instead

  8. Steve January 16th, 2012 10:01 am

    Leg seems like a terrible place to put a pocket for running. I wonder how Black Diamond feels about that logo…

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