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post #1 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Riding with a phone

So I'm at a loss as to what to do with my phone while riding. Obviously I want my phone on me not on the horse.

I also normally play music on it while I'm riding helps me and the horse.

I have an iPhone 5

I had a strap on phone holder but have since out a heavy duty cover in it so it no longer fits.

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Any ideas. Currently I'm tucking it between my bras not the best solution
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post #2 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:49 PM
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I usually put mine in a pocket but you can shove it in your pants... I've done that before. I almost put it in my boot once.... It was a thought...

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post #3 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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There's no way it'll fit in teeny tiny jodphur pockets. Even if it would it would get in the way.
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I bought an arm band holder recently with the thought that might be a good place to stash my cell phone. It's got a bit of padding in it so if I were to take a dive and land on that arm the phone should survive. Haven't used it, though.
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post #5 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:54 PM
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I have a lifeproof case on my phone with the belt clip on it. I clip my phone onto my waist, but facing in rather than out so it doesn't move while I ride. There are also arm bands and things made for running that you could use.
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post #6 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:57 PM
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I bought an over-sized phone/belt clippy thing from Amazon that worked pretty good. It was only like $3.00, but didn't last very long.

I've done the phone in boot method, but my droid galaxy (with super protective case) doesn't comfortably fit. They also make armband holders which might work okay if your phone fits. I've momentarily contemplated just duck taping the thing to my jeans.
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I have a iphone 5 too, with a massively huge otter box. Most of the pockets on my breeches are way to tiny to fit anything in, so I just shove my phone halfway in the waist line of my breeches... It works, doesn't come out, and doesn't feel extremely weird or awkward. Or you could get a saddle bag?
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There's a blurb in Practical Horseman about where not to carry your phone. Apparently if you carry it anywhere on your torso, pockets, belt or around the neck, it can create a puncture wound in a fall. The safest place to put phones is below your knee or around your upper arm. Since you want to listen to music, maybe look for something flexible that will allow you to strap it to your arm. Maybe under a medical arm band made for eventers.
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Iv put my phone in my pocket but have lost it that way out on the trail. Had to ride back out to find it before it got dark not fun on already tired out horse.

I now have a cell phone holder that straps on my arm not sure I like it though. At least I don't lose it out riding now.
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post #10 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 10:55 PM
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I don't usually wear breeches or jeans...I will wear yoga pants/leggins...Because they're soo comfy.

I don't have the iphone, just a simple slide phone. I just use a clip to attach to the edge of my pants. Since you have a iphone you could possibly get a arm sleeve to put it in. A lot of joggers use them.

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