Review by Tina Koyama
My daily-carry is a Rickshaw Bags messenger bag that tidily fits my sketching stuff as well as all my usual “purse” stuff, and I easily take it everywhere. The only time I don’t like to carry it is when I’m taking a 3-mile fitness walk around my neighborhood lake. For that trip (which I make at least weekly), all I need is my phone, keys, ID, a notebook and a writing instrument. I don’t like to shove items into various pants or jacket pockets. I have been using a small cross-body pouch that is OK, but it’s still slightly bigger than I need. It’s now getting a little road-weary, so it’s time for a replacement.
With a name like Smart Fit Mobile Pouch, the trim little bag from Lihit Lab seemed just right. The JetPens photos indicate that it can accommodate a smartphone and a pocket-size notebook. The clip hook seems like a good place to attach a strap for cross-body carrying. Although I probably wouldn’t use them, it also has loops in back that can be used to wear fanny-pack style or on a backpack or messenger bag strap.
OK, so I didn’t read the specifications providing the actual dimensions. If I had, I would have learned before buying that it is not large enough to fit my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone (2 ¾ x 6 inches) or a Field Notes notebook (3 ½ x 5 ½ inches). Well, they fit, but then the pouch can’t be zipped closed.
Moral of the story: Just because it says “mobile” doesn’t mean all phones will fit. Read the dimensions and measure your stuff.
DISCLAIMER: Some of the items included in this review were provided to us free of charge for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.