Golla Guard Pouch for iPhone

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golla-guard-pouch-for-the-iphone-ipod-touchGolla Guard Pouch for iPhone -- One of the first things I did when I bought my iPhone last year was to buy a case. It’s since broken down so I decided to replace it with something more durable and flexible. What I really wanted was a case that could be used to double as an iPhone case and a wallet because I’ve become tired of lugging both as though I were a Nepalese Sherpa.

Golla makes several pouches for the iPhone and iPod touch. They’re padded and made from Cordura or ballistic nylon or something like that. I can already tell it will stand up to almost anything and easily outlast my old, once-stiff, leather case.

The Golla pouches are fashionable too — even though some tend to be a bit geeky, like the one I bought for about $20, plus shipping. You might be able to find it for less. I didn’t shop very hard for this one because the price didn’t seem out of line with other cases I’ve looked at.

It’s a top-loading pouch, but similar to a bill fold when held horizontally. In addition to a pouch for my device, there’s a kangaroo-style pocket for credit cards and a zippered pouch on the back for cash or your earphones – it's also large enough a small Bluetooth headset. Velco keeps the pouch's flap closed.

Golla Guard Pouch is fitted with a belt loop and a removable carabiner, although I don’t plan to use either much, if at all. Only dweebs where the phones and pagers on the belt, in my opinion, but I won’t mock you if that’s the way you roll. It also has a lanyard, which could be the way to go if you’re worried about pickpockets outside a train station in Milan or Barcelona.

The Golla cases come in a variety of colors and patterns.

It’s taking me a bit of time to get used to using the Golla pouch compared to my last case, but so far, so good. I recommend it, especially for travelers, outdoors people, runners and sport nuts and anyone else who needs a padded case. It also looks like it would stand up in the rain, but I’m not going to try it unless I have to.

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