I was searching for the end of the Internet the other day when I stumbled upon an article I've been waiting to read since discovering the fake pockets on my jeggings in 3rd grade.
Women have known since the dawn of jeans that our pockets are barely big enough to hold a Reese's Cup, let alone a phone, wallet, or anything useful (like multiple Reese's Cups, but we're going to ignore the author's disturbing preoccupation with keeping peanut butter cups in her pockets for the sake of this argument.) This article by The Pudding collected data on more than 80 pairs of blue jeans to create what might be the most well-researched article about tiny useless pockets ever created.
Read the full article here: https://pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/
The result? Yes, women's pockets are generally useless, especially when it comes to holding the phones that are a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Pockets on women's jeans are on average almost 50% shorter than comparable pockets on men's pants, which is why I'm practically giddy about the Nite Ize Hitch™ Phone Anchor + Tether.
This simple design of the Hitch has been a game changer for me, creating a built in wrist-strap, handle, or tether for my phone.After inserting the ultra-thin pad between the phone and case, a small ring slips through the charging port and connects to a stretchy tether via two MicroLocks. These MicroLocks allow you to connect one end to belt loops, backpacks, and more for convenience and drop protection, but I prefer to connect them together so that I always have handy dandy wristband and grab-and-go handle right on my phone.
Between managing two kids, a job, and lots of outdoor adventures, it seems that I'm always carrying something. And usually I'm always carrying lots of somethings. It doesn't matter whether I'm wearing a skirt or pocket-plentiful cargo pants, it's so quick and convenient to slip the tether around my wrist while I rush off to a meeting while juggling a computer, notebook, and an obligatory cup of coffee.
Ever since Nite Ize introduced The Hitch Phone Anchor + Tether, I've been showing off my fancy new wrist strap, which I've now blinged out with colorful aluminum S-Biner MicroLocks. When I showed my friend who was holding her 1-year-old daughter on her hip, she got visibly excited and then disappointed. "Where was that six months ago when I dropped my phone and shattered the screen?" she asked.
Although we developed this product for drop protection, I've found that the Hitch is my solution to carrying my phone while my hands are full or while donning jeans with tiny pockets, leggings, or skirts. As an added bonus, I can hand my phone over to my kid and let him take pictures without having to worry about him dropping it. And when I go for a bike ride and take that obligatory mid-ride selfie, I slip the strap around my wrist and snap away knowing a little bump won't send my phone tumbling to the dirt. I finally have a handle on my phone, both figuratively and literally.
Plus, now I know what I'm getting every parent and multi-tasker I know for Christmas. To purchase your Hitch, click here.