October 22, 2020


Caring is Contagious: Kudos, Alex Beckom!

now this is how you deal with an unruly customer.
And in only the most professional of ways. 

you go girl!!!

October 21, 2020


Welcome to our Caring is Conatagious Blog :)

With so many sad and depressing things going on in the world right now,
we thought we'd try to change the narrative a little and inject a little
goodness where we can ☺️

During what's left of this COVID pandemic, our goal is to post uplifting
news of various kinds to spread some happiness and bring a smile
to your face.

Onward to brighter days!










to kick this off, here's this. 



October 15, 2020


Will PortaPocket fit iPhone 12?

iPhone 12?  Yes.

iPhone 12 Mini?  Yes.

iPhone 12 Pro?  Yes

and iPhone Pro Max?  Yes.

All of the above will fit in an XL PortaPocket pocket,
no problem.  And that way you can WEAR it, too.
Just make sure the case on your phone isn't too bulky,
especially for Pro Max (as that'll pretty much max out the space).
Keep to an onion skin case on your cell, and you'll be good to go.

these are the kits that'll work:

for arm/leg: PortaPocket Combo kit in original (or design);
(on amazon)

for waist/hip/thigh: PortaPocket WaistBelt & XL Pocket. in original (or design);
(on amazon)

btw, a MagSafe case &/or wallet on your cell should fit for a 12, 12 mini or 12 pro, too.
Just not sure about the Pro Max version... we'll see about verifying that once we can test it out...





October 01, 2020



We're glad to be a part of a new ecommerce site called pantastic.

Opening soon, in 2020 :)


September 25, 2020


Caring is Contagious

Yup, this is our first foray into the T-shirt space. It's not an area which we've focused on, but given the pandemic and the propensity for some folks to forego using masks, we couldn't help ourselves ;)

It seems like a good time to offer a gentle reminder that we're all in this togther and that we should look out for each other as much as possible. That's where 'Caring is Contagious' comes in.  If we all simply went out and used our masks every time, we'd be in a better position as a country to get through this mess that COVID has created. Plus, it's nicer than flipping the bird at people. So there's that ;)

In honor of trying to do the right thing, we're gifting you a FREE T with any $20+ order via portapocket.com ... if you like ;))

Just pick out the size and style of the T you like, and use code FreeT on checkout. It's that simple. Offer good through Oct 1, 2020. Huzzah! xo


July 08, 2020


COVID update ~ how to be safer during challenging times

So many of us are trying to navigate through this 'new normal,' however abnormal it really is ;/ 

One way to be more confident is to keep your essentials handily available as you go about your day,
with no need to ever set them down on random (germy?) surfaces. Why not keep your cell, ID,
keys, mask, gloves and sanitizer (+++) accessible without fail. 
Be safe out there!

May 04, 2020


Let's Spread Joy with #PandemicPals!

When cataclysms rock our world, it's a wake up call for all of us. Businesses are shuttered. Social distancing is limiting. Shelter in place rules feel claustrophobic. But despite the discomfort, these efforts truly are for our greater good. The light in the darkness is that the gift of time we now have can allow us to reflect on what's really important and can propel us to create new ideas that can change lives.

One of these ray of light ideas is the brainchild of one of my favorite columnists for the Chicago Tribune, Rex Huppke. Rex originated an idea called #PandemicPals which, while simple, allows positivity and human connection to bring joy to seniors and disabled folks who feel isolated or alone through these challenging days.  It's a shot of hope in the veins to another soldier in this game of life.  All you need to do to participate is to write Rex and his wonderful team at rhuppke@chicagotribune.com and let them know you want to join in the effort to spread a little happiness by writing letters to these deserving people. He'll send you a list of folks and their addresses so you can be part of the #PandemicPals family.

We're excited to send out our first batch of letters this week, and look forward to  sending more in the months that follow. It's a beautiful thing to be alive and to be able to uplift someone else who can use an encouraging word. Kudos to Rex for thinking of others and making this world a brighter place.

Let's go!

Write to rhuppke@chicagotribune.com

Kendra & friends @PortaPocket.com

p.s.  The column Rex wrote announcing this fantastic idea was fittingly printed on March 23, my amazing mother's 89th birthday. She's one of the most beautifully positive and generous people you'd ever meet...and is a Chicagoland pianist & composer who recently put out her 5th CD of original work. We're thrilled to send her music along to our #PandemicPals as our gift along with our letters :) 🎈 


March 05, 2020


Addressing the COVID-19 Virus

Many people are in panic mode right now. This thing has legs and is already pandemic wolrdwide. Who knows where or when the corona virus will show up next. All we can do is act as responsibly as possible to minimize not only our own risks, but the risks for those around us.

Here are a few common sense things that often seem overlooked. Let's do our diligence and see if we can all make a difference:

  1. NEVER cover your mouth with your hand. PLEASE use your sleeve/ crook of your elbow instead so you don't spread all those germs around when you start touching things, thereafter. Phew!
  2. Unless you're sick yourself, please leave those face masks off. Buying into unnecessary 'protections' just exacerbates shortages. These won't do much good for you, but WILL be needed by medical personnel who are in more direct contact with those who are infected, or are possibly so.
  3. Don't spread more falsehoods and disinformation by amplifying unsubstantiated reports that are being made for polical reasons and not backed by SCIENCE.
  4. Stay calm. Level heads and cool thinking serve us better than rash reactions. Nobody quite knows how this thing will resolve, but we're fortunate to live in an age where brilliant minds and problem solvers still exist. We may have to plan for the worst, but let's hope for the best.

In the meantime, if you want to eliminate the habit of leaving your cell (etc) lying around on the floor (& whatever else), just stop by. We're happy to help you keep your stuff closer...& cleaner! :) 

While this outbreak's a bad thing, use code COVID for a good thing. Good for 30% off your first order at www.portapocket.com 

Working to keep you safer, 
your friends at PortaPocket

photo credit: thanks to Johns Hopkins University, Newsweek & Statista 

March 02, 2020


Into Cosplay & Need Pockets?

We'll leave the off-the-charts-creativity to you; incognito is what we do ;)
While every ensemble is unique, we love being your hidden helper along the way.
When you want to keep your cell, ID/cards ++ close, just stop by, say hi!


With pop culture entertainment giant con C2E2 in Chicago along with so many
other worthy cons in this sphere, it's a privilege to be a part of your community,
even in our small way. 

Mad respect to all cosplayers who work tirelessly to bring imagination to life.
Cheers to YOU!


pix show some happy creators modeling their PortaPocket purchases
from our booth at Anime Central, Rosemont :))

February 25, 2020


Need a portable pocket with those leggings?

While there are many options out there these days, few things actually work

Here's a tweet from today Feb 25: 


This is a common sentiment, and one I see manifesting at the gym all the time.
While some manufacturers are now adding pockets to leggings & yoga pants, 
that sweat risk factor always remains. Plus, these pockets often bulge out
while in use, and can get the way while doing certain exercises.

But what if you CAN have effective and attractive pockets?
Ones that work with almost ANY outfit. Wouldn't that be easier?

The problem is that the fixed size & location of pockets in clothes is a
limiting factor.  You can't just move things out of your way when you like.          

Using PortaPocket releases you from these boundries and brings you
freedom & functionality.

Must have (sweatproof) pockets?
Stop by portapocket.com ...and help yourself!






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