FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions…


Q: WHAT IS PORTAPOCKET® MADE FROM AND HOW DO I CLEAN IT?
A: All PortaPocket® components are made from poly coated neoprene
which makes them very lightweight and comfy to wear. To clean, simply 
hand wash and drip dry (machines are a bit rough & dryers aren't good for Velcro)

  

Q: WON’T IT FALL OFF?
A: No. If you are participating in normal day to day activities, and you've put it on properly
(securing the tabs together), you will not have a problem. Our products have been successfully
worn by vacationers on roller coaster rides, runners in marathons, people biking, working out,
and many other active pursuits. Our founder has worn PortaPocket® products every day for
over 6.5 years without fail (and she’s not just sitting around on the couch all day…!)

 

                  

 

Q: WHY DO THE POCKETS HAVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MOUNTINGS AND WHICH ONE SHOULD I USE?
A: We made different types to suit a broad range of needs. Velcro®-mounted pockets included in the Essentials kits
are meant for small and lightweight items you wish to conceal under your clothing to be discreet. In order to be able
to take the pocket off to get it in your two hands to use it effectively, it has to be something you can remove easily,
yet stay secure when stowed. Hence the Velcro®-mounted pockets. We recommend keeping these closer to
the hem of your outfit when wearing a dress or skirt so as not to expose any undergarments or body parts
while getting at your money, ID or whatever (unless of course that’s your desire…)! 

              

The belt-loop mounted pockets are best for when you wear PortaPocket® on the outside of your clothing,
and/or for times when a heavier item is transported that need not be removed with any frequency,
even if hidden (like an insulin pump for example).

 

                      

 

Q: I SWEAT A LOT. WILL PORTAPOCKET PRODUCTS BE HOT TO WEAR OR HAVE SOAK-THOUGH?
A: The only part actually against your skin is the 1” wide band (with the slightly wider mounting pad
only in a very concentrated area). So even if you sweat profusely there is such a small area that will
even be affected. Our fabric is sweat and water resistant so you can use them confidently even if you
are on the beach etc. Keep in mind the pocket flap will not prevent the contents of your pockets from
getting wet if you are IMMERSED in water as while swimming. We are working on an insert to protect
your items that you can use in those cases, but for now, the pockets do an excellent job of keeping your
items handy yet dry while you’re on dry land.

As for soak issues…the fabric will not allow sweat to permeate through, so our products are ideal for travel.
We’ve been told stories where (literally!) hot under the collar vacationers ended up spending unwanted days
in foreign embassies trying to resolve issues when sweat bled through their nylon neck safes and ruined
their passport photos. Whoops! Don’t let this happen to you…PortaPocket to the rescue ;)

 

Q: DOES IT FEEL WEIRD TO WEAR THIS ON YOUR LEG?
A: PortaPocket is uber comfy but like anything else that’s new to you, it may seem different at first…
but you get used to it in just a few short minutes. In fact, oftentimes you almost forget it’s even there!
It really hits that perfect balance of sensing that something is there so you can be confident that it
really IS, yet not being an issue so you can forget about it and enjoy the activities at hand.

 

                   

 

Q: WHAT KINDS OF THINGS FIT IN WHICH SIZE POCKETS?
A: The rule of thumb is:
Small = credit card/ID size (& single keys, lipbalm/lipstick, cash, cards, etc)


Medium = cell phone size (& tampons, makeup, cash, cameras, ipods, insulin pumps, inhalers, etc)

          


Large = US passport size (& keyrings, and any of the above items, as desired, too)

         

Tall =EpiPen or sunglasses size (etc)

   

and...our NEW Extra Large size = Galaxy4 Smartphone, Galaxy Note, DX Nintendo Games (etc)

       

btw, if your phone is on the super lightweight side, a Velcro®-mounted pocket can be fine. 
BUT if your cell has a little mass to it, you might be more comfortable using a pocket with
belt-loop style mountings instead. Of course this kind of pocket can also be worn on your
regular belt, too!

     

 

Q: WILL YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COLORS/PATTERNS?
A: We’re always working to that goal!  We like to think if we walk before we run
it'll help us to avoid face plants. 

 

Q: WHAT’S THE STRANGEST THING YOU HAVE HEARD OF PEOPLE CARRYING IN YOUR PRODUCT?
(well...actually this isn't exactly a FAQ we get, but we thought it'd be fun to include it here anyway ;)…
A: hmm…at this point we’d have to say probably teeth…and a few other things that may not be able
to be spoken about in polite company. Then again, you can always come up with a few creative ideas
of your own and surpass these! Just tell us when you do so we can give you full credit.
We always love surprises. ;)

 

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