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By vectron, XDA Ad-Free Senior Member on 4th May 2013, 05:25 AM
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This is a review of generic Zizo Heavy Duty vertical pouch: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heavy-Duty-V...item2576ce4d88 The metal tag says something which appears like "Zizo", and it's on ebay for $7.61 shipped (local US).

As everybody knows, I typically review cases among other accessories. I have mentioned Seidio holsters and their universal fit with other cases, but pouches hasn't been my focus in the past. After seeing constant requests from people looking for pouches that are roomy enough to fit Note 2 in a case, I decided to explore this option. On a personal note, I'm not a fan of pouches, especially horizontal leather ones that look like a giant reading glasses case. When it comes to clipping Note 2 in a case to a belt, it's gotta be something decent looking and not bulky. This Zizo Heavy Duty Vertical Pouch is IT!!!

Even so it's classified as heavy duty, it's actually very light weight at only 62g. Dimensions are approximately 95mm x 150mm and it's actually relatively slim. The material/texture is heavy duty cross-stitched construction nylon, actually very nice quality. The inner back part of the pouch, the side that will be in contact with phone's screen, is made out of soft micro-fiber material. The flap of the case is equipped with a strong velcro to hold it securely closed. Walls of the pouch are expandable, made out of heavy duty elastic material. That's actually a perfect solution for universal fitment of this pouch with any case. One of the walls has an extra loop so you can either put a pen or put a keychain ring, etc. The back of the pouch has a belt loop (about 50 mm wide), threaded with heavy duty double stitching. On top of that you have a solid one piece metal belt clip, very solid construction. And if that's not enough, you also have a small metal loop to hook up lanyard. Pretty much they thought of every possible way to carry this pouch, not too mention that you can even put it in your pocket. Although being thin, this pouch is actually nicely padded and will offer a protection in addition to the case you already have on.

And speaking of cases, this pouch fits them ALL!!! I tested it with Zerolemone 9300mAh/TPU, UAG, Casemate Tough, Casemate Pop, Seidio CONVERT, and Otterbox Defender, each one documented with a picture below. Between these cases and monster ZL battery - pretty much everything is covered. By heavy duty nature of this case, I would HIGHLY recommend it for anybody who is planning to use it outdoors, hiking, biking, on a trip, etc. But even for everyday use it will make a great accessory to carry your Note 2 with your case inside of this pouch. Even so elastic sides of the case don't go all the way down to the bottom, I still think this pouch will protect your phone even if you get into a rain where the nylon shell should keep it dry. Obviously, you can use it with a naked N2 as well, but I think it's a Perfect and Secure solution to carry N2 with ANY case on your belt!!! Definitely a must have accessory in my book.

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4th May 2013, 05:40 AM |#2  
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That thing is ugly.

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4th May 2013, 05:51 AM |#3  
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That thing is ugly.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Btw, look at it this way, nobody going to think you are carrying Note 2 phablet inside, so you pretty safe walking around with it anywhere
4th May 2013, 06:26 AM |#4  
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It would match my duty belt perfectly.

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4th May 2013, 02:16 PM |#5  
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It would match my duty belt perfectly.

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Kris I just got a pouch that actually fits on my duty belt and looks better. I'll review it later today.

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4th May 2013, 02:20 PM |#6  
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Even better. I wish they had a reinforced one that would fit my phone. I swear the first punk that fights me and breaks my phone is gonna be broken upon booking.

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4th May 2013, 02:36 PM |#7  
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for $7 I'll get just for the heck of it
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I wear an external vest carrier. Used to carry my phone in my top pocket but that puts it in the way when I had to grapple someone. Now I can wear this one of my left hip and it's out of the way even when I get in/out of my patrol car.

Sorry Vectron! Didn't mean to sidetrack your review bro!
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I wear an external vest carrier. Used to carry my phone in my top pocket but that puts it in the way when I had to grapple someone. Now I can wear this one of my left hip and it's out of the way even when I get in/out of my patrol car.

Sorry Vectron! Didn't mean to sidetrack your review bro!

No problem, officer apallohadas! Please post a picture/review of the holster/pouch you are talking about. I'm curious as well! I remember someone posted another heavy duty pouch used for military/hunting type of activities, but I don't recall the link. It was some outdoor company that makes backpacks, I think, but not Cabela's.

With a heavy duty one I reviewed, sure it's not the prettiest one to wear out'n'about. But it's exactly what I have been looking for when we go on a trail and I have to chase after my kids or if/when I go biking. Keeping N2, especially with additional weight of ZL9k3, in a pocket is not convenient even with cargo shorts. This belt clip is very secure, no springs or plastic parts to break off, extra padding gives it a good protection, and the most important part for me - it fits any case because of elastic expandable side-walls.
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That thing is ugly.

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@vectron

thanks again for your reviews

I bought this case/holster based off your reviews and pictures.
I also bought a ZeroLemon 9300mah battery based off your reviews.

Yes verticle case is ugly, but it stood the test of time. My work requires me to go in and out of cars on a daily basis. My other phones had otterboxes, those clip holsters broke all the time getting caught on the seatbelt. This holster does too bet never did it break off.

I would like to add why i am posting this up.

This verticle case fits the zerolemon battery....here's my post about it http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post43549391
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I bought that same case but could not stand the Velcro so I removed it replaced it with magnets.

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