So we’ve had an opportunity here at Craziest Gadgets world headquarters in Gadgetville, USA to try out the Grabit Pack. The Grabit Pack is basically a pack that attaches securely to your thigh. The pack has three pockets of various sizes to store your gear.
The big advantage of the Grabit Pack over say a fannypack or a manbag (murse) is security. The pack has two straps, one that goes around your waist and one at the bottom that goes around your leg. This means the bag lay tight against your leg. If you’ve ever put something hard like a camera in the lower pocket of a pair of cargo pants or shorts, you’ll know exactly why having a pocket tight against your leg is an advantage- when you walk it will not bang up against your kneecap (that hurts!). The bag puts your items right in front of you so you get them easily and always keep an eye on them.
The Grabit Pack does cover up your top pocket of your pants; so while you can still put something in there, you can’t easily access it without removing the pack, depending upon how high or low you wear the pack of course. The three pockets in the pack are all decent sized, the smaller two could easily hold your wallet, cellphone, or digital camera and the larger one is big enough for some video cameras. The bottom two pockets have a velcro enclosure while the top is a zipper. The largest pocket also has a strap on the outside.
The pack has adjustable straps to ensure a comfortable fit. I wore one for quite a while and after a little bit, I didn’t even notice it was there. As opposed to a bag that goes on your shoulders and moves around a bit, which you will always be aware of. The Grabit is made of a waterproof nylon material, that seems sturdy and well stitched. The double straps makes sure it stays on tight when you’re moving which is ideal for any outdoor activities. It’s available in both left and right leg styles.
As far as style goes- this is obviously not the pack for everyone. It’s not going to replace your Gucci bag you carry to the yacht club in the Hamptons. So while stylish, it is more of a utilitarian style that would be useful for anyone who takes a lot of gear with them like photographers, hikers, paintballers, and for cycling, fishing, hunting or traveling. In fact it was designed by Louis Kiss who has worked as a makeup effects artist and stunt man on films (two jobs that require you to carry a lot of stuff around with you). Also ideal for geeks who like to carry waaaay more gadgets than could possibly fit in their pockets (hey that sounds familiar).
The Grabit Pack costs $24.95 and is available from the Grabit Pack website and select stores (see the site for details).