RooSport Magnetic Sport Pocket Review

RooSport Magnetic Pocket
RooSport Magnetic Pocket. RooSport

How can you carry your walking essentials comfortably? When you travel, how can you carry your passport, cash, and cards secured against pickpockets? RooSport often has a booth at the marathon and half marathon expos. They first developed a RooSport magnetic sports pocket of a size perfect for using during a race or as a travel wallet or money belt. 

The RooSport 2.0 has the same measurements as the original RooSport, but eeks out a tad more room so it can accommodate most small to medium smartphones. They then produced a larger size, the RooSportPlus, that fits the growing sizes of smartphones and can also hold a small camera, solving the problem of how to carry those on races or while touring.

Secures to Your Waistband With Magnets

While they were useful, fanny packs have long been out of fashion to carry ID, keys, and a little money while walking. Money belts are not very convenient for sports use. But you just tuck RooSport into your waistband and a flap with a magnet in it matches up with the magnet on the other side. Voila, it is securely in your waistband without a belt.

How secure is this magnet method? A reviewer tested RooSport over two weeks on a walking vacation with a passport, cash, coins, and credit card in it. In all that time, it only dislodged twice when using the restroom. Even then, it ended up inside the waistband of the pants and didn't drop to the floor. It went through a lot of jostling and was always secure in the pants waistband.

RooSport is perfect for workday 15-minute walks while listening to podcasts or music. The pocket also proves to be a great way to carry a small digital camera on walks.

The RooSport 2.0 is 6 inches by 4 inches, large enough for the iPhone 8 and GS6 and other small to medium phones. The RooSportPlus is made for larger phones, measuring 7.5 inches by 4.5 inches.

Dual Pockets

The RooSport features a zippered pocket sized for credit cards, ID and money. It also has a drop-in pocket that is secured with hook-and-loop closure.

The drop-in pocket could hold things such as energy gel packs, a music player or cell phone. A passport fits in it perfectly while traveling, although it covers over the velcro closure.

The RooSport is a great solution any time you need a pocket but your clothes don't have any. You can carry your office keys at work when you don't have a pocket in your pants, shirt or jacket.

Secure and Discreet

Where pickpockets are a concern, the RooSport is a discreet way to carry your ID, cards, and money. It fits so flat under your waistband that you hardly notice it is there, and it doesn't leave a silhouette that thieves may notice. The fabric is very comfortable.

The Large version uses waterproof fabric for the pocket, which is probably a good idea. It can prevent sweat from steaming your electronics.

You have quick access to your cards and money in the RooSport compared with a money belt. It is easy to just tuck some bills into the drop-in pocket to sort out later. The zippered pocket provides additional security over carrying your items loose in a pocket.

Magnet Problems?

You may be wary that the magnets might affect hotel key cards, so you might carry them in a different pocket. RooSport warns that the iPod Classic (but not other models) is sensitive to the magnets. However, no problems were seen with credit and debit cards carried in the RooSport for weeks.

Bottom Line

RooSport is an excellent travel wallet and workout wallet. The RooSport would be an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys running, fitness walking or travel.

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