When riding especially in the UK a thought for most people is “will my phone be safe in the rain?” A phone is a gadget now that we rarely leave behind when we go out for a ride. Just like the ICE bracelet, the phone comes along. It is there for those selfies, the scenery and of course should we get a mechanical that can’t be fixed!
As we know the Uk weather can be rather unpredictable. At times we can be bathing in warm sunshine, the next a torrential downpour. We can wear a waterproof jacket to protect ourselves but what do you use to protect your phone?
Fickaskap was started by brothers Neil and Adrian for the need of a case for their phone whilst on many of their adventures.
The Fickaskap comes in two sizes so would accommodate most mobile phones. We have an iPhone 6 and it fitted just fine. When out riding we were able to fit the phone, a credit card, £20 note and then the resulting change in it from a cafe stop!
Whilst out riding and a kodak moment appears it was easy enough to use the phone. We couldn’t use the fingerprint access yet it was easy enough to input the passcode without the need to take it out.
The pictures came out well and you couldn’t tell that they had been taken in a case.
The case works with a plastic press seal and then velcro to finish it off. The Fickaskap can be actually be submerged in water and still be waterproof.
Whilst riding the phone was placed in the rear middle pocket and the weather closed in. The pouch took a beating from the downpour and then the resulting spray from the rear wheel. Despite the pouch being soaked on the outside the precious money and phone were just fine.
If you are looking for a case for your phone then we’d highly recommend it. At £26.97 then this is a must. The only downside is that one side is clear and the other is coloured which means you can only use the front facing camera.
The Fickaskap comes in two sizes Regular which will fit phones up to 147mm x 80mm (5.8 inches x 3.1 inches) such as Samsung Galaxy S7, Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel and smaller.
The large will fit phones up to 167mm x 90mm (6.6 inches x 3.5 inches) such as Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7 Edge, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel XL and smaller.
For more information then check out https://www.fickaskap.com
Review undertaken by @cromptonhoward