Quivvers Cross-body Pouch, MSRP $46.99. Available at quivvers.com
The Good: Better looking than a fanny pack; good quality construction
The Bad: Not really functional for athletic endeavors
The Meh: Sure, it’s a replacement for a fanny pack but who really needs a $47 fanny pack?
This certainly isn’t the first review of the relatively new Quivver. They’ve received some flattering press over the last year or so, including an appearance on The Morning Blend. I found myself completely underwhelmed.
Before this turns into a bash-fest let me take a step back.
There was a time when fanny packs were worn around the waists of nearly every mom in a nylon track suit. That time has come and gone. Perhaps the Quivver is truly a replacement for the fanny pack. Perhaps I’m simply not the target market. Perhaps it’s best to keep that in mind as you read this review.
Quivver’s marketing materials specifically suggest that their pouches are “gear for active lifestyles”. Great! I live an active lifestyle. Let’s give this a try.
My first outing with the Quivver was a short trail run. I loaded up the Quivver with a couple gels and my cell phone and headed for the trail.
The Quivver flopped around like a fish on a dock. After about a six-mile run, I was ready to never try the Quivver on another run.
For my second test, I went for a bike ride. Once again, I loaded up the Quivver with a couple gels and my cell phone. This time I headed to a local wilderness area with my mountain bike – fully expecting another bounce-fest. This time wasn’t as bad. The Quivver settled under my left arm and acted more like a tired fish on a dock. It still flopped around some but not nearly as bad as during my run.
I have no complaints about the Quivver’s construction quality. It seems well-made. The clear storage compartment would, conceivably, be nice for stashing ID’s while traveling by air. Of course, you can pick up a clear plastic ID carrier with a neck strap for about $5.00 so I’m not sure that’s the market Quivver is pursuing.
I guess that’s my real problem with the Quivver … I can’t understand who would need or want one. Is it the next generation of moms, now wearing Yoga pants rather than nylon track suits? Perhaps. I honestly don’t think it’s the surfers, cyclists, volleyballers, skateboarders and others shown participating in athletic pursuits on Quivver’s website.
For the “active lifestyle”? Maybe if “active” means trekking the aisles of the grocery store.