Klein Tools recently sent over one of their new Tradesman Pro phone cases in XXL sizing (55474).
These days, contractors, tradesman, and pros of all kinds use their phones more and more. There are useful apps, Bluetooth-connected tools that export data or allow for customizations, and most smartphones have LED flashes that can double as flashlights. They’re also of course used for communication purposes.
Personally, I’m not one for phone cases. I used to have belt holsters for my smaller phones and also my first smartphone (an original Droid with keyboard), and then leather sleeves for later smartphones. For my last two or three phones, I went with a simple case that wraps the back and sides.
Klein’s XXL phone case fits my Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and the fixed-angle metal belt clip can fit belts up to 2″ wide. The case is very large and can fully protect my phone. It also has a magnetic flip closure.
The Klein Tradesman Pro phone holder is large enough that it can probably fit phones wrapped inside bulkier cases, but perhaps not the thickest of cases.
When it’s not in my hand, my phone is in my pocket. Sometimes it moves to my back pocket if I need easier access to it, or if it gets in the way.
The Klein XXL phone holder measures ~7.5″ long x 4″ wide x ~1″ at its thickest when not compressed and a phone is inserted.
Frankly, it looks comically large in my hand, but it doesn’t feel as huge when attached to the side of my belt.
The holder is made from 1680D ballistic weave and feels quite durable. The XXL size is the latest addition to the Tradesman Pro phone holder lineup, which also includes small, large, and XL sizes. The other sizes have been around for longer, and online reviews seem to be positive.
It’s not for me, but it’s good to know there are professional-looking phone holsters out there.
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This is not something that I’ll be able to test long-term, but am open to sending it to a volunteer.
Klein says that the XXL phone case will fit:
- iPhone 6 Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note Edge
- Other large phones of similar sizing
Thank you Klein Tools for the review sample.