An extremely strong, ultralight (sub 30g) floating map pocket that can be worn around the neck, hung from a belt or clipped to a pack. Based on Granite Gear's Air Pocket, the Floating Pocket is a little larger to better accomodate UK OS maps and comes with a removable neck cord.
Colours: Sand, Olive Green, Grey Green, Orange, Grey
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|Brand / Manufacturer||Scramble|
|Equipment Category||Carry (Packs, Bags, Pouches)|
|Purpose||Map Bag, Neck Pouch, Belt Pocket, Pack Pocket|
|Materials||40D High-Tenacity Silicone Coated Micro Ripstop Nylon (55-60 g/sm)|
|Treatments||Double Silicone Coating (Inside & Outside)|
|Properties||Strong, Water Resistant, Ultralight|
|Dimensions||35cm (H) x 25cm (W)|
|Package Weight (approx.)||50 g / 1.76 oz|
|Item Weight||26 g / 0.92 oz (Default), 28 g / 0.99 oz (Grey Green) + 2g for cord|
Scramble designed the Floating Pockets primarily to be worn around the neck and to carry maps and associated navigation aids, however they can just as well be hung from a belt via the 5cm belt loops or used as ultralight pack pockets attached to a backpack with a carabiner or two - and they don't have to carry maps either.
Note: for higher quality images and a little more detail see Scramble's product release.
The Floating Pocket is a near clone of Granite Gear's large Air Pocket, using almost identical components and materials: 55 and 60 g/sm 40D micro ripstop sil-nylon, YKK reverse coil zips and grosgrain ribbon loops etc. However, there are some relevant differences:
First off, map cases are heavy, awkward, bulky and rarely provide visible access to a sufficient number of OS map "panels" for those who cover large distances in miserable weather.
Outdoor brands use the phrase "map pocket" very loosely in our opinion. Yes, many jacket will hold a well folded Explorer OS map or two. My preference for all-weather map protection are the large (53 x 38cm) BCB snap seal bags reinforced at the edges with duct tape. These will show 6 panels of an Explorer OS map. This can then be folded, but these never fold perfectly and many jacket "map pockets" become a fiddly nuisance.
More important however, is the simple fact, that in warm or hot weather you're likely not even wearing a jacket or your chosen jacket (lightweight wind-tops or softshells like Rab's Borealis) don't have any pockets - but you still need to know where you're going.