THE NEW YORK TIMES ~"Often the key to maximizing the fun ... is how well you prepare."
I've used/worn the Koala during 2 ultra marathons and it has saved my phone multiple times. Never once has it slipped or failed to perform. I'm glad the fit is adjustable because during my races situations change frequently. Totally recommend it to everyone. I'm so happy I bought this!
Great idea, poor design for phones with side buttons
It's a great idea and definitely secures the phone, but the straps wrap around the phone in a way that they press the side buttons. They can be moved but slide back to the original position, covering and pressing the side buttons, which makes it less useful that it appeared to be on the website. If your phone doesn't have side buttons, this is an excellent product.
Frequently one of the corners come off of my IPhone 11. I wish the cord was a little longer. I hook this on my belt loop and put my phone in my pocket. When I take my phone out to take a picture it is hard to get the phone high enough to take a picture. I use this while backpacking so I like the added security it gives my phone. I gave 4 of my hiking friends one at Christmas time.
Doesn't work on Samsung
I gave it to my kids for their older ipones. They use it when they ski.
the KOALA is built to last
Polycarbonate HD cam-lock clamp tightly securing to any fabric. Our 5-teeth clasp holds tighter the more you pull on them.
100% Silicone harness can hold up to 45 lb and stretches over any phone with our without a case.
Heavy Duty urethane tether stretch up to 4 feet, keeping your phone safe from drops, damage and loss.
the KOALA in action
Also, our origin story. (Hint: it involves Indiegogo and $500K!)
HANS FLORINE World Champion Climber
OMG never drop my phone 32 pitches again. Psyched!
KRYSTLE WRIGHT Adventure Photographer
This system knows how to cuddle your phone! It’s been a lifesaver when I use my phone on location, whether on the side of cliffs or in some other precarious place.
MICHAEL CLARK Internationally Published Pro Photographer
This thing is awesome! The KOALA is a legit solution to protecting your smartphone.