I carry so much junk with me all the time it is not even funny. On a typical day I will have my pill bottle, a folding utility knife, my Leatherman Style CS, at least 2 (sometimes 4 or 5) flashlights, a spare battery or 2, a laser pointer, chapstick, and who knows what else. I used to carry all that junk in my pockets, but I looked like an idiot, and was wearing holes in my jeans. I bought a Nite ize Pocket its several years ago and really liked it. It held nearly everything I wanted in a flat compact case and allowed me quick access to my folding utility knife in an uncovered front pocket. This worked out very well as I use the knife a couple dozen times a day. Well the clip broke after many years of use and I was sadden to read reviews that stated the quality had gone downhill. I decided to give this a try as it was so cheap and seemed pretty close to the Nite ize product. Its pretty close. But not perfect. First there is no uncovered pocket. Every time I need to get my knife I have to rip the velcro cover open (annoying when the velcro is new). THen I noticed that the cover really is kind of silly as the sides are pretty much open. There is a lot more space in this unit, but it sticks out a LOT further and I have caught it on my carseat when I'm getting in. I do like the metal clip better, but pound that the belt loop (something the Nite ize didn't have) works even better! I HATE that stupid key clip that hangs off the front (I hated the Nite ize one also) as my key ring is HUGE and LOUD, and LONG, and well not something I want hanging from my waist. Oh and that clip bounces around and jingles when i walk (ANNOYING!!) I really wich they would have made it removable. The unit is well made and I do like the external flashlight loop (fits a mini mag perfectly). Time will tell if the functioning of this will grow on me (the nite ize took several months before I was comfortable with it) and I'm still carrying my cellphone holster too (probably cause I carry too much other junk). One other note- like the nite ize the tall pocket is very deep and if something goes down it (like say an AAA battery) it is nearly impossible to retrieve.