Brevite Pouch Review
The Brevite Pouch’s durable materials and organization make it a great first pouch, but the design might leave seasoned pros without the organization they want.
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- Soft materials durable enough for bumps and knocks
- Two zipper heads ease gear access
- Comfortable handle stays out of the way
- Not very water resistant
- Limited space for longer or taller gear
- Zippers don’t feel as sturdy as others we’ve tested
3.65 oz (103.5 g)
8.8 in x 4.4 in x 3.8 in (22.4 x 11.2 x 9.7 cm)
(small) | 9 in x 5 in x 2 in (large)
Recycled Polyester, Zoom Zippers
Upon a glance, the Brevite Pouch appears almost identical to other gear we’ve tested from the brand. Well, that’s because it’s extraordinarily close. We’ve tested the Photo Kit, which is one notch smaller on the list, and the Cable Kit, which is two higher. We’re curious if this iteration will have the same soft materials and thoughtful organization as its peers or whether we’ll be left wishing it did. Let’s dive in!
This pouch comes in at 1.5 liters, a handy size for everyday bits and bobs you might take on a trip or via your morning commute. It feels similar in size to a small sling but without the strap to attach it to your body.
The primary pack material is polyester, which we’ve dealt with before on other Brevite gear. The brand’s go-to polyester material is soft to the touch and feels great to hold onto. It’s also durable and is a good shout for travel because of that.
The minimalistic logo on the top of one side blends in nicely with the colorway, so it isn’t visible from afar. Once you get closer, the matte letters are easier to make out.
Speaking of colorways, we’ve got a ton to go through. We wouldn’t usually list them all out; however, they have dreamy names, so it’s worth it on this occasion (keep in mind that these are the colors on hand at the time of this review and may change over time). There’s Lemon Yellow, Triple Black, Pine Green, Moonlit Blue, Boulder Tan, Misty Blue, Poppy Red, Blush Pink, Nimbus Gray, Powder Teal, and Charcoal Gray. A few offer vibrant, saturated colors, and others are more subdued, so there’s something for every kind of person (and traveler).
There’s a handle running along the bottom of the pack. It’s amply padded, which is comfortable to hold onto, even for extended trips, making it easy to take the pouch to and from the bathroom, on a coffee shop trip, or to grab it from your travel backpack or daypack. When not used, it sits flat on the bottom of the pouch so it doesn’t get in your way.
We only have one zipper track here, but it has two heads. They’re from Zoom, and we haven’t had any issues with them. The pulls are crafted from a paracord-like material and have heat-shrunk plastic around the material. Their length makes them easy to grab onto and open—but we worry about the long-term durability of the zippers, as they don’t feel as durable as other brands like YKK.
Because there are two zipper heads, you can leave them on either side of the track or only open a portion of the opening. It’s a small yet welcome inclusion.
Inside The Pouch
We don’t have any external pockets to deal with here—just the main compartment.
Most of your storage is in the wide-open area in the middle of the pouch. The zipper opens wide, so you can get into the nitty gritty of organizing the gear you stow inside and see things once packed inside. Stacking gear inside is possible, too, because of the two-zipper design. Once your equipment is as high as the far edges of the opening, close the zippers slightly to make the edge higher. This way, you can stack the pouch full of gear without it falling out through the zipper.
On the front side, there are two liner pockets. The material is semi-stretchy but less malleable than elastic. You can stow small items here, but if the ride gets bumpy, they can tumble out because there’s no topper. However, things that fill the pocket more tend to stay put.
Opposite those two is a larger liner pocket that secures with a magnet, which is an excellent place to stow smaller items you want to stay put without getting lost in the main compartment. It utilizes the same stretchy material, so there’s some give as to what you can stow here. The magnet isn’t foolproof but hasn’t popped open in testing, and we dig the Brevite logo on top of it. It makes it easier to find where to grab to open the compartment, and the logo adds a pop of contrast to the interior.
As mentioned before, the rest of the space is free real estate. For such a small pouch, there’s quite a lot of room to work with.
Even with all that extra space, this pouch isn’t great at any one thing. However, it can do almost anything in a bind. Need a tech pouch? You got it. Forgot your toiletry bag? Here ya go! Want to be more organized for school or to work on your art? Get to work, Rembrandt!
Overall, we dig this pouch. The colorways are splendid, the organization is enough without getting in your way, and the materials are easy to get used to and feel like they’ll last. If you’re new to the pouch game and want to give it a go, the Brevite Pouch is great. After all, sometimes brevity is best for your travel gear. Just roll with it!
- We dig the zipper design; it makes things easier to access inside
- Exterior is soft but feels durable
- The interior magnet is helpful and satisfying
- Materials are durable and feel great to hold onto
- Two zipper design makes accessing gear easy
- Not a ton of organization, but it feels adequate for its size
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