The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Tidal (faded blue) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Zest (orange) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-ZD visible variant TB0419-ZD visible variant TB0419-LR Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #1 in Logic Blue (light-medium blue) 630 Recycled showing the attachment points. visible variant TB0419-LR The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Wasabi (green) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-WD visible variant TB0419-WD HLT2 in Cerise 200 Halcyon HLT2 in Cerise 200 Halcyon HLT2 in Cerise 200 Halcyon HLT2 in Seafoam 200 Halcyon HLT2 in Seafoam 200 Halcyon HLT2 in Seafoam 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Seapine Green (dark green) 630 Recycled showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #1 in Seapine Green (dark green) 630 Recycled showing the attachment points. visible variant TB0419-SR The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Solaris (yellow) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. The back of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Solaris (yellow) 200 Halcyon. The inside of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Solaris (yellow) 200 Halcyon. The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Nebulous Grey (dark grey) 630 Recycled showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-GR visible variant TB0419-GR The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Island (bright blue) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-LD visible variant TB0419-LD The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Northwest Sky (light grey) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-ND visible variant TB0419-ND The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Coyote (light brown) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-CD visible variant TB0419-AD visible variant TB0419-CD visible variant TB0419-AD Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Tidal (faded blue) 200 Halcyon showing the attachment points. An open interior shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Tidal (faded blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Taiga (green) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Taiga (olive blue) 200 Halcyon showing the attachment points. An open interior shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Acai (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Acai (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the attachment points. An open interior shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Acai (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the attachment points. An open interior shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Sakura (pale pink with white grid) 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. Reverse shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon showing the attachment points. An open interior shot of the Handy Little Thing #2 in Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon The front of a Handy Little Thing #2 in Black 210 Ballistic showing the front zipper with two slider and logo at the bottom-right corner. visible variant TB0419-BJ visible variant TB0419-BJ visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD visible variant TB0418-SR TB0418-LR TB0418-GR TB0418-ID TB0418-LD TB0418-ND TB0418-UD TB0418-WD TB0418-BJ TB0418-CJ TB0418-CD TB0418-OD
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Color: Solaris 200 Halcyon

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A clamshell organizer pouch with tons of pockets, webbing and elastic loops, and other spots for cords, pens, tools, and more.

2 liters / 130 cu. in. 

Looking for the Size 1 HLT?

TLDR

The Size 1 Handy Little Thing (HLT) is a clamshell organizer pouch for the ultra-organized. 

  • 1 exterior zippered pocket with an included 8" Key Strap
  • 2 small interior zippered pockets
  • 1 mesh zippered pocket
  • 6 O-rings
  • 10 interior elastic and webbing loops to retain your cords and tools
  • 2 Medium Swivel Double Carabiners clipped to the thumb loops on the exterior
  • 4 exterior loops to hook pens/flashlights/tools
  • Hidden slot under the mesh zippered pouch through which you can tuck a notebook cover
  • Attachment points for a 1" Gatekeeper Hip Belt or 1" Shoulder Strap

The HLT is available in two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2.

Full Description

Use as a Main Compartment Organizer

On the exterior of the HLT are two Medium Swivel Double Carabiners on the thumb loops. Simply clip the Carabiners on the O-rings inside the main compartment of the Synik 30.

Once your HLT is clipped in your Synik, you can either leave it zipped shut or zipped open — in the latter case, you'd use it as a sort-of Freudian Slip.

When you need to access items out of that open-top pocket in the Synik, slide the HLT (still connected to the O-rings) up and out of the top of the Synik.

Tuck in the Bottom External Pocket Of The Synik

The HLT 2 is sized to fit in the bottom external pocket of the Synik 30 and Synapse 25.

Carry As A Minimalist Waist Pack, Sling, Or Shoulder Bag

If you've already got a 1" Gatekeeper Waist Belt from one of our other backpacks, then you can use it with the HLT.

You can also attach a 1" Shoulder Strap if you want to carry the HLT crossbody or over the shoulder. You might already have one of these if you have our Side Kick.*

If you have a heavily loaded HLT 2, you may notice that it tips outward slightly as the attachment points for the waist strap or the shoulder strap are on one side of the bag instead of two. We personally don't find this annoying, but it's worth mentioning. As we said, the HLT is primarily intended to be an internal organizer pouch.

Clip To The Seat Pocket On The Airplane

You can also clip the included Swivel Double Carabiners to the back seat pocket on the airplane seat in front of you; this way, your in-flight items — earbuds, snacks, sleeping mask, utility cloth, pen, notebook, cables, wallet, phone — are easily within reach throughout your flights.

Use As A Write-In Notebook Holder Or Work-Out-Of Tool Pouch

Slide your hand through the webbing handle loop on the back and tuck your thumb in one of the thumb loops and you have a notebook holder that rests securely in one hand* so you can take notes, write, or draw with the other hand. The notebook function works for both left-handed and right-handed people.

*Since the HLT 1 is a smaller pouch overall, people with larger hands may only be able to get three fingers through the handle, but it will still work as a write-in notebook holder regardless.

On the exterior of the HLT are two Medium Swivel Double Carabiners on the thumb loops. Simply clip the Carabiners on the O-rings inside the main compartment of the Synik 30.

Once your HLT is clipped in your Synik, you can either leave it zipped shut or zipped open — in the latter case, you'd use it as a sort-of Freudian Slip.

When you need to access items out of that open-top pocket in the Synik, slide the HLT (still connected to the O-rings) up and out of the top of the Synik.

The HLT 2 is sized to fit in the bottom external pocket of the Synik 30 and Synapse 25.

If you've already got a 1" Gatekeeper Waist Belt from one of our other backpacks, then you can use it with the HLT.

You can also attach a 1" Shoulder Strap if you want to carry the HLT crossbody or over the shoulder. You might already have one of these if you have our Side Kick.*

If you have a heavily loaded HLT 2, you may notice that it tips outward slightly as the attachment points for the waist strap or the shoulder strap are on one side of the bag instead of two. We personally don't find this annoying, but it's worth mentioning. As we said, the HLT is primarily intended to be an internal organizer pouch.

You can also clip the included Swivel Double Carabiners to the back seat pocket on the airplane seat in front of you; this way, your in-flight items — earbuds, snacks, sleeping mask, utility cloth, pen, notebook, cables, wallet, phone — are easily within reach throughout your flights.

Slide your hand through the webbing handle loop on the back and tuck your thumb in one of the thumb loops and you have a notebook holder that rests securely in one hand* so you can take notes, write, or draw with the other hand. The notebook function works for both left-handed and right-handed people.

*Since the HLT 1 is a smaller pouch overall, people with larger hands may only be able to get three fingers through the handle, but it will still work as a write-in notebook holder regardless.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

9.1” (w) x 5.3” (h) x 2.6” (d) / 230 (w) x 135 (h) x 65 (d) mm

Weight

200 Halcyon: 5.1 oz / 145 grams
210 Ballistic: 5.3 oz / 150 grams

Volume

2 liters / 130 cu. in. 

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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196 reviews
  • Charlene M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Durable, Good Storage Size, Unique, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Durable, Good Storage Size, Unique, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Also handy

    I like and use my other 2 size 2 HLT that I bought another one to match my new backpack. I’m repeating myself because I also just reviewed the HLT 1. There is nothing about this little thing that I don’t like. It will attach to any thing in numerous ways. Since it attaches so easily to the rail loops I can attach it above the elastic pocket of my S30 and still easily get to the o-rings. You can see from my photos below it looks like it was just made for the S30, especially when also attached to an HLT1. I’m aware the rail system was developed to make it easy to slide a laptop in a cache but its great for almost anything. I like to wrap a coil around the elastic loop along with my DPNs to keep them secure when the pack is open. Those little things like to slip away.

  • K R S.
    Verified Reviewer
    Bought For Myself
    9 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Wahoo! Look what my HLT can do!

    A great carry pack for my support spindle and spinning!

  • David A B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Unique, Versatile, Comfortable
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Unique, Versatile, Comfortable
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    I'm going to end up buying 3 or 4 more of these.

    I am:

    1. A person of many different interests, most of which involve the manipulation of material using tools that fit in the human hand.

    2. A person that struggles with a compulsive determination to be prepared to meaningfully engage in any or all of these interests with little to no warning and at any given time.

    3. Pathologically disorganized.

    When combined, these three characteristics alone mean that I live in a state of chronic low grade panic caused by the perpetual anticipation of multiple rapidly approaching, inevitable and mutually reenforcing catastrophes due to the firm conviction that I have misplaced some essential mundanity, the absence of which will mean certain doom to myself and my loved ones.

    Well, a week after it arrived, a single instance of this bag has fixed that.

    Lately I have been staying with a family member and helping them cope with some health issues. We're way out in the country, far away from my urban nest. Even with all of the chaotic to and fro that this sort of thing entails, not once have I misplaced my keys, or my wallet, or my flashlight, or my other flashlight, or my multitool, or my little pocket knife (I know), or my little fine diamond plate (yes, I know), or my phone and accompanying infrastructure, or my little vial of sentimental lake water, or my pencil and its sharpener and notebook and eraser, or their keys, or their wallet, or their flashlight, etc etc etc and so on and so on and so on.

    To the extent that I understand it,…

  • DINA B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Compact, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Compact, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    It Doesn't Seem Little

    Love my Handy Little Thing 1.

    I haven't even finished utilizing it to its fullest potential.

    It fits very well in my Synik 30. I love the pop-of-color it adds.

  • Jesse Z.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    EDC Pouch

    This pouch works perfectly for my grab and go bag containing everything I need when leaving the house. It normally goes inside my Synapse 25. Inside I have:

    Wallet

    Gum

    Some pens and a pencil

    Eraser

    Lip balm

    Bandana

    First aid kit

    Utensil kit

    Travel toothbrush and paste

    Car keys

    Flash light

    Small notepad

    Wireless ear buds

    1 foot USB C cable

    Sometimes my phone and sometimes my kindle paperwhite

    It does not however fit my A5 bullet journal.

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