EpiPen Carrying Cases

If you carry an auto-injector for epinephrine (such as an EpiPen) due to severe allergies, you need a way to keep it with you, safely and securely at all times.

You're probably familiar with this dilemma: Should you put it in a bag (meaning you need to carry the bag everywhere you go, with no exceptions)? Should you leave the auto-injector in the car (risking that you won't be near the car when you need it)? Or should you stick it in a pocket (just not practical for summer or for tight-fitting outfits)?

Fortunately, others have tried to solve this problem, meaning there's now a wide variety of epinephrine auto-injector cases on the market. Many are aimed at kids, but a few would suit adults, too. You easily can wear these carriers, and several are reader favorites. Read on for five different options you may find work well for you.


Allergy Apparel

EpiPen Armband
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Allergy Apparel sells a variety of auto-injector carriers, ranging from colorful pouches for kids to athletic-minded armbands for adults.

The carriers are stylish and come in different sizes, depending on which brand of auto-injector you carry. You can choose a single epinephrine carrier, a double, or a jumbo carrier. Allergy Apparel was started by a mom whose eldest son was diagnosed with food allergies before he was one year old. In addition to epinephrine auto-injector carriers, the company also offers medical ID jewelry and other allergy-specific gear.


Allergy Needs

LegBuddy™ Epipen and Emergency Medications Discreet Carrier
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Allergy Needs markets two different auto-injector carriers: the LegBuddy concealed holster and the WaistPal waist carrier. Both would suit athletically minded adolescents, teens or adults.

The LegBuddy, a perennial reader favorite, is an adjustable holder that straps around your ankle and can be worn underpants. The case, which comes in three sizes to fit different legs, is made of comfortable neoprene and features a velcro attachment to provide a custom fit. Users love that the leg case can be worn underpants, so that children who are embarrassed by wearing a waist pack, or adults who want to wear professional clothing, can keep their auto-injector at hand invisibly. WaistPal, meanwhile, fits waist circumferences of 20 to 32 inches. Both types of cases hold two epinephrine auto-injectors.

Allergy Needs was created by a family seeking solutions to living with multiple life-threatening medical conditions.



Allergy Medicine Case
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AllerMates, which also sells medical ID jewelry, offers small cases and pouches in which you can carry epinephrine auto-injectors. Designs of the pouches include one that's black/gray plus another that's multi-colored with cartoon characters.

The company was born when a mom tried to come up with a way to teach her son about his allergies and asthma. She created cartoon characters and discovered that kids can learn about complex and important medical issues relatively easily if you teach them in a friendly, non-threatening way. AllerMates' products have been a perennial reader favorite.



Kozygo carrier
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Kozigo pouches, handcrafted in Canada, can hold either one or two auto-injectors, depending on which model you choose. The pouches are made of durable neoprene and zip closed. The inside of the cases has a loop sized for attaching a medical ID.

The pouches come in patterns that range from plain and simple solids to hip graphic designs. Each design can be ordered as a waist belt, buckle, or clip-on styles that can be clipped to a belt or bag. The waist belt can be modified to be worn over the shoulder, which makes the pouch look like a small, fashionable purse. These have been another reader favorite over the years.


Ouch Pouch Cases

Medium Ouch Pouch w/ Clip First Aid Organizer for Diaper Bag Car Purse
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Ouch Pouch sells epinephrine auto-injector cases through an Etsy store and has since 2009. Inventor Karen Kellington started the company after her workplace had closed, and she decided to go into business herself using an original design for a mini first aid kit she calls an “Ouch Pouch.” The Ouch Pouch is now patented and Karen has sold over 15,000 of them, each one of them made by hand.

Karen began making auto-injector cases after several customers asked her to custom-make one for them. The cases come in stylish fabrics that range from designer florals to kid-friendly owls and cars. The cases snap closed and have a clear front pocket.

Karen has food allergies herself, and her motto is: "If you have to carry around allergy pens, make it fun!"

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