Summary: I do NOT recommend the Hipshot 20. Recently lost hours of great family video and an new, expensive HD FlipCamera due to the poor quality. The carabiner clip was still on my belt loop, case GONE - along with the camera and irreplaceable images. Try another brand.
Summary: I was looking for something that would give a little cushioning and water protection (from rain, for instance) and I like the carabiner for securing it to my belt loop or pocketbook. It does all that! Sometimes it's a little challenging to get it back into the pouch, but once it's in there, it's good and secure.