Sorry for the wait, but I finally have pics a review of the GORUCK Vertical Phone Pouch.
It's super well constructed and easy to attach to the ruck, as expected. The velcro is hella strong and super loud, so using it repeatedly is probably going to get annoying.
Doesn't add much weight and I hardly know its there by feel, but by looks its huge and sorta dorky looking when hooked through the top three loops. And this is coming from a big dork. You could hook it to the bottom three loops, but then it's under your arm and probably going to rub. Not good.
I have a HUGE phone, the Nexus 6. (I used my every day case to show how it barely fits in there) Using my thick Otterbox style case just won't work, its not gonna fit. So, if you have a big phone with a big case or a phone with a battery case, that's something to be careful of when ordering.
Putting it in the pouch while plugged into an external battery also isn't gonna work, even if I bought a 90° cable from Amazon. If you have a smaller phone, you could probably do that and be fine. My solution will be to just run my USB cable down the strap behind the pouch and plug it in when I'm actively playing, and unplug it when I'm moving long distances between portals. Not optimal but workable.
Worth the money? Ehhhhh....I dunno. It's a good idea, but I'm not sure how great it is in practice for the Ingress player. Normal rucking, or when just using your ruck as a backpack/EDC this is pretty good.