Review: Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket
Back in 2014, I reviewed the Bellroy Elements Pocket Wallet, and to be quite frank, I loved it. As a minimalist cyclist, it provided a superb solution to taking your wallet with you on the bike; it's compact, slim and water/sweat resistant. I liked it so much that it fast became my daily wallet, and despite hours of dealing with damp, mud and perspiration, it still looks like new.
Last month, Bellroy released the Elements Phone Pocket into their Elements range. Given that a cyclist is presented with the same problem of protecting their phone from the wet, as they are in protecting their cash from getting damp, I was keen to test it out.
As soon as a Bellroy product arrives, it instantly impresses: the neat packaging, the feel and smell of the water resistant leather and the attention to detail in the design, is really pleasing. Once you start loading the wallet up with your essentials, it is even better...
The Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket is designed to be a single carry wallet: a place to store your phone, cards, cash, key, sim cards and more; all in a water resistant protective environment. It means that you can do away with a phone caddy and a separate wallet, and combine everything in one easy to grab package.
I loaded mine up with cards, cash and my Nokia Lumia (similar size to an iPhone 5); they all fit in, with room to spare for a key or a few coins.
Using the Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket is a pleasure in itself. It feels like a high quality piece of kit, and it looks smart whether you're on a bike or in the office. This isn't a waterproof case, but it will easily hold off even the worst downpour in your jersey pocket, and continue to keep its contents safe and dry.
Beautifully designed and faultlessly executed; this is a product engineered to be luxurious in the great outdoors.
Whether you're looking for a great gift idea for a cycling relative, or you're just keen to do away with the plastic zip bags yourself, this is a product that you'll soon wonder how you've done without. It's pretty much designed for Life In The Saddle.
View the Elements Phone Pocket at Bellroy.com (Link)
|Cards, cash, sim card, key and phone. All safely housed in the Bellroy Elements Phone Wallet.|
|This hidden pocket is ideal for a few coins, or some spare cards.|
|This slot will hold a house key, so you're never left out in the cold.|
|This sleeve is ideal for a few folded notes.|
|Finally slot in your phone.|
|Zip it all up with the waterproof YKK zipper.|
|Safe and sound, and protected from the elements.|