If you are anything like me and love adventuring outdoors, then you will have been frustrated by some of your belongings not being able to stand up to the elements. I recently got a Bellroy Elements Pocket Wallet in the hope it would fit in with my lifestyle perfectly.
If you haven’t heard of them before, Bellroy specialise in creating awesome, slim, stylish wallets for all kinds people. Bellroy don’t make anything accept wallets, I love this as it means that they are more interested in creating perfectly designed wallets than bringing out a range of other merchandise. The quality of the gear they create is amazing. I’m not normally one for photos of packaging but check out the sort of thing their wallets arrive in when you buy one! I decided to go for their pocket size wallet from their Elements range (in the slate colour). The Elements range gives extra protection for outside living with added defence against rain, sand, snow and grit. Perfect for coastal living!
They achieve this extra protection by using a hardwearing and water-resistant zip which keeps all the elements out. Bellroy also use their special water resistant all-weather leather. These two features ensure that your important and precious monies are kept safe and sound. I was really impressed with the zip it’s the sort of thing that you would find on a high-end waterproof coat.
I knew when I was photographing this wallet that I wanted a sweet shot of it sat on the beach, near a lapping wave, so I wedged the corner of the wallet into the sand and waited for the perfect shot. Only before I took the cool shot that you see above, this happened:
The wallet got completely mullered by a freak wave. I jump up and grabbed the wallet before it got washed out but it had still been completely submerged for a couple of seconds. This is exactly the sort of thing that could happen if you dropped your wallet into a puddle anywhere. Well if you are as clumsy as me anyway!
After I picked it up, I gave it a shake and with some trepidation opened the wallet up. Luckily, the Elements Pocket did its job perfectly and all my cash and cards were totally bone dry, I was really impressed! Furthermore after shoving the wallet into the sand multiple times, the tight stitching around the waterproof leather had kept all of the sand out. After a bit of a brush off the wallet looked totally brand new.
A pocket size, slim, leather wallet…
So what gives this wallet the name pocket? Well here it is in comparison with my old, regular, every day wallet. It’s much more sophisticated and at just 7.4 x 10cm it’s definitely going to fit in all pockets. When you look at the photos you can see that this wallet is only a bit larger than a bank card and won’t be bulking out your back pocket.
With such a slim wallet my primary concern was not being able to actually fit anything into it. The Bellroy Elements Pocket is like a Tardis though, so don’t have any fears about not being able to fit your finances into it! For such a sleek wallet it can fit loads in. Here is a little run down of what it will hold.
- Internal pocket for tri-folded notes
- Central cavernous card area for lots of cards
- Coin pocket or extra card storage
- Key stash (I really like this feature)
- Slot for storing a SIM card
- Hidden pocket for cards or cash
Along with all this, the wallet is made from really nice, top notch quality leather and is a very tactile object to hold. I’ve already noticed it making my life a little easier and less bulky. If you spend lots of time outdoors and want to streamline what you carry with you, I really recommend this wallet.
So with all the cards removed from the centre, on the left you can see that extra hidden card or cash area as well as the coin slot. On the right you will notice the key and SIM card slots with the main notes pocket behind.