Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christine Kaaloa
There’s countless ways to protect your valuables. In the past I’ve reviewed one way and today I want to introduce you to one of my favorites. Banjees Wrist Wallets by Sprigs. What these are, are well-designed wrist wallets. They’re stylish enough to not appear like much more than an fashion accessory, but they’re built to be wallets which can store anything from credit cards, money, keys and a cellphone.
Avoiding Pickpockets with Banjees Wrist Wallets
Unless I’m going someplace very cosmopolitan, I don’t like to attract attention to myself or belongings.
I’ve been a longtime fan of these wrist wallets. The first country I used it in was India and Nepal and on that trip in 2008, where a pickpocket attempted to go into my backpack to get valuables. Luckily, my wallet was on my wrist! Ever since that trip, I always pack my wrist wallet with me. I especially love it for haggling and markets because I want quick access to my change purse and money and a credit card. In fact, you’ve already seen it in a couple of my videos.
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Where can you find Banjees Wrist Wallets?
I like them a lot, but unfortunately, you can’t find them in a lot of stores, so when I was in New York City, I went to Paragon, my favorite sporting goods store in Union Square and bought a Classic Banjees wrist wallet. The only way to get more styles is to order them online. So I asked Banjees if they’d let me test drive some of their newer designs.
Keep watching and at the end I’ll tell you how you can win one off my site.
I’m reviewing three of their designs: the Classic Wrist Wallet, two Double Pockets Wrist Wallets and a Touch Phone Wrist Wallet.
The classic banjees wrist wallet is my all-time favorite. It’s simple, got a reversible design so you can wear them with two color styles. They have one zippered pocket. Aside from using them as a wallet and coin purse, I also discovered I can go swimming with them and this is perfect when you’re going to the beach and have no one to watch your belongings. You can easily put your keys and some money in it.
It holds money, some coins, keys and credit cards.
2 Pocket Banjees
The2 Pocket Banjees are the next one that’s my favorite because it has two pockets– a zippered pocket and one with a secure front fold. You can fit your iPhone in it and string earbuds to it. This is ideal for gym workouts, but perfect for travel too. While my Unlocked iPhone 5C fits snugly in it, I actually like carrying my phone in a wallet case, which is large, bulky and doesn’t fit in the wallet unless I remove it (hence, extra effort I don’t have patience for!). So I don’t really use my wrist wallets for carrying my mobile phone, though I love the option, especially for gym workouts, when I do use it for my phone.
The 2 Pocket Banjees style comes in two sizes:
- A 2 Pocket Banjees (regular size)
- A Large 2 Pocket Banjees that fits larger phones like the iPhone 6.
I don’t have the iPhone 6, but the large size is only a little bigger than the standard double pocket one and it comes in this Melange design. I like this size because I feel like it gives me more room to store things.
Banjees 2 Pocket ‘Melange style’ Wrist Wallet
Touch Mesh Banjees
Lastly, is the idea behind the Touch Mesh Banjees is that you can use your iPhone through your wrist wallet. There’s only one pocket and it’s front is mesh, enabling you to see your phone. The one flaw in this is that when I took it jogging during direct daylight. In sunlight, I can’t even see my phone’s screen or any LCD screen, so for it to be covered by a mesh only ensures I can’t see it even more. I filmed this video around noon so the sun was directly overhead.
However, when you’re indoors or when the sun is not direct or bright the Touch wrist wallet works perfectly . You can navigate your phone and access apps through the mesh cloth.
So I hope you enjoyed that review. I’ll be holding a drawing and a lucky three people will get a Banjees of their choice, so click on the link in my description box for more details. If you did, give me a thumbs up,,,,,subscribe to my channel.
Want to buy one? You can get them on Amazon here.
Official Sprigs website here.
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[…] You’ve seen me using Banjees Wrist Wallets in a good chunk of my on-location YouTube videos. That’s because my Banjees Wrist Wallets make a great travel wallet, which allows me to outsmart pickpockets! No one ever expects me to carry a wallet on my wrist. Discrete and fashion ready, it’s especially handy in markets where I need to be cash ready. I can even store cash in it when I go swimming! Read/watch how I use it. […]