Outsmart Pickpockets with Banjees Wrist Wallets (& Giveaway!)

Last Updated on April 11, 2024 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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banjees wrist wallets & giveaway


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Ways to Outsmart Pickpockets and Thieves: Wear a sprigs wallet

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.

Classic Banjees

The classic banjees wrist walletir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=10ab597bc48d84c7bdd82af92dcca86c& cb=1502944427236 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.

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Wearing my Banjees while swimming. I wrapped my money in a ziplock. (BTW- you can see my dad behind me!)


2 Pocket Banjees

 The 2 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.

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Bangees Double Pocket Wrist Wallets


The 2 Pocket Banjeesir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=3a91f6d13c2f560df12a228b24650bd7& cb=1502944225286 style comes in two sizes:

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.

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Banjees Wrist Wallets
Comparison between the Large 2 Pocket vs Classic


Touch Mesh Banjees

Lastly, is the idea behind the Touch Mesh Banjeesir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=3d3d09eca88f0eb6aa05f802211df9bf& cb=1502944179744 (I think it’s been discontinued) 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.

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Banjees Touch Mesh Wrist Wallet


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.


Banjees Wrist Wallets review giveaway
Banjees Wrist Wallets review giveaway

Contest Giveaway Details


Open to U.S. residents only. (Sorry)


The contest giveaway runs twelve days, from September 25th, 2015 to October 7, 2013 PST Hawaii.


Three winners will have their choice of ** Sprigswear Banjees Wrist Wallet** from the _2015 Summer Collection_ . Color, size and style is your choice.


In order to enter for a chance to win a **Banjees Wrist Wallet** , you’ll be asked to follow directions in this contest.  Performing each task will help you unlock the next option. Each step requires some social media action.

The winner of the giveaway will be chosen at random.

_Note: The winner will be contacted via email. If there is no response or claim within a week, the prize will go to the next winning candidate._

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