Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Product testing: Banjo Brothers Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet.

How you enjoy your time on the bicycle is solely your business and to what extent you enjoy this hobby doesn't make another's efforts wrong. With that in mind, my time with cycling is best enjoyed with all it's gadgets and accessories that I can get my hands on. 

Up until this spring, I've always stuffed my phone into a sandwich baggie, to keep sweat and perspiration off the device. The cheap baggies have served me well. That is until Banjo Brothers sent me a care package of seat bags for my demo bikes and included their latest little gem- the Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet.


Here are the essentials for all my bike rides. Not in view is the seat bag that contains a tube, CO2, tire lever and a quick link. 


I appreciate the detailing on this sturdy constructed wallet. Solid stitching and banding around the perimeter of the wallet should provide miles of use. My iPhone 4s and it's case, fit nicely in the wallet; along with a key on the other side. If you have a larger, iPhone 5 it may fit without it wearing bumper/ case. The clear shell of the wallet allows you to swipe and operate the device too. NOTE- If you do not have the device setup for auto-lock, you'll need to unzip the wallet to press the power button to do so- just a personal snag I've encountered and no fault of BB.


There's a nice size tether on the end of the wallet too; should you need to secure it via lanyard or clip it inside of your pannier for easy reach. The pull string tab on the zipper is easy to manipulate and offers snag free, quick opening thanks to its oversized zipper.

Not to get all Gucci, but I like that my jersey wallet matches my saddle bag. Banjo Brothers has a terrific line of goods from their simple jersey wallets, to their market panniers and now, new to the gravel cycling market- frame bags. US designed and based out of Minneapolis, their line is worth a look as they've kept my interest over the past 8 years strong!
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