Lezyne Phone Wallet  £17.99

5/10

Well made and fit for purpose but on the big side for a jersey pocket

Weight 107g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by Caven O'Hara   April 2, 2013  

Lezyne Phone Wallet- phone holder

The Lezyne Phone Wallet is designed to keep your personal items dry and secure. I'm talking, phone, change or maybe a card in case of emergencies. There are several products on the market designed to do just this but not many that do all of it.

Step forward the phone wallet from Lezyne. There's no doubting the wallet is well made.

For your phone there is a separate pocket, sealed with a water resistant zip which has a large loop to assist access, even with bulky gloves. An added bonus is the clear panel that is touchscreen compatible, so you can still use your phone whilst it is safely protected. It'll fit a smartphone up to an HTC One X - just.

This clear panel is in turn protected by a velcro cover with three slots for holding cards, ID etc. On the outside is a zippered pocket, ideal for the important loose change if a coffee is required en route.

All that said, the finished item is well made but the drawback is its size! It measures 145x100x25mm, not the smallest item to fit in any pocket. To be fair, it will fit in a jersey rear pocket but you will notice its bulk. So the question remains, do you want something that will protect your phone and do it well plus a number of other items but take up a fair amount of room? I would imagine the answer in a lot of instances will be no. Simpler zip-lock covers do a similar job for less money and room in your pocket.

Verdict

The Lezyne phone wallet is well made and fit for purpose but on the big side for a jersey pocket.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Lezyne Phone Wallet

Size tested: Grey

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

This is aimed at someone who wants to keep their mobile and possibly cards/change safe and dry if you have the room to fit it on your person.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

The outer zip is waterproof and the separate compartment for your phone is a nice idea. It will even accommodate touch screen phones as they can be used without removing them from the safety of the pouch.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Well made as you'd expect from Lezyne.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

For what it is designed for, it does this very well.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Solid and well made, this will last.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Certainly not the lightest but then it isn't setting out to achieve that.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Good value but I think the target audience is actually quite small for a phone cover this large.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It does achieve it's stated purpose of protecting your prize possessions.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

You can tell thought has gone into some of the little features in this product.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

It's just too big.

Did you enjoy using the product? Not really.

Would you consider buying the product? No.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? As long as they we aware of the size, it may be suitable for some, including tourers.

Overall rating: 5/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

I've been riding for: 5-10 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT

 

3 user comments

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sheesh, an inch thick?!!

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 12:37

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My Blackberry in its casemate is 20mm thick.

It is also a pita to get out of a jersey pocket because the rubbery casemate drags on the fabric. I'd happily take the extra 5-6mm if I can double up on phone case and wallet and not carry anything else.

Perhaps it isn't aimed at weight weenies and Apple fans?

Really, though?

posted by workhard [389 posts]
5th April 2013 - 9:41

31 Likes

Just get the donkey pack animal thing, I say.

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
5th April 2013 - 12:33

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