When we first discovered Bellroy products and their promise to help you “travel lighter, slimmer and smarter”, it was love at first sight. They exist to ‘slim your wallet’ and they make a very sexy, very cool, and very smart range of… well, let’s just say ‘wallets’ doesn’t quite cover it. Bellroy claim their aim is to ‘look elegant, be functional yet delightful to use’ and after road testing a couple of their products for the past few weeks, we have to say, their promise is certainly no marketing hyperbole!
Their Elements Range in particular, is designed to keep out rain, snow, sand and grit. A match made in heaven with I/O Merino, right? So we sent one of our team out to put the Elements Travel and Elements Pocket through their paces. We’re happy to report, both products came through with flying colours – they survived rain, hail, sand, blood, sweat and tears. Or rather, more importantly, the contents survived!
The Elements Travel is designed to hold your passport, up to 10 cards, some paper money and even a sim card and key! Plus, as an act of pure genius, it also comes with it’s own ‘micro pen’ – super handy for filling out all those pesky customs and immigration forms! Importantly, the Travel is snug enough to still fit in your pants or jacket pocket. It really is a wonder of design that something so small can fit so much.
The Elements Pocket on the other hand, is a whole different kettle of fish. A very compact little kettle of fish at that. It still holds a stack of cards, money, a sim card and even a key, but is barely larger than a few cards itself! Whoever designed these things seems to have broken the time/space continuum because there’s no way you should be able to fit so much, into something so small.
Sometimes, when you have something this functional, it can sacrifice sexiness in the name of getting the job done. But not Bellroy. Oh no. Their products are equal parts super cool and super functional.
There’s nothing we love more than discovering amazing products that will help you on your travels, and these awesome products from Bellroy definitely have our stamp of approval. When you’re out in the elements, and wanting to pack light, but still have everything you need, make sure you take the latest and greatest from Bellroy with you.
Disclosure: The two Elements products were supplied to us for review by Bellroy. We were not asked to blog about them and our opinions remain our own. We never, ever endorse products we don’t believe in. These products were truly awesome.