Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet Review

You all know how I despise fuel belts, right? They bounce around. They pinch. They make me even sweatier. They make me feel like a tourist. (Too fanny-pack-ish? Not sure on the “why” with that last one.)

But what do I do when I need to bring keys with me? FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK! It’s inconvenient when your favorite shorts don’t have pockets, right? Sometimes I tie my shoes and loop my key through my shoestring, but then I’m distracted with making sure it doesn’t fall off while I’m running. Otherwise I try to discreetly hide my key somewhere outside my house while making sure no one is watching me because obviously every person out there is trying to break into my house.

Same goes for Gu. Half the time I don’t bring any with me simply because I don’t want to carry it. Also annoying? When I want to run with cash or a credit card. I NEED SO MANY THINGS!

After years of running, I’ve finally found a satisfying, simple solution. FINALLY.

The Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet. The lovely people at Sprigs sent me one to try and I’m in love.

Hello, little Banjees. I’m excited that you exist.

Sprigs’ mission is to “enhance your life by melding style and function into products of unique design. Whether your challenge is going on expedition in Antarctica, or helping out on the playground; whether you are backpacking Europe or remembering to pack your kid’s snack for school; whether you find your true self on the yoga mat or at the shopping mall…a great product is a great product, and you know it when you see it. Today you may be on the couch, tomorrow on the beach. No matter what, Sprigs can be your home.”

What a lovely little mission, right?! Style and function as it relates to my interests and my life. Yes please.

Essentially, the wrist wallet is a lightweight little pocket that slips onto your arm. The patterns are cute and they have a ton of options in organic cotton, fleece and recycled material, as well as different sizing options. (Or if you’re someone who doesn’t want anything to do with “cute patterns”, they also have solid colors and reflective material.)

I tested out the regular-sized polyspandex reversible Banjees Wrist Wallet in Pastel/Camo:

sprigs banjees review for runners

Here I am, awkwardly displaying my arm.

It stretches. It’s comfortable. It’s moisture-wicking. It doubles as a sweat band. It’s machine washable for after those long runs or short runs or bike rides or hot days. Any day, really.

Who ever said you don’t need any gear for running? Lies.

When I first received the wrist wallet I was worried it would get all sweaty and slip, or just be uncomfortable in general, but honestly I barely noticed it. I’ve tested it out on runs and bike rides and walks to the coffee shop up the street. I don’t think it would be comfortable to run with a cell phone on my arm (I tested with an iPhone), but they do have larger sizes if that’s what you’re looking for.

Overall, I really love it. It legitimately makes my life easier and helps me get out the door more quickly. I remember having this exact “too-much-stuff” issue during the New York City Marathon – I wanted to bring gels, cash, my ID, a credit card, and my phone (why do I need so much stuff?!) so I wore a light jacket with pockets becuase I wasn’t sure what else to do; my favorite outfit had zero pockets. Not only did it get hot enough to make me wrap the jacket around my waist, but then everything in the pockets was bouncing around and dragging me down. So. Annoying. I already can’t wait to use this in Philly. (I’ll save like, 40 minutes by not having a floppy jacket around my waist, right?)

Overall, obviously, I give it an A.

Sprigs provided me with the Banjees Wrist Wallet to review, but all opinions are 100% my own. Promise – I wouldn’t lead you astray. They also graciously provided a coupon code just for you; using KaraRuns20 the Sprigs website will take 10% off orders up to $29.99 or 20% off $30 or over. This code is valid until 9/20 at 11:59 PM EDT.

I think next I’ll go for the yellow reflective style. (Ragnar preparation!) What style/print is your favorite?

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  1. katiemoves
    August 22, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    Glad to hear you like it!! Been thinking about getting one.. And a coupon code!? Can’t resist! :)

  2. August 23, 2012 / 8:19 am

    I love mine, I only wear it now. I have never found anything that worked for me until this.

  3. August 26, 2012 / 12:04 am

    WHOA!!! I like that idea. I hate all the running pouch things!!!!!! I have a hard time managing my keys and my dog — great idea!!!

    • September 3, 2012 / 1:59 pm

      I know, it’s perfect! No more dropping keys in the grass for you!! :) haha

  4. August 28, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    These sound so amazing!! I have a SPI Belt but get annoyed with it sometimes :)

    • September 3, 2012 / 1:58 pm

      Mittens?! I need to check that out!

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