By Rick Schultz
- Dedicated pockets for large smartphone, cards, and/or tools.
- Fits into pocket of jersey.
- Pricing might be a little high for some.
Price MSRP: $47.99
Source: Bike shops, Websites
Features: Waterproof. Dedicated pockets for what you want to carry on your ride.
How obtained: Manufacturers sample
Summary: One of the best all-in-one waterproof cycling wallets that actually fits into your rear jersey pocket.
The folks from Craft Cadence reached out to me to take a look at their new 3-in-1 case. He said “this is our answer to the now popular form factor that fits in jersey pockets. We think that the gap in the market is for something a little larger to fit the bigger phones people have these days, and to combine it with a tools organizer making it a 3-in-1 for a phone, wallet, and tools. Check out the dedicated pockets for each.”
So, I took him up on it. Within 3 days, a package arrived at the shop. Opening it up, I was pleasantly surprised. A waterproof ‘wallet’ that I can store my phone and military base access cards, and, when closed, fits in my jersey pocket.
I’ve been using this organizer for the past 2 weeks, and all is working fine. Phone and cards are dry and I have even been able to add a couple tire levers, quick-link for the chain, and a small set of glueless patches.
Jack also sent along a photo from a happy Instagram user that showed where they configured their Essentials Case into an emergency repair kit. They added 2 tubes, 2 CO2 cartridges and inflater, mini-tool, glueless patches, quick-link and a spare rear derailleur hanger – this I question as to why you would ever want to carry one of these. How many hangers have you had fall off the bike when out on a ride?
So far, I have been very happy with this wallet and it fits in every jersey and rear vest pocket. Everything stays dry and everything stays in one place.
If you would like one for yourself, check out:
- 7.5” (19cm) x 4” (10cm) x 1.1” (2.8cm)
- 3.6 oz (103 gm)
- 6000 Polyester TPU (Polyester Thermoplastic Poly Urethane)
- Seamless welding construction
- YKK water resistant zipper
They also make several other products that might be of interest.
- Waterproof Cycling Bags, Backpacks, Handlebar Bags, Triangle Frame Bag
- Pollution masks
- Recycled Technical Fabric Jerseys (review coming)
Coach Rick Schultz is an avid cyclist who trains, races and coaches in Southern California. Rick is an engineer by trade, and in addition to being a coach, he’s a bike fitter and prolific product reviewer. He’s the author of Stretching & Core Strengthening for the Cyclist and Bike Fit 101: Your Toolset for a Great Bike Fit in the RBR eBookstore. Check his product reviews website, www.biketestreviews.com, and his coaching site, www.bikefitnesscoaching.com. Click to read Rick’s full bio.