Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket Plus review

We got to grips with a top end phone case for use on and off the bike

Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is a great phone case for use on and off the bike. The price might put some people off, but it's a great investment and anyone who takes the plunge is very unlikely to be disappointed

Reasons to buy
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    Very waterproof

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    Great design

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    Space for different types of smartphones, cards, keys, passport

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    Fits into a jersey pocket very well

Reasons to avoid
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    The price may be prohibitive to some

For anyone tired of protecting their phone with a sealable sandwich bag, this offering from Bellroy is a great choice and a wise investment, even if it is a little pricy.

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Pockets for a range of accessories

There’s a main compartment inside suitable for a range of smartphones, plus several other pockets for cards, cash, keys, a spare SIM card and even a passport.

In fact, this Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket Plus got its first use as a travel wallet on a trip to the Tour de France in the summer, and performed this role perfectly.

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The card holders are great and keep everything in order

Back on the bike, I used on a very rainy ride around Snowdonia and during some heavy showers in Surrey, and it kept its contents safe and dry. This is now a permanent feature on all rides and there'll be no going back to inferior phone carrying options.

Its ergonomic shape lets it slip right into a standard cycling jersey or jacket pocket and it can be grabbed just as easily on the move or in the queue at the cafe stop.

Heading into the wetter months, having this to protect my phone and keep my money from getting soggy means there's one less thing to worry about when it starts raining (or snowing!).

For more, visit Bellroy

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online. He is not responsible for misspelled titles on box outs, and he lost the argument about using UK spellings