Let it RAIN
Be it Strava, catching up for a ride, letting your loved ones know you are safe or making an emergency call; the phone has become an essential piece of kit for every cyclist, be it road or dirt.
A year or so ago Australians Bellroy and MAAP did a collab to produce a special version of the Bellroy Phone Pocket; namely the MAAP X Bellroy All Conditions Phone Pocket. On launch, I got myself one in Black over the Arctic Blue option and can confirm that the standard size fits an iPhone X.
The phone pocket is designed to be a robust waterproof case that you can carry your cash and card essentials on a ride. It's made from a stylish waterproof leather and is closed with a water-resistant zip.
The MAAP X Bellroy Collab version includes a very cool embossed circular pattern that shines compared to the 'normal' Bellroy Phone Pocket.
One year in and the phone pocket is better than the day I got it! The leather has beautifully worn in and has become supple and smooth. Having used it in jersey pockets, backpacks and baggies; on 40 degree days and torrential downpours, I can confirm this is built to last and has yet to let a drop of water in; or sweat for that matter.
10 / 10
The MAAP X Bellroy All Conditions Phone Pocket is now available in a 'Plus' version which will fit an iPhone Plus sized phone, and both the Standard and Plus sizes are available in Black or Arctic Blue.
Available at bellroy.com