Review: Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet

Running apparel these days is often equipped with pockets – but not always – and many times not enough pockets to store everything you might need while out on a run.  When I was given an opportunity to review the Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet I was excited to test it out.  It seemed like a great, original idea – a “running wallet” – a simple and secure way to carry small items with you.  Your key, an extra gel packet, lip balm, your ID, money or a credit card for example.  In addition to that, they look cute and let’s face it this kind of matters to me.

Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet

I checked out the Sprigs company and their web site and was really inspired by their story and amazed by all of the fabric and color choices available to me!  The Banjees Wrist Wallet comes in two sizes and is available in so many different colors and patterns.  There are also several fabric options to choose from – organic cotton, recycled post-consumer content and a polyester/spandex blend.  All of them are created and designed with the active lifestyle in mind.  There is something for everyone!

I chose the organic cotton in a hot pink tye die that is reversible with a solid hot pink on the other side.  It was very comfortable and easy to get on and off.  It held my house key and some money with no problem and I hardly noticed it was there while I was wearing it.

hot pink side

I love the feel of the fabric and the vibrancy of the colors.  I love that it is reversible.  I love that the design is simple and that it is something I can wash easily.  I will be honest and tell you that it was a little big for my wrist, but since I was wearing a long sleeve shirt this was not a problem.  I think in the warmer months it would be loose on my wrist which may or may not bother me.  It definitely wouldn’t fall off or anything, but would probably swivel around.  The zipper was tricky for me with chilly hands, but I think I would stick to storing things in it that I would really need before and after my run, not so much during the run (a gel would easily fit, I tried that, but getting it out quickly on a training run or during a race would be hard for me).  Over all though I would say this is a really great product and I am sure I will be using mine a lot!!

good to go!

A little bit more about Sprigs and about the Banjees Wrist Wallet (adapted from the company’s web site):

  • About the company: Sprigs was founded in 1998 and their mission is to “enhance your life by melding style and function into products of unique design.”  They want to “free you from the tyranny of the ordinary.”  All of their products are created out of their own experiences and needs.  They really try to put themselves in their customers’ shoes and come up with creative, unique solutions to common problems.
  • Why did they create the Banjees Wrist Wallet?  “We love the outdoors, we love exercise and we love not being locked out of our home after a nice run.  But carrying keys in your pocket isn’t always an option. And when it is an option, sometimes keys flopping around in your pocket is down-right uncomfortable. So we went looking for a quality, comfortable wrist wallet that could fit more than just one key and maybe a credit card. We found lots of outdated fanny packs, and lots of Velcro closures.  We were left with only one choice: design our own wrist wallet.”
  • What makes the Banjees Wrist Wallet the best running wallet?  They are wicking, stretchy and comfortable.  They come in more styles than any other wrist wallet.  They are machine washable.

Want to learn more about Sprigs and about Banjees Wrist Wallets?
— Visit the company web site at
— Watch these demo videos here: and here:
— Find the company on both Facebook and Twitter!

Interested in purchasing one of your own or one for a friend or family member?
It would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!  Enter the coupon code PaceOfMe20 for 10% off of orders up to $29.99 or 20% off of orders over $30.  The code expires 12/18/12 at 11:59 PM EST.

3 thoughts on “Review: Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet

  1. That looks pretty cool, but I doubt that it would work for me. I have freakishly small wrists- so small that my Garmin doesn't even fit right. I am sure that I would be annoyed if it didn't stay in place. I love the colors and all of the options though. Great idea.

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