At road.cc every product is thoroughly tested for as long as it takes to get a proper insight into how well it works. Our reviewers are experienced cyclists that we trust to be objective. While we strive to ensure that opinions expressed are backed up by facts, reviews are by their nature an informed opinion, not a definitive verdict. We don't intentionally try to break anything (except locks) but we do try to look for weak points in any design. The overall score is not just an average of the other scores: it reflects both a product's function and value – with value determined by how a product compares with items of similar spec, quality, and price.What the road.cc scores mean
Good scores are more common than bad, because fortunately good products are more common than bad.
The Lezyne Phone Wallet is designed to keep your personal items dry and secure. I'm talking, phone, change or maybe a card in case of emergencies. There are several products on the market designed to do just this but not many that do all of it.
Step forward the phone wallet from Lezyne. There's no doubting the wallet is well made.
For your phone there is a separate pocket, sealed with a water resistant zip which has a large loop to assist access, even with bulky gloves. An added bonus is the clear panel that is touchscreen compatible, so you can still use your phone whilst it is safely protected. It'll fit a smartphone up to an HTC One X - just.
This clear panel is in turn protected by a velcro cover with three slots for holding cards, ID etc. On the outside is a zippered pocket, ideal for the important loose change if a coffee is required en route.
All that said, the finished item is well made but the drawback is its size! It measures 145x100x25mm, not the smallest item to fit in any pocket. To be fair, it will fit in a jersey rear pocket but you will notice its bulk. So the question remains, do you want something that will protect your phone and do it well plus a number of other items but take up a fair amount of room? I would imagine the answer in a lot of instances will be no. Simpler zip-lock covers do a similar job for less money and room in your pocket.
The Lezyne phone wallet is well made and fit for purpose but on the big side for a jersey pocket.
If you're thinking of buying this product using a cashback deal why not use the road.cc Top Cashback page and get some top cashback while helping to support your favourite independent cycling website
Make and model: Lezyne Phone Wallet
Size tested: Grey
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
This is aimed at someone who wants to keep their mobile and possibly cards/change safe and dry if you have the room to fit it on your person.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
The outer zip is waterproof and the separate compartment for your phone is a nice idea. It will even accommodate touch screen phones as they can be used without removing them from the safety of the pouch.
Well made as you'd expect from Lezyne.
For what it is designed for, it does this very well.
Solid and well made, this will last.
Certainly not the lightest but then it isn't setting out to achieve that.
Good value but I think the target audience is actually quite small for a phone cover this large.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
It does achieve it's stated purpose of protecting your prize possessions.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
You can tell thought has gone into some of the little features in this product.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
It's just too big.
Did you enjoy using the product? Not really.
Would you consider buying the product? No.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? As long as they we aware of the size, it may be suitable for some, including tourers.
Age: 44 Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT