When you look at a Noaks Bag for the first time, you could easily mistake it for a mere plastic ziploc bag. It is much more useful in many different ways though.
Noaks Bags are probably better put into a cateogory with water-proof iPhone cases or modular traveling bags/pouches/stuff sacks.
For me, one main advantage is, that they are transparent. This is especially useful, when you use several of them, let’s say in your backpack: You don’t have to open them one by one, to see whats inside.
They are completely water-proof: Close them correctly and the inside will be sealed off from outside influences. I have tested it in shallow water and heavy rain (remember I am in Scotland right now), but not in deep water. (Their website says they are water-proof down to at least 10 meters.)
I own them in several sizes and constantly find new and different ways to use them.
I’ll list a few examples below:
They are not cheap if you view them just as plastic bags. If you compare them to products in the cases and bags category however, they are a steal!
Noaks Bags are sturdy and durable, and in months of use I have yet to see one fail or break.
Verdict: Totally Recommended.
Find out where to order them via the Noaks website. (In German only as of today.)
Update: I just found a YouTube video where they put a smartphone into a washing machine to proof how tough and water-proof the bags are:
In course of trimming overhead and eliminating unneeded stuff from my life I arrived at my wallet. I used to carry a standard black leather wallet with different compartments for money (bills), cards and coins. It was full of stuff I didn’t need and didn’t want to carry around anymore.
I did a little research online and finally found the Bellroy website. The way they present their products was instantly appealing to me. A little more digging had me convinced that the quality was also very good.
A very small wallet comes with some trade-offs of course. No coins for example. But the only time I really need coins is for parking, so I just keep a handful of coins in the car. I also have to fold the bills but that’s a small price to pay for being able to carry such a small wallet.
As of this writing I used my Bellroy Card Sleeve for about three months and I couldn’t be more happy with it.