- Buyer's Guide
CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling
Super slim and minimalist wallets keep pocket bulk to a minimum. But they might not actually offer all the capacity you need on a day-to-day basis. So CODEOFBELL wanted to create an alternative. A wallet that still saluted compact portability but with a multifunctional design and capacity that could adapt to a range of EDC, travel and even outdoor carry needs. Their savvy solution? The CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling.
Turning to award-winning experience for a wallet alternative
CODEOFBELL are no strangers to slings, making a name for themselves with award-winning designs that bring innovative functionality to daily and travel settings alike. Now they’re building on their design experience with the ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling. As the name suggests, it’s a clever hybrid. A wallet that carries like a sling. But it’s more than both of these. A design that goes beyond wallet essentials to store small EDC items too. And a piece that offers multiple carry options beyond sling mode.
Finding a multifunctional balance
The ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling is designed to be an extension of your pockets. A wallet with increased capacity and useful organization to securely carry a range of EDC items, while still remaining compact and portable. The design offers a total of five pockets to neatly and securely store your gear. First, three separate pockets within the main compartment, accessed via a single zipper. The left and right pockets are great for cards and folded cash, while the shallower top pocket is useful for coins or other small items.
Next, a separate dome-shaped pocket is located on the front of the ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling. The dome shape provides space for a variety of EDC items such as car keys, earbuds, a mask, or other gear you want close at hand. On the rear you’ll find a fifth pocket, useful for frequently used cards or ID.
The CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling offers much more space and organization than traditional minimalist wallets. Sure, it won’t fit in your pocket. But you get far more versatility than a super-minimalist wallet offers. Large enough to carry additional EDC items beyond cards and cash, yet small enough to not weigh you down, it’s a piece that fills the gap between wallet and day bag very well. A piece that will let you get away with not carrying a larger bag for many outings, yet keep your pockets uncluttered and still allow you to have essentials at the ready.
Beyond pocket carry, but still portable
While it won’t fit in your pocket, the CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling remains compact and easily portable thanks to a range of different carry options.
The primary carry mode is crossbody as a sling courtesy of the removable shoulder strap. But you can really get creative with your carry to suit a range of preferences and settings. Remove the strap and turn the ANNEX 360 upside down to create a pouch that can be attached to your belt or a larger bag.
You can alternate between the included snap hook or webbing to secure it to a belt or bag. It even has shoulder strap attachment points to secure it to the strap of a larger bag.
A magnetic-release keychain on the end of the shoulder strap provides added carry versatility. And when it’s not in use, you can secure it to the snap hook or included clamp to avoid loose strap webbing.
An optional ANNEX STRAP KIT is also available, which features a padded and adjustable shoulder strap, a padded and adjustable wrist strap, and a chest stabilizer strap. The padded shoulder strap also includes a magnetic-release keychain, as well as an emergency whistle in the buckle. The ANNEX STRAP KIT is also compatible with CODEOFBELL’s other ANNEX bags.
Quality materials with minimalist aesthetics
A piece designed to be carried every day needs to handle the daily grind and whatever the weather might have in store. The CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling offers confidence on this front. Built with tough X-Pac fabric and water-resistant YKK AquaGuard zippers, it will take the scuffs and scrapes of daily carry in its stride, while shedding the elements with ease.
Inside you’ll find a high-vis orange lining; great for making the contents more visible so you can quickly retrieve what you need. Inbuilt RFID-blocking protection and a snap button on the main compartment zipper pulls add extra peace of mind too.
The wallet sling’s durable, weatherproof build is complemented by understated aesthetics. This piece can transition from daily urban settings to travel environments, but is tough and compact enough for the trail too. On the zipper pulls you’ll find discreet embossed logos, while a small label on the rear marks the only other branding. There are no visible logos or flashy branding. Sleek and tastefully tough, it does a great job blending dependable durability with low-key, adaptable aesthetics.
Slinging beyond traditional wallets
The CODEOFBELL ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling is in a niche of its own. A compact sling, a multifunctional wallet, a small pouch organizer, a belt bag…its versatility is impressive. It keeps your daily essentials secure yet accessible on the go, while its compact form, multiple carry options, and minimalist aesthetics allow it to accompany you wherever you go. If you’re keen to find out more, check out CODEOFBELL’s Kickstarter campaign to see the ANNEX 360 Wallet Sling in action.