Review: Golla Gavin Phone Wallet

The Golla Gavin Phone Wallet for your Sprint Evo 4G lets you carry your phone and other essentials with you conveniently in style at your hip right where you need it. For a phone as beautiful as the Evo, I hate to put a case on it, so keeping it protected safely in a pouch is perfect for me. As an added benefit, a phone as large as the Evo completely takes over any pocket you put it in, so this gives you a pocket back as well as adding a few storage slots for the other things you need with you at all times. Hit the break for the full review.

The wallet is made of durable polyester, so you get a nice bit of protection in a hip pouch that is also very light. If a little bit of dirt gets on it, you won't have any problem wiping it off with a wet rag or throwing it in the washer with the rest of your laundry (take your phone out first!). The inside of the pouch is soft, so you won't be scratching up your screen while you're carrying it.

Let's talk about storage. There are three slim pockets to carry credit cards, driver's licenses, or your gym membership card that are easy to get to right under the top flap of the wallet. On the back side there is a zipper right up against your hip to store your cleaning cloth, extra cash, or your headphones where you can forget about them until you need it. I like to carry my USB cable in there, but that's probably just because I'm paranoid that I might need it and not have it.

Now for the important stuff. The Evo 4G fits perfectly into its pouch. At first it's a tight fit, and it takes a few times of putting it in and taking it out before you get it just right, but by the end of my first day using it I had no problems with it. What starts out making you think it's a tight fit ends up giving you the feeling that your phone is snugly situated in a pouch that it won't fall out of. The Velcro top flap could close a little bit more firmly, but I can't say that I ever thought it was going to flop open throughout my daily activities. 

So in all, how did I feel about the Golla Wallet? I loved the convenience of having my phone at my hip. The style turned out to be not quite what I thought when I saw it in the store, so make sure you take a good look at my pictures. There are plenty of styles of Golla Bags, however, so you'll still be able to find one if the Golla Gavin Phone Wallet ($16.95) isn't for you.

Ali Fazel