If you are reading this, you more than likely have come across a brand called Chums. They make something called a Surfshorts Wallet, which is a very popular item on Amazon that you can get for under $20. You can see and example of it in the image below. Naturally people are asking the question, are they waterproof? Well believe it or not Chat GPT has an answer to this question. So let's see what they have to say.
"Chums wallets, specifically their water-resistant wallets, are designed to repel water to some extent. However, it's essential to note that even though they may resist water, they might not be entirely waterproof in all conditions. It's always a good idea to check the product specifications and user reviews to understand the level of water resistance a particular Chums wallet offers. If waterproofing is a crucial feature for you, it's advisable to look for wallets specifically marketed and tested for their waterproof capabilities."
So it appears to comes down to the classic "water resistant" vs "waterproof" debate. From what we can see in the feedback even in the 5 star reviews people do remark that the wallet is water resistant not waterproof. One customer we think said it best with this quote from his review.
"Note that this wallet is not waterproof. It will repel some light moisture, but if you drop it in water or have it out in the rain, everything inside will get wet. This is not a flaw, but just know that it was not designed to be waterproof."
So there you have it, it does appear that the wallets are not fully waterproof. So buy wisely. If you want to see more feedback on the wallets, click the button below.
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