Project 24.2 Review Update: Road ID’s lightweight Wrist ID Slim
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While it has worked so far, I decided to go in a different direction when it came time to update the contact information on my Road ID Wrist ID Elite. As temperatures have gone from wintery to downright hot, the wide silicone band has been on the warm side. More importantly, I’ve been spending more time on our mountains’ rough and rocky trails and the weight added by the Elite’s stainless deployment clasp has caused the ID to rattle around more than I’d like. When I saw that a new Wrist ID Slim would cost $1 less than a replacement ID Tag for the Wrist ID Elite, the decision to give the smallest Road ID a try was easy. Cross the line for my thoughts…
Available in seven colors and four sizes, ths Wrist ID Slim relies on the stretch of its silicone material rather than a heavy/bulky closure when being pulled on and off. Sizing using Road ID’s guidance was easy and accurate and shipping (via USPS) was fast and surprisingly inexpensive. Getting my medium band past my L/XL hands can be a bit of a struggle, but the band doesn’t seem to be suffering as a result.
On the trail, the Wrist ID Slim is noticeably–or more accurately not noticeably–more comfortable than the Wrist ID Elite. The Slim’s smaller ID Tag does sport somewhat smaller text than other RoadID models, and a line less of it, but I was still easily able to get the important info engraved and its all perfectly legible.
My only concern with the Wrist ID Slim is that, when its needed most, the Road ID will be disregarded by first responders as just another ’cause’ bracelet. This is compounded by the fact that the weight of its ID Tag often pulls that tag out of sight. That said, the fact that I’m more likely to wear it on the trail or during hot weather makes the $16 Wrist ID Slim a better option than its big brother. The fact that it’s just over half the price is an added bonus.