I initially did the Ridge Wallet Review over a year ago and since then several things have changed and so in this 2nd LOOK video I revisit my initial score to make a couple learning adjustments.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s second look is on the Ridge Aluminum Wallet. I’ve carried this wallet, reviewed many more comments from owners who had this long-term and their experiences. Due to those items, the Ridge Aluminum Wallet deserves a second look.
A second look review is where time has exposed my short-sightedness on a particular wallet via my initial review, greater personal experience gained with it and of course, through reading the experiences of viewers and community members.
We’ll look at my old score, discuss my learnings and give you a revised score. What I like about this product is that it’s a serviceable wallet. I also want to point out that Ridge has introduced a coin tray, called the cavity tray because you can put keys and anything else in there besides coins. It’s $15 and it helps Ridge compete effectively with Aviator. They’ve really been competing well with good options.
My original score was 34 out of 50. Let’s go through each score so we can see where I may have made adjustments.
For quality, I initially gave this a score of 5 and I’m going to change it to 4. Quality is high, but my standard to get a 5 has changed. My expectations have increased, and so the new score is a 4.
For price, I initially gave it a 1, and looking back over the 200+ wallets under my review belt, it’s a bit harsh compared to competitors and some of the market pricing going on. Thus the new score is a 3, increasing it significantly.
From a feature perspective, the original score was a 3 and I’m not changing that. The features perform as the wallet is expected. Remember, I don’t compare wallet features to other wallets. It’s all about the wallet competing against itself and what it advertises itself to do.
Moving to usability, the original score was a 3. Again, I’m not going to change it. The wallet performs as expected based on its design. Actually it’s a great design and if you like carrying cards, like a deck of cards in your pocket.
Now on to perception. That score didn’t change either. It was a 4 and it stayed a 4. As you can tell, there are only a couple of changes in the end, and the final score raised from a 34 to a 35.
Not a huge difference, but it adjusts via the long term exposure I’ve had with this wallet since the original review, which was some time ago.