I carried the Open Seas Leather Houbei wallet for over 6 weeks and it was as easy to enjoy as it was to carry. The quick access slot is the best feature backed up by an excellent cash wrap feature.
Extending the carry test longer than usual, the Kinzd Slim Wallet developed a great patina over 8 months and held up without any concerns.
We loved the STOW Slip wallet so when the company renamed itself and the product, we also loved the new and improved Akeeni XSTO. My carry experience is what I expected, awesome. You should add this to your collection and if you don’t like metal wallets, try this one.
Our carry test of the Tauruscamp Grain Wallet validated why we believe it’s well designed. Despite a few suggestions for improvement it was solid, easy to use, great capacity and sits well in pocket
My carry experience with the FOCX Accountant wallet was good, it functioned as expected, but there were a few shortcomings that, while could be improved, doesn’t prevent me from recommending this wallet.
While I appreciate all Dango products, there’s always a feature, build quality or functional piece I don’t like, but the Dango A10 wallet hits the sweet spot me, this could be my long-term carry wallet
Zipper wallets are the best because you can put anything in it and close it up. The Vaultskin Notting Hill wallet is perfect with exterior pockets and quality materials. It was a pleasure to carry and a great value for money.
With so much “different” going on with this wallet I had some lower expectations when I took it out for a 3 week carry test. The Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve did just fine, the only remaining issue is will the new construction method hold up…only time will tell.
Craft and Lore wallet, the Port is one of our top rated wallets and I was looking forward to taking it out for a carry test. Trust me, you can still use a simple wallet wrong, so it was really nice to not have to think too much, it handled all my cards and fit like a glove in my front pocket, awesome.
The Auroch Gravity wallet has proven itself a worldwide contender, addressing broad needs for all currency sizes, coins, cards and even SIM swapping. But with that comes bulk and a larger footprint compared to its competitors.
We carried the FIDELO Hybrid wallet for 3 weeks and find it very capable, sits well in your pocket and functions as you’d expect, but the extract trigger might be a problem.
We’ve reviewed the Anson Calder Zip Around wallet and it’s a great zipper wallet which has amazing capacity. It performed brilliantly in our carry test and exhibited all the high qualities you expect from Anson Calder wallets. But this one has a smell from the inside leather that’s a bit distracting.
Carrying the Bryker Hyde Top Flip wallet for a month revealed what worked and what didn’t. Made of nice soft sheep skin, it showed the wear and tear, but did it perform as expected?
With 3 card slots and a cross-leather cash slot, the Dango C01 secures your cards and the thin cut Italian leather molds to your cards and pocket very easily.
As a band wallet, you don’t get any more functional than the TROVE Swift. The thoughtful design maximizes all the space possible (with the exception of possibly putting a small coin slot in the leather area), which keeps the footprint as minimal as possible. I carried a load of cards and found no issues.
Wanting to see if the very inexpensive Buffway slim wallet would wear as well as its price, the long-term carry test showed it did great! Loaded with organizational capacity, it held up fine and is a great choice for an inexpensive slim wallet.
Sydney took the Eclipse wallet from Aurochs out for a month, filling it with all kinds of stuff. It handled everything and with few annoyances she really liked how it performed.
Continuing to demonstrate that you can make improvements in what might be settled product, Ekster has upped the game with the Ekster 3.0 Parliament wallet. Through improved materials, engineering and construction, this is the best wallet yet from them and with the continued tracker technology refinement, it’s a real pleaser.
Bellroy’s Slim Sleeve was excellent during my 3 week carry test. Designed to be just larger than a card in size, its capacity was amazing as it swallowed all my cards while still keeping its slim profile. Non-RFID made it a joy to use and overall I would carry this wallet long-term.
During Sydney’s 4 week test, she fell in love with the coin slot, cash pocket and the capacity capabilities of a wallet that’s small to begin with.
Carrying the Trayvax Contour for 3 weeks taught me a few things, 1) this is a well engineered and made wallet, wonderful materials and craftsmanship, 2) it’s heavy, due to all the things in #1, and 3) while cash is easy to get to, there’s no easy way to extract your cards, and it scratches your top card (so be careful). Other than that, I really enjoyed it and so did everyone who saw it.
The simplicity of this wallet fools you. “Is that all there is?”, you’d wonder looking at it. But that simplicity was smooth, capable and comfortable. Outside of one small annoyance which a design tweak could resolve, I really enjoyed carrying this wallet.
With vibrant colors and unique one-of-a-kind offerings, the NarwhalCo Eco-fold recycled wallet never lets down. It’ll handle the load you want to give it, then it can shrink back after a washing. Show me a leather wallet that can do that??!! Made to last, the NarwhalCo wallet pen was also very useful for immediate writing needs and fit nicely right in the spine of the wallet.
Holding up well to all the wear and tear a backpack and pocket can provide for 30 days, the Dango M1 performed with no major failings.
Easy to use, nice leather break-in, quick access to cards and cash. All of these things represent the Bellroy Card Sleeve slim wallet in our long-term carry test. Outside of a small issue with the pull strap, it performed well and never failed as I took it to Denver.
There are inherent design problems with the band wallet category; monolithic stack of cards to deal with, difficulty in organizing and pulling out exactly what you need and what can be a hard time working the deck of cards in and out. But Ridge’s design and specifically the aluminum band we tested proved not only does it function at the highest levels for a band wallet, but their design is specific to help address short-comings in band wallets.
After carrying the Ekster Senate wallet for 20 days during this test, I realized that I just married a wallet and a fidget spinner. It responded brilliantly, card extraction is easy with expanded capacity, but it does leave you a bit bulky.
Our long-term carry test with the Anson Calder Card Plus slim wallet was a great experience, outside of one problem we encountered, it was a dream!