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
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
I’m going to take you through my experience carrying the Tauruscamp Grain Wallet. This is the walnut color. It’s made from a full grain veg tan leather from Singapore, and it has a great weight. That means that it has a good thickness to it. It’s not too heavy, nor not too flimsy. It’s handmade by the owner, Sajid Kalla in Singapore.
Gaining access to the wallet’s contents requires unhooking the flap that tucks inside the front slot. This front slot is your quick access card slot with two additional card slots, one in the middle and one in the back completing all storage slots. On the top of the middle and rear slots are notches for fingers and thumbs to more easily grab and pull out the card you want.
The flap when pulled back further reveals where cash is stored with access from the side. This is the 8 cm version, which provides carry-ability for all currencies, including Yen and Euro, handling all large currencies just fine. I had upwards of 10 notes in the wallet, and it didn’t really affect it. Even with the flap closed you get into your cash, pulling it out and replacing it without need of opening the flap.
Now on to my likes on this particular wallet. The top flap is easy to open. Put your finger or thumb into the hole left when the flap is closed, pull up and it’s open. Cash is easy to access from the wallet even when it’s closed. It sat in my pocket well and felt flat. Being this is the 8 cm version, it’s a little wider than their 7 cm model, but it sits just fine and didn’t catch my pocket when inserting it.
Now for my dislikes. I’d like to see the finger and thumb notches on top of the middle and rear card slots a little bigger and deeper. Despite it notches being there, my finger and thumb is still inhibited and I still end up digging for the card I wanted. I wish this would go down a bit further. Another suggestion might be on the front flap. The flap, while good, could be a little longer so it could go down a little further into the wallet making it easier to manipulate. As is, you do get good at inserting your finger in this flap and pulling it back up to have access to it, but I think something a little more substantial would make it easier. These are just suggestions and there was nothing I really didn’t like about the wallet.
Overall, I could carry this wallet as part of my daily carry, and not feel like I’m compromising anything. It’s really a good wallet and certainly one you could add to your collection.