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5.11 Tactical’s Status bifold is tough and durable, but can it hold cash?

5.11 Tactical is known for their extensive, innovative, durable and quality gear for demanding careers and lifestyles. Their Status wallet fits this and is built well, can take abuse and has great capacity. But the billfold area is a little narrow….

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

As you saw we put 13 cards in and they fit just fine, and it still folded over nicely. 5 slips of cash was fine and more would work fine, but it is not built for international currency, the depth of the billfold area is very narrow. It’s primarily made from nylon webbing. They’ve incorporated this elastic on the front pocket which is a nice touch to allow cards to stretch to carry more. It is very durable and can take the abuse. You can see we’ve got the 5.11 logo on the front here. And the edge sealing is done well to reinforce them to prevent against premature fraying and having it come apart.

It’s priced at $30 which is very reasonable. You’d expect it to be more due to the brand but it is fairly priced.

The length is longer which makes card placement deeper in the pockets. the card pockets. It also makes access to the card tougher as you’re forced to fish them out, the flip side is they’re more secure. 

It measures 4.5” x 3.5” x .5” thin. Perception is this is very durable, and something you would expect as a tactical wallet from 5.11. The outside quick access slots are very generous with up to 6 cards and IDs capable of being stored. And you’ll notice that there is different material used and sewed on at different angles which provides texture and interest in the presentation. 

Let’s now get into the final score, for quality a 4, price a 4, features a 3, usability a 3 and perception a 3, that gives us a final score of 35 out of 50 or 3.5 out of 5.

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