Your answer is yes, pretty much the thinnest. That comes with compromises, but the Airo Stealth wallet is impressive no matter how you look at it. Cash and cards are easy to carry and you barely feel it in your pocket, what more could you ask for?
Today’s review is on the Airo Stealth wallet. This has been a highly requested wallet. The Airo Stealth wallet compares to be the thinnest functional wallet on the market. It comes packaged in a very sleek and thin type black envelope. The company capitalizes on the marketing of the thinness of the wallet through this unique packaging. We are given some interesting information about the wallet which also includes instructions on how cash fits inside. The wallet looks like a piece of fabric, however, it is sewn all around the exterior. The logo is included on the exterior and when folded it is very thin.
There are not any features on the exterior of the wallet other than the very interesting ballistic material. On the interior, there is a crisscross pattern on the back of the material, which is RFID material. As you know, we’re not very keen about RFID material, but I think it also provides structural support to the outside material as it’s so thin.
There is one card slot on the left-hand side, which also provides an ID window. There is no plastic that covers the ID window, which I think is very good design. There is another card slot on the right hand side which has a quick access thumb push. There is an elastic band in the middle which is where the cash is carried flat across the length of the wallet. The elastic band holds the cash in place
From a minimalist perspective, three cards, or up to five is reasonable. The company recommends eight, plus four slips of cash. This wallet can fit US, Yen and Euro currencies. Additional wallets might be created in the future to accommodate other foreign currencies, but right now it handles them well.
There was a lot of effort that went into this wallet besides the material to keep this thin. It is very much like the Allett wallets where the card slots on each side are offset to enable a perception of thinness. As for the RFID, I think it adds structural integrity, but you won’t be able to do any tap payment, requiring the card be pulled out to use, which is unfortunate.
The wallet is designed and manufactured in the United States from two laser-cut pieces that are sewn together. This makes it super thin and very strong. The strength of their wallet is what they market. I can’t find anywhere where they mention the material used, but I’m sure it’s some kind of ballistic material like Kevlar or Spectra. The wallet is sweat and water-resistant, as well as vegan friendly.
The price is $55. The company also donates 3% of their profits to non profit organizations that provide humanitarian relief and building resilience in local communities. There is a two-year guarantee on this wallet and they provide great customer service.
The wallet measures 3.9 x 3 x .5” and weighs 5 grams. It might look like two small pieces of fabric. However, it is the type of fabric that makes it so light, yet durable. The company also provides a leather version of this wallet for those who are looking for a more natural option.
For the final score; quality, a 5, price, a 2, not knowing what the material is, to understand the cost models, makes the price a little high, even with US-based manufacturing involved in the type of construction. Features a 3, usability a 4, and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 38 out of 50.