The mystical nature of the Allett Leather Original wallet to take loads of cards and cash and make them disappear into a thin wallet is amazing.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s review is on the Allett Leather original wallet. All Allett wallets come packaged with a clever wrap-around that fits into the card slots on both sides, it also accommodates a retail environment. Leather is on the exterior and ripstop nylon is used on the interior. The Allett manufacturing logo is on the front.
The Allett Leather Original does not have any features on the exterior. On both sides of the interior there are two card slots for a total of four. An interesting feature about the interior is that at the front of each card slot on the inside there’s a rubber strip which is a grip strip. Therefore, when you put a card in, it is not going to come sliding back out easily. This is a great feature. There are two billfold pockets on the interior. The one in the front is very deep, and the back one is about two-thirds the depth. This is where you could put receipts, cards and of course cash.
I was able to get eight cards, two per slot, and eight slips of US currency including Euro and Yen without a problem. Minimalist card carry is probably six with reasonable being ten. The company says it can get up to 24 cards in here, which is absolutely amazing, along with a recommended five slips of cash inside. The Euro can fit in the shallow pocket perfectly fine. A lot of wallets really struggle to handle different foreign currencies, but this one handles it without an issue.
All of the Allett wallets are designed and made in the United States, in California specifically. The leather used on the exterior of this particular wallet is Nappa leather. This means it carries characteristics of being very soft to the touch and pliable. It doesn’t denote any particular type of leather or something that would come from a particular animal. And as a side note, the process of creating Nappa leather came from Napa, California, by a German tanner named Emanuel Manasse. He was an immigrant who, at the time, worked for the Sawyer Tanning Company in 1871. This is a process that was eventually patented by the company.
Due to the construction and materials they use, they can achieve this level of thinness. The thinness of this wallet is almost like a mind trick if you don’t really experience it for yourself. Because the seams are sewn offset from each other, they do not directly overlap, which means you don’t have anything that would create unnecessary bulk in this particular wallet. It is designed to flex in your pocket by strategically placing the slots so they don’t completely interfere with each other. From that perspective, this is why it is really thin and flexible. The design ethos from Allett is to allow inclusion of significant items without creating bulk, maintaining minimalism, and they do that brilliantly. This particular wallet has RFID in it. They have versions in a couple of colors that don’t have RFID.
The wallet is priced at $55 and measures 5 x 3.9 x .22”, and weighs 39 grams.
The quality is part of every step of their production workflow at Allett. They are a small company and love what they do. They ship their products all over the world. Each wallet has a one year limited warranty.
As for the final score: For quality, a 4, price a 3, features a 4, usability a 4 and perception a 4. That gives this wallet a final score of 38 out of 50.