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Anson Calder’s Cash Wallet ($145) perfects the union of cards and cash, but it ain’t cheap.

Building off their Card Plus wallet platform, Anson Calder has produced a near perfect union of card and cash in a minimalist slim wallet that will meet almost all needs. And at $145, they’re telling us they know its that good.

Let’s open up the Anson Calder Cash Wallet. This color is the orange color.

As you can see, I was able to put 8 cards in it, 4 on each side, but it will eventually be easy to get 12 in there once the leather stretches. I didn’t have any problems with their other wallets either as the leather stretched. I was able to get 5 slips of cash, folded over once into the cash slot. It may have looked like that it It didn’t go in completely, but it did, but it still sticks out. That appears to be the intended design, thus making it easier to access the cash.

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

The company recommends 12 card, and we would agree that would probably be your maximum. By way of quality. It’s made from calfskin leather tanned in a 16th century French tannery, however the final manufacturing is done in the United States in California.

Due to the variety of color options including this color, it’s chrome tanned, it’s full grain leather and the edges are not burnished, unlike their other wallets.  This still looks great but due to the usage and flex for cash on the inside, it was a good choice to just leave the edges raw. The leather is very supple and soft, the thickness of the leather is just right based on the design.  It comes in six colors both in non-RFID and RFID. Please go with the non-RFID. You can look at my video here on the reasons why.

It’s priced at $145.  Despite it being manufactured in the United States, that is a little on the high side.  As matter of fact, as of this filming it’s $20 more than the Card Plus wallet with very little difference in the quantity of leather added.  The usability of it is great, once the leather is broken in, you’ll be able to begin using the quick thumb access feature more easily. As mentioned, the cash hangs out which is part of the design to reduce bulk, size of the footprint of the wallet and I would say access to the cash. But you will need to decide if you like that look or not as part of this offering.

The wallet measures 2.5” x 3.75” x ⅛” thin. Overall I love the footprint and feel. The attention to design, the quality materials and the details like this top white thread which you’ll find in all their wallets is a nice touch. And the presentation is really 100%, you really feel like you’re getting for what you’re paying for. Let’s now get into the final ratings.

For quality, we’re giving it a 5, for price a 2, for features a 3, usability 4, and perception a 5.  That gives us a final score 4.0 out of 5 or 40 out of 50 Thank you for tuning in, we hope you continue to find our reviews helpful and entertaining. If you have wallets you’d like us to review please go to walletopia.info/ask to send us an email or voice mail.s

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