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Aurochs Gravity wallet has been remodeled and it’s excellent!

The recently released Aurochs Gravity wallet has been redone to incorporate many new features along with reinforcements in build and more style. Made of superb full grain veg tanned leather from South East Asia, it provides a great alternative to similar wallets which cost much more.

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

Today we will be reviewing the Aurochs newly redesigned Gravity bi-fold wallet. It takes its design cues from several other wallets we have previously reviewed. With all of Aurochs’ products, they come in a great padded packaging. It is definitely something you can use beyond just opening and receiving this wallet. The company has gone out of their way to produce some packaging that I think is exceptional in the field. 

When I open up the wallet, I can immediately see some common themes from other wallets we have reviewed. This particular design is tried and tested, so they are looking at a way to not only redesign what they had, but add additional features. There is reinforced stitching on the edges, and the edges are folded over. It feels slim, yet very solid. The wallet is made from a very substantial leather and I really like this design they’ve reintroduced. 

Now onto the feature review of the new Aurochs Gravity wallet. What I like about this wallet in particular is that it’s very indicative of serving markets outside the United States. There are not any features on the exterior. On the interior left hand side there are two card slots with a pull tab slot in the rear. This pull tab provides access to your cards that aren’t used as often. On the right hand side there is a SIM card slot with a pin tool slot. In the front are an additional two card slots with an interior rear slot.  Within that slot is a small pocket area which can accommodate limited coins, a key, etc.

Now onto the card and cash and coin insertion testI don’t have a SIM card to try, but I was able to get eleven cards inside. It made it thick. A reasonable minimal carry for this is probably six. With six cards, I think you are going to find that the thinness is still going to be very acceptable. I put seven pieces of cash in there, first US and then Yen. Yen is the same size dimensions as the 100 Euro bill, so anything smaller than 100 is going to fit in here just fine from a Euro perspective. I also put three coins inside. The company recommends up to eight cards and up to twenty slips of cash, which would make this wallet very thick.

From a quality perspective, this is 100% full grain leather from South Asian tanneries. Aurochs is a very socially conscious and work for accountability for how they source their leather.  Once sourced, the wallet is manufactured in Pakistan. It is a very durable construction. The edges are folded over and they have a painted edge on top of it. That is a sign of good quality that will provide longer durability and prevent it from breaking down over time. The edge sewing is robust and has proper reinforcement points. The leather is a little rough to the touch for me, which is something I find with all Aurochs wallets, but it’s not really distracting. It actually gives the impression that it’s stronger.

The wallet is priced at $65 and shipped to the United States for free. Their prices went up late in 2019, but the quality matches the pricing against competition.

The wallet has RFID material all through it, if you like that. But there have been some requests to have a quick access card area on the exterior, which is not RFID, so you could carry subway passes, building room, hotel access keys, etc. The RFID gets in the way of this. You really need to have at least one or two slots that don’t have RFID so you can leave things in your wallet without having to dig them out.

The wallet measures 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.4” and weighs 54 grams. They have a 100% money back guarantee. It is a wonderful organization based in Pakistan. They produce very thoughtful designs which are all really unique in one way or another and they are a conscientious environmental company. They are working towards a B certification just like Bellroy.

Now onto the final score. For quality a 4, price a 3, features a 4, usability a 4 and perception a 4. This gives us a final score of 38 out of 50.

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