(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s review will be on the Aviator Slide band wallet. It comes packaged in a black Aviator style box and includes an instruction manual due to the technical nature of the wallet, as well as a torque wrench. The feature that makes this wallet unique from other Aviator wallets, or currently any other sandwich band wallet on the market, is that, not only does it have the traditional money clip and coin slot, but this one also has a pull strap for card extraction.
I was able to fit eight cards, four quarters, and three slips of cash. For a minimalist carry, it would probably hold five to ten cards and the pull strap function is excellent! If you’re interested in how the Aviator compares to the Ridge wallet, you’ll find it very interesting.
This is manufactured and assembled in Germany and the company makes every order by hand.
There are many customizations you can do with this wallet including switching out the back plate or getting a carbon fiber version with an optional maple leaf or Swiss cross emblem. There are also options with the coin tray. You can choose between the standard tray or carbon fiber version. You can also choose between a single stack coin option or the double decker, which can carry two coins stacked on top of each other including the 1 Pound Sterling coin which is a bit thicker than the average coin. There is also an adjustment layer where the pull strap can be expanded to accommodate up to twenty cards, in addition to the pull strap adjustment channels which accommodate the length of the pull strap based on the number of cards. The Slide is the progressive enhancement of the original Aviator wallet which we’ve also reviewed.
It measures 4.25 x 3.25 x 0.25” and weighs 48 grams.
For the final score. For quality, 5. Price, a 2. Features, a 5. Usability, a 3 and perception, a 5. That gives us a final score of 3.9 out of 5.
At times it can be hard to see how any innovation can happen with sandwich band wallets. The new Aviator Slide wallet demonstrates it can be done and done well!