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Bankr’s Stack wallet demonstrates simple elegance in an engineering heavy field

Band wallets tend to push more toward engineering complexity, but Bankr’s Stack wallet exhibits simple elegance with no screws and clean lines while still demonstrating excellent usability.

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

Today we are going to review the Bankr band wallet. The model name is called the Stack. It comes in a nice white box. As we open it up, we can see that we have the wallet which also has a money clip attached.

Now to the feature review of the Bankr Stack wallet. What is prominent with the Bankr Stack wallet is the thumb push at the top, which makes it possible to push the cards out. The wallet has a beveled edge which assists the cards going in. One thing that is interesting to point out is that in the back, there is no backstop piece of elastic. 

I was able to get 10 cards and 5 slips of cash in without a problem. The company indicates it can hold up to 15 cards and 20 bills. I would say that the perfect number is probably around 4 to 7; something as a minimalist you would want to do. The concern I have is the cash clip. It came as a separate piece and actually connects into the channel. You can connect it on either side, but with the logo on the one side, you would want to connect it on the backside. It looks great, but the problem is, that it is not secure and can easily fall out. There have been complaints about the money clip because, as you’re pushing cash in, you need to hold the money clip so that it doesn’t come undone. 

This wallet is designed in the United States. We can’t find where it mentions where it’s manufactured, so we’re going to go ahead and say China. When something is made in the USA or somewhere other than China, most manufacturers will want you to know it. Besides, other pictures on their site have Chinese coins. So that’s kind of our evidence. There are no screws on this. This is a very nice presentation. The problem that presents itself is that if the band breaks, you have no way to fix or replace it, but they do have a lifetime guarantee that covers this in the event it wears out. The company says it’s a space grade aluminum and that it provides a natural RFID. No, we are not going to fault them for that. The smooth finish is on both the inside and outside. This helps facilitate cards moving in and out. 

The pricing on this is $65 which is in line with other competitive offerings out there. But as I mentioned about the optional money clip, it is really problematic. Therefore, cash is something that may not be workable due to that one problem alone. If you are just a card carrier, or you want to have a separate money clip for your pocket, that’s fine too. Ultimately this is a minimalist band wallet. It has clean lines and is really impressive. 

It measures 3.38 x 2.13 x 0.38 “. They have a lifetime guarantee even for wear and tear. So that’s really great if the elastic happens to wear out somehow. There is a great selection of colors and even printed designs which are kind of cool. It seems like they’re still developing their product line, but overall, I’m kind of impressed with this.

Onto the final score. For quality a 4. Price at 2. Features a 3. Usability, a 3. And perception a 4. This gives us a final score of 33 out of 50.

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