EXPLORING THE WORLD OF WALLETS

Bryker Hyde’s Vertical Bifold is a multi-function workhorse!

With plenty of card slots and even two separate places to store cash, the Vertical Bifold is a great experiment on Bryker Hyde’s money clip and larger wallet offerings.  It works to find the right balance between slimness and increased capacity.

Now let’s open up the Bryker Hyde vertical bifold wallet.  This color is slate grey

As you can see 14 cards fit within the wallets various slots, 8-12 would be ideal as you noticed it was getting a bit bulky.

I had a difficult time getting anything in the slot behind the ID slot. It just would not go in for some reason without a lot of effort, which I think is due in part to interspersing of RFID fabric  with leather. If you want to know my opinions on RFID, click the link above.

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

The company makes no recommendations on how many cards it can hold, but it did hold 10 slips of cash just fine in the bifold area, although it was a little tight on width, but deep enough to handle global currency. It’s a top-grain leather, it’s chrome tanned. The smell is how you can tell the difference 90% of the time. Chrome tanned smells like chemicals which is how that form of tanning done. It has wrap over edge stitching, and the RFID fabric really interferes with the leather and creates unneeded seams in the billfold area, which removes leather and thus longevity in my opinion.

The price is $34.99, which is in the expected price range for this type of product. So this is good. For usability there are many slots which provides good access and variety as well as quick access slots on the outside for heavily used cards.

The wallet measures 4.25” wide by 2 9/10” long by .4” thin.  The only concern is how it will hold up over time as some customers have mentioned the longevity has been lacking.

Now let’s get to the final score. For quality we’ll give it a 3, for price a 3, for features a 3, usability a 3 and finally, perception a 3. That gives us 3.0 out of 5 or 30 out of 50

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