Grip6, a renowned brand known for its belts and socks, has ventured into the world of wallets, and today, we’re here to explore their latest offering, the Grip6 wallet, version 2.
The New Iteration: Grip6 Wallet, Version Two
Grip6 has introduced an updated version of their wallet, marked as version two. In this review, we’ll delve into its features and my experience with it. I opted for a striking orange color and included the optional “wingman” accessory with my order.
Color Variety and Wingman Attachment
The wallet is available in a range of colors, including mustard yellow-orange (my choice), black, gunmetal, deep blue, and forged carbon fiber. You also have the option to add a finger loop as part of the trigger, though I chose not to as it adds bulk. The Wingman (more later), an adhesive attachment, provides additional card-carrying capacity and features a convenient pull strap for card retrieval.
Version One vs. Version Two
I have already completed a review of version one, but today, we will be focusing on version two. I will start by attaching the wingman. The process is straightforward: simply peel off the protective covering to expose the adhesive and attach it to the wallet. The result is extended card support on one side.
This wallet boasts substantial card capacity in the main compartment, accommodating six to seven cards, depending on whether they’re embossed or not.
Dimensions & RFID Protection
The wallet is RFID-protected due to its aluminum construction, although this protection doesn’t extend to the wingman accessory. In terms of dimensions, it measures 4.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches and weighs 60 grams (2.2 ounces).
Wingman Attachment and Materials
The Wingman attachment can hold up to eight additional cards, providing ample space for your essentials. Grip6 has proudly designed and made this wallet in the United States, using 5052-H32 aluminum bent at a 180-degree angle. Cards are securely held in place by a trigger mechanism, with a lip at the top that keeps cards in but when the trigger is pushed, releases them, preventing accidental spills.
Aesthetics and Vegan-Friendly
The wallet’s color comes from a satin anodized finish applied both internally and externally, giving it a sleek and cohesive appearance. The optional “Wingman” accessory is crafted from high-tensile nylon fabric yarn and features a logo patch made from either synthetic leather or cork. Notably, th Grip6 wallet is entirely vegan-friendly.
One crucial aspect of a box wallet is its ability to present cards neatly for easy retrieval. Unfortunately, this is where the Grip6 wallet falls short. The card presentation tends to be disorganized and less user-friendly compared to other leading wallets in the market, where it just shoots out the top, lacking any friction tabs on either side. This issue persists whether you insert the cards facing one way or the other, it doesn’t matter. The Grip6 wallet lacks friction tabs on both sides to slow down card exit, and its card-pushing mechanism doesn’t fan the cards out effectively, resulting in a less-than-optimal card presentation, especially for a box wallet.
Outstanding Customer Service
Despite its shortcomings, Grip6 offers a generous guarantee – they will replace or refund the wallet at any time, for any reason, and in any condition. This level of customer service is commendable and is their “garandamntee”.
Made in the USA
The prototype for this wallet was developed over eight years ago and has undergone numerous iterations. Grip6 manufactures all its products in-house in the United States, showcasing their commitment to domestic manufacturing. This is a noteworthy contrast to the trend of outsourcing manufacturing overseas.
In summary, while the Grip6 version two wallet offers improvements in material construction and options over the version one, it falls short in terms of card presentation. Its overall score stands at 3.5 out of 5.
Designed to be easy and simple to access your cards as quickly as possible. It's a high quality product designed and tested to last a lifetime. At .40" thin, it's about as thin as a common smart phone.