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Harber London wallet is pricey, but balances quality and usability

Made in Spain, the Harber London wallet, bifold in this case, is a competent wallet with many features you'd find in competitive offerings, but it is expensive.

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

Today’s review is on the Harber London bi-fold wallet. It comes packaged in a shipping envelope and is wrapped in a cotton bag. This is the tan color.

On the exterior of the Harber London bi-fold, there are not any particular features. On the interior, there is an embedded magnet on both the right and left side to help keep the wallet closed. Magnets are hard to do well in wallets. These magnets do very well because they are small, not very strong and are utilized in a very specific place that will not have a direct affect on where cards are placed. The interior has two landscape card slots on the left. Directly behind those slots is another card slot area with a pull strap. The pull strap is made from leather and provides access to things you don’t need to access very often. On the right hand side there are two more card slots with an additional slot behind those. There is a bill fold pocket area directly in the back which has two unique features. One of the features is a little pouch cover where you would put coins. Opposite of the coin pouch is a secret card compartment. It has a vertical placement and provides access to something you want for safekeeping.

I was able to get ten cards and five slips of cash inside. Yen, euro, and dollars all worked fine. I also got three quarters in the little coin compartment. Minimalists carry would probably be six cards, and reasonable is ten. The company says it can fit eighteen plus cards. I would say that is quite a lot, but they say the wallet can handle it. I believe this could actually work because it is very flexible, and has a lot of capacity potential. Even when I had my ten cards inside, the magnetic closure kept it together.

The wallet is designed in the United Kingdom. I couldn’t find exactly where it was produced, or manufactured. The magnets are really a nice touch which helps keep it closed, even when the wallet is getting thick. This is very familiar to the Bellroy note sleeve. The leather is cut very thin in order to achieve the slim profile they have achieved.

The pull strap is sufficient in its size and strength. It is secured down the back which is good. The guide points under the rear leather component of the wallet are not too thin and should provide good utilization over time. The wallet has rolled edges with the leather rolled and sewn across. The risk with this method is that it can wear out over time. Some manufacturers counter this by putting a painted edge that will give it some longevity, but otherwise it is considered an acceptable manufacturing method. There is RFID material on the interior of the billfold pocket. It really detracts from the wallet itself.

The price on this is $106 which is quite a bit. The company includes a 30 day return policy and six month warranty on it.

It measures 4.1 x 3.4 x 0.3”, and weighs 44 grams.

For the final score; quality a 3, price a 2, features a 4, usability a 4 and perception a 3. That gives us a final score of 32 out of 50.

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