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Is HELL-BENT Holster’s 3.0 slim wallet too hot to handle?

Bringing together clever design, simplicity and ease of use, Hellbent Holster’s 3.0 wallet applies a sleek clamshell design where tension holds your cards and other carry items in place. Unlike band wallets, access to cards deep in the stack is smooth. A money clip slot provides a custom add option to really make this wallet speak.

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

When I saw this wallet, I had to review it.  WHOA! THIS BOX IS HOT! Must be the hell part about it, we’ll have to be careful….

This is the stonewashed aluminum wallet

This is the medium version of the wallet, which the company indicates you can get 9 cards in, they have a larger version, which you can get up to 12 cards. We got 9 in there just fine and the method of extracting cards is so simple. It’s superior to me than the normal band wallets which require effort to flare the cards and often you don’t have access to all of them.

There is a slot for the optional money clip. The ability to customize the wallet with very attractive money clips is really a nice touch. Regarding quality, this is made from billet aluminum, and is made in the USA.  The construction may be simple, but the design, mechanical, functionl and aesthetically not only lends itself to longevity but also the attractiveness of the wallet. It’s very clever.

The price is $105, which is a premium for this, we’d imaging this more in the $55-80 range. I wonder if you could do this in Titanium or would the metal not provide enough flex?

Speaking of that you can adjust the retention, but it didn’t come with any tools like you’d find with band wallets. It is easy to fan out the cards and to use them and put them back in, I’ll show you here. It might appear that the cards would easily fall out, but they don’t. And that’s really due to the tension designs as part of the clamshell.  That also makes it very easy to get in and out of your pocket. It just slips right in and out. They have a version available that does attach to a tether. And I like the ability to put other items like punch cards IDs or anything else in here because it is wide enough to hold what you need.

It measures 6” x 4” x .75”  If metal isn’t interesting to you, they also sell versions of this wallet made from high-impact thermoform plastic in several colors. 

Now for the final score. For quality a 4 for price a 2 features a 3 usability a 4, and perception a 4 That makes the final score 3.5 out of 5 or 35 out of 50.

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