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Is the IKEPOD’s Slim Carry Wallet better than Bellroy?

IKEPOD’s Slim Carry wallet is a mashup of a couple Bellroy’s wallets, but is it better? When you find out the price, you’ll begin to understand why it’s at least something to look at.

(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 Ikepod Slim Carry Wallet. This bears a very stunning similarity to other product lines we have reviewed. This is a brown and orange color.

The following are the features of the Ikepod Slim Carry Wallet. With this particular bi-fold, we have no specific features on the exterior. On the interior, on the left hand side, we have two quick access slots. Underneath this, on the interior, we have an archive area for cards which can be accessed by the pull strap. On the right hand side in the front, there is an ID slot, and another card slot right behind it. The wallet also has a billfold pocket on the interior.  Immediately behind the front, there is a hidden compartment pocket for cards, or you could fold cash and put it in there. 

Now onto the card, and cash, and coin, and key insertion test. I was able to get 9 cards, plus 5 slips of cash, 3 coins and a key. It all fit just fine. However, it does begin to impinge on the slimness of it though. I think 8 cards would be perfect to make it as thin as you could get, in a bi-fold. It does handle all the currencies very nicely.

The company indicates this is made of full grain Italian leather. I don’t know if that’s the case. It seems to be top grain at best, because of the tanning and color. This is made in China. Great attempts were made on the website to make it appear to be a Western site, but there were language issues that gave it away. It does have RFID blocking.

The measurements on this is 3.65, x 4.1, x 0.2”. This has a two year quality guarantee. There have been reported issues with the pull tab and the leather thickness affecting the slim factor of the wallet. However, those are all really subjective things and not really objective overall. Their customer service seems to be challenged a little in how they get back and address issues that come about, but there haven’t been a lot of concerns about the leather itself, its longevity, and so forth.

For the final score. For quality, a 4. Price, a 5. Features, a 4. Usability, a 3 and perception, a 3. That gives us a final score of 38 out of 50.

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