Coming in at 16 grams, the Lightfold Trifold wallet is super light, something you don’t usually see with a trifold. Made from nylon and using a strap to keep it closed when folded, this thin, ripstop, slim wallet is minimalist, but unfortunately has some flaws. This Light fold wallet started the review so good, then it just went downhill from there.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
In this review, we have got the Light Fold Minimalist RFID Blocking Wallet. We got it in green but it comes in several different colors. This wallet comes together with an insert card in easy packaging. It has a strap that, once undone, opens out to a trifold. The sewing is a typical machine sewing. The security strap wraps around and secures at the bottom, preventing cards from getting out. The interior has three card slots, which all allow cards to enter from the top, with the capacity of two to four cards per slot. The billfold pocket test showed that it can accommodate five plus notes, however, what is recommended is up to 15 cards, which will be interesting to see. It measures 3.7 x 2.7 x 0.3” and weighs 16 grams, equivalent to 0.6 ounces. This is a very, very light wallet.
It is designed and made in China from ripstop nylon. It can hold nine cards plus four notes just fine. Moreover, it does fit the yen, which means it will fit the euro as well just fine. This ripstop nylon crumples, therefore, it needs the support provided by cards to make it work properly. David Wu, the maker, indicates that nylon provides RFID protection, something I am not quite sure about since nothing is really built into it and you can see right through. The sewing of the nylon is actually pretty good, and the owners have reported very good usage and wear and tear over time. The strap is sewn into the bottom of the third card slot, and as I began to pull, I started to see some stress generating. In addition, I could see that it is beginning to stretch out even the elastic. David only sells this wallet on Amazon. He has no external website for support or questions. That said, on the insert card that he provides, he provides a personal email address if you want to contact him.
Before diving into the usability of this wallet, I needed to take care of a certain nuisance in order to be able to continue. I had to put a couple of cards in there to facilitate working with this wallet because they help provide a structure.
This wallet is priced at $23 on Amazon, at present. It does go on sale often, and currently, it is for sale at $17. It just crumples up, in a very similar way to a wallet we previously reviewed, the Tom Bihn Nik’s #1 Minimalist. Although it does have a strap, it does the same thing. Such wallets are not uncommon, and if you would like to watch the review on the Tom Bihn Nik’s #1, you can find the link in the notes of this wallet’s review. Like the Tom Bihn, the strap is for security and permits the cards to remain secured and not fall out because it covers the top. Thus, nothing is coming out, it does provide some pretty good security.
This wallet is very flexible, but I think that is where its weakness lies. For those who have not really liked it, this wallet focuses more on the minimal amount of material for the price you pay. They have said that the pockets stretch out, but I find that very hard because this is nylon, which does not have a tendency to stretch. Furthermore, the elastic strap becomes a hindrance to getting the cards in, because every time you need to get a card in and out, you have to fiddle with the strap to get it up, as it may go twisting in the process and make it longer. The only other option available to you is that you place a card under the strap if you want to, however, this puts it at the risk of falling out if you are not careful. But this could be an option, especially for transit passes and the things you need to use all the time. But be aware, if you are not used to the two-step, being, taking off and putting back on the strap to access cards, then this might not be for you. But if it does not bother you, then that is fine. Many who did not like the wallet also experienced the strap stretching out after about a year’s time. They liked the wallet, but they did not like the strap stretching out, which renders the wallet pretty much useless. But the people who were complaining needed to understand what they are getting into with this wallet and think it through before they buy it. If you are looking for a one-way trip wallet, this could be good for you. However, it misses on the material and construction aspect, which affects the entire wallet.The final score of the Light Fold Wallet is two for quality, the band durability over time is questionable, and without the band, the wallet just meets the dust bin. Price scores a three, which is reasonable but if the sales price of $17 was permanent, I think that this score would be higher. Features score a three because it does what it intends to do. Usability scores a three, as the strap works the way it was designed, and if people think it is fiddly, well, they should have realized that before they bought the wallet. Finally, perception scores a three because of the absence of the support options and it is hard to get a hold of the seller, but Amazon, of course, is a good error cover for you, and they take care of you. This wallet gets a final score of 27 out of 50.