Wrap wallet options are plentiful, but can you improve on this simple design? Mitchell Leather, who makes the popular MCW, money clip wallet has created the Leather Wrap Card Wallet (LWCW). Minimalist in design, made in the USA from Horween Dublin leather, this card holder provides the refinements to make this a must have wallet.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
How can a simple leather wrap wallet give you sheer excitement and how can you improve on it? Well, you might not be surprised that Dave Mitchell of Mitchell Leather has created that excitement and made some improvements on his own with the Leather Wrap Card Wallet.
I got this wallet in the natural color, and it also comes in chestnut and dark brown. In addition, you can specify whether you want the Mitchell Leather logo on the front or not, I choose to not have it on my wallets.
From a feature perspective, the wallet has three external card slots with the capacity of one to two cards each. It also has an internal card slot that can be seen from the top down, it is quite thin and can carry cash folded twice. In fact, cash folded twice or thirds can fit in any one of these slots, however, the internal slot provides the best margin up at the top. But believe it or not, Dave recommends up to 12 cards, of course, that is at the expense of not carrying cash. However, once you stretch leather, it is very difficult to reduce the number of cards. Therefore, you need to be very deliberate in the number of cards and cash that you put in there. It measures 3.4 x 2.6 x 0.2 and weighs 24 grams, equivalent to 0.9 ounces, just under an ounce. It is designed and made in the United States from Horween Dublin leather.
One of the things that makes Mitchell’s Wrap Wallet different is the weight of the leather. It is a very thin slim cut done in their own shop by skiving it down. In addition, the leather has high character, meaning that it shows wrinkles from the animal it came from. These striations provide a great tactile feel to the leather. Another thing I enjoy about Dave’s creations is the preciseness that he puts in products. He is meticulous about every detail, such as seen in the burnishing at the bottom that is very light, the exactness of the cut, the precision in the sewing, and the extra reinforcements of meticulousness and elegance, that is clearly not sloppy by any stretch of the imagination.
The wallet is priced at $59, which I think is reasonable. I really like the thinner cut of the leather, however, its weight is not like most wallets or the heavier ones such as Craft and Lore which is a heavier weight. The reason is that they receive the leather from the tannery such as that; that is how it is produced. In fact, they skive it down and kind of reduce the weight. It is still thick enough that it provides the wallet good substantiality, although it gives a thinner profile.
Another thing you would notice when inserting the cash and card is that the cards stick up beyond the wallet, which is done on purpose. Some card carriers like it, especially when we are talking about the middle slot at the top, as when you put cards in and they disappear, you will have got to dig around for them. In this wallet, they are exposed a little bit, which renders getting them out easier and does not require any digging. The downside is that the cards are more exposed leading to increased wear and tear over time in your pocket, especially if you carry keys or other items that would rub against them. Still, I have never been disappointed in a Mitchell Leather product and I encourage you to pick one up too.The final score of this Leather Wrap Card Wallet is five for quality as I believe that is apparent, price scores three because it is fair, features score three and it is what you expect, usability scores four owing to the leather that makes getting the cards and cash in and out easy, and finally, perception scores five. This gives the wallet a great score of 42 out of 50.