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NOMAD’s slim bifold can stop wandering!

Starting with high-quality Horween leather, NOMAD’s slim bifold leverages a slim design with surprising capacity. This un-tiled version of NOMAD’s popular wallet will still bring a smile and wonderful leather smell to you.

Let’s open up the Nomad slim edition wallet. But first, I need to show you a picture of how the package came, they put the extra effort into the shipping container, which shows attention to detail and how they value customer perception of their brand.  If we look at what actually came to the package we have two pieces. The first looks like an information packet here so let’s open it up.

This gives us a nice little welcome packet with a bunch of freebies, stickers, and a welcome card.  Very nice. NOMAD also produces a version of this wallet with a tracking tile, which has also been reviewed.

If we look at the wallet box we can tell it was designed to work in retail, as well as ecommerce, and we can see that it’s a magnetic box, as we open it up we see we have a nice pouch that the wallet come, great presentation.

And so here is the wallet. The wallet is a brown color. This one does not have a tracking tile in it which the company also has versions of. Right out of the gate we can see from the packaging and the smell that it’s a veg tanned leather and this is Horween leather, from the tannery of the same name in Chicago.

You can cut leather to any level of thickness and this was done very thin due to the integration all of these pockets.  The pockets closer to the interior only show a leather topper with RFID lining in the bottom. This removes more leather which keeps the thickness down.  The sewing on this is very nice, it’s back stitched and it also has painted edges instead of burnished

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

The pricing is $59.99, that’s high even for a wallet made of Horween leather and not including a tracker tile.  We would think this should sell for around $40-45.

As you can see from the test, it can fit 9 to 12 cards, but by then it’s bulging.  Card slots can really only accommodate 1 maybe 2 cards each and 6-9 slips of cash between the two inner- most back slots, which have the depth to handle cash.

Usability is good as it’s very slim and has a great feel to it, and the size is well-balanced, it would feel very comfortable in your front pocket

It measures 4 inches by 3 inches by half an inch Overall perception is high.  With quality, veg tanned Horween leather, the company has made the decision to pursue quality over cost.  That’s as much a brand as it is a product decision. The packaging was fantastic, the customer services and website are very accessible and well organized.  Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, you get a good feel for who this company is. The company also provides tile tracking capabilities and has an extensive product lines for traveling and outdoor minded folks.

With that, let’s get into the ratings of the Nomad slim bifold wallet. For quality we’re giving it a 4 for pricing, a 2, it’s a little high, features a 3, usability a 3 and finally, perception is a 4.  That gives us a final score of 3.3 out of 5, or 33 out of 50.

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