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NOMAD Tile wallet // excellent quality, difficult to lose!

With one wallet design, you can get it in brown or black, NOMAD has honed it's design into an excellent showcase of quality material, durable construction and now, with the inclusion of a tracking Tile, a way to never lose it! Get a close look at the NOMAD Tile wallet

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

Today’s review is on the NOMAD’s slim wallet with tile tracking. It is packaged in a very retail-esque box. The wallet comes inside an ultra-suede pouch. Instructions are included which explain how to work and connect the tile. It will work with a phone app you must install. This wallet is a Brown Horween leather, but it also comes in black.  If you’re interested in the NOMAD slim wallet WITHOUT the tile, we have a review on that too!

On the exterior of the wallet, there is one quick access card slot. On the right hand side of the interior, there are four card slots. Cash could also fit in the last one at the top. On the left hand side there are two card slots and the area designated for the tile is in the back slot.

I was able to get six cards and four slips of cash inside. It can also fit business cards in any of the slots. From a minimalist perspective, probably four cards is reasonable. Seven is fine. The company indicates it can hold up to twelve cards.

The wallet is made in the United States from Chicago and is a full grain veg-tan Horween leather. It has some creasing on the pockets which is a feature of the design which takes extra effort.

After removing all of the cards, we can take a look at the tile. In the back slot on the left hand side there is a little pocket made from elastic. The tile is quite big and I think they have done a great job in putting this in there with as little of a footprint as possible. You might get concerned about what to do if the tile dies. The tiles die in about a year, but NOMAD has a re-tile program, which provides you a discount for additional tiles. When it is time to activate, you simply press it. It then connects to the app that you have installed on your phone. At this point it is tracking it for you.

The price on this is $79, and it is very easy to use. The leather feels good, as you’d expect from Horween leather, and NOMAD has done a great job of taking very specialized expensive leather and putting them into a short run production.

Measurements on this are 4 x by 3 x 0.5” and weighs 54 grams. I like the quality of NOMAD products, and many of their customers wished they would make additional models of wallets to choose from due to their quality, longevity, and usability. They only produce a couple models. They also produce an extensive product line for travel and outdoor-minded folks beyond just the wallets.

For the final score: for quality, a 4. Price, a 3. Features, a 4, usability, a 3, and perception of 5. That gives us a final score of 37 out of 50.

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