Today we will be reviewing the Nomatic Wallet. This is not to be confused with the Nomad. The Nomatic Wallet is another take on the quick access band wallets. The packaging looks to be very clever. I love it when manufacturers do something clever and put thinking into their packaging. There are some instructions provided as well.
The following is the feature review of the Nomatic Band Wallet. The wallet is all elastic and there is a card slot on the front bottom. There is also a bottom piece which comes up and then hits a wraparound strap which is where the cards have a backstop. There is also a main card slot with a pull strap. There is a backstop on the pull strap which is where the cards are pulled out.
Now for the card and cash insertion test. As a minimalist carry option, I think three cards is really good. Five is within reason. The company recommends you can put four to fourteen in here. I was also able to put five slips of cash folded over twice. This will also work with foreign currencies without a problem.
From a quality perspective, there are some concerns about this. If we look at the sewing really closely, there are two buttons on this and it is already starting to fray a bit. I am not really sure about how that is going to hold up over time. It has a little flap on one side which connects the strap from the leather, but aesthetically it doesn’t look very good. There have been reports that the elastic has also started to fray. The design is just fine. It really comes down to the choice of materials they used in the wallet.
The pricing on this is $20. It might be a little high, but fair and very typical for this type of wallet. Usability is simple. There are only two slots, one of them with the pull tab and another for storage for any additional cards, cash, or anything else you want to put in there. Because of the tension, it really holds everything together.
The measurements are 4 x 3 x 0.2” and weighs 15 grams. There are concerns about the ability to hold fewer cards without them falling out. When I put one card in, it seemed to be fine. I didn’t have any issues. Maybe after a while, it could stretch and cards might start coming out. Other than the possible fraying of the material it’s actually a fun wallet and very easy to use.
For the final score. For quality, a 2. Price, a 3. Features, a 3. Usability a 4, and perception, a 3. This gives us a final score of 30 out of 50.