Solid and functional, the Nutsac Clipster wallet review shows the good and the areas of improvement needed. Overall, it’s a competent wallet with great capacity and interesting cash clip layout is attractive for organization, segregation of cash and cards and usability.
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NutSac is known for their bags, which have a nice following. They also have a few accessories, including wallets, of which we have one here. It looks like it’s made from three pieces of leather including a metal money clip.
This wallet is the oxblood color. As we move to the interior we notice immediately that on the left, there are two card slots. On the right-hand side, there is a flap which helps protect the money clip that’s under it. I like the ability to put cash under the flap, to help keep cash organized and out of the way from cards. In the back we have yet another card slot that goes all the way down to the seam, it’s very deep.
United States dollars fit just fine in the currency and card test, which means it’ll fit Canadian, Singapore, and Australian dollars too. Additionally, less than 20 euro notes work fine, but the larger notes like the 100 or 50 are problematic, From a minimalist carry perspective, probably 5 card work, with 7 being reasonable. The company says it can handle up to 12 cards. No mention of the number of notes, but 5 fit in just fine.
Regarding quality, this wallet is designed and made in the United States. It’s from a full grain tanned leather from a New England tannery that’s been around since 1897. The name isn’t revealed by the company, but the leather smells heavily of dyes, so it’s kind of hard to determine whether this is veg tanned or chrome tanned. I’m not quite sure.
The money clip spring is made in the USA and is specifically designed for this wallet. We’ve seen versions of this money clip spring in the past, and frankly, I prefer them over the mechanical versions. I don’t like the mechanical ones. In looking at the edge finish I wish the edges had some kind of a burnishing or paint on them, but it’s an exposed rough cut.
From a usability perspective, there are a couple things I don’t prefer. I wish there was an external quick access slot, someplace on the outside of the wallet to assist with tap pay. Regarding the cash flap, you could view it as creating more bulk, which it does. But it’s okay, because it adds protection, organization, and separation for cash and cards.
Looking at the money clip, it is removable, and if there are issues with it, it can be replaced. An existing concern I have is the depth of the pockets. Cards disappear into these deep pockets making it difficult to pull them out.
It measures 4.4 x 3.25 x .25”, and weighs 63 grams. Our perception is we realize wallets are an accessory for NutSac, so it’s not their primary offering. I do appreciate the design work that’s going on with this, but it could be more refined, and I hope they would make some adjustments. That said, I know their products are loved and they do continue to demonstrate great quality in what they do. Now onto the final score, for quality, a 4, price, a 4, features, a 3 and usability a 2. There are several issues going on that could easily be fixed. And finally, perception a 4, giving us a final score of 3.4 out of 5.