Is the Paperwallet bifold too fragile?

The Paperwallet’s clever single-piece of material, combined with its mind-blowing number of cool designs make the cool hidden compartments for cards in this wallet stand out!

Today we’re going to open up the Paperwallet bifold slim wallet. And as you can see it comes in this awesome, clever packaging where you flip open the top and the sides to reveal instructions and advertising. And it gives you instructions all the way through the unpackaging process. And now we look what we have. It’s very colorful, and this is due to collaboration with particular artists. They have an extensive offering of designs in this particular model.

It may be hard to tell but this is made from Tyvek, which is very high density polyethylene fiber material, the same material used in water bottles. It’s often used to sheath the sides of buildings for water-proofing.  It’s totally recyclable, waterproof, mildew resistant, lightweight, malleable and very smooth to the touch which makes it incredibly light, but it’s very strong. Because of the many different designs they have available from the artists that they support, you can find something that will fit your personality. The pricing is $25, which is fair.

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

As you can see, through the feature and insertion reviews, it easily holds 15 to 20 cards, and has amazing hidden compartments all over it. It also easily held 10 slips of cash. The company recommends up to 12 cards, two per slot to keep it tight. But again it can obviously handle more. The conclusion is that compared to what it looks like it can handle, you can load it up and it will take more. The usability is good, but it does feel like you’ll tear it, but it’s very strong and won’t tear easily.

It’s easy enough to pull and replace your cards and cash from this the interior. The wallet measures 3.2 inches by 3.9 inches by .2  inches, and is very, very thin. Our perception is they have a lot of creativity through application of art because you can print on Tyvek. The collaboration they have with artists and subsequent variety is what makes their offerings fun. Each wallet is made from a single piece of Tyvek, which results in an origami type result through clever folding and gluing. They’re socially responsible by keeping all the materials and manufacturing green, and eco friendly.

Let’s go through the ratings.  For quality we’re going to give it a 3, for pricing a 3, for features a 4 due to its capacity and all its little hidden departments. For usability a 3 and finally, perception a 3. Our final score 3.1 out of 5 or 31 out of 50. Head on over to walletopia.info to make suggestions for additional wallets to review and what wallets you’d like to see in a long-term carry test


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Ranking

31/50

Quality 60%
Price 60%
Features 80%
Usability 60%
Perception 60%

Technical Details

Price

$25

Weight

13g

Dimensions

3.2 x 3.9 x .2"

Notable Materials

Polyethylene

Country of Manufacture

China

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