Let’s open up the Pioneer Carry Matter bifold wallet. Like other wallets we’ve reviewed, the company has taken the time to present full brand exposure, even with the shipping container as you can see here.
This is the blue color which is very stately.
As you can tell it has four slots, the slots in the back of the interior are the best for cash only requiring a single fold, which provides greater capacity.
From the test you could see that we got 9 to 12 cards and it was very easy to get 5+ slip of cash in the interior pockets. The company reports 4 to 12 cards along with cash.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
It’s made of fabric they call 10XD, it’s fabric made from ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene yarn, all blended into a fine nylon ripstop. That combination allows the claim that it’s 10 times stronger than steel. The Futureform manufacturing technology is used to mold their products using this type of material. The end result is something that feels and operates like leather, but is also washing machine safe.
Like leather it can be broken in like leather. so it actually can get softer and more molded over time. Initially it does feel very tough and not very pliable. I can see how it can take several weeks to break in and get used to it. They also reinforce the stitching to remove seams leaving you with a very clean look. It is waterproof and it does not absorb moisture.
The price is $80, which we think is a little high considering it’s manufactured in south east asia.
It is very durable and it feels very thin, it feels big, but the size doesn’t really support the perception. And with that, it just very cool, new material and new manufacturing process. Love it.
Measurements are 3.86” long by 3.15” wide. And it’s about 1 ounce in weight.
Now for the final rating. For quality it’s a 4, for price a 2, for features a 3, usability 3 and perception of 4. That gives us a final score of 3.6 out of 5 or 36 out of 50.