(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Pularys has a broad selection of wallets and today we’re going to look at the Raven. Is it special or just another box wallet?
It’s a trifold or, some might say, a quad-fold from those I’ve spoken with about this particular wallet. This particular version also comes in a navy, brown or black color. If we go right to the top of the wallet for a feature review, we have the box opening, which has a capacity of nine flat or six embossed cards. That’s quite a bit. It’s made out of extruded aluminum, with the pop-out trigger on the bottom. This style of trigger was pioneered by SECRID, has a low profile, and very little chance of breaking off by accident.
From there, as we open the wallet up, we have two interior card slots. One on the right for use with cards and another usable with coins and keys which has a flap to keep contents in. Then finally, we have an interior billfold pocket. No need to fold your cash, it’s a proper billfold slot. It measures 3.8 by 2.7 by .9”, and it weighs 82 grams, or 2.9 ounces.
So what about the shake test? With the box slot full, a few begin to peak out, but what happens when we have just a few cards? Because that’s always a question when you have just a few cards in a box wallet versus having it stacked. With three cards, it holds onto them without any issues, that is impressive. The reason why cards came out more easily when it was full of card, versus when we only had three is due to the bulk.
The wallet is designed in Poland and made in Europe. The box is an extruded aluminum, which is really the way to go instead of marrying two sides with posts or screws. The internal trigger mechanism is a tried and true design. The leather is a chrome tanned Italian leather, which provides the three colors we talked about, and is not surface, but immersion dye. So it’s placed into the dye color, so it gets into the grain of the leather itself instead of just on a surface. Then it’s all covered in a water repellent varnish. The wallet itself is priced very reasonably. If you’re looking for something different, check out the Pularys Yoga wallet.
From a usability perspective, the most friction to usage will be the snap closure, having to open and close it all the time. Once you get used to it, once it gets used to the amount of material and cards and cash and coins and whatever else you want to carry in here, it will stretch accordingly. The other thing I didn’t quite like is how the notes stick out here at the end as this was designed primarily for Euro’s which are width shorter than other currencies like USD, AUD and CAD.
Now onto the final score. For quality a 4. Built really well in my mind, price a 4. The pricing on this is amazing for what you get. Features a 4, a lot going on. Usability a 4 and perception a 4, and that gives us a final score of 4 out of 5.
Up to 7 different cards fit in the card compartment with the practical issuing mechanism. Other compartments offer enough space for bills and coins. The push button closure ensures safe storage.