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PULO’s Carbon Fiber brings high-tech to tactical, with a shortcoming

Taking their existing stamped stainless steel footprint and adding a layer of carbon fiber on one side. Designed and manufactured in Poland by AK Design, the PULO Tactical band wallet attempts to bring minimalism to an already minimal band category. It's lightweight with an excellent card and cash capacity, all while managing to provide a bottle opener feature in a cool, tough, tactical look.

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

Today we are going to review the AK design Pulo tactical wallet. This is the carbon fiber version of the wallet. They have other stainless steel versions as well. Now to the feature review of the Pulo carbon fiber band wallet. The Pulo carbon fiber band wallet has the carbon fiber on the top and it’s normal stamp cut that it has for all of its Pulo tactical wallets. It has 550 military paracord that connects it all together as well as a band strap for cash. On the bottom, it has a bottle opener which has a very sharp end. The front provides access to your ID without providing, or exposing other information. The cards actually go right in the middle. The band is on the back which is also your cash band. It is also what holds the wallet together. 

Now for the card and cash insertion test.  I was able to get 10 cards and 5 slips of cash. The company says, you can get up to 10 cards and up to 16 slips of cash. I think 10 is probably fine. Four, five, or six is probably the sweet spot for this. 

This is made and designed in Poland, and they ship worldwide for free. It is a double-sided stainless steel frame. Even on the front, this has a 3K twill carbon fiber plate, but the plate itself is attached to the front of the stainless steel plate. The entire front plate is not just carbon fiber, it’s carbon fiber attached to the stainless steel plate. It has sewn elastic as well as 550 military paracord all the way around, which is used to hold it together. The risk, is that it becomes unusable if the band in the front happens to break because really there’s no way to replace it and I didn’t see anything on their website about supporting it.

The price is $60 and is delivered to the United States. The stainless steel is very strong and it could bend. Everything can bend if it’s thin enough, but if you’re careful, this should really provide a lot of value for longevity. It measures 3.7 x 2.5 x 0.1”. From a perception perspective, it looks nice, but the application of the carbon fiber layer on top of the stainless steel looks a little cheap. I’m not sure why they couldn’t have done the entire thing in carbon fiber. 

Onto the final score; for quality, a 3. price, a 3. features, a 3. usability, a 3 and  perception, a 3. This gives us a final score of 30 out of 50

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