(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Let’s open up the Ridge Titanium band wallet. I love the packaging as it has an Apple box quality, rigidity and sturdiness. It has a nice screwdriver and extra screws are very thoughtful, I’ve not seen extra screws offered with their other products. Due to it being Titanium it does have some heft to it. And this is the burnt titanium, which means it was hand torched and hardened to create this color.
As you saw, I was able to get 10 cards easily all at once. The company recommends up to 12 cards before you begin to overstretch the band elastic. That tells me you need to be careful not to overpack the band. It did easily handle five slips of cash folded over twice very easily.
Everybody likes to give you pictures of folded over cash looking great on a wallet, and those pictures appear to be folds into thirds, which nobody does. It’s either once or twice.
In addition to cash, you can also place extra cards under the cash strap. You have the option of a strap or a money clip and is something you can switch out yourself. This is also something I really like about this offering, that you can fix it, replace components and keep it humming along.
The outer piece is made from grade 5 titanium with aluminum screws marrying these plastic plates that are underneath. It does have RFID protection feels very solid. It also has these grip nodes on the bottom of the cash strap to ensure what you put there is gripped, they’re truly trying to think of everything.
The price is $105. That’s a premium price for what they’re offering here, but it does come with a lifetime warranty. But it comes down to how you calculate value. By way of usability, card insertion starts and ends very smooth compared to a lot of other band wallets. The interior plastic fittings make it frictionless, including the beveled edges, it was very thoughtful about how they went about designing it. As I mentioned before about understanding how to repair it and explaining how easily the elastic stretches for insertion and extraction of card. If you look, you can see the elastic channels that run through the plastic side, which provides increased usability and repairability. As they recommend and as I’ve experienced in a long-term carry test, it’s always best to keep your most used cars at the immediate front or back of the stack. Otherwise, you’re forced to pull the whole stack out to dig into the middle for cards. This does encourage you to only keep what you need in the wallet. However, it’s so easy to put the entire stack back in, it’s not really a chore.
The wallet measures 6” x 4” x .25” As a band wallet, this is one of my favorites. A lot of thought has gone into the design to ensure usability, longevity and simplicity.
Now let’s get to the final ratings; for quality a 5 for price 2, features a 4, usability a 3, and perception a 4, which gives us a final score of 3.7 out of 5 or 37 out of 50.