(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s review is on the Serman Brands 5.0 version of their wallet. The company has produced many successful wallets over the years and continues to see the trends in the market. The 5.0 version wallet looks like the next wave of what we are looking for in functional wallets. With Serman Brands, the wallets always come in nice textured boxes. The wallet comes in a cotton woven bag. Instructions are also included. I ordered mine in the Luxe Blue color.
The exterior of the Serman Brands 5.0 wallet has a quick access card slot. From the top down, there is another card slot which is controlled by a pull strap. On the interior there are two card slots on the left side. There are two slots on the right, which includes one slot for an ID. Underneath both sides there is more card capacity and places where you can put cash.
I was able to get nine cards and five slips of US currency inside. Other currencies don’t fit very well. The wallet can fit business cards without any problem. For a minimalistic carry, five to eight cards is reasonable. The company mentions it can hold seven to nine. I was pushing the high end of that, but it still closed just fine.
The company indicates it is made from full grain chrome tan leather. It is designed in California and made in China and comes in seven colors. It uses thin cut leather which is then folded over and sewn together. This is a typical construction for high volume, mass produced wallets and also has RFID throughout the wallet. If you like RFID protection, great but I think it takes away from the overall quality and isn’t all that useful for wallets.
The wallet is easy to use and the accessibility is good. This particular version was funded on Kickstarter like most of their wallets. I wish the quick access card slot in the front did not have RFID, because it would make it more useful for bus and subway passes, as well as hotel keys or tap cards.
It measures 4.1 x 3 x .35” and weighs 31 grams and has a one year warranty. Despite being a mass manufacturer, Serman Brands puts attention into things that elevate their brand such as their packaging, instructional design, warranty support and design of their wallets.
For the final score we have quality at a 3, price a 4, features a 4 usability a 4 and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 3.7 out of 5.