(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Slimpuro’s ZNAP wallet recently launched in the United States, but has been a staple in Europe and elsewhere for a long, long time.
Made in Europe, and designed in Germany, it comes with instructions, which is nice and completes everything you need to understand how the wallet works. It comes in a few other colors, vintage brown, carbon fiber print (leather) and flat black. It also includes an RFID shield, providing 360 degrees of protection when used.
Features include an aluminum CNC’ed card holder that comes in 8 or 12 card models. One side of the slot is disconnected from the body, allowing flexibility and give when inserting or extracting cards while still providing security. By default it also comes with a coin tray. On the front, we have a snap which unfolds the material, leather in this case to a trifold. A full billfold pocket is present, allowing all sized currencies to fit and not requiring cash to be folded.
When I originally bought the wallet, it shipped out of Austria as it was not available in the United States. However, you can buy these now on Amazon in the United States and with the exception of the end of the billfold pocket, they’re the exact same size. The United States version has an open end which facilitates cash better than the closed end billfold pocket we see in the European version.
The coin tray is something that’s usually not standard so it’s nice to see and when used, it will reduce your card capacity. One issue is if you don’t have the maximum number of cards in the wallet, a gap is created that can allow coins to fall out. One alternative method is to turn the coin tray upside down so the coins face the top/bottom of the card slot. It keeps it tighter, but with fewer cards, it still has the potential to let coins fall out. If you want or need to carry coins and you don’t have a lot of cards to carry, then the coin pouch accessory is a great choice.
Slimpuro did an excellent job with currency accommodation, even up to the 200 Euro, which is even taller than the 100 Euro. Yen of course had no issues, so we’re going to call this a winner all the way around for currencies.
From a quality perspective, the carbon fiber stamped version is a full grain veg tan leather with the carbon pattern embossed on it. They have some versions using genuine leather, as well as cork, and even Saffiano leather all with the same frame made of aluminum, all anodized in black.
Pricing includes the eight card version for $40, and the 12 card version is $45 in the United States. In Europe it was $67 plus $27 to ship.
It measures 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.8, and it weighs 67 grams. The features designed in this wallet are thoughtful, and tick many of the boxes despite the footprint. The elegant features make this wallet stand out against a lot of its competitors, especially in the tight footprint.
Now onto the final score. For quality a 4, price a 3, features a 5, usability a 4, and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 39 out of 50.