What we see is the Softie Leather Goods Logan wallet can swallow cards and cash, but does that capacity come at a cost of size?
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
In this review we have a wallet with a curious design, the Logan from Softie Leather Goods. We need to comprehend the thought that was put into this wallet to understand how flexible it can be.
The reviewed wallet is a black and buck brown leather, an attractive color combination, it has a little bit of an accordion feel to it, and it is nicely burnished, quite a pleasant wallet. It has a snap opening, which permits access into the wallet. The edge stitching is done very, very well, and the flush side is very smooth. The Logan is a model that comes in other types of leather colors, however, this color combination is specific to this particular wallet and it does not come in any other versions.
In regards to the features of the Softie Leather Goods Logan wallet, on the exterior, there is a quick access card slot on the back. This is great, as every wallet should have one. The interior is equipped with a card slot right in the front, which serves as a secondary access card slot. In the back, there is another card slot, but can also be a cash compartment. It can be used to archive cards and the cash would fit in as a wrap, with the flap folding the cash over and securing it.
From a capacity perspective, the card and cash insertion test was performed with six cards and six notes. An interesting aspect to the cash is that once the stack is inserted it is held really tightly, however, the setback is that it only works with North American and Australian currencies, in other words, the Canadian, US, and Australian dollars, anything wider than that will not work. The 10-pound note was even just too tall to fit. Minimalist card carry is probably five to eight, the company recommends up to 10 cards and 10 notes. It is prone to stretch out over time allowing to have more room to put additional cards along with the cash. While testing the limits, 20 cards could be put upwards in the main slot in the back if carrying cash is not needed.
From a quality perspective, this is designed and made in the United States. It is made from a full-grain vegetable-tanned Wickett and Craig leather, which also originates from the United States, it smells as good as expected. As mentioned earlier, it has a light burnishing on the edges, and the cuts have creases on the edges, something that requires effort and attention to detail, a feature that is appreciated because thought has been put into it, not just in the design but also in the aesthetics.
The wallet is made from four pieces of leather sewn together using the Vinymo MBT thread. The split on the leather is perfect, not too thick but also not thin or flimsy. It is somewhat a tight cut because of the way it gives off the accordion view. This wallet provides what is expected of it and does not disappoint. The slanted cut on the front provides a nice aesthetic, but also aids in giving a grip to open it.
From a measurements perspective, it is 4.2 x 2.9 x 0.8” and weighs 55 grams. This unique design usually comes with a larger logo, however, this wallet does not have one, instead, it has two little marks, which keep it very clean. This wallet is great from the look, the feel, and the operational perspectives. They have nice designs and well-made products. They do have a common design element with all their products, that is that they can carry more than what it appears. Even their Minimalist Talon wallet is amazing in what it can carry.
The final score of the Softie Leather Logan wallet is 5 for the quality, 3 for price and features, 4 for the usability, which is higher than usual but the design demonstrates deliberate thinking on how to create a highly functional wallet which is easy to use. And finally, a 4 for perception, leaving a final score of 4 out of 5.