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Thread and Leather’s Wrap Wallet makes cash a first class citizen in a minimalist footprint!

Stop folding cash to stuff into your minimalist wallet. If you’re looking for a wallet design for making cash a first class citizen in a minimalist form factor, stop looking, the Thread and Leather Wrap Wallet is here now!

There’s not much to open with this wallet, what we’re looking at here is how it came. We have a nice business card from the company, but this is the wallet. It is from the tThread and

Leather company and they call it the Wrap Wallet. This is the spruce green color.

This was primarily designed to accommodate cash, which is something wallet companies do not target to solve. There are 3 separate locations for cards, 1 being on the outside with a quick access thumb port, and two more on the inside. It’s a tri-fold which wraps up into this slim footprint. It’s really clever and a thoughtful design.

As we can see, we were able to get 8 cards in comfortably the company says that you can put in 10 cards, which we tried but it was just too much. I’m sure once the leather stretches it will work out fantastic. We comfortably got 10 slips of cash into the wrap and you can see how the wallet rests. The website mentions you can get up to 15 slips of cash which I’m confident over time the leather will accommodate.

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

The quality is great and the design was very thoughtful. It comes in 7 colors. You can choose the color of thread, which uses a waxed linen thread and it’s hand sewn, using a saddle stitch with two back stitches for strength. It is a veg tanned, goatskin or kidskin, full grain leather that is used in bookbinding so it’s very thin, but strong. It may seem like it could tear, but it won’t and it will be very durable. The leather comes from a centuries old tannery in New York, which originated in Germany. They use lasers to cut the openings in this wallet for exactness, which is a wonderful idea due to the thinness of the leather.  It is handmade in the USA.

Regarding features, this wallet was designed to accommodate cash lovers but who still want a minimalist wallet.  Cash has had so little attention in design that this is a clever way to approach a neglected aspect of wallet design.

This wallet is priced at $79. A bit on the higher end, but does accommodate the quality of the materials and that it’s handmade in the United States made. You know, if we talk about other potential options which affect price, there could be an to have it machine sewn like other vendors like Rustico, where you can choose to either have a hand sewn or machine sewn and the price reflects. The company has been selling only this design since they began on Kickstarter in 2013.

On usability you have quick access to cards, and especially to cash. The measurements of this so are 3 ⅞”  by 2 ½” by ¼” thin and is about a ½ an ounce. It’s only half an inch longer, and ⅜” wider than an actual credit card, and ⅛”  narrower than a $1 bill when it’s wrapped up.

If cash isn’t something you carry, then you’ll find the space underutilized and lacking. If you want to purchase this wallet, please go to the website, which is the only place we can find it.  Their site link is in the show notes and resources.

With that, let’s get into the review, the quality is a 4, we’re going to give a 4 for features as it’s designed primarily for cash and it does that very well, pricing will be a 2 because it’s a bit expensive and they could provide a more inexpensive option, usability is a 4, and our perception is of 3. The final score is 3.5 out of 5 or 35 out of 50.

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