(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
The Vaultskin Notting Hill has been very successful, which prompted them to address more non-cash, non-card storage needs, things like air tags, coins and whatnot, and other sundries, which resulted in the recently released Mayfair zipper wallet
It’s a companion to the Notting Hill wallet. There are 2 external card slots, one on the front and one on the back, with 1-2 cards capacity in each slot. Next is a hidden slot which utilizes an elastic pull strap to retrieve cards with a capacity of 1-3 cards.
Moving to the interior there are four internal card slots and two gusseted internal pouches in the middle, perfect for holding cash folded once, coin storage, tags, keys, whatever you want, keys. That’s the beauty of zipper wallets, is that whatever you put in is generally going to be safe and secure. It’s not going to be falling out.
RFID material is all throughout the wallet, it creates a crunchy sound when the wallet moves. Personally, I would recommend an RFID blocking card or sleeve. The wallet itself measures 4.2 by 3.1 by .8” and it weighs 73 grams or 2.5 ounces. Eight cards, four slips of cash, and six coins were placed in the wallet in the card and cash insertion test with no issues. The company makes no recommendation on cards, but the maximum is likely 10. Usually, zipper wallets are all interior and very little exterior, but there are many options on the exterior of the Mayfair. It’s designed in the United Kingdom and made in China and is made from a top grade Italian leather. The leather is very thinly cut with strength added via the RFID lining.
The zipper is YKK, which does denote quality and would be the most likely point of failure, so it is a very good choice. It does have an 180 degree opening of the wallet for full access, which is convenient. With the elastic pull strap, while convenient, the elastic is a general point of failure we find with wallets that use elastic zippers. That said, feedback that would indicate if it’s been a problem with Vaultskin products and comments have been positive.
What stands out is how well balanced Mayfair is, handling equally the need for cards, cash, coins, and other carriables. Now, onto the final school. For quality, a 3. It’s very typical quality, but the design actually is what makes up for that. Price is 4. Not too bad for all you get. Features, a 4. Great balance between cards, cash, coins. Usability, a 4. Very easy to get to things and perception, a 4. Vaultskin continues to come up with reasonably priced, good products, leaving a final score of 3.7 out of 5.
Wouldn’t it be great to see how the Mayfair compares to the Notting Hill?
Designed in Britain this tiny wallet combines style, functionality and convenience. With top grain, genuine Italian leather and high-quality metal finishes the MAYFAIR minimalist wallet is slim and lightweight, it feels luxurious, looks premium, and is incredibly durable.