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Vaultskin’s Chelsea, 3 slots, no fuss.

Designed in London, Vaultskin’s product lines use top-grain leather, mixed with RFID material. The Chelsea wallet is slim, with 3 slots for a mix of cards and cash.

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

Today we are reviewing the Vaultskin Chelsea Slim Wallet. The Vaultskin’s all come in a very similar package. We’ve reviewed them before. This is the Chelsea. It comes in a nice padded base of the box with tissue paper wrapped around the wallet. It is a slim wallet with an elastic pull strap.

Here is the feature review of the Vaultskin Chelsea Slim Wallet. There is an exterior slot for cards. If we go to the top, this is our only interior slot. Cards go top down and you’ve got an elastic pull strap that actually ejects the cards from the top. On the back there is another external card slot. This one is a quick access top down. The front is a side access. So basically there are two external and one internal slots.

Now to the card in cash insertion tests. The company indicates it can hold up to 8 cards. I put 6 in there just fine. I think 8 would probably be the maximum. If you happen to put slips of cash, folded over twice in there, that will alter the number of cards you can insert. This is designed in the UK and made in China. It is made of top grain veg tanned leather. It does smell really good, but it is intermixed with lots of RFID lining. The elastic pull strap in the middle is not my favorite. I’m inclined to think the elastic type pull straps will fail more so than the leather kinds. If you’re going to have a pull strap, I really prefer the leather one myself. The pricing is $26 which I think is fair. From a usability perspective, it works fine overall, but there are some reports that it stretches out too fast and the cards begin to fall out. This is not uncommon with leather wallets because, as you add more cards, it will stretch and not retract. But with the RFID lining, I find that interesting. Let’s test it out.

I barely put 6 cards in here and 3 cards in the middle section. Let’s just take 2 cards and put them in the middle section and see if we have any problems. There doesn’t seem to be a problem. However, with only 1 card, it seems to fly out without much effort at all. That’s not something you’d really expect, especially with it being brand new, but it’s interesting nonetheless. It measures 4.13 x 3.38 x 0.2 “, and the company sells wallets to fit either UK or US currency, which is very thoughtful of them.

For quality a 3. For price a 4. Features a 3. Usability a 3 and perception a 3. That gives us a final score of 32 out of 50. 

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