WaterField Designs Victor wallet could use some refinement

Known for producing many different leather items in the USA, WaterField Designs also sells a few wallets including the Victor wallet being reviewed today. Made from one, simply cut piece of leather, it's capacity and utility make it a good minimalist choice wallet as a front or back pocket wallet, but it has a few issues.

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

Today we are going to review the WaterField Designs’ Victor slim wallet. It comes packaged in a bag and provides a nice little brochure about their other products they provide. They do backpacks, briefcases, in addition to their wallet. It is a very informative insert. This particular wallet is in a grizzly leather. Well, they call it grizzly leather, but it’s leather.

Now onto the feature review of the WaterField Designs’ Victor wallet. The main feature of this wallet is the attached elastic band, which keeps the interior together, but also provides interior use as a way to keep cards or cash or receipts from falling out. The interior is lined with a Ultrasuede material. When we look at the exterior, there is a card slot that is backed by this Ultrasuede lining. On the opposite side, there is another card slot. This card slot is the same as the one on the front. It has two card slots. When we look at the interior, there are no other slots, pockets or anything else on the interior. It is just lined with the Ultrasuede. This is where you would fold your cash once, or put receipts or other things. I wouldn’t suggest putting coins or keys inside, because there is no way to completely close this properly. But the band provides the capacity of keeping things from falling out and keeping them together.

Now onto the card and cash insertion test. I was able to get six cards and eight slips of cash in the wallet. From a minimalist carry perspective, I think four would be great. It has a half-open design which is what provides the ability for cards or cash to be put inside and folded over once. Foreign currency would not work folded over once because it peaks out over the top too much. You would have to fold it over twice.

From a quality perspective, it is made in San Francisco, in the United States. It feels and smells really nice. It is full grain, veg tanned. The longevity will not be a problem on this. And as mentioned, the interior is lined with Ultrasuede, which provides backing for the cards. It also provides the ability to keep everything from getting scratched and so forth.

WaterField Designs is owned and operated by Gary Waterfield, who has been designing and manufacturing in an excellent way in San Francisco since 1998. He has built a strong brand with very loyal customers due to the tried and tested triad of thoughtful design, excellent craftsmanship and focused customer service. Knowing you purchased a good product is one thing, but also being aware that this is a company who is anxiously interested in your satisfaction is truly another in this day and age.

The Victor wallet has been discontinued, but you can find the successor wallet here!

For quality, a 4. Price, a 3. It is made in the United States, which does affect its costs and pricing. Features, a 3. Usability, a 3 and perception, a 5. That gives us a final score of 3.6 out of 5.

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Quality 80%
Price 60%
Features 60%
Usability 60%
Perception 100%

Technical Details




4.25 x 3.25 x .25"

Notable Materials


Country of Manufacture

United States

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