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Wingback’s Cash wallet is a beast with notes, but struggles with cards

Wingback’s Cash wallet is perfect for someone who likes to carry loads of notes. It can carry up to 20 slips of cash, which is excellent. It has an internal card slot which suits the minimalist if you’re looking to carry less than 6 cards, but anything more and you’ll be wanting. As is the case with all Wingback products, quality, customer service and ethos are excellent.

(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 Cash Wallet from Wingback. This is another great wallet from their line of handmade leather goods from England. I have always liked the Wingback products. This comes in a nice canvas bag which is nothing cheap. This actually has a great feel to it. The wallet is a whiskey color and is a bi-fold Cash Wallet. Included in the packaging is a sturdy card that gives you some history on the leather and how to work with it. The flesh side is a really nice full-grain veg-tanned leather. It’s a great looking wallet. The edges have nice burnishing, painting and sewing. 

Onto the feature review of the Wingback Cash Wallet. This is a bi-fold and unsnaps on the front. The snap is made of  CNC’d stainless steel. As we open it, there is one card. This is a cash wallet, so cash goes in the cash slot, and then by closing the wallet, it folds up the cash which makes it more accessible to you that way. 

Now for the card and especially cash insertion test. From a minimalist perspective, I think two cards would be good to fit in the card slot. The company indicates four to six, so you can decide what you think is appropriate. The company indicates you can have up to twenty slips of cash in here. I put ten with U.S. currency which was fine. The Yen and Euro fit just fine as well. This wallet is made to carry cash from anywhere. It is primarily a cash-carrying wallet. The leather will stretch out to accommodate more cards over time if you choose to add more. Just make sure you understand upfront that it’s primarily made for cash and I think it does it brilliantly.

As for quality. This is designed and handmade in the United Kingdom. London, specifically. You can choose your thread color along with the leather. You can also have a custom inscription put on this. So it is a custom, handmade wallet built for you. It is made of full-grain veg-tanned Italian Tuscan leather, and is made from a one piece unlined leather, which is really wonderful. You can see the nice quality and a touch of attention that you get with this particular wallet. The fastener itself is CNC’d from aerospace-grade space aluminum, and it also comes in brass or black steel oxide. The pricing is 65 pounds which is about $86 U.S. 

From  a usability perspective, it has a nice small footprint and is easy to use. The fastener is very solid and feels really good. The ability to pull cash from the wallet is very easy to do. 

The measurements on it are 2.7 x 3.6 x 0.5 “. The weight is 41 grams which is really due to the thickness of the leather as well as the snap. As mentioned before, because these are handmade, when you order it, you can specify the color of the thread and leather. This is an excellent example of a maker company who cares about the entire life cycle of the product. Their offerings from design, materials, construction methods used, and the process they go through from the customer orders is amazing. They stand behind everything they make. Their motto is: “We will replace, repair, or refund any product that does not meet this standard.” 

So with that, let’s get into the final score. For quality a 5, price a 2, features a 2, I do think it could have had a quick access card slot on the outside, usability a 3, and perception of 4. That gives us a final score of 35 out of 50

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