Slim Wallet Reviews
Ezra Arthur wallet options have been pretty standard, but the new Ezra Arthur Japanese wallet takes Horween leather and produces an origami style coin pouch with card and cash capacity. Being handmade in the United States, it’s a great front pocket wallet. And remember, it’s inspired by Japanese wallets so coins are king.
Created by two friends, one from New York and the other from Hong Kong, the Stuart and Lau Slim wallet is really a leather bifold, but represents its slim nature. With a billfold pocket that fits all international currencies and cleverly designed card slots, you’ll need to determine if the price is worth it to you.
Wrap wallet options are plentiful, but can you improve on this simple design? Mitchell Leather, who makes the popular MCW, money clip wallet has created the Leather Wrap Card Wallet (LWCW). Minimalist in design, made in the USA from Horween Dublin leather, this card holder provides the refinements to make this a must have wallet.
I’ve been carrying the Peak Design Slim Wallet for a few weeks and find it to be the BEST MagSafe AND in general minimalist wallet I’ve carried. Why? It works with my mobile phone and as a stand lone wallet without looking odd. Capacity is impressive, with usability and access being elegant.
You might remember version 1 (v1) of the Andar Pilot and more recent v2 version which had a wheel mechanism to push the cards up. Version 2 was discontinued, but demand persisted around the success of v1. Andar responded by creating Pilot v3, a pop up, box wallet, with a leather sleeve, back to something that works!
Like the Groove Life Wallet, the Ögon Slider wallet used an aluminium plate to slide up and present its cards. Different from the Ekster or SECRID card holder wallets, which use triggers, the slider is more efficient. However, the Ögon Slider is missing a way to carry cash. And then we find out it might be a knockoff! How many more things can we handle!?
We review the Groove Wallet from Groove Life. A result of a Kickstarter campaign, it provides a new take on pop up or box wallets like the Ekster or SECRID. But it has a usability flaw that is pretty annoying which a competitor solved (Ogon Slider) with little effort and for half the price.
Looking like a Start Trek communicator, the Ochre Handcrafted FLIP wallet is well balanced, easy to use and unobtrusive in your pocket. The perfect quick access card and emergency card wallet, the handmade leather case is slim yet sufficient to carry your daily needs.
Look no further, you’ve found the BEST wallet Fantom has created so far, the Fantom X. It takes all the learnings from the Fantom C MagSafe and Fantom R wallets into a small, easy to carry, minimalist wallet.
I compare the Fantoms R, Fantom C and Fantom X to show why the Fantom X wallet is the best Ansix Designs has ever made.
Mous is famous for their phone cases which provide excellent drop protection. They also provide MagSafe cases and have released a Mous MagSafe wallet in a card version with horizontal slots. Apple MagSafe wallets used on their iPhones, created opportunity for many vendors including Moft, Andar, Anson Calder, Distil Union, Ekster, Fantom and others.
What makes the Mous MagSafe wallet so different is how they solve the slipping and sliding that MagSafe wallets do when on an iPhone. Simple, but brilliant!
The Ed Charly Classic slim wallet provides a coin pouch along with convenient card and cash storage to meet your everyday carry needs. Capable, the wallet is a little on the expensive side, but is built well enough to last.
Made of carbon fiber, the Vanacci Stealth Wallet 3.0 Carbon Fiber wallet is also a box wallet, where cards pop-up from a slider on the side. It has it’s challenges and deficiencies which resulted in my breaking it.
Nothing like a well-made wallet multitool to make those small EDC problems easy to solve. The Lever Gear Toolcard Pro includes a money clip and includes 40 different tools, but some are a stretch unless you’re a drafting student…
The Franklin is the latest offering from Lost Dutchman Leather and it’s a winner! Being a non-stitch type wallet, there is no sewing, it’s all done through folds and clever cuts. As a minimalist wallet, it’s handmade and great edc addition and performs as a cash wrap for much less money than its brother the Lost Dutchman Big Finn.
The Anson Calder MagSafe card wallet is a great alternative to the Apple MagSafe leather wallet used with Apple’s iPhone 12+ phones. It’s made from high quality French calfskin leather, but is it too expensive?
Since 1891 we’ve loved Swiss Army Knives, but we’ve needed help in the wallet. Enter the Victorinox Swisscard Lite multitool card review. This EDC kit has almost everything you need including a small knife. But what’s missing?
What is luxury and what is a brand? We have a great example with the Monbue One wallet from Austria. A slim, metal, box -wallet similar to Ekster and SECRID, it handles cash, coin and cards via a spring loaded pop up mechanism.
This is the wallet that Apple may have thought about building. Built from precision CNCed aluminum, it’s a box wallet that’s better in some ways than Ekster and SECRID, but misses the mark in other ways. Let’s call it an Apple wallet prototype
The Great Heron wallet from Night Heron Leather is a handmade slim, card wallet from Horween leather. Simple excellence!
The Geometric Goods MagSafe wallet and CARRY TEST proves that full grain veg tanned leather is still a luxury above an Apple iPhone. Cutting no corners, this MagSafe wallet smells, feels and operates like you’d expect at this level of quality. It also has some problems which are discussed.
Made from kangaroo leather, the Blackinkk Bifold Card Wallet and Two-Pocket Card Holder sets the standard for minimalist wallet fashion with capacity. The outside slots allow tap pay, while the inside slots are RFID protected, EXACTLY what you want in a wallet.
The Flowfold minimalist wallet review demonstrates how recycled material like sailcloth can be used for a thin wallet while still being durable. Made in the USA, it even floats on water!
Is there a difference between Leder Ogawa and Horween Cordovan leather? The handmade Lighthouse Leather Astragal wallet review with the reverse black shell Cordovan with the tannery stamp is a memorable wrap, slim card wallet.
In our Ekster MagSafe wallet review, we see how the lightest iPhone MagSafe wallet provides thin cut leather while allowing quick access as a card holder wallet
As the only leather MagSafe iPhone wallet on the market, the Distil Union MagSafe Wally Junior uses a magnet to secure cards so they don’t fall out. Odd, but it works great. Maybe Apple could take a queue from Distil Union?
The number of features in the Schnail ATLAS wallet review for its slim size is mind blowing. Cash, lots of cards, coins, keys, and SD cards all in a super small, cheap, minimalist, leather wallet.
One concern of the original i-Clip minimalist wallet review was the polymer body which could break. The new i-Clip Heritage steel wallet has a metal body, leather top, with a flexible card and money clip. It can even handle Apple’s AirTag!
If you haven’t guessed the Leathings Craft wallet is made in Turkey! It was one of our TOP Etsy wallets for 2021 and is one of the best leather, origami, folded, no sew wallet for review.
Apple released version 2.0 of their MagSafe wallet. Nothing changed except the 2021 version includes the Find My feature using an NFC chip which registers the wallet as a new device
The Lejiled folded, no sew, origami leather wallet is very sophisticated, slim type wallet I’ve encountered so far. It even incorporates a pull strap and snap into the single piece of Italian leather design.