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Wally holds a few cards while piggy-backing your iPhone

on Monday, March 24th, 2014

Two of the items I always have on my person (other than a religious medal and my wedding band) are my iPhone and my wallet. Since I am always looking for a way to slim down my carry, and in particular a way to combine my wallet and phone, the Wally Stick-On from Distil Union Read More…


Pack a Derringer Wallet Pen for writing emergencies

on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

Anyone familiar with Old West movies will recall the Derringer, a small, single-shot pistol typically used only as a last resort. Behold its pen analog, the Derringer Wallet Pen. Made from stainless steel with a brushed finish, this 4-inch long, slim retractable pen is small enough to clip into your wallet for those situations where Read More…

Liquid Wallet

This wallet is so solid it’s Liquid

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Wallet designs seem to have undergone a radical change from our past simple leather bifold and trifold designs. With all of this changing going on, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd? The Liquid wallet hopes to do so with functionality. The Liquid is a current Kickstarter project by for a multi functional card type Read More…


Charge your phone with your wallet

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

We’ve seen purses that can charge your phone, and now here’s a leather trifold wallet that can charge your smartphone.  The Smartphone Charging Wallet from Hammacher Schlemmer has a rechargeable 680mAh integrated into one panel that can give you up to 2 more hours of talk time.  The wallet is made of calfskin and has Read More…


Carbonlite aerospace-grade carbon fiber minimal wallet

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

This is a Kickstarter project that’s already raised over 7X the funding goal with just over a week left in the funding period.  The Carbonlite wallet is a minimalist wallet made from two plates of “premium aerospace grade 6k 2×2 weave instead of the standard 3k 1×1. All of our carbon fiber has a smooth, Read More…


Turn a wallet into a purse with the Wallet Wand

on Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Boys, you can skip this one, it’s just for the girls. Girls, you know that carrying around a heavy purse when all you really need is your wallet, can be a pain – literally. The Wallet Wand is just the magic you need to lighten the load without breaking the bank. Take your existing checkbook Read More…


The Clean-Cut Wallet: leather + elastic = slim

on Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

I’m a fan of the slim wallet craze.  I’ve tried a few of them, and it’s been good to minimize the amount of clutter in my wallet and to be able to carry it in my front or back pocket easily.  One drawback of many of these slim wallet designs is that you miss out Read More…

Anso Matrix

If Neo and Morpheus carried a card holder, it would probably be the Matrix

on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

So, you have finally garnered the elusive American Express Centurion Card, you know the one simply known as “The Black Card”, but now you need a card holder worthy of carrying such a prestigious piece of plastic titanium. The Matrix credit card holder by Anso Knives may be a worthy contender for the job. I know Read More…


WaterField Designs goes skinny with new Victor Wallet

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

WaterField Designs is one of my all time favorite soft gear companies. I love their bags, sleeves and wallets. I currently carry one of their Finn wallets and love the zippered design. If you prefer a thinner, more minimalist style wallet, WaterField has you covered there now too. Their brand new Victor Wallet is a Read More…


New Flipside 3X wallet gets new colors and evolved features

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

The next generation Flipside wallet is now available with 2 new colors, updated stronger hinges, a newly redesigned locking mechanism, rugged new texture on the outer shell that repels most scratches and a smoother curve geometry, making it slightly smaller and more comfortable in pocket. The Flipside 3X can now store both cash and cards Read More…


Architect’s Wallet is rugged, simple, functional

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

Want a wallet with rugged style and tough-as-nails construction, yet is function and minimalist?  Then you need to check out the Architect’s Wallet from form•function•form.  Hand crafted from a saddle-stitched piece of thick, rugged 5/6 oz leather, it eliminates the multiple layers of paper-thin leather dividers of typical wallets, in favor of minimalism and usability.  It Read More…


Butterfly Wallet – the ultralight micro sports tri-fold

on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

It’s a constant quest ’round these parts to find the thinnest, lightest wallet.  Mark Winstein was tired of his thick, leather wallet and not happy with the duct tape, Tyvek, and rubber band “slim” wallets he’d seen, so he designed the Butterfly Wallet.  Made from super-thin ripstop nylon, it weighs only 0.2 ounces (less than Read More…


Upcycled from cycle tubes: Alchemy Goods

on Sunday, September 1st, 2013

It’s good to be environmentally conscious.  We have been granted stewardship of this planet, and it’s the only one we’ve got.  One way to preserve our resources is by taking the “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” approach, like Alchemy Goods does.  Taking their cue from the alchemists of old who sought to turn lead Read More…


Coghlan’s All-Weather Wallet keeps your cards and cash dry

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

My father fished.  Watching him fish wasn’t like watching the beautiful fishing scenes in A River Runs Through It.  My dad was at war with the fish, and he didn’t need any fancy waders to protect himself from the water.  He’d be in up to his chest without any regards for what he had in Read More…

Flip Wallet-1

You probably won’t have to stretch your budget for the elastic Flip Wallet

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

Okay, it seems everyone has a new and improved wallet design these days. But with all the various designs, shapes, and materials being used for wallets, one needs to be a little different to catch my eye. The Flip Wallet, a Kickstarter project by Elizabeth Drew, has done just that. The Flip Wallet is a Read More…


Carry your cards, cash and iPhone in one place with the iWallie

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Ever just want to leave the wallet or purse at home, but don’t want to carry around your credit cards loose in your pocket? Most people who have a cell phone carries their phone along with them, so why not have a case that allows you to combine the cards and the phone? There are Read More…


WaterField adds two more Finn wallets to their line up

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

It’s not news that I love love love WaterField wallets. Just do a search on this site and you’ll find me gushing about them too many times to count. Their wallets are the standard by which I judge all other wallets that I happen to be judging I recently switched from one of their Catch Read More…


WaterField Designs debuts new Finn leather wallets

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

Is it weird that I did a happy dance when I saw the news that WaterField Designs was coming out with some new zippered leather wallets? It shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m excited, because I have been using the same Waterfield Designs zippered wallet since 2006! I love them so much that I gave Read More…


WaterField Designs unveils 3 new Samsung Galaxy S4 cases

on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

WaterField Designs wants to help you keep your brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 protected and scratch-free with their 3 new custom sized case-wallet hybrids. They can be used as a slim, on-the-go wallet that holds your phone plus cash and cards. Hint Wallet—For on the go. See and operate your S4 through the Hint window. A Read More…


Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Raffinato Color-Block bags come in three sizes to meet your EDC needs.  Like all bags from Levenger, they are made of beautiful leather.  These are made of softly-textured, full-grain Italian leather in shades of sienna, dune, and caramel; the interior is lined in faille.  The Raffinato Color-Block Satchel (top, left; click for a larger view) is 16″ W Read More…


Mother’s Day gift idea: go-to-lunch wallet for Mom’s smart phone

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

You know what a go-to-lunch wallet is if you’ve been reading here for a while.  Tory Burch has a nice looking wristlet that would make a perfect go-to-lunch wallet – and a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.  Unlike many smart phone accessories, the Robinson Smart Phone Wristlet isn’t designed specifically for any single phone;  it Read More…


The Reyneau iPhone Case Wallet shows your personality while protecting your identity

on Monday, April 15th, 2013

We’ve featured several “go to lunch” wallets that can hold your phone, ID, and some cash and that allow you to run quick errands without having to lug around a huge bag.  But what if you think those wallets are still too big?  Well, you can forget the wallet that holds a phone and look Read More…


Can a wallet be articulate?

on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

Browse through Kickstarter on any given week, and you’ll be greated with no less than half a dozen campaigns for a slimline wallet.  Many of these don’t seem to be any more original than a rubber band over a piece of plastic.  What drew my eye to this new campaign for the Articulate Wallet was Read More…


Get big savings on the Levenger Bomber Jacket Electronics Phone/Note case

on Monday, February 18th, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News, Wallets

If you liked the looks of the Levenger Bomber Jacket Electronics Phone/Note Case I reviewed last November (see the related links to read the review) but it didn’t fit into your pre-holiday budget, take another look at it now.  This week, Levenger is offering $30 off the price of this great little “go to lunch” wallet. Read More…


In a pinch for a minimalist wallet? Take a look at a CINCH wallet

on Friday, February 15th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

From the ever growing minimalist wallet Kickstarter projects comes the CINCH wallet by Portsmith Co. The CINCH wallet consists of the backbone, made of either stainless steel or oak, and a black elastic keeper that wraps around the backbone to keep your wallet items together. The stainless steel version has the added benefit of being Read More…