WaterField Designs Wallet

WaterField Designs makes some of my favorite gear. I use and have used their pouches and bags as part of my everyday gear collection. Located in San Francisco, this company is one of the friendliest that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. They make great bags and accessories too. :o) Today I’m going to tell you about an accessory that we gadgeteers probably don’t think much about: our wallet. I’ve carried around an ugly squarish leather wallet for several years. It has always been stuff with too many cards, too many receipts and too much junk. Since I’m currently trying to simplify my life, WaterField’s wallet is helping me with that task.

Available in Indium and Leather styles, this 5 x 3.5 inch wallet has a unique shape and design. Not quite square, with one rounded corner, the wallet has a rubber tabbed zipper that runs along the top edge and partway down the right edge. This allows the wallet to open almost like a change purse. It might sound restrictive, but it really isn’t. It helps to prevent the contents from falling out like a typical wallet might.

The interior has a pocket on each side. I use one pocket for my credit cards and one for my folded cash. I then place my folded receipts and checks in the center. I can even keep a few coins or a key in the wallet.

I’ve been carrying the Leather with blue trim for several weeks now, and I love it. It’s a simple style that looks good and fits easily in my jacket pocket or gear bag. With a price tag of less than $30, it makes a great gift.


Product Information

  • Simple design
  • Keeps money, change from falling out
  • Different
  • None
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  • Julie December 5, 2005, 9:53 pm

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  • Jose January 28, 2010, 10:20 am

    I just purchased a wallet from Waterfield based on your recommendations and it waaaaay surpassed my expections – it’s a unique beautifully constructed piece and best of all it is made in San Francisco not China! The company was an absolutle pleasure to deal with and you talk to real people (the owners!). I cannot recommend them enough!

    • Julie January 28, 2010, 11:01 am

      @Jose I’m still using mine after all this time 🙂

  • eddt November 16, 2010, 10:43 am

    Gonna chime in here too – I just got mine based on your review and have to say I agree completely on its quality and usefulness! A really great product!

    • Julie November 16, 2010, 10:57 am

      @eddt Did you get the leather or canvas? Which color? I think I’m going to order a couple extras. I’d be really sad if something happened to the one I’m using now and there was no way to get a replacement.

  • eddt November 17, 2010, 10:09 am

    @Julie I got the canvas one, in “lead” – I really like the look of it, and the capacity is amazing – all my cards, id, and cash fit snugly and safely behind the zipper, and its less bulk in my front pocket than my old mini-wallet-with-money-clip was! Well constructed and worth every penny in my book!

  • Eduardo Ovies November 28, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Great wallet review.
    I am waiting for my order.
    I am also getiing the Macbook Air 11″ Sleeve
    Ed O

  • vinh July 11, 2015, 1:14 am

    This look like a great wallet, but i wonder if a guy can use it, never seen guy carry zipper walllet around, kind feel weird

    • Julie Strietelmeier July 11, 2015, 8:31 am

      This one is a unisex wallet. I gave everyone on The Gadgeteer staff one of these wallets a few years ago. Most of them are men. There have been zippered men’s wallets for decades. I think you’ll be ok 🙂

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