1. IDENTITY Card wallet
The IDENTITY Card wallet was my favorite for a very long time because it has the smallest form factor while still allowing me to very easily retrieve and reinsert cards. The cutout on each side allows you to use your thumb to slide the cards out of the slot. It fits in the front pocket of whatever pants I happen to be wearing without adding any bulk. It’s also made of carbon fiber so it’s extremely lightweight. The only small downside is that it doesn’t hold cash which caused me to switch to a different wallet. You can read my review of the IDENTITY Card wallet and unfortunately, they are no longer being made/sold, so you can’t buy one to try for yourself. It’s truly a shame.
2. Col. Littleton Front Pocket Wallet
This wallet combines two things that I love. Minimalist design and leather. I use this wallet when I need to have a little cash with me. It has a little bit larger form factor that the wallet above, but not by a lot. It’s made extremely well and just feels great in my hand. You can read my review of the Col. Littleton Front Pocket Wallet and buy one for $56 and up depending on the leather and style (they have ones with a flap and more pockets). For more info visit colonellittleton.com.
3. Waterfield Designs Finn wallet
I carried a Waterfield zippered wallet for several years when I was going to the office every day and carried it in a bag. Waterfield’s zippered wallets are made so well that they seem like they can last forever. The fact that they close with a locking zipper means that you can stuff them full of cards, cash, receipts, coins, a key, etc., and not worry about anything falling out. The Finn wallet is small enough to fit in the front pocket of women’s jeans/pants. Check out my Waterfield Designs Finn leather wallet review for more info.
4. Trayvax Summit wallet
The Trayvax Summit was my favorite before the IDENTITY wallet came along. Like the IDENTITY, The Trayvax is barely larger than the credit cards it holds. This one also has a few extra features including a lanyard or carabiner loop attachment point and RFID resistance. You can read my review of the Trayvax Summit Minimalist wallet and you can also visit trayvax.com.
5. Bellroy Flip Case wallet
The Bellroy Flip Case wallet excels in being compact and sleek while also being easy to use. The unique design features a molded leather exterior and a flip-open magnetic door on each side of the wallet. This wallet can even hold a couple of folded bills. You can read my Bellroy Flip Case wallet review for more details and watch the video below where I show how it works.
6. AKEENi XSTO wallet
The IDENTITY wallet (the first one on this list) was my first favorite minimalist wallet. The only downsides to the wallet were the lack of ability to carry cash and that sometimes I had trouble sliding out the cards. I didn’t have these problems with the AKEENi XSTO wallet. It also doesn’t hurt that it has my logo on it which is obviously cool. Read my AKEENi XSTO minimalist wallet review for more details.
7. Open Sea Leather Topsider Mini wallet
The Open Sea Leather Topsider Mini wallet has become my newest favorite minimalist wallet. I like this one because it’s made of leather and I like leather products. I even make my own leather journal covers. This wallet can hold cards and cash, so it ticks two of my must-have wallet feature boxes. The Topsider Mini is available in a variety of colors and you can also choose the stitching color. I like raw undyed leather because it changes and gets darker over time. You can read my Open Sea Leather Topsider Mini wallet review for all the details and see how the leather has darkened since I first received it.
What is your favorite minimalist wallet?
Those are my top 7 favorite minimalist wallets. At least as of right now! Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite wallets? Let me know in the comments below or go check out my podcast and leave a comment there!