These days, wallets are very different from the lumpy pocket-busters of old. Not only have wallets and billfolds slimmed down, but they now come in a wide variety of materials from leather to metal to lightweight synthetics. Everyday Carry offers up their 12 favorite minimal wallets for 2021, with designs to suit all styles.
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Keep your cards and cash secure in this high tech wallet. It not only features Bluetooth-based tracking to alert your phone if it leaves your location, its fingerprint sensor ensures nobody but you or someone you authorize can open it and access its contents. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.
Forest & Harold’s handsome and slimline wallet is stitched from top-grain leather. It holds 4 to 8 cards in its pockets, and up to 12 bills in its removable stainless steel money clip. It comes in a variety of stylish two-tone colorways, as well as a version that holds more cards and cash.
We love the supremely minimal look of this handmade leather wallet from Bexar Goods Co. It’s constructed from a single piece of folded leather, held together with a single, strong stitch. Its compartment isn’t huge, but it can hold 3 to 6 credit cards or a small stack of business cards. Available in brown or olive.
Elephant Wallet’s sleek and modern cardholder is milled from a block of aluminum. Its front is solid and blocks RFID scanning, while its rear provides easy access to up to nine cards, which stow under a colorful fabric strap. Available with your choice of 14 different strap colors.
This slimline wallet offers a surprising amount of storage inside. Its pull-tab card organizer holds up to 10 cards for quick access, while two exterior slots hold to your most-used cards. The water-resistant canvas wallet also incorporates an elastic band with grippy silicone dots for securely holding cash.
GRID’s slimline card wallet features a body made from copper, which resists bacteria and viruses, and also offers protection from RFID scanning. It holds up to 12 cards and has a built-in money clip for cash and receipts. Save 52% in The Awesomer Shop.
Backpack maker Osprey’s lightweight billfold style wallet is made from durable 40D ripstop nylon, and offers plenty of space inside for cards and cash. It’s also got an inside pocket for loose change, and a second hidden bill slot as well. It holds closed with a secure tab and has RFID protection as well.
There’s not a whole lot of need to carry around fat stacks of cash these days. So why have a big billfold in your pocket if all you’ve got are debit and credit cards and your ID? Everyday Carry selected some great compact wallets with plenty of space for cards, along with a variety of other useful features.
Fans of America’s greatest pastime can pitch their cash inside Pro Style Sports’ Baseball Glove Wallet, a top-grain leather billfold made from the same stuff used for pro mitts and balls. Hand-sewn with 108 red stitches, it has a leather interior with eight card pockets and a money slot. Comes in white, brown and black.
Dango’s passport wallet is one of the most versatile we’ve seen. Made out of a water-resistant material called DTEX, it holds cash and cards, has a zipper compartment for coins, a D-ring for keys, and a clasp that doubles as a chisel, bottler opener, 1/4″ hex, flathead, and Phillips drivers. It can also hold an optional pen and notepad.
Grid’s slimline metal wallet can hold up to 12 cards and cash with its exterior money clip. Beyond its durability, its copper construction offers two other big benefits: it blocks RFID scanning, and bacteria can’t live on its surface, keeping germs at bay. Save 52% in The Awesomer Shop.
Woolly Made’s leather wallets blend traditional materials with modern design. Each one is made from precise laser-cut leather, hand-sewn by local makers in Portland, Oregon. The bi-fold offers two large pockets for cards, two quick-draw slots, and a full-width bill compartment. Also available as a half-size 4-card wallet.
This modern and minimal wallet is made from welded Cordura ballistic fabric, which keeps it slim, light, and waterproof. The IPX-6 rated wallet can float on water, holds up to six credit cards, has two ziplock pockets that hold up to 10 bills, and a clear ID window on back. Available in blue, grey, and black.
Each one of Revy’s handmade wallets has a slightly different texture, as they’re made from recycled inner tubes. The rubber used in their construction is gathered from discarded tires which are found littering the roadsides of El Salvador. The flexible black wallets offer six card slots, and a poly-lined compartment for cash.
Dango’s R-Spec wallets feature a technical look inspired by sports cars. They’re made using carbon fiber and 6061 aluminum, along with glossy powder-coated metal trim, and top-grain leather. They hold 10 to 12 cards, and have a built-in bottle opener too. Available in black, red, or white.
Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to do something nice for your Pops, and grab him a nice gift he can use all year long. Everyday Carry picked 25 great gifts that serve a purpose, including pocket tools, electronic gadgets, watches, wallets, bags, and fitness gear. There’s something for every kind of dad on the list.
Most minimal wallets put an emphasis on modern looks, but Dango Products‘ take on the slimline trend combines the classic appeal of leather with the structure of aerospace-grade aluminum. It holds up to 12 cards, and blocks RFID scanners. It’s also available in a slim bifold style.
Aurochs‘ handsome and clean-lined wallet folds up slim but can carry quite a bit. It’s made from 100% full-grain leather, and has room for up to 8 cards or 20 folded bills, along with a spot for a micro-SIM card and ejector pin. It’s available in five colors, and in both regular and RFID-blocking versions.
This slick, technically-styled wallet is made of engraved 6061 aluminum, and features modular, swing-out compartments for accessing individual cards. Optional modules include a sliding box for loose change, bills, or keys, as well as a loss tracker with alarm, flashing lights, and Bluetooth integration.
It might not feel like it, but it’s the end of the school year, and graduates deserve something extra special in a year when they couldn’t attend their ceremonies and celebrations in person. Everyday Carry shares 10 great gifts for grads that are sure to be cherished and remembered for years.
Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.
San Francisco accessory maker Pioneer creates these slimline folding wallets which provide a sleek look, and secure, internal storage for up to a dozen cards and cash. They’re stitched from a waterproof, machine-washable fabric, and come with a 10-year guarantee.
DOIY Design and Haniboi’s playful wallet is a throwback to the good old cassette tape. While it won’t play you a mix, it will hold your spare change, bills and cards. It’s made from pliable silicone, and comes in grey, teal, neon yellow, and coral. And yes, it has both an “A” side and a “B” side.
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