Leather and other textile-based wallets look nice, but they wear out over time. If you want a wallet that will last decades, consider a metal wallet. Everyday Carry picked eight of the best metal wallets you can buy, from the rugged, skeletonized Trayvax Contour to the sleek and minimal Machiner Era Co. Ti5 titanium wallet.
This outdoor-friendly wallet from Nite-Ize is perfect for protecting credit cards, cash, licenses, car keys, and other small items from getting wet. Its smooth-gliding zipper locks out water, and is also dustproof, making it great for off-road adventures too. Interior dimensions: 4.7″ x 3.7″.
This compact wallet from Germany’s FOCX is more capable than most minimal wallets. Made from cattle-hide leather, the C2 has a pull-tab compartment for accessing cards, an interior bill compartment, and an additional spot for coins. An on-board NFC chip can be loaded with up to 500 bytes of data.
Muradin’s modern wallets combine the structure of minimal cardholders with the fabric and functionality of traditional bi-folds. An aluminum chassis holds cards, while a flip-out panel has a clear ID pocket and an exterior pocket for frequently-used cards. There’s also an interior cutout for currency. Available in a variety of colors.
These minimalist wallets feature a lightweight shell made from wood or carbon fiber and held together with a stretchy elastic band. They can hold up to 15 credit card and have an RFID-blocking layer. A metal money clip holds up to eight folded bills on the outside.
Gear up for the holidays with Everyday Carry’s 2022 gift guide. It’s jam-packed with great gift ideas for organizers, tools, knives, flashlights, backpacks, tech gadgets, and more. Whether your gift recipient is rugged and outdoorsy, a road warrior, or an urban professional, there’s something for everyone on your list.
Chums’ compact wallet is made from water-resistant nylon and provides just enough space to carry your cards and cash. It has a zippered main compartment, a see-through window for your ID, and a built-in loop for a keychain. It comes in fun designs ranging from simple color blocking to tropical scenes and tie-dye.
This unique wallet has an accordion-fold interior for easy access to cards and cash without digging through stacks. It has exterior pockets on both front and back for frequently used cards and a secret interior compartment that holds a spare key, a memory card, or coins. Made from pebbled leather, held closed with an elastic strap.
Pelican is known for its durable gear cases. The G5 applies the same rugged approach in wallet form. The clamshell case is crushproof and waterproof and has a stretchy strap on one side and a mesh organizer on the other, perfect for holding cards, cash, and a spare key or two. Its aluminum shell blocks RFID scanning too.
Discommon creates tastefully uncommon handmade leather objects like the Watch Wallet 2 which transports documents, moolah, and two wristwatches. With organizational slots for a passport, tickets, foreign currency, and timekeepers, it’s a nifty package to travel with your most precious valuables.
If there’s one thing you can’t afford to lose, it’s your wallet. Thankfully, devices like the Apple AirTag and the Chipolo CARD can track items you misplace. Everyday Carry picked a selection of wallets designed to hold these tracker devices. They come in various materials, including carbon fiber, aluminum, and leather to suit your style.
Carved makes beautiful accessories out of burled wood and pools of resin. Their Alloy wallets add metal to the mix. Each has a machined aluminum compartment for up to five cards and an O-ring that holds cash. Like their other items, each one is unique, with organic patterns reminiscent of the ocean, rocks, and trees.
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.
Like to spend time outdoors? Alpaka’s Zip Pouch offers a convenient way to carry cards, cash, and other items while keeping them dry and out of the elements. Its made from weatherproof X-Pac VX21 fabric, lined with orange ripstop nylon. Its YKK waterproof zippers won’t let you down, and it protects cards from RFID scanning.
We love to spend sunny days on the water or at the beach. But what should you do with your cash, cards, and ID when you might get wet? Everyday Carry has a great buyer’s guide for waterproof wallets. They’ve got styles to suit every need, from slimline pocket wallets to zipper pouches that can protect other small accessories.
The slim CC1 wallet is made from genuine Saffiano leather. In addition to holding up to 8 cards and ten folded bills, it packs a titanium multitool with a bottle opener, mini screwdrivers, a 1/4″ driver, wrenches, a pry bar, a nail puller, and a box opener. It also includes a skinny tool that serves as a toothpick, SIM card remover, and needle.
While cards and smartphones are our main forms of payment these days, it’s always good to have some cash on you. Dango’s titanium money clip has room to carry a fat stack of cash, plus its silicone band can hold up to 10 cards. Its clip has a built-in bottle opener, and two attachment points for keys or paracord lanyards.
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.
This card-friendly folding wallet features a unique combination of materials and textures. Its exterior is made from vegetable-tanned brown leather, contrasted with grey microsuede and black leather on the inside. It has two dedicated credit card slots and two larger slots that can hold cash, receipts, or more cards.
These unique wallets feature a minimal aesthetic inspired by origami. Each is crafted from Italian vegetable-tanned leather that’s been cut and folded at 45-degree angles to create pockets for coins, bills, and cards. It comes in a pocket-friendly Compact version and a Long model, big enough for an iPhone 13 Pro.
Yoshi’s Well Read Collection includes wallets for book lovers. The handmade leather bi-folds have appliques of famous book spines on the outside, along with five credit card slots, a zippered coin pocket, and a bill compartment. They come with classics or science fiction art, as well as card holder and keyring versions.
Like to travel light? Get rid of the lump in your pocket with a slimline card holder wallet. Everyday Carry rounded up 17 of the best wallets for carrying credit cards and your ID without the bulk of traditional wallets. Whether you like the tactical look of metal or carbon fiber or the handsome look of leather, they’ve got you covered.
This sturdy handmade pouch from Japan’s Primary Field Leatherworks is made from the same leather used for work boots. Its angular slots provide visual interest and easy access to your everyday accessories. It’s available as a credit card-sized caddy or a larger version that can hold a Field Notes notebook.
Luxury and sports cars often feature a sueded textile called Alcantara. Now you can carry a wallet made from the material. It feels great, offers exceptional grip, and is much more durable and scratch-resistant than leather. The NeroWallet 3.0 is for cards and cash, while the NeroTraveler is big enough for a smartphone.