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What is the BEST Slim Wallet on the Market Today?

​What is the best Men's slim wallet on the market today?

In my hands is the best slim wallet for men on the market today...



This wallet has been my daily driver for the last 6 months.


And I’ll tell you the name of this wallet in just a minute.


But first, I’m going to show you the 2nd and 3rd best slim wallets on the market, and give you specific reasons why these wallets are inferior to this mystery wallet.  

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The first wallet we’ll look at is a metal minimalist wallet. 


What makes this type of wallet one of the best is its sheer thinness.


Metal minimalist wallets are the thinnest wallets you can find.


​But there are 2 design flaws that keep it far from being the best on the market.


Here I have a wallet called the ROCO.


​It gives you incredibly quick access to your 2 most used cards. In under 2 seconds you can have your credit card out and ready to hand to the cashier.


But accessing the rest of your cards isn’t very intuitive. You have to make the cards fan out like a rolodex.


And if you do it wrong you might just spill the cards out onto the floor.


But the major flaw, is its metal body.


Although the metal allows it to be extremely thin and durable, it’s abrasive and scrapes the cards every time you take them in and out.

Best Mens Slim Wallet



The ​photo above shows the type of damage a metal minimalist wallet can do to your cards. 


The scratches you see here are from only 3 weeks of use. Had I kept using these metal wallets for much longer, the cards might have been ruined.


The second wallet we’ll talk about is a plastic minimalist wallet. 


The main benefit being that is much less abrasive on credit cards than the metal wallet we just looked at.


I did an experiment between the ROCO and a plastic wallet called the Radix One to see how much more abrasive the metal wallet is compared to the plastic.


For the experiment, I spray painted cards with black paint, and slid them back and forth 50 times in each wallet.


​The plastic wallet was measurably less abrasive. So it solves that problem.


But the Radix One uses the same mechanism for accessing the middle cards as does the ROCO.


You have to pull the cards out halfway, then pinch the plates together to make the cards fan out.


It works, but it’s not ideal. It takes practice, and there’s always a slight fear when I do it that the cards are going to pop out and I’m going to have to pick them up off the floor.


So what does it take to be the best slim wallet on the market today?


Clearly slimness is important, but as we saw with the previous two wallets, slimness isn’t everything.


If we valued slimness alone, we’d pick the metal wallet hands down.  


So what sets this wallet apart from the rest?


Why has this one been my daily driver for the last 6 months?


What sets this wallet apart is its usability. 


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A slim wallet should make it easy to access all of your cards quickly. Not just a couple of them.


​And it should work well for cash too.


And this wallet does all of that.


So if you want to find out the name of this wallet, here’s a link to a video that will tell you everything about it.


And If you’re shopping men's wallets right now you really need to see that video because the information there will really help you make a good decision with your wallet choice.


​Click the link below to see the best men's slim wallet on the market today.


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3 Tips You Must Know Before You Buy A Minimalist Wallet

​3 Tips You MUST Know Before You Buy A Minimalist Wallet


Avoid the common pitfalls and find a wallet you love

​prefer to read? just scroll past the video

​Find the perfect wallet with my ​​expert advice...

​I've gone through several minimalist wallets over the years...

​And I've discovered 3 pitfalls the different minimalist wallet makers tend to fall into. If you use these tips you should be able to avoid these pitfalls.

#3 ​is the most important so make sure you stick to the end for that. 


​But let's get started with Tip #1...

​Tip #1 - Don't Buy A Metal Minimalist Wallet

I've found that the metal minimalist wallets can be quite abrasive on your cards.

The scraping you see in the picture below is only from 3 weeks of use.

The card still works, but you can imagine if I kept using the wallet for a full year, the card probably would've been ruined.

Card scratched by minimalist wallet

Tip #2 - Look for Minimalist Wallets With A Pull Tab

Minimalist wallets have a problem with it being difficult to pull cards out of the wallet. A pull tab makes this process much easier.

It's not hard to find a minimalist wallet with a pull tab. Personally, I won't buy another minimalist wallet that doesn't have one.

Minimalist Wallet With Pull Tab
Minimalist Wallet With A Pull Tab

Tip #3 - ​Only Buy Minimalist Wallets That Are Under Half-Inch Thick

To fit comfortably in your front pocket, a wallet should be below half an inch thick with 7 cards inside.

Half-inch is the threshold where a wallet will fit so comfortably in your pocket that you can't feel it. 

​​But I Know What You're Asking Yourself...

How do I find out the thickness of the wallet before I buy it?​
Minimalist Wallet Measured With Caliper at .46 inches
Measuring the thickness of a bifold. .56 inches thick

​I have measured tons of slim wallets. And to save you time, I put together a free guide to help you find the perfect slim wallet.

The guide will even tell you my favorite minimalist wallet.

​Enter Your Email Below To Get The Free Slim Wallet Buyer's Guide

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Types of Wallets

Types of Wallets: Find The Perfect Wallet For Your Needs (Men’s Wallets)

There  Are So Many Types of Wallets In The World, How Do I Find One That is Right For Me?

Did you know there are at least 15 different types of wallets for men? Each type of wallet solves a different problem. Deciding on which type of wallet you want to use requires answering a few questions like…

  • Do you want to carry your wallet in your front pocket?
  • Do you carry cash? If so, how many bills?
  • How many credit cards and Ids do you carry daily?
  • and many more…

Here is every type of men’s wallet…

Click the links to jump to full description of each type of wallet

Bifold Wallets

Bifold wallets are the most common type of wallet.

Types of Wallets - Black Bifold Wallet

Characteristics

  • Folds in half
  • Typically made of leather or polyester

Pros

  • Keeps bills flat (Only creases them once)
  • Keeps cards organized
  • Clear Id Window

Cons



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Trifold Wallet

Trifold wallets are the sister to the bifold wallet.

Characteristics

  • Folds in thirds
  • Typically made of leather or polyester

Pros

  • Keeps cards organized
  • Clear Id Window
  • Can store more cards than bifold

Cons

  • Too thick to fit in front pocket
  • Doesn’t keep bills flat. Creases them 3 ways


Phone Case Wallets

Phone case wallets combine your wallet and phone into one item

Characteristics

  • Made from leather, polyester, or hard plastic
  • Stores cards and cash

Pros

  • One less thing to carry
  • Acts as a protective case for your phone
  • Fits in your front pocket

Cons

  • Can’t bring your wallet and phone separately (In case you ever want to unplug)
  • Losing your phone and wallet at the same time could be troublesome
  • If you change phones you’ll have to get a new one


Minimalist Slim Wallets

If you usually carry light, as in under 10 cards and a few dollar bills, minimalist slim wallets may be right for you…

Characteristics

  • Made from stainless steel, aluminum, or hard plastic
  • Stores cards and cash

Pros

  • Extremely thin, fits easily in your front pocket
  • Sleek designs
  • Promotes carrying fewer items in your wallet (instead of hoarding business cards) which puts you at less risk should it be lost or stolen

Cons

  • Not great for cash
  • Hard to get some cards out
  • No clear Id window
  • Metal slim wallets can scratch cards


No Fold Wallets

“No Fold” Wallets have all the benefits of a bifold wallet, at half the thickness.

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or polyester
  • Pockets for cards and cash

Pros

  • Remarkably thin, fits easily in your front pocket
  • Holds many cards
  • Large storage sleeve

Cons

  • Not great for cash


RFID Wallets

An RFID wallet is a wallet that blocks RFID signal. The cards in your wallet are like mini radio stations and there are hackers taking advantage of this. Many different types of wallets can be RFID wallets.

Characteristics

  • Has layer of RFID blocking material
  • Made with all types of materials

Pros

  • Keeps your identity safe
  • Available in many modern styles

Cons

  • Some RFID wallets are still vulnerable if a hacker can come in direct contact with the wallet


Automatic Wallet

A type of wallet with a mechanism that ejects the cards with a button to display them in an assorted manner

Characteristics

  • Made from stainless steel, aluminum, or hard plastic
  • Has button to pop out cards for easy removal
  • Stores cards

Pros

  • Ejection button makes it easy to access your cards
  • Extremely thin designs

Cons

  • Not good for cash
  • Limited number of space for cards (4-6)


Checkbook Wallets

A checkbook wallet is designed to hold a checkbook

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or polyester
  • Around the size of a personal checkbook
  • Holds cards and cash

Pros

  • Holds a checkbook and keeps the checks flat
  • Keeps bills extremely flat

Cons

  • Too big to fit in front pocket
  • In back pocket it sticks out a few inches, making you vulnerable to pickpockets


Magic Wallets

A magic wallet can only be explained through the magic of video…

Characteristics

  • Made from leather, hard plastic, or wood
  • Has unique way of storing cards

Pros

  • Keeps money flat
  • Cool to show to friends and family
  • Slim design fits easily in front pocket

Cons

  • Non-intuitive design (that’s on purpose but still a con)


Belt Wallets

A wallet that is attached to a belt. A fanny pack is one type of belt wallet

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or polyester
  • Some come with a full belt attached. Uses a simple clip buckle to latch

Pros

  • Great for pants with no pockets
  • Harder for a pick pocket to get away with
  • Hands free. When you need something simply unzip the pocket and pull out what you need

Cons

  • Some consider it goofy looking
  • Less low profile than wallets that fit in your pocket


Taxi Wallets

A taxi wallet is a type of wallet with lots of storage, and 2 separate pockets for bills, making it ideal if you like to keep big bills and small bills separate. It’s also great if you are carrying multiple currencies like when traveling internationally.

This video does a great job demonstrating the features of a taxi wallet

 

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or polyester
  • 2 cash compartments, several card and coin pockets

Pros

  • Lots of storage without taking up much space
  • Fits comfortably in your front pocket
  • Folds bills in half so it keeps them flat
  • 2 separate cash compartments makes for great organization

Cons

  • Fits in front pocket, but is a little bulky
  • Great for traveling, but can be a little overkill for your everyday carry


Money Clip Wallets

Money clip wallets are similar to the “no fold” wallets, but with a money clip built in

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or polyester
  • Has money clip attached to outside of wallet

Pros

  • Slim design, fits easily in front pocket
  • Money clip gives you easier access to cash than standard “no fold” wallet

Cons

  • Most use a magnetic money clip which can be weak. Make sure to read reviews to find one with a strong magnet


Neck Wallets

A wallet with a strap to hang around your neck

Thin nylon or leather cases with plastic see-through compartments designed to hold an ID card. Usually worn around the neck, many have extra pockets for holding small items, hence they also function as wallets.

Characteristics

  • Made from leather or nylon or leather
  • Plastic see-through compartment on the front designed to hold an Id card

Pros

  • Lots of pockets. Great for traveling
  • Front facing clear Id window is convenient if you need to show your Id often

Cons

  • “Cut and Run” thieves will target this type of wallet. The thieves cut the neck strap to pull it loose. This type of robbery is rarer than regular pick pocketing.


Duct Tape Wallets

A wallet made out of duct tape

Characteristics

Pros

  • Very slim profile
  • Made from durable material
  • Cool to show friends and family

Cons

  • No cons. This is a truly perfect type of wallet