Wallets

Dango T01 Tactical Wallet

The problem with tactical wallets is that they’re usually either too bulky or they don’t offer much utility besides the ever-present bottle opener. The Dango T01 Tactical wallet gives you the best of both worlds with a thoughtful design made for the EDCer that likes to get a little more out of the gear without sacrificing a slim design. The tough aluminum frame wrapped in premium leather makes for a tool that will keep your bases (and your money) covered in any occasion.

The features that make the T01 a tactical wallet are the same ones that make it such a good choice for EDC. Sure, the high quality leather feels good in hand and is easy on the eyes, but it's also durable enough to stand up to daily wear and tear. Not to mention its built-in RFID protection adds that extra layer of security to your cards. The leather is then attached to the durable aerospace aluminum frame with mil-spec bolts, giving the wallet its signature rugged aesthetic. The whole thing still only weighs about 2 ounces so it won’t weigh your pockets down while you’re out and about.

The T01 Tactical wallet can hold up to 12 cards and has a tough elastic band for a few folded bills as well. But if you want to take advantage of all that this wallet has to offer, the included MT02 multi-tool instantly adds 14 extra tools to your carry. Even with the MT02 inside, the wallet still only weighs 3.4 ounces and maintains a slim 0.38 inch profile. You shouldn’t rely solely on a wallet if you’re going out into wilderness, but if you need to saw, slice, pry, or open bottles in a pinch it’s a handy backup tool to have. Plus it's more than capable of handling everyday tasks around the office as well without appearing overly tactical.

Each Dango wallet is made in the USA so you know they’re built to last. If you’re tired of your traditional wallet with all its bulk and want something with more functionality, make sure to check out the Dango T01 Tactical wallet by clicking the link below.

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Dango P01 Pioneer Wallet & Pen

Dango has a track record of combining premium materials and a smart design to create unique and functional wallets for the modern EDCer. One of their best examples of this is their recent P01 Pioneer wallet: an all-in-one leather wallet, notebook, and EDC pen system. And after its successful run of pre-orders on Kickstarter, the P01 Pioneer is finally available to order and ship. In case you missed the Kickstarter, now's a good time to revisit the wallet to consolidate your EDC.

Dango looked at an EDCer's typical carry and then redesigned the traditional bifold to cover those bases, resulting in a wallet that’s anything but traditional. The P01 Pioneer combines three EDC essential items into a form factor perfect for your front pocket. Not only do you get a wallet made of top notch materials like Italian leather and aerospace grade aluminum, but it also comes with a 48 page notebook and a pen for jotting down that great idea when inspiration strikes (or for your grocery list). You also can’t forget that because this is a Dango wallet it’s fully compatible with their MT02 card-shaped multitool. Letting you transform the one item you already don’t leave home without into a robust tool that can handle most everyday tasks.

On the right side of the wallet you'll get a space for the included 48-page notebook, while the left slot is perfect for storing up to 20 cards. All of which are safe from thieves thanks to an RFID laminated material built right into the P01 for added peace of mind. The included pen accepts Schmidt 4889M ink for writing in any condition, and because of the tough aluminum construction you won’t have to worry about the pen breaking in your pocket. The daily grind will only add character to the premium leather making it more your own as each day passes.

Whether you consider yourself a minimalist always looking to slim down your pockets or have been looking for a quick and easy way to add a notebook to your EDC, the Dango P01 Pioneer wallet might be for you. Best of all there’s no need to wait thanks to the success of its Kickstarter and those who backed it. Treat yourself this holiday season with a functional wallet by clicking the link below.

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Dango C01 Civilian Wallet

There are some things in your EDC that you just can't afford to lose, with your wallet being a prime example. Unfortunately, so many minimalist wallets put an emphasis on slimness and quick access at the expense of security. Dango's new Civilian C01 Wallet, on the other hand, hits that sweet spot of portability and security with its thoughtful design and materials. It's a simple, premium leather cardholder bundled with a silicone strap for versatility, a CNC'd aluminum attachment point for extra security, and a paracord lanyard for grip and retrieval.

The C01 Civilian Wallet comes as a distillation of Dango's other wallets for EDCers who want an uncompromising minimalist option. The result is a clean, cardholder-esque design that fits up to 10 cards comfortable in its 4 pockets. For everything else, like folded bills, the C01 features an elastic silicone band to keep things consolidated. Throw in the Italian leather construction and not only does the C01 stand up to everyday wear and tear, but it'll also look better over time. And instead of the screwed-in metallic frame you'll find on Dango's more tactical options, the C01 Civilian opts for tight stitching to hold the leather together. If you do prefer the rigidity and structure metal provides, the wallet is compatible with Dango's MT02 multi-tool too. It's an easy and transformative addition to the wallet to boost its functionality.

As essential as your wallet is, making sure it's with you at all times is crucial. The C01 gives you a few different ways to go about it, thanks to its integrated aluminum attachment tab on the corner of the wallet. In its standard configuration, it comes with a 550 paracord lanyard for extra grip and easy retrieval from your pocket that doubles as 3 feet of emergency cordage when unraveled. To make sure your wallet really doesn't go anywhere, you can use the aluminum tab for attaching a tether to your belt loop (and even clip your keyring to it too for good measure).

With minimalism and modularity at its core, the C01 Civilian wallet keeps your essentials in check without taking up much pocket space. You can grab one in five different color options from Dango at the link below.

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Deal Alert: 25% Off All Nodus Wallets

If there's one thing in your EDC that's probably putting in overtime now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, it's your wallet. And if the one you're carrying now isn't as slim, organized, or as secure as you'd like it to be, Nodus has just what you're looking for. Their wallets feature thoughtful design cues focused on what EDCers care about most: storage, quick access, and portability. They put that same design language into goods for carrying more than just your cards and cash with their latest phone cases and zip coin pouches, too. The best part? You can grab all of 'em on sale for up to 25% off, or even put some of your purchase towards a good cause this holiday season.

While all of these goods are on sale, a couple stand out as EDC wallet contenders for their impressive functionality in a compact form factor. The first is the aptly named Compact Wallet, which boasts the capacity of a traditional billfold in a much slimmer, minimalist silhouette. Two external slots give you quick access to frequently used cards, while a convenient pull tab lets you fan out the rest of your cards (up to 8) for easy, at-a-glance retrieval. The center pocket stashes bills and other odds and ends, and a small internal slot can hide away a spare key for a more consolidated carry.

Then there's their new Compact Coin Wallet, an elegant solution to the headache of trying to manage coins in your EDC. A zip-around design keeps coins in one place, while a dedicated coin pocket separates them from your cash and cards. The coin pocket even has an expanding section to accommodate more change, but otherwise keeps the wallet compact when empty. Like its zipper-less counterpart, the Compact Coin Wallet also features external card slots for quick access and contactless pay, as well as a center compartment for bills and a spare key.

For this Black Friday sale, you can choose how much you'd like to save or put towards Nodus's selected cause called Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), an ocean conservation charity: BLACK25 gets 25% off with no charitable donation, BLUE15 gets 15% off with a 10% donation to BLUE, and BLUE25 gets 0% off with a 25% donation to BLUE. The sale is live now through midnight on Monday, November 27th over at Nodus's website linked below.

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8 Wallet Cases for Your New iPhone

After weeks of waiting you finally added that shiny new iPhone to your EDC. Smartphones are without a doubt one of the more important items in your carry, and now that the new phone cycle is over it might be time to start thinking about some accessories to make your phone work for you. You’re probably going to want to protect your new investment anyway, so why not slim down your pockets at the same time and get a protective case that doubles as a wallet? Two birds, one stone. Whether you’re looking for a rugged case to protect your phone from drops, a stylish one to make your pockets a little lighter, or both we’ve gathered a few wallet cases made to fit your new iPhone.

The Best Metal EDC Wallets

Even with new apps like Apple Pay meant to store your cards digitally, you’d be hard-pressed to find a person not carrying a good ol’-fashioned wallet in their pocket.

At the very least you still need to carry your ID and a credit card just in case, like when digital payments aren’t accepted at your favorite lunch spot. And though leather and fabric wallets are still the go-to favorites for many, metal wallets are becoming more and more prominent.

Not only do you get the obvious durability of metal protecting your essentials, but some of them also come with a few extra useful features like RFID blocking or discreet tools that add more functionality to your carry.

Whether you're tired of replacing wallets that won't stand up to everyday wear and tear or want to slim down your pockets, these are some of the best metal wallets around.

Dango P01 Pioneer Bifold Wallet and Pen

Even with the latest and greatest smartphones releasing year after year, so many EDCers still swear by good ol' fashioned pen and paper. They make an unbeatable duo when it comes to fleshing out ideas and keeping tabs on things without having to swipe through app menus and folders. But unlike a smartphone, they're not always the easiest thing to slip into your pockets day in and day out. The team at Dango Products have had success with taking something easy and essential to carry—your wallet—and redesigning it to help you carry more, smarter. Their latest project, the P01 Pioneer Wallet, consolidates your pen and paper in one place, but does it in a more compact wallet-sized form factor rather than your typically bulky journal cover design.

One big reason the P01 Pioneer is able to easily carry everything in such a compact footprint is because Dango designed every component from the ground up to fit together perfectly. They've taken one of the oldest tricks in the EDC playbook of slipping a pen into the spine of your wallet, then upped the execution. The pen was custom designed to slot into the spine of the P01 so it sits flush. To get that perfect fit, it's CNC machined in the USA out of a lightweight, anodized aluminum like you'd expect to see on quality flashlights and other EDC tools. It boasts write-anywhere performance thanks to a pressurized ballpoint ink refill, and it's compatible with the crowd favorite Fisher Space Pen refill as well. The business end of the pen narrows down to a minimalist grip system of 3 silicone o-rings while the back of the pen comes to a 4-way slotted tip for multiple attachment configurations. By now the P01 campaign hit its first stretch goal, so backing the project will get you a free paracord lanyard to easily retrieve the pen.

The other part of the equation is the notebook. It's not the largest notebook you can carry, but it might be one of the most convenient ones. At a modest 24 pages, it's a good balance between portability and thinness without needing replacements too often. Not to mention it's stitched and finished in the USA then protected from excess wear and tear in the P01 wallet itself.

Of course, the P01 is still an EDCer's wallet at its core. It has some of the best elements of all the different kinds of wallets you can carry in one. For starters, it's made in the USA from premium Italian veg-tan leather for that patina after break in and familiar feel in hand. But that's where the similarities with traditional leather wallets end. The leather comes laminated with an RFID-blocking material for your security and geometric patterning give a look and ergonomic feel that lean towards the future. The P01 uses a silicone strap for extra security and versatility like you'd find on more modern minimalist wallets. It's designed to accommodate up to 20 cards as well as Dango's wallet-sized multi-tool from their earlier line of wallets, the MT02. With options for a pen, notebook, multi-tool, and cards, it's got room for a big chunk of your daily kit.

There's just a month left to back the P01 on Kickstarter. It comes in two colorways — a natural tan with silver or a fully blacked out setup, now with a free paracord lanyard as part of the campaign's first unlocked stretch goal. Check it out in more detail at the link below.

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Giveaway: Win a Ridge Wallet Titanium!

Update: Congratulations to Christopher S., winner of this week's giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more chances to win a Ridge Wallet in future giveaways.

If you haven't made the switch to a minimalist wallet yet, now's the perfect time. Our friends at Ridge are hooking it up with their Ridge Wallet Titanium in this week's giveaway! Titanium's one of the most versatile and sought-after materials in EDC tools, thanks to its strength-to-weight ratio and classy sheen. The Ridge Wallet combines modular titanium plates with an elastic strap for a sleek, minimalist package. One lucky winner will receive a Ridge Wallet Titanium, brought to you by our sponsor, Ridge.

Ridge Wallet Titanium

Your EDC should help you stay ready for anything, but that’s hard to do if you've got a bulky wallet taking up valuable pocket space. That’s why so many are turning to slimmer cardholder wallets to make room for other useful gear, but even those aren't always as convenient as they claim to be. Thankfully there’s the Titanium Ridge Wallet which has a build tough enough for EDC while offering some extra security for your cards. All in a body as thin as a few credit cards.

Like all great cardholder wallets the Ridge Wallet is super thin measuring in at only 6mm. To get this slim, materials and construction are key. Two pieces of thin titanium—sought after by EDCers for its impressive strength to weight ratio and unique handfeel—are held together by T5 stainless steel screws and elastic bands. This modular plate construction makes it easy to expand should you need to carry more than a few cards (it can hold up to 12 at max capacity).

A finger notch along makes it easy to push out the cards inside, giving you easy access to the one you want without forcing you to take them all out of the wallet. Besides being tough enough to run over with a car, the wallet also comes with two aluminum RFID-blocking plates built in to protect your cards against wireless theft.

Of course the purpose of a good wallet is to hold currency, not only plastic cards. Which is why the Ridge Wallet also comes with two ways to carry cash. One is an elastic cash strap that not only maintains the thin profile of the wallet, but also has rubber gripping along the inside to prevent your cash from slipping out. If that’s not your style you can always opt for the money clip variation that keeps your hard-earned cash pinned securely against the wallet until you need it.

Whether you’re looking to slim down your wallet so you can carry more stuff or want an upgrade that protects you from modern ne'er-do-wells, the Ridge Wallet has you covered. This version's lightweight titanium construction that EDCers love is just the cherry on top. Make sure to click the link below to add this wallet to your pocket.

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Dango P01 Pioneer Wallet

Dango have impressed us before with their unique and high-quality takes on the everyday wallet. They pair their eye for minimalist and functional design with top-shelf materials to bring you wallets that are impressive to both look at and use. With their third crowdfunded wallet the P01 Pioneer, they've set their sights on consolidating your EDC essentials in one package, keeping your cards, cash, and most importantly, your ideas within reach.

Like all of their wallets, Dango starts with the materials. For the Pioneer's wallet section, they've sourced Italian vegetable-tanned leather that's cut, sewn, and assembled in a factory part of the SFMade Organization out of the Bay Area. It's got RFID-blocking material laminated into the leather, and with the included silicone band and room for up to 20 cards, gives you flexibility with how to carry your essentials. This includes compatibility with a compact 24-page notebook as well as their separate MT02 one-piece multi-tool.

The P01's custom pen is CNC-machined out of 6061 aluminum to keep it light and compact, with an anodized finish for extra durability. It takes a Schmidt's 4889M pressurized ink refill, but is also compatible with Fisher Space Pen refills which should please plenty of EDCers. The pen's tail end also comes slotted with a paracord lanyard, giving it easy retrieval and compatibility with other split rings or keychains.

Dango's P01 is certainly out to live up to its name, blazing a trail towards gear that's a cut above the rest while down to business with improving your carry. They've just launched the project on Kickstarer, so be sure to check it out at the link below.

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The Best Coin Wallets for EDC

A minimal card wallet can do wonders for slimming down your pockets, but optimizing your carry doesn’t have to mean going smaller. Most card carrying wallets have a spot for stashing a bill or two, but what if you live in a country where coins are a major form of currency?

Some countries in Europe for example are way ahead of the U.S when it comes to contactless payments, but you’ll still find yourself with a pocketful of euros by the end of the day.

Whether you live in one of these countries or are just planning to visit one, a wallet with a dedicated spot for coins can go a long way. You’re going to need your cards no matter what, but if you want to avoid a pocket of jingling coins, get you a wallet that can do both.

Magpul DAKA Everyday Wallet

It might be tempting to strive for minimalism as a goal in and of itself, but the reality is every EDCer has a different idea of the bare minimum. So when picking out a minimalist wallet, you might appreciate a more balanced approach that doesn't feel too barebones. Magpul's most recent addition to their excellent lineup of EDC wallets keeps things slim but adds a bit more space and functionality than their other offerings. The DAKA Everyday Wallet not only handles your essential cards, but it also accommodates folded cash and makes flashing your credentials a breeze.

As part of the DAKA lineup, the Everyday Wallet features the same reinforced technical polymer fabric you've come to expect from Magpul. The material itself boasts both a water-resistant exterior and anti-slip texture to carry through rain or shine, while RF welded seams cut down on bulk without sacrificing durability.

Measuring in at 4.2” x 2.84”, the wallet is 10% larger than the earlier DAKA Essentials Wallet. With that extra bit of clearance, Magpul added a center compartment for once-folded bills and an ID pocket with a rugged, frosted window on the exterior. They're welcome additions for those of you who encounter cash more often or need to show ID frequently. Two card slots hold anywhere between additional 3-7 cards, giving you ample capacity in a relatively compact form factor.

For an EDC wallet that's still slim but gives you a little more room to work with, the DAKA Everyday makes for a solid option. Grab one in your choice of black, flat dark earth, OD green, or stealth gray from Magpul at the link below.

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Ridge Wallet CF

When it comes to EDC gear, we’re always looking for the perfect balance between durability, functionality, and weight. This is especially true about your wallet which is probably one of the most important items in any carry. But even slim wallets can sometimes be too heavy if they’re durable, or too flimsy if they’re light. But why should you have to choose? The Ridge Wallet CF is a simple solution to bulky pockets that solves these issues in one fell swoop. It has just the right amount of functionality and a lightweight yet durable carbon fiber build that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on your pockets.

There’s a reason plenty of racing bikes are made from carbon fiber: it’s strong, lightweight, and easy to work with which makes it the kind of versatile material that’s perfect for EDC. The Ridge Wallet CF is composed of two slim plates of carbon fiber that can hold up to 12 cards sandwiched between them. Then there’s the elastic bands that connect them. These bands expand depending on the number of cards you carry, keeping everything firmly in place whether you’re carrying one card or twelve. Throw in some RFID blocking for good measure and you get a wallet that’s both adaptable and secure in a package that weighs only 1.6 ounces.

To get to a card just push them all out via the finger slot for easy pickings, and when you’re done just slide them all right back into place. As great as cards are it’s always a good idea to have a bit of cash in your pockets. That’s why the Ridge comes with either a built-in money clip or cash strap along the back so you can easily carry a few folded bills just in case.

Between the lightweight carbon fiber build and the slim design the Ridge Wallet CF makes a pretty strong case for minimal card-carrying wallets. If you’ve been trying to slim down your carry and like what the carbon fiber Ridge has to offer, make sure to snag one via the link below.

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Discommon Thermoformed Card Wallet

Quick reminder: minimal doesn't necessarily mean simple. Sometimes it takes quite a bit of clever design and innovative technology to distill all the utility we want out of our gear into something sleeker and more compact. Discommon's Thermoformed Card Wallet is an excellent example of this. Despite its impressively small footprint and understated aesthetic, it's actually the result of advanced, highly unconventional construction methods.

Even for a card case, the Discommon Card Wallet is strikingly thin and compact. It's barely wider than a credit card itself, which is all the more impressive considering it's made of leather, a relatively bulky material. Part of that is due to the leather itself: a thin and supple Italian pebbled calfskin. But it's the innovative stitchless construction of the wallet that really achieves that ultra-slim profile. The leather is laminated to a grey tweed interior, giving you the luxurious handfeel of leather with much less bulk.

Despite its thinness, the wallet accommodates up to 8 cards, or a 4 cards on one side and some twice-folded cash on the other. Unsurprisingly, the card pockets themselves have their own unique, functional twist to them too. They're thermoformed to a pre-set shape, molding to your cards and giving structure to the wallet without any break-in necessary. As a trade-off for this level of slimness and wear-resistance, you have less at-a-glance organization and quick access to the rest of your cards. But you do get easy access to your top-most cards thanks to the pocket design. It features an angular cutout shape for more surface area to slide cards out, less bulky material overall, and quick visual identification of your cards without exposing your card numbers. The pockets are also sized to fit your cards like a glove, leaving the absolute minimum clearance for the wallet's “spine” to fold. The thinner spine combined with the low-profile leather make the wallet easy to open and fold over completely when going to access your cards.

Subtle design choices round out the wallet for excellent handling and a minimalist experience. Rounded corners make it comfortable to hold and easy to slip into your pocket, while perforations on one side of the wallet work as a visual cue so you know which side is which when going to open the wallet. It's a small consideration that's especially convenient on a symmetric bifold design like this with no logos or branding on the outside. If you're after a slim wallet with a premium feel and the performance to match, check out the Discommon Wallet at the link below.

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Nodus Compact Coin Wallet

"A handsome alternative to open minimal wallets, Nodus‘ Italian leather wallet has an RFID-shielded zipper pocket that holds cards and cash, along with a coin pocket, a spare key pocket, and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Flipside 4 Wallet

While we talk a lot about wallets here on the site, sometimes we overlook an important aspect in the pursuit of keeping things light and minimal. That is, actually protecting your cards and cash. Sure, a minimalist wallet keeps your pockets light, but that won't mean much if you get drenched in the rain or get exposed to rough conditions in your line of work. If you need several layers of protection to keep your essentials safe while still compact enough for EDC, the Flipside 4 has the rugged features that put the “wall” in “wallet.”

One look at the Flipside 4 and it's immediately apparent that it isn't trying to be slim as possible. The crush-resistant design and structuring gives you extra tough protection to ensure nothing inside the wallet takes the slightest dent. High-strength polycarbonate and aluminum give it a scratch-resistant texture on top of its durability and light weight, while also integrating RFID protection. A push of its front locking button flips it open, giving you access to its internal card and cash slots. The Flipside 4 can hold up to 7 cards across its 3 slots, with space for up to 10 bills in its cash compartment. Smooth edges and light weight (3 ounces while empty) let the Flipside 4 slip easily into your pockets, while also being compatible with other Flipside attachments for added functionality and expansion.

When you need maximum protection for your crucial currency, the Flipside 4's got things on lock. Pick one up in your choice of color from the Amazon link below.

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