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10 Best Minimalist Wallets for 2020

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10 Best Minimalist Wallets for 2020

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A minimalist wallet keeps things light, simple, and compact, freeing up some extra pocket space for the rest of your EDC gear. It also relieves you of the complexity and potential pain of carrying a traditional bulky wallet in your pocket, letting you carry only what’s important. In this guide, we round up some of the best minimalist wallets for you to carry your crucial cash and cards. Whether it’s a slim elastic wallet that keeps things snug regardless of bulk, a metal framed design that protects your cards, or a classy leather cardholder, we’ve got you covered for a sleek and functional minimalist EDC.

Bellroy Card Sleeve Minimalist Wallet

Bellroy Card Sleeve Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Holds folded bills
Integrated pull-tab
Quick access slot
Specifications
Dimensions
4" x 2.8" 0.2"
Capacity
8 cards
Materials
Leather
EDC Rating


Price
$$
Bellroy is best known for their premium leather products, and the Card Sleeve is their take on the minimalist front pocket wallet. Both sides of the wallet feature slanted pockets for easy access to your bills and your most used cards. The main compartment carries even more cards that are easily retrieved via the integrated pull tab. You can stash up to eight cards plus a few bills in the Bellroy Card Sleeve, allowing you to carry only the most essential items. No linings or zippers mar the simple lines and premium leather design of this classy minimalist EDC wallet.
Ridge Wallet

Ridge Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
RFID protection
Holds cash
Quick access thumb cutout
Specifications
Dimensions
3.4" x 2.1" x 0.2"
Capacity
12 cards
Materials
Aluminum and elastic
EDC Rating


Price
$$$
The Ridge Wallet is a masterclass in durable, minimalist design. Two metal plates bound together with tough elastic bands hold up to 12 cards in a sleek, pocket-friendly package. Metal plates have the added benefit of RFID blocking technology for a more secure carry. If you happen to carry cash, you can use fold your bills and tuck them away under a sturdy stainless steel cash clip or flexible cash strap to suit your taste. Finally, a thumb cutout lets you easily push your cards out or quick retrieval. The Ridge also comes in other light yet strong materials, like titanium and carbon
Dango S1 Stealth Minimalist Wallet

Dango S1 Stealth Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
RFID-Blocking
Side stash pocket
Integrated D-ring
Specifications
Dimensions
5" x 2.8" x 0.4"
Capacity
6 Cards
Materials
DTEX Fabric
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Dango S1 Stealth Wallet is a departure from the brand’s familiar metal-framed designs, taking on the cardholder's sleek and slim design, while still packing a lot of features. The textured DTEX material is a tough, water-resistant alternative to leather, and features an RFID-blocking security lining for anti-theft protection. The design features four pockets that can hold your cash plus up to six cards, and has cutout push notches that let you easily access and retrieve them. An integrated D-ring lets you attach some keys or a way to tether it to the rest of you gear, keeping the Stealth Wallet tucked safely away.
Kinzd Elastic Minimalist Wallet

Kinzd Elastic Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Integrated key ring
Cash/card separator
Coin/key pocket
Specifications
Dimensions
N/A
Capacity
12 cards
Materials
Medical-grade elastic
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Kinzd Elastic Wallet is a minimalist wallet that offers more storage than a simple elastic band. The two-sided main compartment allows you to store your cash in one side and your cards on the other. A small side pocket let’s you carry smaller items like loose change, a key, or a small USB drive. The wallet’s medical-grade elastic material ensures things are snug and secure. The integrated key ring adds more utility by letting you use this wallet as a keychain, or letting you attach a tether for more security during travel and use.
POCKET FlexiBack Minimalist Wallet

POCKET FlexiBack Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Integrated pull tab
Front cash pocket
Integrated D-ring attachment
Specifications
Dimensions
4.2" x 2.8" x 0.2"
Capacity
10 cards
Materials
Genuine leather and elastic
EDC Rating


Price
$
The combination of a slim, crafted, genuine leather card holder with an elastic front pocket gives the POCKT FlexiBlack Slim Wallet both elegance and functionality. A total of four pockets allows you to bring cash and up to 10 cards, with the leather stretching to better accommodate your daily wallet carry over time. A leather-tipped pull tab helps you access the bulk of your cards in the large middle compartment, while a slanted rear pocket helps you access your most used ones. There’s a bit more storage via a front leather pocket, which is covered by an elastic section that’s perfect for holding some folded bills. Finally, a small metal D-shackle on the side lets you attach a keychain or a lanyard.
Secrid Cardslide Minimalist Wallet

Secrid Cardslide Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Spring-activated card wallet
RFID-blocking
Built-in storage tray for cash and coins
Specifications
Dimensions
4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8"
Capacity
6+ cards
Materials
Aluminum, plastic
EDC Rating


Price
$$
The Cardslide Wallet from Secrid uses their popular Card Protector platform as its core. The Card Protector is a durable aluminum card holder that includes an integrated RFID blocker and a signature mechanism that pushes out up to six cards when activated. The newer Secrid Cardslide Wallet includes a plastic sliding tray for storing your bills, coins, keys, and other small items, allowing you to store all your essentials in one secure place. The tray is held in place by an elastic band that can also be used to tuck in extra bills if needed. It’s available in a variety of body and strap combinations for you to choose from.
Anti-Gear Anti-Wallet + Key Hitch Minimalist Wallet

Anti-Gear Anti-Wallet + Key Hitch Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Included keyholder
Attachment bar for key and lanyard
Hidden pocket for Bluetooth tracker
Specifications
Dimensions
N/A
Capacity
10 cards
Materials
Elastic stretch fabric
EDC Rating


Price
$
This innovative take on the simple elastic wallet features a integrated bar for attaching the included clip-on Key Hitch, as well as a lanyard or tether for easy retrieval and extra security. The Anti-Gear Anti-Wallet’s two side stretch pockets give you additional organization, as well as a place to tuck in USB drives, wallet multi-tools, or the keys attached to the Key Hitch itself. It even has a small compartment for Bluetooth trackers like the Tile Mate that allow you to easily locate your wallet via your phone, or vice-versa. With the Anti-Gear Anti-Wallet and Key Hitch, you get extra storage and utility in a jangle- and snag-free design.
Distil Union Wally Sleeve Minimalist Wallet

Distil Union Wally Sleeve Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Trademarked pull-tab
Hidden security magnets
Quick access pocket
Specifications
Dimensions
3.9" x 2.7" x 0.1"
Capacity
6 cards
Materials
Leather
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$$
The Distil Union Wally Sleeve is an ultra slim wallet designed to carry up to 6 cards and a few bills, and nothing else. A quick-retracting pull tab helps you retrieve the contents of its main compartment, while a quick access outer pocket provides easy access to your cash and frequently used cards. The pockets feature integrated magnets that ensure that nothing falls out, so you never have to worry that the Wally Sleeve might lose your essentials like an overstretched wallet or card holder would.
Craft & Lore Twobit Minimalist Wallet

Craft & Lore Twobit Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Hand-crafted and hand-stitched
Made in USA
Firm, waxy leather build
Specifications
Dimensions
4.25" x 3" x 5/8"
Capacity
6 cards + cash
Materials
Full grain leather
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$$
This ultra minimalist full grain leather wallet is a slimmer, cut down version of the brand’s cardholder design, the Port. The Craft & Lore Twobit Wallet is designed to carry your bare wallet essentials: some cash plus up to 6 cards. This Buck Brown version is made from traditional harness leather that is waxy and firmer to give the wallet a bit more structure and rigidity. It’s cut and stitched by hand by craftsmen in North Idaho, and meant to develop its own unique weathered look over time. The Twobit Wallet is a great and stylish way to elevate your minimalist wallet game with its simple yet elegant design.
CountyComm Woven Dyneema Card Holder Minimalist Wallet

CountyComm Woven Dyneema Card Holder Minimalist Wallet

Purchase
Key Features
Lightweight
Water- and stretch-resistant
Unique matrix construction
Specifications
Dimensions
4" x 2.8" x 0.3"
Capacity
12 cards + cash
Materials
Dyneema matrix sail cloth
EDC Rating


Price
$
The CountyComm Woven Dyneema Card Holder uses a waterproof and stretch-resistant sailcloth material that’s interwoven with Dyneema matrix fibers, making for a lightweight yet tough wallet at just 0.35 ounces. It’s the same material used on the sails of high-tech racing sailboats, and the matrix layout gives each wallet a unique look. Its design is as simple as it gets, featuring two slanted pockets on each side that can carry up to 12 cards and up to 10 folded bills. Double stitching and nylon piping ensure durability for this technical minimalist wallet.

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Nwprepped ·
i'm surprised the Nomatic slim minimalist wallet didn't make this list. it's one of the best slim wallets I've used.
Page Lavine ·
No Trayvax? I love all their wallets. Currently on the Contour. Loved the OG 2.0 and Axis. The Summit is pure minimalist.
Andrew ·
The Nomatic Wallet is a super well designed, sleek, and slim wallet and is what I carry! I really like how the pull-tab works, and the design is impeccable
Felix Juan Cruz-Montanez ·
Love my ridge wallet but it doesn't get slimmer than the Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet.
BRANDON M FISHER ·
If you like the Machine Era Ti Slim, check out the Carved EDC Minimalist Wallets. If you take the back black RFID blocking aluminum plate off, it works just like the Ti Slim, and looks amazing and super unique, compared to the dean and basic looking Ti Slim.

They also make fantastic wireless chargers and phone cases too!
BRANDON M FISHER ·
And if you like leather, check out the Hide & Drink "Soft Leather Wallet and Card Sleeve" on Amazon. They're UNDER $10, and are vegetable tanned, handmade with nice and thick leather and built to last. How they can make a profit on such an awesome wallet for that cheap is beyond me. It's funny, because I have a LOT of wallets and have been using a small minimalist wallet for the last 15+ years (a couple of Coach ones that were given to me as gifts), and my Carved minimalist wallet, which were ALL $60+, and my most used minimalist wallets are all UNDER $10 LoL 😁

I usually use my Hide & Drink front pocket wallet I talked about above, which was only $9/shipped from Amazon, or my $6 CountyComm "Zippered Key Pouch" the most. I prefer form and function over brand name and how expensive something is when it comes to my wallets. Don't get me wrong, I love my $60 Carved minimalist wallet, but the Hide & Drink and the CountyComm Zippered Key Pouch are my favorite out of all of them. They hold more stuff and the Hide & Drink has the "smart pull tabs" which I really love. For under $10, you just can't beat it IMO 😎👍

That said though, I'm a minimalist wallet junkie, and I'd still like to have a Distil Union from the link above, as well as a Dango S1 from above.

Also, for the price of $6 for the above CountyComm Dyneema Matrix Webbing Minimalistic Wallet, that's one of my favorites too for holding a handful of cards in one slit of the wallet and some cash on the other slit on the opposite side!
Varun ·
Could look at the Blackinkk Two Pocket as well....slimmest one by far imo (aussie kangaroo leather).
Scott ·
Shocked that not only didn't the STOW wallet not make the list, but I haven't even seen it on your site! The best minimalist wallet on the planet ... period!
Cody ·
I've had my SlimFold wallet for a couple of years now and wouldn't trade it for the world. It's got more carry capacity like a traditional wallet but isn't bulky.
Goldthunder ·
This website now for years have never given recycled firefighter love but rather post that con duplicate. Starting to wonder
John Nemo ·
Decadent Minimalist is the best wallet I’ve ever had. I got the 6-card titanium with the billfold and it’s the cat’s pajamas. They have bigger ones too, but a great wallet.
Felix Juan Cruz-Montanez ·
Nothing beats the Machine Era Ti5 slim wallet. It's as thin as the Ridge wallet whether it's full of empty.
Sarrienne ·
I prefer a Chums Surfshorts, myself. Small and thin enough (actually thinner than some so-called minimal wallets), but with the option to accommodate much more if the need unexpectedly arises!
AMATT ·
KeySmart Slim Wallet would be a good addition to this list
Chuck Dee ·
Trayvax and Dango. Between the two of them, I've been covered for slim wallets.
That Tumi slim wallet, bar none; I've used GoVo, Dango, MagPul, T.H.E., Saddleback and others that I can't recall. And each time, I've gone back to the Tumi. I'm on my second one now, only because I love the new look. I cannot recommend Tumi enough.
NUNQUAM NON PARATUS ·
Big Skinny wallets are a solid choice for a conventional wallet

For a non-conventional "wallet" try a Card Cling stuck to the back of your phone. Holds about 3 cards and a folded large denomination dollar bill (for emergencies)-- Which is all most people need for daily carry in the 21st century.