Slim Wallets

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  1. freebirdfb

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    I finally bought one of those tacticool wallets and loving it. I got the one on Amazon for $49 that came with a multitool and key holder. I keep my debit card on the outside and have no problems accessing it.

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    The multitool isn't anything special. This key holder is nice but I have had to retighten the screws a couple of times. And I keep my car key on its own key ring.
     

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    I have been thinking about getting something similar. My current wallet looks more like a mini file cabinet than a wallet.
     
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    I'm a truck driver and this has reduced the bulk in my pocket.
     
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    The fattest part of my wallet is the picture holder. Drivers license and a couple of more, reg. cards for car. ins card, SS card and 1 picture of the family. The rest of the content is 1 debit card and a few bills. joe
     
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    Put a drop of BLUE Loctite on the threads and you won't have to retighten again. Do not use the red as it is permanent.
     
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    I switched to a slim, front pocket wallet many years ago and will never go back to a conventional one. Mine is leather, made by a local artists who had a print/painting of a black bear laser burned on to the front of it.
     
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    Great choice. I went to a leather credit card sleeve that a cobbled together myself.
    Drivers license, handgun permit, two credit cards and some emergency cash is all I keep in it.
    You will love the simplicity of not having a ton of junk.
     
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    @Mikewood I slip this in my front pocket. For the first four days I kept thinking I lost my wallet.
     
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    I use a Duluth Trading Co. Smallet. It's made of nylon canvas and/or leather. Carries two to three cards on either side with a center pocket for folded cash. I've used it for several years now. It was originally $14 but they have gone up in price since then. It's very well made and is almost invisible in my front right pocket. I never carry a wallet in my back pockets due to sciatica, so front pocket carry is the way to go for me. I'll try to post a picture in a while.

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    My son gave me one. For some reason I have a lot of stuff in my wallet so I sorted it out and got as much as I could out of it.
    I got rid of several items.

    I still feel the need to carry:
    Credit card
    drivers license
    AMA card for emergency towing (motorcycle)
    cattle brand ownership card
    library card
    health insurance card
    walgreens rewards card
    senior pass to National Parks and monuments
    car wash card (they sign it when you buy fuel and it gets you a free car wash)
    membership card to the local museum
    four medical device information cards
    Game and fish archery certification card
    money

    so when I am finished the slim wallet isn't too slim and I found it to be unusable unless I was just going to a play or concert and only needed a drivers license and my health insurance card. That is okay two or three times a year.

    I still have it somewhere but prefer to use my regular Herschel bifold.
     
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    I used to have problems sticking too much crap in my wallet (Walmart receipts from two years ago?). I tried a money clip/card holder, but I have too many needed cards to carry. For the last several years, I have been using a slim wallet. It's a bi-fold, with a money clip prong in the center (money clip on the outside always had me dragging/tearing bills). Each half has a few card pockets. I find that the lack of a normal big center pocket for bills, keeps me from stashing crap. I carry it in a front jean's pocket.
     
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    I just have a sticky pocket on the back of my phone that holds my id, debit card, insurance card and a $20 bill. That's all I carry, frees up the pockets for knives, tinder, and multi tools.
     
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    Do any of these slim wallets offer expansion modules? I need the Costanza edition.
     
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    The idea is to be able put it in a suit pocket with minimal printing.
     
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    @freebird Lol, my sarcasm must be too dry. ;)
     
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    Just picked one of these up last week, liking it a lot. Nicer in the pocket than the previous stainless money clip/card thing I'd had for years.
     
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    Yep. very thin and lite
     
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    I'm cheap. I made a little cardholder wallet out of kydex, using a ranger band for added security.
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    I bought this Firebox minimalist wallet from the kickstarter last year and have been super happy with it. Not nearly as slim as some of yours, but also ha the capacity to expand quite a bit when needed. and since only the flap folds, there is not a lot of wasted space with a bunch of excess, folded leather.
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    I use a Recycled Firefighter front pocket card wallet for a few years now and I love it. Its less than 1/4" thick and about the size of a credit card, made from recycled fire hose, tarps, and leather boots. It has elastic on the back for bills. They last for ever. I had to replace the last one because I wanted to and I couldn't wear out the old one.
     
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    Hello, I'm Rabbi I. Kutcherpekeroff. Let me introduce my new foreskin wallet. It's small and compact yet holds all of the essentials. And, as a bonus, it turns into a 3-suiter with the right rub.

    (I couldn't resist resurrecting that old joke.)

    :p
     
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    Years back I went to a slim wallet. I never carried a ton of stuff, but too much for the slim. I took pictures of many of the secondary cards I carried with my phone and it allowed me to carry the critical cards in a slim. Just a thought that might help some with the transition.
     
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    I've been using a bi-fold (hybrid) Big Skinny for about 8 years now. It shows obvious signs of use, but it's nowhere close to being worn out. I'll replace it with the same when this one pukes.

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    It seems like I was a dufas and put the top plate on upside down. After flipping it the screws have stayed put.
     
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    Those look great! But the credit card slots look pretty loose. Wouldn't the cards fall out fairly easily?
     
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    AE12FCB8-BE18-438C-BFF1-1562B34E9C37.jpeg I use this minimalist wallet from Badger Claw Leatherworks. I believe it will be two years old this summer. In my pocket everyday sharing space with a pocket knife.
     
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    5262FC08-B88E-41A5-8599-7C90BE3C1261.jpeg 07C230DA-540C-42F3-8322-16B88B1D46E7.jpeg Been using these from Tom Bihn (Nik’s Minimalist Wallet’s #1 & #4). About as minimal as I could find while still having a bifold design with card slots that prevent any card from slipping out.
     
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    I switched to this front pocket wallet and really like it.

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    That's pretty much what I did. Carried too much stuff in conventional wallet, so I downsized, but put a lot of my excess cards away, and put them on phone.

    I have this wallet and have had it for just under two years:
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    Plenty. I only have three cards in there but also my DL and carry license and hunting license and folded money (10 $100 bills)
     
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    I just ordered one from Amazon, so I'll see. It's summer, and I want to play with the idea. I like the idea that I can clip this to something.
     
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    I hope your happy with it. I was hesitant to spend $50 on mine, but its one of the best $50 I have spent.
     
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    Several years ago, my wife bought me a Rogue Industries front pocket wallet.
    Made of Moose leather (other options).
    I love it.
    Course I only carry what is needed.
     
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    BigSkinny for sure! My new favorite wallet. No more huge, bulging leather wallet for me. Holds everything I had in my old wallet but much, much thinner.

    https://www.bigskinny.net/l-shape.html
     
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    I've owned 2 wallets in my lifetime. First one I found in the river when I was 10 years old, kept and used it daily for 20 years. I turned 30 this year and decided to get a new wallet (my family/girlfriend kind of forced it on me, my old wallet was down to threads and on its last leg) and splurged and spent 50 bucks on a nice pendleton wallet that I had planned on using the next 20 years but after seeing this post..... I want a slim one!
     
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    this has been my wallet for the last 5 years or so. i hv tried other “minimalist” wallets. they are all still too thick. each time i end up going back to the binder clip.
     

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    I made one for a guy at work, now y'all have me thinking I need to go make one for myself!

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    Tyvek Mighty Wallet I believe is the marketing name.. I like the blank white ones for my kiddos to color on once a year or so.
     
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