Minimalist wallet
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Trek Guy
(trek_guy) - M
Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 15:02:23 MST Print View

I ran across this cool minimalist wallet on Kickstarter. Looks like availability is "January 2013" (soon).

http://www.suprgood.com/the-slim-wallet/

Rob E
(eatSleepFish)

Locale: Canada
simblissity LiteFOLD on 01/04/2013 17:29:31 MST Print View

Looks cool, but I think I'd rather have one of these things: http://www.simblissity.net/litefold_b-line.htm

Bradley Attaway
(AttaboyBrad) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Missing the point of ultralight wallets. on 01/04/2013 18:09:56 MST Print View

There's also this: http://goo.gl/Dmq3P, and http://goo.gl/bT3Ix, and http://goo.gl/oNupX. Probably a dozen others.

That said, I'm really missing the point of any of these wallets. Once you're down to carrying as little as most of these wallets should hold, there seems little improvement in function over a rubber band or other improvisation.

Likewise, if you're still carrying a wad of currency and eleventeen different loyalty cards, a minimalist wallet will do less for you than paring down the chaff stuffed in your pockets.

I personally carry only a debit card, transit card, and ID. A couple bills stuffed in a front pocket for the rare cash-only transaction and perhaps my single motorcycle key (I'm still baffled at the keyringed baubles most people carry around). I'm looking forward to the looming day the debit and transit cards exist in my smartphone as well.

Not to say people don't have good cause for their packed wallets and keyring maces--by all means to each their own--these minimalist wallets, however, seem lacking in function even when their design is nice.

That may be what it comes down to: the wallet as anachronistic man-bling like the fancy watch or pen or business card holder. Nothing wrong with that :-)

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Missing the point of ultralight wallets. on 01/04/2013 18:30:37 MST Print View

> I'm really missing the point of any of these wallets.
Me too.

A silnylon stuff sack sized to hold 1 credit card, 1 driving licence, and a few folded bank notes between them. My car keys (JUST the car keys) get tied to the stuff sack draw cord (0.5 mm Spectra).

Cost? Scrap bits.

Cheers

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 18:36:25 MST Print View

1 ziplock sandwich bag, 0.1 oz. or 1 gram

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 18:37:40 MST Print View

anything more than a plastic ziplock sandwhich baggie (1 gram) is overkill.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 18:37:49 MST Print View

"1 ziplock sandwich bag, 0.1 oz. or 1 gram"

A small opsak for me. I don't want no darn bears smelling my money....

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 18:59:45 MST Print View

+1 ziplock bag.

Between trips it holds what is normally in my pocket on the trail: hand cleaner, compass, small knife.

When I hit the trailhead those go into my pocket, and what's in my pocket goes into the plastic bag. Normally that's my iphone, a driver license, insurance card, credit card, national park pass, keys, pen.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 19:09:24 MST Print View

Same here - ziplock bag

I use one of the bags sealers to size it how I want

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 19:20:33 MST Print View

I just pack in the car key now. Never have found anyone selling ice cream in the backcountry so no need for a special backpacking wallet to hold cash,cards . Ziploc if you must take some plastic, cash.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Minimalist wallet on 01/04/2013 19:34:44 MST Print View

Ziplocs???


you guys arent near as cool as I thought.

Rob E
(eatSleepFish)

Locale: Canada
Everyday use on 01/04/2013 20:18:35 MST Print View

I couldn't imagine taking something like this out hiking. I'm interested in these for every day use.

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Everyday use on 01/04/2013 20:37:33 MST Print View

I wore out a spinnaker Simblissity trifold after years of everday use, replaced it with a slightly heavier dyneema gridstop version. I think they are perfect for everyday use...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Everyday use on 01/04/2013 20:45:56 MST Print View

"I couldn't imagine taking something like this out hiking. I'm interested in these for every day use."

I just use Ziploc for everyday use : )

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
UL Minimalist Wallet on 01/04/2013 21:18:31 MST Print View

Zpacks has UL CF Wallet Pouch that has plenty of room for all your stuff. (0.1oz)

Stevie Patrick
(XstevieX)

Locale: Adirondacks
Re: UL Minimalist Wallet on 01/04/2013 21:30:33 MST Print View

Yeah, I use the ZPacks CF wallet as well, it's plenty big, waterproof (for the most part,)and it's so light it doesn't even register on my scale.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Everyday use on 01/04/2013 21:31:52 MST Print View

nm

Edited by ben2world on 01/04/2013 21:37:22 MST.

Todd Taylor
(texasbb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Lightest on 01/04/2013 21:39:04 MST Print View

I've never needed any more than this when hiking:

Ultralight Wallet

Christopher Kuzak
(KC)
Alligator Clip on 01/04/2013 22:58:23 MST Print View

I use an alligator clip everyday. Hate wallets. When on a trip, I take a card, my id, and wrap a 20 around them both and go.

George Davis
(nsiderbam) - F

Locale: mid-Atlantic
mighty wallets on 01/04/2013 23:28:40 MST Print View

I love my mighty wallet:

www.mightywallets.com