JackFish is a cool pocket survival kit designed to help when you’re in need. While the JackFish contains real survival items like an aluminum whistle, an iodine vial, windproof matches, a Spyderco Bug Knife and a liquid filled 15mm compass, I wouldn’t really count on it as my main survival kit when the Zombie Apocalypse comes!
On the other hand, given it comes with a micro standard and Philips screwdrivers, a Kingston Micro SD reader for important documents, a telescopic pen and it doubles as a credit card carrier, it can be a helpful emergency kit throughout the day, at home or at the office.
Carbon fiber is one of those materials that looks cool on just about anything!
So why not combine it with the only piece of gear you always carry on you? Your wallet! Well, there’s also your phone, but the world has seen too many carbon fiber phone cases yet, so that’s no longer the coolest trend …
The Luxury Carbon Fiber Wallets by Dark Gryphon are exactly what you need to spice up your fancy! The wallets come in a variety of models ranging from slim bifolds and lightweight Carbon Fiber/Kevlar clips to vintage looking leather pocket carriers and women’s wallets, are made of premium leather with specially coated and flexible Carbon fiber and kevlar clips and inserts, come in multiple colors and sport sleek, modern and elegant designs that will match most outfits in your wardrobe!
The Carbon Fiber Wallets are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can support the guys from Dark Gryphon by pre-oredering any of the models now. Check their KS page for more info and pics!
Handmade in UK of one single piece of cork leather, the Origami One is a cool bifold wallet designed to carry daily gear in style!
The Origami One sports a stitchless slim design (only 15mm loaded with 5 bank card, a couple of business cards and some banknotes), features two main pockets and a main banknote compartment, ribbed top edge, laser engraved logo and pocket details and can easily fit most bills sizes. Cool, isn’t it? Check out the product page for more info and to order yours!
Minimalist wallets become more and more popular every day! And this is no surprise – with so many iPhone and Android apps to scan and manage store incentive cards, business cards and bills as well as the raise of virtual wallets like Google Wallet and Apple Pay, there’s no need you still carry a bulky wallet every day! So, turning to a minimalist wallet type that only holds a couple of cards and some cash seems to be a reasonable move!
Today we’ll check two minimalist nylon wallets from the Swedish store Ulterior Motive – The Nylon Black and the Nylon Hexagon Black models.
Both models feature 2 card pockets on each side and a middle pocket designed for cash. The wallets are made of strong nylon material and feature vibrant colors interior lining (vibrant orange for the Nylon Black model and pink for the Hexagon Black one).
I used the wallets for a couple of days each and these two models, given their simple and minimalist build, are some of the slimmest wallets I tried yet. Although they were filled with 2-3 credit cards, a couple of bills and a SD card, they were barely visible when carried in jeans front or back pockets – check out the video and the review pics for more details …
The Nylon Black and the Nylon Hexagon Blackminimalist wallets will set you back $25.73 and are also available in white and navy versions.
I love cool wallets. I find a cool wallet not only boosts personal confidence and makes you feel the king of the world (!!!), but also makes you look good and allows you to make a statement, just like a pair of cool shoes, a fancy leather belt or a stylish timepiece!
The Bi-Fold Wallet from TheLeatherShop.com is a such cool piece of masculine gear! The Bi-Fold Wallet is made of high quality, strong Horween leather hand stitched with heavy duty waxed thread and features two main compartments for cash bills, three credit card compartments as well an ID card slot on the left hand side. The wallet has a slim design, fancy burnished leather edges and a lot of detailing elements designed to make it into a real head-turner: the Moose Brand logo is embossed on the front of the wallet and the TheLeatherShop logo is present on the interior card pocket and on the external side of the fold as well, a fancy slim line cut into the leather goes around the wallet margins on the upper side as well as it’s present on the outer fold to help the wallet keep it’s slim format.
While I am more of a minimalist wallet guy type, I used the Bi-Fold for a couple of weeks and I was very pleased with it. Other than it’s fancy look, the wallet is very well build and it’s designed to minimize the bulk – for example the leather pieces used to make the credit card slots are cut to not overlap on the sewing, which helps the entire wallet keep it’s slim format even when filled with cash and cards – check the review video to see more about it.
The Bi-Fold wallet is available in Brown (like the model reviewed here) and in Black. Check it out on TheLeatherShop.com website.
The Men’s Distressed Leather Wallet with Coin Pocket is another cool handmade wallet from JooJoobs.
Designed to be a light gear carrier, the Coin Pocket Wallet is made of high quality distressed leather hand-stitched with natural tan or black thread. The wallet features one main pocket to carry a few bills, two credit card slots, a hidden ID card slot, a button secured coin pocket and can be personalized, which makes is a great choice for a cool gift!
I used the JooJoobs Distressed Leather Wallet for a couple of weeks now. The wallet is perfect for day-to-day usage, and, as time goes by and the distressed leather gets light wear scratches and signs, it gets cooler and cooler… The natural tan stitching is in contrast with the dark brown leather and it gives the wallet a vintage, worn look. Simply cool! Check it out on the manufacturer’s website …
The Slim Wallet is another cool piece of gear from TheLeatherShop.com. Made with minimalism in mind, the Slim Wallet does a great job holding your gear while passing unnoticed in your pockets!
Hand built in Seattle, WA, the Slim Wallet is made of hand dyed and glazed saddle leather sewn with waxed thread and reinforced with fancy brass rivets. The wallet sports two main compartments designed to easily hold 5-6 cards and a few bills without adding (almost) any bulk to your pockets! Other than the functional side of the Slim Wallet I must mention it’s high build quality – the guys from The Leather Shop did a great job detailing this wallet – the company logo and the store brand are nicely embossed on the sides of the wallet, the shinny brass rivets close the sewing lines on each end and the bottom and the top of the wallet are nicely decorated with hand made linear cuts in the leather …
When I initially saw the Slim Wallet, my first thought was that it’s open pocket format will not hold my gear securely and I am in danger of loosing my cash and cards when using it. Well, after three weeks of usage, the Slim Wallet never let me down! It’s ingenious design secures the cash and the cards by applying lateral pressure when flat and allows easy access to the inside gear when the wallet is squeezed from both sides – check the video to see a live demonstration of how secure the cash and the cards are inside the wallet.
The Slim Wallet is available in tan and will set you back decent $40 US. Check out TheLeatherShop.com for more information about the Slim Wallet and to order one.