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Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby ThomC » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:07 am

Hey folks,

So I figure a lot of us here are into EDC or trying to reduce the stuff we have in our pocket, minimizing etc.
My old leather wallet is starting to show its age, and I've been meaning to get something much smaller. So I started looking at what the market has to offer and man am I lost. Especially since I like to hold the thing I'm about to buy and see what it feels like.

Thus, here I am wondering what you fine folks use as a replacement for the traditional wallet, what it's made of, and why you picked it.

Pics are welcome and encouraged !
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby bearrowland » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:59 am

I'm with you! We were just talking about finding slimmer wallets the other day at work. I'm packing a 1/2 inch wallet!
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby benben » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 am

My painter walked into my office last night right before we went home, he showed me a kydex wallet with a carbon fiber pattern to it, it had a pretty substantial metal money clip on one side. Very nice looking and thin, looked to me like a front pocket wallet. He said a local guy here in town made it.
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:26 am

I eliminated my wallet and got one of those phone cases that holds three cards in it. I only carry my phone, which has my license and one card in it.

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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 am

I tried the phone cover for a couple of years, the I found a very slim leather bifold wallet that fits in my front pocket.

I’ve seen some interesting metal and kydex wallets but have no direct experience with them.
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby ThomC » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:20 am

benben wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 am
My painter walked into my office last night right before we went home, he showed my a kydex wallet with a carbon fiber pattern to it, it had a pretty substantial metal money clip on one side. Very nice looking and thin, looked to me like a front pocket wallet. He said a local guy here in town made it.
I just asked the man who made a custom Kydex sheath and some belt loops for one of my knives if he knew someone who did that. I saw MD Textil had some interesting designs too, I'm not against something folding as long as I can trim my wallet. It's about 1" thick because of the wear and the stuff in it...
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby ThomC » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 am
I tried the phone cover for a couple of years, the I found a very slim leather bifold wallet that fits in my front pocket.

I’ve seen some interesting metal and kydex wallets but have no direct experience with them.
I'd rather have something distinct from my phone too. I've seen too many of my customers with non- or malfunctioning cards because they're stuck to their phones all day and end up getting demagnetized(?)
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby VashHash » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 am

I use a corter leather standard card holder. Wanted something for my cards and some cash. Got tired of sitting on the big bulky bifold wallets.

I keep my drivers license and debit card on one side and my credit cards and insurance cards on the other. A few bills in the middle.

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Depends what you put in it but mine is about as thick as a native 5 lw
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 pm

Check out Recycled Firefighter’s fire hose wallets. I’ve carried one of their Fire Hose Sergeant front pocket wallets for the past 4-5 years and it still looks brand new. I’ve been very happy with it. The Fire Hose Sergeant is a minimalist wallet design, but they do make other wallets too. The best part is that they’re relatively inexpensive:

https://recycledfirefighter.com/product ... gLHo_D_BwE
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby RustyIron » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:21 pm

ThomC wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:07 am
Thus, here I am wondering what you fine folks use as a replacement for the traditional wallet, what it's made of, and why you picked it.
“Thin” is a very important quality for me. I’m old-school, and like my holsters, belts, and wallet to be made of leather. The company that meets my needs is "Big Skinny." They make a great wallet that is unbelievably thin. My full wallet is thinner than many empty wallets. I think they make wallets of synthetic materials, too, if you want to get really crazy. Google and Amazon can help you find "Big Skinny."

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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby spyderg » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Check out MacGregor Customs (https://www.macgregorcustoms.com/product/custom-wallets) I’ve got a wallet for myself, one for my wife and a total custom case for my “edc” gear. You can get stuff he’s got on hand, plain or send him pics for a custom look.
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby Halfneck » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 pm

Flowfold

Review I did on mine many years back http://www.woodsmonkey.com/flowfold-wallet-review
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby Bloke » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Bought this on EBay a few year back for a few dollars.

It’s leather, nicely made and holds six cards and a few notes.

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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby bearrowland » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:52 pm

That's perfect! Considering that Mrs Rowland holds all the notes, a few cards is all I really need to carry 😄
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby z4vdBt » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:27 am

Halfneck wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Flowfold

I got a black recycled sailcloth Flowfold Vanguard bifold in 2015 and have been EDC'ng it ever since. Bought a spare and I don't know that I'll ever need it. Made in the U.S.A., as light as three sheets of 8×11 paper.

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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby ThomC » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:38 am

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Check out Recycled Firefighter’s fire hose wallets. I’ve carried one of their Fire Hose Sergeant front pocket wallets for the past 4-5 years and it still looks brand new. I’ve been very happy with it. The Fire Hose Sergeant is a minimalist wallet design, but they do make other wallets too. The best part is that they’re relatively inexpensive:

https://recycledfirefighter.com/product ... gLHo_D_BwE
I've checked them out and I like their designs, but shipping to Europe is the price of an extra wallet...
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:53 am

I've carried this for 5 years, never any issues. https://www.amazon.com/NOMATIC-Minimali ... 698&sr=8-1
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:53 am

I've carried this for 5 years. never any issues. https://www.flipsidewallet.com/products ... e-4-wallet.

But, I'm a version or two behind now and, being a sucker for CQI, will upgrade. Because.

Check the DEMO video, but be aware of bill sizes.
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Re: Looking for an EDC/slimmer wallet

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 am

Doesn't get much smaller or minimal than a few rubber bands which is the exact reason I've been rocking this setup for the last 40 years.

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