My wife didn’t realize it at the time… but when the folks at Ridge Wallet sent me one of their Aluminum Gunmetal wallets to review she would end up loving it as much as I do.
You see, my previous wallet was a brown, bulky, leather one that was crammed with cards, receipts, and maybe a little cash. I rarely had it on me mainly because it was too uncomfortable to carry.
If I put it in my back pocket I’d end up sitting awkwardly on a lump situated to one side just like George Costanza in this classic scene from Seinfeld.
Put that bulky, brown wallet in my front jeans pocket and I could sit comfortably but then there’d still be the annoying bulk of an overstuffed wallet.
Most times I’d just keep my wallet in my work backpack… or if I was with my wife I’d ask her to put it in her purse. She begrudgingly agreed to every time but I could always tell it annoyed her.
That’s initially what drew my attention to the Ridge Wallet. It’s a minimalist, RFID-blocking wallet made from Aluminum, Titanium, or Carbon Fiber.
When I first got my Ridge Wallet I was impressed with the packaging and presentation of the product. There was the wallet, of course, but they also included a special screwdriver should I ever want to switch it from having a cash strap to having a money clip.
At first, I was hoping they’d send me the money clip version, but after using it for awhile I really like how slim it is with the cash strap. It has little rubber nubs inside the strap to keep your bills securely in place.
The minimalist design of the Ridge Wallet has you carrying all your cards sandwiched between two RFID plates and bound together with high quality elastic.
It took me a few days to get used to getting my cards out but now it’s become second nature.
You could carry up to 12 cards but after assessing what I really need I only have 7; my drivers license, debit, Target debit, HSA, Costco, pizza punch card, and health insurance cards.
It’s a lot less than what I had been carrying but it’s all I really need and it takes less space. A lot less space! All combined it’s just a little bigger than a package of Tic Tacs that fits comfortably in the front, left pocket of my jeans.
That’s why my wife loves my Ridge Wallet as much as I do. She no longer has to be responsible for my stuff and she doesn’t have the added bulk in her purse.
It’s not just my wife that loves it. Everyone I’ve shown it to thinks it’s really cool… and I’ve been asked about it more than once by our local grocery store cashiers.
I’ve been using my Ridge Wallet for a few months now and it looks as good as the day I got it. No scratches or anything… but I am careful to keep it by itself in my pocket. I love it’s sleek, clean look and don’t want any keys or change to mess it up.
Whether you’re a guy looking for a minimalist wallet, a wife (like mine) fed up with lugging around your husband’s wallet, or a woman looking to free up space in your purse… the Ridge Wallet is perfect for you.
For the security minded, I should also mention that every Ridge Wallet has RFID-blocking technology. Not sure what that is and why you should care, watch this video starting at the 9: 00-minute mark. It shows how it easy it is for hackers to access your card info.
Learn more and get your own on the Ridge Wallet website.
*** I was provided with a Ridge Wallet to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine.