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My wallet has a bunch of credit cards sitting behind credit cards. It has my drivers license, office security access card, and Priority Pass cards. That doesn’t even begin to cover it though because I’ve got my insurance cards, AAA card, and some business cards too.
Overstuffing – and simply using – a wallet wears it out faster. I don’t like investing a ton of money in a wallet because it’s simply not going to last the way I use it.
Three years ago I asked for reader advice on the best wallet for the credit card obsessed and got plenty of (divergent) feedback.
I wonder though if I’ve finally found something that hits all of my criteria, the ability to carry a lot of credit cards and keep things organized (I need slots!) without breaking the bank: Travelambo Credit Card Case Slim Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet.
This wallet has 16 slots and is priced at just $7.99 with free Prime shipping. It’s leather and features RFID blocking to limit compromise of its contents. Of the reviews on Amazon 67/82 are 5 star. I’ve gone ahead and bought one to try it out.
It identifies as a front pocket wallet. I’ve kept my wallet in my back pocket for years, though growing up I always had my wallet in my front pocket. I lived in New York as a kid and the city was a different place in the late 1970s and 1980s than it is today. Often traveling abroad in tourist areas I put my wallet in my front pocket, too, because it’s less vulnerable to pick pockets. So I’m ok with front pocket, presumably the issue is that with this many card slots it’ll be large for the back pocket (frankly as overstuffed as my current wallet is it’s probably too large for my back pocket too).
Now, I don’t carry all of my credit cards with me. Some sit in a drawer. But for those of you that do want everything in one package here’s an interesting product: Easyoulife Genuine Leather Credit Card Holder
It’s $16, comes with free Prime shipping, and is available in 11 colors. It has RFID blocking and 24 slots, but claims “each slot can hold 1-2 cards” so as long as your portfolio tops out at 48 cards you may be covered.
After three years I’m already seeing wear on my lasts wallet, and it was a good one, so I’m thinking about what’s next and thinking I want to spend less not more since expensive wallets aren’t likely to last me anyway.
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