The 30 Best Minimalist Wallets

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The market for Minimalist Wallets pretty much exploded last year, especially on the Kickstarter scene, where each new wallet design became slimmer than previous one, trying to pack as much stuff as possible in a design that would barely produce a bulge in the tightest of back pockets. Some slim wallets were hot, some were not, and some even came with a built-in bottle opener. Here at GearMoose, we’ve been curating slim wallets for well over four years now, and one thing is still clear: Thin is In. In no particular order, here’s our list of the 30 best minimalist wallets the world has to offer — in case you missed ’em.

Spine Titanium Wallet

Spine Titanium Wallet

The Spine Minimalist Wallet is front pocket carry the way it was intended to be — lightweight, slim, and a means to popping open bottles of your favorite craft beer. The Spine Wallet is crafted from grade 5 titanium, which renders it extremely lightweight, water resistant, corrosion-resistant, and stronger than most any other wallet on this list, and features a durable elastic band that secures your cards and cash and an integrated bottle opener for popping open bottles on the fly. CHECK IT OUT

Ridge Titanium Wallet

Ridge Titanium Wallet

A lot of forethought went into the design of the Ridge Wallet in order to make it a sleek, fully-functional minimalist wallet with a modern touch. The Ridge Wallet is an RFID blocking front pocket wallet that is crafted from high-grade titanium and features elastic straps that allow it to expand according to the size of your carry, along with an integrated spring-loaded money clip for securing your cash. Buy it once and it will likely last a lifetime. CHECK IT OUT

Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet

Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet

Machine Era Co. no doubt created one of the best slim wallets on the market with their aluminum version that sits at the number one spot on this list. But few know about their second minimalist wallet, the Ti5 Slim Wallet. Both lighter and stronger than it’s predecessor, the Ti5 Slim holds up to 9 cards and is crafted from aerospace grade titanium known for its high strength to weight ratio as well as it’s RFID protection. Rounded edges render it comfortable in your pocket for extended periods of time, while a rear thumb slot allows you to quickly access your most used card. CHECK IT OUT

DPTR Leather Clamshell Wallet

DPTR Leather Clamshell Wallet

Typically, as slim wallets become slimmer, they begin to sacrifice both their good looks and functionality. Luckily, the Leather Clamshell Wallet by DPTR sacrifices neither of these. Slim enough to fit in your front pocket but large enough to feel substantial, the Leather Clamshell boasts a classic Horween leather exterior with a calf leather lining and an elastic band for carrying extra folding cash, receipts, movie tickets, earphones, and any other items one might typically stash in their pocket or wallet. CHECK IT OUT

Bellroy Lowdown Wallet

Bellroy Low Down Slim Wallet

Bellroy’s collection of quality full-size, travel, and minimalist wallets now includes one their slimmest ones to date. It’s called the Low Down and it boasts a classic leather construction that has been slimmed-down even further and stripped of any and all unnecessary features. Tapered edges make the wallet fit more comfortable in your pocket for extended periods of time despite being able to carry heavier payloads of up to 10 cards and some cash. CHECK IT OUT

Taylor Stitch Minimalist Wallet

Taylor Stitch Minimalist Wallet

What to get the guy who has everything — but can’t seem to keep his wallet in order? Solve that problem with the Taylor Stitch Minimalist Wallet, made with limited-edition leather in small batches. It’s a new offering from a brand that makes every single one of its goods with care, attention to detail and quality in mind — right down to the hand-painted edges on this beautiful and much-needed piece of a smart everyday carry. Featuring four slimmed-down card slots and one interior slot for cash, it’s a perfect wallet, and it’s available right now in three versatile colors. CHECK IT OUT

Bison Cash Fold Wallet

Bison Cash Fold Wallet

For those times we you’re aiming to carry only the bare necessities — like a few bucks and a ticket stub — and a money clip just won’t work with your pants of choice, then consider carrying the Bison Cash Fold Wallet. This slimmed-down, minimalist wallet is crafted by hand from Horween leather, fits easily into either your front or back pocket, and can accommodate up to 30 bills of spending money. CHECK IT OUT

Supr Slim 2 Wallet

Supr Slim 2 Wallet

Even slimmer than the original Supr Slim Wallet, the brand’s new Slim 2 Wallet is as slim as it is functional, and hands-down the perfect wallet for minimizing your everyday carry. Each Slim 2 Wallet features a soft microfiber interior, an integrated elastic band to hold everything together tightly, a premium leather exterior, and a super-thin profile that takes up very little pocket space. CHECK IT OUT

Sapling Aluminum Minimalist Wallets

Sapling Aluminum Minimalist Wallets

Topping this extensive list of the best minimalist wallets are the Aluminum Series wallets by Sapling. Available in silver, black, and gold color combinations, each wallet is machined from RFID-blocking 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and then bead blasted and anodized before its engraved with your name or message of choice.

Their unibody design offers up the same minimal silhouette as their original wood counterparts listed further down this list, rendering them just as comfortable in your front pocket as your back without taking up too much pocket real estate. A durable quad-stitched elastic band rounds out the design, and is capable of securing 1-8 cards, more if you feel like exercising the elastic band’s potential. The wallets are available in a classic aluminum face, crosshatch, and stealth design. CHECK IT OUT

RFID Dash 4.0 Wallet

RFID Dash 4.0 Wallet

Dash Wallets were designed to be as functional as possible, providing everything you need in a wallet, and nothing you don’t. The latest in the Dash series, the 4.0, is constructed from a durable saffiano canvas material and flexible plastic and features RFID blocking capabilities, a separate pocket for cash, a quickdraw slot for easily accessing your most used card, and an extra compartment with enough room for up to 15 additional cards. Don’t call it a card wallet, because the term wouldn’t do it justice. Instead, the Dash 4.0 is a very functional minimalist wallet comfortable for everyday carry in your front pocket. CHECK IT OUT

Supr-Slim-Wallet

Supr Slim Wallet

At only 3mm thin, the Supr Slim Wallet can still carry a load of cards and cash worth writing home about thanks to its durable elastic construction that stretches around your important cards for a tight fit. Stretching it to its maximum capacity is never a problem, because it never stretches out permanently or loses its tight grip. The Supr Slim Minimalist Wallet is available in 6 different colors. CHECK IT OUT

HuMn Mini Minimalist Wallet

HuMn Mini Wallet

Essentially a slimmed down version of the original HuMn Wallet, the HuMn Mini is a pint-sized yet highly versatile tactical wallet perfect for everyday carry in your front pocket. It’s crafted from powder-coated, RFID signal blocking aircraft grade aluminum and features a laser engraved logo, a durable shock cord strap that secures your cards and cash neatly against the aluminum plate, and a microfiber bag. Available in an assortment of colorways. CHECK IT OUT

Machine Era Slim Wallet

Machine Era Slim Wallet

This is the minimalist wallet we consistently carry on a daily basis, and our personal favorite, the Machine Era Slim Wallet. Available in your choice of high grade aluminum or brass, Each Machine Era Slim Wallet is CNC machined from a solid block of high grade aluminum, after which it is finished with an optional flat black anodized coating that adds a bit of durability and corrosion resistance. The wallets have a storage capacity of up to six cards along with an elastic band that holds any additional cash or cards. And at only a 1/4″ thick and a weighing in at a mere 1.3 ounces, you’ll forget it’s even in your front pocket. CHECK IT OUT

Capsule Minimalist Wallet

Capsule Minimalist Wallet

Like most minimalist wallets, the Capsule Minimalist Wallet is thin, features a high-quality leather construction, and comes with 2 separate pockets to store your ID and frequently used cards. This one, however, features the cleverly-designed CashStrap which takes care of the cash storage problems common to alot of other minimalist wallets. It neatly holds your bills without having to fold them over more than once or twice. CHECK IT OUT

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Ainste Evan Minimalist Wallet

Ainste Evan Wallet

The Evan Wallet by Ainste saw a very successful funding campaign on Kickstarter, raising nearly six times its funding goal. And for good reason. Crafted from quality leather, the Ainste Evan Wallet features a nifty band that wraps around it that not only keeps your cards and your cash securely in place, but can also hold any of your other important stuff such as your iPhone, iPod, or MP3 player. The Evan Minimalist Wallet is also available in a smaller model for men looking to keep it even more minimal. CHECK IT OUT

Cinch Wallet Kickstarter

Cinch Wallet

The CINCH Wallet features a truly versatile minimalist design, intended to simplify your life by lessening your pocket load. Available in either a salvaged oak wood construction or stainless steel, each CINCH Wallet is covered by a black elastic keeper that not only tightly secures your cards and cash, but pretty much anything else of importance that you can successfully stuff in there. Another awesome reason that it made our top ten list is the built-in bottle opener available on the stainless steel model, which definitely adds to its functionality. CHECK IT OUT

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet

There’s no unecessary bells and whistles on this wallet, only a slim, trim, well-crafted design. The Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet is crafted from quality, vegetable tanned cow leather and features a quickdraw for your two primary cards, a built-in pull tab for your less-used cards, and enough room for some folded cash. CHECK IT OUT

Omega Titanium Minimalist Wallet

Omega Titanium Wallet

One of the most successful kickstarter wallets we’ve come across, the Omega Titanium Wallet ditched the leather and wood construction found on most minimalist wallets that came before it, and instead features two durable slabs of solid titanium between which can comfortably sit 7-10 cards along with some cash. Stainless steel torx screws on the surface of the titanium protrude slightly, preventing scratches and other damage from surface to surface contact. Along with the rugged titanium construction, a bottle opener is built in to the wallet for good measure, rendering the Omega Titanium Wallet one of the manliest minimalist wallets on the market. CHECK IT OUT

Dash 2.0 Wallet on Kickstarter

DASH 2.0 Wallet

The DASH 2.0 is definitely our personal favorite minimalist wallet on this list. Its thin, leather design is not only stylish, but highly functional. It boasts three separate compartments, one for your ID and cards, another one on the bottom for easily stowing away your cash, and a built-in quickdraw slot on the side for swiping your most-used card, without ever having to actually take it out of the wallet. Its an upgrade of the Original DASH Wallet and is still available on kickstarter. We recommend heading over there and pledging some cash to get yours early. CHECK IT OUT

Brew Clip Bottle Opener Wallet

Brew Clip

Also featured on our list of 15 Awesome Bottle Openers, the Brew Clip was another successfully funded kickstarter wallet that cleverly features a built-in bottle opener for those who prefer bottle-opening capabilities on the go. Its slim, minimalist design can comfortably hold up to 5 credit cards and 30 bills, and is crafted from durable stainless steel with a 3D-printed sintered nylon backing. CHECK IT OUT solid-line 9 More Minimalist Wallets solid-line

SlimFold Minimalist Wallet

SlimFold Wallet

There’s no shortage of capable minimalist wallets for you to choose from on this list. The SlimFold Wallet, however, offers something that the rest simply do not. These extremely slim, incredibly lightweight wallets are crafted from Tyvek, the same durable material that FedEx mailing envelopes are made from, which renders them completely waterproof, lightweight, razor thin, and resistant to ripping. CHECK IT OUT

Trim Wallet

Trim Wallet

At only 3mm thick, the Trim Wallet, otherwise known as the Dash 3.0 Wallet, features the same slim silhouette as the first two Dash Wallets, along with your choice of a saffiano or threaded vegetable tanned leather construction, a horizontal slot for the card you use most frequently, a slot for an additional ten cards, and another one for carrying around some extra cash. CHECK IT OUT

Picker's Wallet by Whipping Post

Picker’s Wallet

The Picker’s Wallet by Whipping Post is the wallet of choice for any guitar player subject to an impromptu jam session. Along with a full grain leather construction, it features credit card slots, pockets for your cash and driver’s license, and a cool pick-shaped pocket hand-sewn into the wallet for always having a pick at arm’s reach. Available in mojave, Georgia Brown, and in a bifold model with or without a pick pocket. CHECK IT OUT

Band-It Minimalist Wallet

Band-It Minimalist Wallet

One of our new favorite minimalist wallets on the market, The Band-It Wallet did quite well on Kickstarter, and is now for sale online at the link below. We’ve had the chance to carry one around for the past few months courtesy of A. Magpoc, and we’ve been surprisingly impressed. These minimalist wallets are crafted from left over run-off leather from one of the bigger manufacturers, and holds up to 10 cards while maintaining an ultra-thin, sleek look. A built-in elastic band cinches the wallet tight around your cards as well as holds your cash, ticket stubs, receipts, keys, and anything else you can think of. Available in a variety of colors and stitching. CHECK IT OUT

Bark-a cool cork wallet

Bark Wallet

As far as minimalist wallets go, none are quite as unique as the Bark Wallet. Designed and hand-sewn in California, the Bark Wallet is laser cut from cork fabric and sports a slim, minimalist design that renders it small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. To round out the cork ensemble, you can outfit your iPhone with their cork minimalist skin iPhone backing. Although the Bark Minimalist Wallet didn’t quite meet its funding goals on kickstarter, we’re sure we’ll be seeing it again soon enough. CHECK IT OUT

Noise Goods Minimalist Cardholder

Noise Goods Cardholder

There’s no need to drop a load of cash on a minimalist wallet. That would be counterproductive. Instead, opt for the Card Holder ($32) by Noise Goods if you’re looking to shed some extra pocket weight. Each Card Holder is cut, stitched, and finished by hand in Portugal from full grain leather and other natural materials, and can tote up to 6 cards and some cash. Available in 5 distinct colors. CHECK IT OUT

Slimplistic Minimalist Wallet

SLIMplistic Minimalist Wallet

As the SLIMplistic Wallet by MSTRMND Collective will show you, a true minimalist wallet’s best feature should be simplicity above all else, without sacrificing form or function. The SLIMplistic Wallet is a very slim 1/8″, weighs only .4oz, and can securely stash over 10 cards plus additional cash and receipts. Also included in the design is an easy access thumb slot for ease of use, and an elastic and leather construction that patinas well over time. CHECK IT OUT

Sapling Wallet

Sapling Wallet

Most minimalist wallets sacrifice aesthetics for functionality, designed to hold as much as possible in an extremely tight space. The Sapling Wallet, however, is the perfect blend of style and function, carrying 8 cards or more in between two wooden plates finished in your choice of a handsome Walnut, Cherrywood, or a Birch laminate. While an elastic band secures your cards and cash, where the Sapling Minimalist Wallet really shines are its signature tabs included in the design that simplify the process of grabbing the card you need for the task at hand. CHECK IT OUT

Poquito Minimalist Wood Wallet

Poquito Minimalist Wallet

Machined from solid hardwood and individually hand-finished, each Poquito Wallet sports a slim design with a custom molded elastomer strap that can hold 6 cards and some cash. Despite its super thin silhouette, the Poquito includes a unique coin carrying slot for those emergency payphone quarters you might need this weekend, along with a built-in groove that makes accessing your most frequented cards from either side of the wallet a cinch. CHECK IT OUT

Bluetooth Smart Wallet

Bluetooth Smart Wallet

We all know that trackers can be attached to your keys, wallet, and any other EDC item in order to easily locate said items when they’re inadvertently lost. Losing your wallet in particular can be devastating considering the amount of personal information we carry in them. Finding this particular wallet, however, can be done without dripping the money on a separate tracking device.

Its called the Smart Wallet, and it’s outfitted with Bluetooth 4.0 that, in conjunction with a smartphone app, notifies you via an alert as to it’s location within 85 feet. Additional features include RFID protection and a slim, 9.9mm thin design that fits comfortable in your front or back pocket. CHECK IT OUT

Grovemade Brass Minimalist Wallet

Grovemade Brass Minimalist Wallet

If you prefer a brass everyday carry collection over steel, aluminum, or wood, then Grovemade’s new Brass Minimalist Wallet fits the bill perfectly. Joining their machined aluminum wallets, the brass version is wrapped in vegetable-tanned leather and features a slimmed-down profile, enough room for 5 cards and some folding cash, and an integrated rear window that allows the top card to be removed quickly and efficiently. CHECK IT OUT

Aecraft Slim Wallet

Aecraft Slim Wallet

In comparison to other slim wallets available on the market, the new Aecraft Wallet is twice as functional and twice as handsome. The crowning feature of this new addition, besides it’s ridiculously thin, vegetable tanned leather design that measures in at 3mm, is an integrated elastic and leather key ring that keeps both wallet and keychain together to prevent hour-long searches for your keys inside every couch cushion. Additional features include a center storage pocket for cards, cash, and receipts sandwiched in between two external quick access card slots. CHECK IT OUT

Vestige Card Carrier

Vestige Card Carrier

The Vestige Card Carrier was created by Industrial designer Tyler Pratt, whose aim was to create a fully-functional minimalist wallet with a clean, simple design. It features a leather and wood construction that can easily store up to six of your important cards along with some dollar bills, and also boasts a built-in key slot for keeping that extra house key or car key handy. CHECK IT OUT

The Ten Best Minimalist Wallets

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