The 16 Best Money Clips For Everyday Carry

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Real talk: There’s something sad about the standard bi-fold wallet. It’s bulky, it’s inefficient, and it might even be the cause of your back pain. The bi-fold of old flops open and creaks closed; it calls to mind the rat race, the nothing-I-do-is-ever-enough way old men shake their heads as they peer into the dark of their dingy wallets, shuffling through their wrinkled bills to pay for repairs that aren’t in the budget. With all the functional and minimalist wallet choices available, somehow the sad and bulky bi-fold wheezes on.

Money clips, on the other hand, have earned their staying power. Your dad shakes his head at money clips, calls them a young man’s folly before asking you to stop by this weekend to remove the latest virus he downloaded. You could try to explain that your phone does all the heavy lifting these days, that you don’t need a wallet for loyalty cards or receipts when you have apps for those. You could show him the space in your money clip for your cash, ID, and the few credit cards you carry, but he’d just tell you that those apps are stealing your identity before asking you to explain a Trojan Horse again.

Your dad is cool in a lot of ways. But his wallet sucks. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the 16 best money clips — decked out with classic style and modern features, you’re sure to find what you need to ditch the dad aesthetic and slim down your EDC.

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber Money Clip

Gerber GDC Money Clip

This money clip is all about function, from its titanium nitride-coated steel body to its 1.75-inch knife blade equipped with an integrated thumb grip to give you a firm hold and complete control. With enough room for five cards in addition to your cash, the 3.6 inch Gerber GDC Money Clip fits sleekly away in your pocket and adds a next-to-nothing 2.9 ounces to your carry weight. It’s covered by Gerber’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee, so you can by it for life without worrying about defects down the line. – Buy It

Vargo Titanium Money Clip

Vargo Titanium Money Clip

The extremely lightweight Vargo Titanium Money Clip is designed to hold your money and cards in place, and it doesn’t see any reason to reinvent the wheel to do it. There are no bells or whistles in sight: nothing but non-magnetic titanium in a clean metal sheen with minimal branding. That doesn’t mean form has been sacrificed on the altar of function, however. The classic money clip design is a mainstay because it perfectly marries structure and style, and that’s what the 0.3 oz Vargo clip delivers. If you’re a “less is more” guy, and you want a money clip that holds everything in place and doesn’t attempt anything else, this is for you. – Buy It

Ridge Wallet + Money Clip

Ridge Wallet + Money Clip

So maybe you’re not ready to let go of your wallet. Or perhaps you can’t, for reasons. We get it, and so do the folks at Ridge Wallet who designed the hybrid Ridge Aluminum Wallet & Money Clip. Consider it the best of both worlds; it provides an RFID-blocking expandable track that you can pack full with up to 12 cards and an external money clip for your cash. Designed with a front-pocket profile, it measures in just over 3” x 2,” and its aluminum construction keeps it lightweight at only 2 oz. – Buy It

Craighill Square Money Clip

Craighill Square Money Clip

The blacked out Craighill Square Money Clip comes straight from Steel Country. Cut in Pennsylvania and formed and finished in New York, the 2.5” x 1” x .25” solid brushed stainless steel money clip is as strong as it is sleek. Fans of the brand will recognize the clean lines and subtle details that are paramount to Craighill’s “efficiency meets exploration” design philosophy. Combining vintage aesthetics with modern industrial style, the Craighill Square Money Clip is a durable option that makes a lasting impression. – Buy It

Viper Titanium Money Clip

Viper Titanium Money Clip

Big spenders, rejoice: the Viper Titanium Money Clip is here for you. A typical money clip woe is stretch. After withdrawing your Friday night cash, you find that your clip won’t securely hold the few bills you have left for it when you’re Sunday morning broke. The Viper Titanium Clip is the answer. Thanks to the durability and fatigue-resistance of its titanium construction, it’ll grip from 1-60 folded bills without stretching out or losing its secure hold. Choose from among seven finish options. – Buy It

Self Defense Money Clip

Self Defense Money Clip

The Self Defense Money Clip is light on your budget, but don’t be tempted to equate low price with low value. Its minimalist approach is intentional, stripping down to its two purposes: to hold your cash and cards, and to help you defend yourself should you need it. The lightweight aluminum 2 x 2 inch clip doubles as a capable and discreet weapon. The integrated finger hole transforms your billfold into a quick defensive tool that will go unrecognized by most but will come through for you in a pinch. – Buy It

D15 Carbon Fiber Money Clip

D15 Carbon Fiber Money Clip

Everything is 50% cooler and 50% lighter than its competition when you make it out of carbon fiber. Please don’t check our math on that. Check out the D15 Carbon Fiber Money Clip from RC Fibers, instead. A wallet insert holds up to 4 cards and fits in the clip along with your cash. With the option to use the supplement and clip separately or together, the D15 offers loads of versatility before you even begin to choose between the available fiber and color options. – Buy It

Jacob Bromwell Lexington Money Clip

Jacob Bromwell Lexington Money Clip

You really can’t go wrong with a classic like the Jacob Bromwell Lexington Money Clip. This solid copper 2.25” x .25” x 1” clip is made in the USA in small batches and is available in limited quantities. The copper construction ensures it won’t rust; instead, copper ages beautifully as it oxidizes. If you prefer its original shine to the aged patina, it can be polished and its finished restored. The heirloom quality piece can be custom engraved and comes with a lifetime guarantee. – Buy It

Maxx & Unicorn Money Clip

Maxx & Unicorn Money Clip

The Maxx & Unicorn Money Clip is a testament to minimalist simplicity. Made with a single piece of laser engraved solid brass, the folks at M&U cut, tumble, and shape each 2.5” x 1” clip by hand on a custom rig at their workshop in Brooklyn, New York. The uniquely understated clip is coated in semi-permanent black oxide patina, a finish designed to reveal the solid brass beneath it as it wears and chips over time, guaranteeing you a one-of-a-kind accessory that is in a class of its own. – Buy It

Edwin Wallet Plus

Edwin Wallet Plus

The Edwin Binder Clip Wallet Plus is modest. At first glance, you’d never know that the steel-constructed money clip hybrid has room to secure and block 20 cards from RFID scanning, let alone that it’s carrying five built-in hex wrenches alongside flathead and Phillips-head screwdrivers. At 3.45 x 2.2 inches, the single-piece construction mimics the functionality of a binder clip and offers a cash stem as well as a fast access slot for a frequently used card. There’s nothing else like it on this list. Or anywhere, for that matter. – Buy It

Paper Clip Money Clip

Paper Clip Money Clip

This little novelty design comes courtesy of Ox and Bull Trading Co. True to its name, the 2 ½ x ¾ inch stainless steel money clip mimics the design of a standard paper clip. Suited for paper money more than it is for credit cards, the Paper Clip Money Clip offers a conversation-starting lightweight option when cash is all you need to carry. Available in silver, gold, and black finishes, the clip also makes the perfect quick gift for the writers and assorted pencil pushers on your list. – Buy It

Victorinox Swiss Army Money Clip Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Money Clip Pocket Knife

One look at the Victorinox Swiss Army Money Clip reveals its appeal. Half money clip, half Swiss Army Knife, the five-function Victorinox is the perfect addition to any EDC. Measuring 3 inches and weighing 1 ounce, the Alox clip features a large one-hand blade, scissors, a nail file, nail cleaner, and money clip. Part of Victorinox’s Alox collection, the embossed aluminum is treated with anodic oxidation to add a layer of protection from damage and corrosion. If slimming down your carry without sacrificing functionality is your goal, the Victorinox Money Clip might be just the ticket. – Buy It

M-Clip Money Clip

M-Clip Money Clip

Crafted with aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, the M-Clip Ultralight V Money Clip offers a sleek solution and classic style while maintaining M-Clip’s lowest price point. M-Clip starts with a solid bar of their lightest weight aluminum, precision-cutting each clip before finishing it with a satin coating. Choose from four different anodized colors and solid metal or rubber inlay options, then keep personalizing with optional laser engraving and the choice of standard or extra large spring capacity. – Buy It

Mont Blanc Essential Sartorial Money Clip

Mont Blanc Essential Sartorial Money Clip

The Mont Blanc Essential Sartorial Money Clip is a statement. It’s also an investment; one that any man who insists on the best will be glad to make. The design mimics the iconic Mont Blanc 3-rings motif and carries the legacy and sophistication of the Mont Blanc name. The grooved stainless steel is functional and durable and offers a high shine canvas for the subtly etched Mont Blanc branding. The Sartorial Money Clip comes with a budget-topping price tag and promises Mont Blanc’s peerless quality and timeless detail. – Buy It

KeyClip Money Clip Wallet

KeyClip Money Clip Wallet

Your context clues have probably revealed some critical clues about the amenities in the KeyClip Money Clip: it holds your keys, too. It also has room for a USB drive and a multi-tool, but you can only fit so much in a name. The KeyClip is a clever bit of gear, with durable aluminum and stainless steel construction that blocks RFID scanning while remaining TSA compliant. It has enough space for 5-8 cards and 3-6 keys in the all-metal cover and an outer clip for your cash. Multiple finishes, as well as a carbon-fiber option, are available. – Buy It

Lever Gear ToolCard Pro With Money Clip

Lever Gear ToolCard Pro With Money Clip

The latest, and possibly the most functional card tool to date is the Lever Gear Toolcard — a one-ounce, credit card-sized money clip wallet with 40 tools built right into the design. The Toolcard Pro is crafted from 420 stainless steel and offers up an assortment of tools including 24 wrenches, a can opener, a bottle opener, three screwdrivers, a pair of rulers, a cord cutter, a straight edge, a pry bar, a bit holder, a speed square, a protractor, and a removable money clip should you prefer to carry the Toolcard as your wallet. – Buy It

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