The 30 Best Minimalist Wallets

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The market for minimalist wallets pretty much exploded in the past 5 years — especially on the Kickstarter scene — where each new minimalist wallet design became slimmer than the previous one — trying to pack as much stuff as possible in a slim 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 the best wallets for well over six years now, and one thing is still clear: Thin is In. The best minimalist wallet not only saves your lower back from the pain of sitting on a brick most of the day, it also keeps your everyday carry lightweight and reduces the clutter from your life. After all, a year’s worth of old receipts, movie tickets, and gift cards from last Christmas just won’t fit inside even the roomiest minimalist wallet. The less you can carry the better.

Keep in mind that the best minimalist wallet for another person may not very well be the best minimalist wallet for you. It all depends on your everyday carry needs and whether you’re looking for pure minimalism over functionality. You’ll find the best of both types listed here. In no particular order, here is our list of the 30 best minimalist wallets for men that the world has to offer — in case you missed ’em.

Spine Titanium Wallet

Spine Titanium Minimalist Wallet

Slimmest Minimalist 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. And at only 1mm thick, it is literally the slimmest minimalist wallet you can buy. – Buy It

Finstock Minimalist Wallet

Finstock Minimalist Wallet

Best Front Pocket Wallet: You don’t need an expired Blockbuster membership card — or any number of your gym membership cards from the early nineties crowding up your wallet any more than you need a weekly trip to the chiropractor from carrying around a fat wallet. Finstock Goods believes less is more, and that couldn’t be more evident than with their front pocket-friendly minimalist wallet.

This USA-made, double-sided card holder accommodates up to 6 cards — forcing you to ditch any unnecessary cards and receipts you’ve collected along the way — while a central pocket serves as a temporary home for your extra folding cash. Lastly, the Finstock Minimalist Wallet’s Horween Dublin leather construction will develop a handsome patina over time, with each crease, nick, and mark highlighting the journey of your everyday carry. – Buy It

Holden Card Wallet

Holden Card Wallet

A Slim Bifold Wallet: The perfect blend of a traditional bifold wallet and a front pocket wallet, the Holden Card Wallet carries more cargo in terms of cards and cash than a typical cad wallet while maintaining a slimmed-down silhouette that won’t weigh you down. It features a 6 pocket design for stowing the bare essentials and a full grain leather construction that will develop a handsome patina over time. And at only 1.8 ounces, it’s one of the slimmest bifold wallets on the market, and you’ll likely forget you’re carrying it in your front pocket until you need to pull it out. – Buy It

Wally Micro Wallet

Wally Micro Wallet

Most Functional Minimalist Wallet: While it’s not quite the slimmest wallet on this list, Distil Union’s Wally Micro Wallet is no doubt one of the smallest. Measuring at just over 3.5 inches long and 0.3 inches thick, The Wally Micro is so small that you could quite possible forget you’re carrying it — be it in your front pocket or your back.

Despite it’s rather compact size, this wallet has got some pretty amazing features to go with it — including the fact that it’s built from full-grain leather and is completely reversible. To change the look of your EDC, simply turn the Wally Micro inside out and you’ve got a practically new wallet. Additionally, it can carry some folding cash and up to 10 cards, which of course can be accessed via an integrated pull tab. And at under 50 bucks, its a no-brainer for those looking to slim things down without sacrificing the functionality of a larger wallet. – Buy It

Trayvax Summit Minimalist Wallet

Trayvax Summit Minimalist Wallet

Most Versatile Minimalist Wallet: Trayvax Wallets have become very popular in the past half decade or so. Trayvax Wallets are best known as utility wallets — which means they’re designed to wear hard against the elements and to withstand the toughest of conditions. The latest in the Trayvax line is the Summit — the first minimalist wallet by the brand aimed to cut down on weight and to simplify your everyday carry. To keep the Summit Minimalist Wallet’s design simple, Trayvax built it from only two components, which keeps it lightweight and slim while still offering RFID protection. – Buy It

Ridge Wallet

Ridge Minimalist Wallet

Best Overall Minimalist 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 your choice of high-grade titanium or lightweight aluminum 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. Buy it twice and you’ll have a pair of one of the best, most durable minimalist wallets money can buy. – Buy It

TGT Deluxe Wallet

TGT Deluxe Wallet

This versatile wallet in ultra-soft, premium Italian leather, paired with elastic and durable canvas is perfect for the man who has a few cards and some extra cash to carry on a daily basis, but doesn’t want a lot of added bulk in his front pocket.  Side-by-side pockets for cards and cash mean this wallet doesn’t need to fold, but cash can be stowed seamlessly into the leather side and cards can go into the double-stitched stretch canvas, increasing it’s card-carrying capacity substantially over less flexible minimalist wallets. – Buy It

JooJoobs Minimalist Money Clip Wallet

JooJoobs Minimalist Money Clip Wallet

That pile of expired cards from the past decade taking up your unwanted wallet space, you don’t need it. Two or three cards from your pocket ever really get used, so ditch the rest and lighten your pocket load with this slimmed-down minimalist wallet by JooJoobs. Made from vegetable tanned chrome leather, it carries comfortably in shorts, slim chinos, or tailored jeans throughout the day, and fits only the basics you need – Six cards, some folding cash, and nothing more. – Buy It

Bellroy Low Down Wallet

Bellroy Low Down Slim Wallet

Editor’s Pick: 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. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

Bellroy Micro Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy Micro Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy has played and in important role in the everyday carry movement by offering some of the best leather bifold wallets on the market. The thinnest wallet in their arsenal, however, isn’t a bifold wallet at all. It’s a minimalist front pocket wallet. The Micro Sleeve Wallet is also their thinnest one to date. An integrated central pocket, accessed by giving it a simple pinch, stores your cash and receipts while several external slots accommodate up to 4 of your most-used cards. You won’t find any bells or whistles on the Micro Sleeve, but it’s simple design is what makes it such an effective minimalist wallet for everyday carry. – Buy It

Ti5 Slim Wallet

Ti5 Slim Wallet

Industrial style and minimalist appeal define this wallet, and the Ti5 card carrier will speak to anyone seeking the slimmest, lightest, and strongest wallet for carting cash money.  Made from aerospace-grade titanium paired with a durable elastic band, this wallet holds up to 7 cards and offers RFID protection.  A handy thumb slot in the back lets you push out cards for easy grabbing and also serves as a bottle opener.  With streamlined form and function, plus a corrosion-proof exterior, this could be the best, and last wallet a minimalist ever buys. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

Line Of Trade Slim Wallet

Line Of Trade Slim Wallet

A slimmed-down take on the classic front pocket wallet, the Slim Wallet by Bespoke Post brand Line Of Trade sports 5 pockets for stowing up to 15 cards and some cash, the latter of which nestles seamlessly in a hidden center pocket for safe keeping. The layered pocket design assures that the Slim Wallet will lay flat in even the tightest of pockets even when it is filled to it’s capacity, while the Red Wing boot leather will only get better with age. – Buy It

Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold Wallet

Taylor Stitch Minimalist Billfold Wallet

With three card-size slots on each fold (six total) and a larger pocket in the rear to accommodate cash, it doesn’t get much more basic than this minimalist beauty in understated navy leather with tan leather lining.  Both classy and classic, this slim profile design in 100% Spanish cowhide is pretty much perfect for any guy, and hidden lining in card slots prevents stretch to keep cards secure.  If you’re looking to downsize and carry only the essentials, this pocket pal performs admirably. – Buy It

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet

There’s no unnecessary bells and whistles on this wallet, only a slim, trim, well-crafted design. The Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet — crafted from quality, vegetable tanned cow leather — is slim enough for front pocket carry on the daily yet features the storage capabilities and functionality of a traditional bifold wallet such as a quickdraw for your two primary cards, a built-in pull tab for your less-used cards, and enough room for your last paycheck’s worth in folded cash. – Buy It

Dango C01 Civilian Wallet

Dango C01 Civilian Wallet

Crafted from Italian leather and handmade in the USA, the Civilian lends a sleek aesthetic to this highly functional EDC wallet. Available fully blacked-out or in moss green, the slim design holds up to 10 cards, while the silicone strap offers a place for cash, receipts, and business cards. With four internal pockets and an aluminum tab to attach the included 550 paracord lanyard (3’ when stretched to capacity), the C01 also remains compatible with the MT02 multi-tool standard to other Dango products. It manages a minimalist design while offering ample storage to make it an integral part of your grab and go everyday carry. – Buy It

Axess Compact Wallet

Axess Compact Wallet

A standard compact wallet simply might not have the capacity you need, which is why this extended compact model could come in handy.  Slightly larger than the average card carrier, this genuine Italian leather wallet provides added functionality while still remaining relatively small.  With two front slots, an inner pocket and a back ID window, this wallet comfortable houses 7-9 cards, cash, and even coinage, along with RFID-blocking technology.  In other words, it provides the convenience and compactness every guy can appreciate. – Buy It

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

The competition between minimalist wallets is fierce, and there is very little room for new ones that aren’t significantly changing the game. Dango knew this when they designed the Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet. You’re probably thinking that a multi-tool wallet has no place on a list of the best minimalist wallets.

Despite it’s rugged good looks and variety of built-in tools, the Dango Wallet measures in at a mere 0.3 inches thick. While that’s nowhere near as thin as some of the others listed here, it does have a lot more going for it — a 6061 aerospace grade aluminum construction wrapped in genuine leather, RFID-blocking capabilities, enough room for 12 cards and some cash, and a removable carbon stainless steel multi-tool with over 14 different functions. – Buy It

Pioneer Ion Wallet

Pioneer Ion Wallet

This slim bifold is made from trademarked 10XD ripstop fabric and created with Futureform molded technology.  It sounds impressive, and it is, providing a slim, waterproof shell that promised zero moisture absorption.  It’s also washing machine safe.  That makes it one of the most versatile, easy-to-care-for wallets on this list. With just two reinforced slots for 6-8 cards or folded bills, you can’t carry much, but that’s kind of the point of this minimalist work of art, which can be easily carried in your front or back pocket. – Buy It

Navy Seal Ridge Minimalist Wallet

Navy Seal Ridge Minimalist Wallet

This slimmed-down, all-metal minimalist wallet holds plenty of folding cash, up to 12 of your most-used cards, and helps Navy SEALs and their families at the same time. Men’s online shopping destination Huckberry teamed up with Ridge Wallet to design a special edition minimalist wallet in official Navy Blue. 10% of the proceeds on these go to the Navy SEAL Foundation, one of the top charities in the US.

The wallet’s expandable design accommodates up to 12 cards while a replaceable elastic and the aluminum shell blocks RFID skimmers. An integrated cash money clip holds your bills in place and the whole thing weighs just 2 ounces — lightweight enough to forget your carrying it until you need some cash from it. – Buy It

Dash 3 Slim Wallet

Dash 3 Slim Wallet

At only 3mm thick, the Trim Wallet, otherwise known as the Dash 3.0 Slim Wallet, features the same slim silhouette as the first two Dash renditions, 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 an additional one for carrying around some extra folding cash. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

Poquito Wood Slim Wallet

Poquito Wood Slim Wallet

Machined from solid hardwood and individually hand-finished, each Poquito Wood 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. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

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. – Buy It

Shinola Slim Bifold Wallet

Shinola Slim Bifold Wallet

It’s not often that a bifold wallet is as front pocket-friendly as it’s minimalist wallet counterparts, but alas, the Slim Bifold by Shinola executes this quite nicely. A leather-lined compartment accommodates plenty of cash and six or more cards thanks to various card slots. Folded edges contribute to the wallet’s streamlined design, while it’s premium American leather construction will only look better with age. – Buy It

SlimFold Softshell Waterproof Wallet

SlimFold Soft Shell Wallet

Made in San Francisco, SlimFold wallets are some of the lightest and thinnest wallets around and they’re also waterproof — which makes them a great choice for the upcoming summer months. The waterproof Soft Shell material is made from blending synthetic fibers at high-weave densities, offering the waterproofing you’d get from a high end ski jacket, but the extreme abrasion resistance of motorcycle crash pants. It weighs no more than once ounce by itself, yet can stow up to 10 cards — and protect said cards form an impromptu rain storm. The SlimFold Wallet is hands down the minimalist wallet of choice during inclement weather and the warm, summer months by the pool. – Buy It

Secrid Slim Wallet

Secrid Slim Wallet

Trifold wallets have a history of being anything but slim, but the Secrid Slim Wallet is surprisingly minimal thanks to low-profile aluminum pockets inside the leather shell. It can effectively carry a payload of 4-6 cards — enough to get you through a day at the office — and also features a clever spring-loaded push-button feature that grants you quick access to the cards you require.  You’ll surely enjoy the handcrafted design and RFID protection to boot.  It’s no wonder this wallet earned the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. – Buy It

Radix One Slim Wallet

Radix One Slim Wallet

For men who may be a bit tight on cash, a minimalist wallet is the logical choice for everyday carry. And the best budget minimalist wallet on this list is no doubt the Radix One Slim Wallet. At a mere fraction of the price of it’s competitors, the Radix One provides enough room for up to 10 cards — sandwiched between a pair of polycarbonate plates — an is held together by a silicon band that doubles as a money clip. All of this, while still managing to maintain a slim enough profile to carry it in your front pocket without any discomfort during the day. The Radix One is rugged, lightweight, and will hold up to the rigors of everyday carry just as long as some it’s more expensive counterparts. – Buy It

Hammer Anvil Minimalist Wallet

Hammer Anvil Minimalist Wallet

Another moderately-priced minimalist wallet for the budget-conscious spender is this genuine leather iteration by Hammer Anvil. While the wallet itself costs less than a meal for two at Burger King, it delivers on several fronts — namely by way of it’s RFID-blacking capabilities that protect cards that operate on 13.56 MHZ frequencies, a leather construction that will develop a handsome patina over time, enough room for 6 cards and some cash, and a slim, 4-inch design that won’t take up too much valuable pocket real estate. – Buy It

Noise Goods Card Holder

Noise Goods Card Holder

Going minimalist means doing more with less, without breaking the bank. Dropping large amounts of cash on a minimalist wallet seems counterproductive anyway, which is why the Card Holder by Noise Goods seems to fit the bill if you’re looking to shed some extra pocket weight without paying a small fortune. Each Card Holder is cut, stitched, waxed, and finished by hand in Portugal from full grain leather and other natural materials, and can tote up to 6 of your most important cards and some cash. – Buy It

Humn Mini Wallet

Humn Mini Wallet

If wardrobe color coordination is a top priority for you, then the Humn Mini Wallet’s multiple color options makes it a solid choice as your everyday carry wallet. At a tenth of an inch thin and weighing just a hair over an ounce, the Humn Mini is truly minimalist by design yet still holds up to 6 cards — with an additional 5 cards of carrying capacity should you add an extension plate to it. Along with the Spine wallet above, the Humn Mini is one of the lightest, most front-pocket friendly minimalist wallets available for purchase today. – Buy It

Grovemade Minimalist Wallet

Grovemade Minimalist Wallet

The slogan of this wallet-maker is “Whatever you carry, carry it simply”, and their Minimalist Wallet definitely fits the bill, as long as the bill is folded.  Each Minimalist Wallet from Grovemade is crafted from leather-wrapped machined aluminum, and features a slimmed-down profile, enough room for 5 cards and some folding cash, and a clever, integrated rear window that allows it’s carrier to quickly remove the most-used card from the top of he stack. – Buy It

Nomad Slim Leather Charging Wallet

Nomad Slim Leather Charging Wallet

When it comes to a minimalist wallet, there are only so many design elements that can be integrated into the wallet until the wallet can no longer be defined as minimal. While most slim wallets adhere to this principle, this particular model by Nomad shows us just how much functionality can be integrated into a minimalist wallet with a little bit of design ingenuity. The Horween leather will develop a handsome patina over time, while an integrated battery will provide up to a full charge on your iPhone without adding too much bulk to an already slim profile. – Buy It

Tanner Goods Minimal Card Wallet

Tanner Goods Minimal Card Wallet

There’s almost never a bad time to pick up gear from Tanner Goods — particularly gear that can make the difference between carrying your goods in style and not being able to take your essentials with you on the go. The Minimal Card Wallet solves that problem quite easily, from its handsome use of cognac leather to the lightweight-yet-durable construction and use of two pieces of leather sewn together in one handsome, stylish and effectively minimal wallet. – Buy It

A Few Words On Minimalist Wallets

In this day and age where debit cards have replaced cash, and slimmer-fitting clothing has replaced once baggy, loose-fitting clothing, the minimalist wallet makes more sense than ever. Minimalism, however, doesn’t have to be limited to just your wallet. Minimalism is a lifestyle, and a well-built, rugged minimalist wallet is often the best place to start decluttering your life. They stow the bare essentials, are slim enough for both front and back pocket carry, and almost force you to bring along only what is necessary in your everyday carry. Whether you choose leather, titanium, wood, or aluminum, your new minimalist wallet is surely a step in the right direction toward a minimalist lifestyle. – This article was updated for 2018. –

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