The 40 Best Minimalist Wallets

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The market for minimalist wallets pretty much exploded in the past 10 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 a decade 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 40 best minimalist wallets for men that the world has to offer — in case you missed ’em.

Ridge Minimalist Wallet

The 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.

Harber London Super Slim Card Holder Wallet

Harber London Super Slim Card Holder Wallet

Editor’s Pick

Typically, as slim wallets become slimmer, they begin to sacrifice both their good looks and functionality. Luckily, the Super Slim Card Holder Wallet by Harber London sacrifices neither of these. Slim enough to fit in your front pocket but large enough to feel substantial, this minimalist wallet boasts a full-grain vegetable tanned cowhide leather exterior handmade by Spanish craftsmen that is sure to look better with age. You’ll love the design with its convenient pull tab that makes it easy to slide in and out of your pocket. Best of all, it’s RFID-protected and able to hold up to six cards at a time.

Supr Good Co. Slim 3 Flip Wallet

Supr Good Co. Slim 3 Flip Wallet

As far as minimalist wallets go, they don’t get much slimmer than the Supr Good Co. Slim 3 Flip Wallet — an essential piece made for true minimalists and also a noble first step for those who have yet to actually ditch the clutter but have grown tired of a stretched-out bifold. The Flip Wallet features a single leather pocket on one side, an elastic pocket on the other, and just enough cargo space for up to 8 cards. And at only 3mm thick, you’ll hardly know you’re carrying it until it comes time to swipe your debit card.

Tanner Goods Journeyman Wallet

Tanner Goods Journeyman Wallet

Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to the wallet you carry every day. Featuring everything you need in a minimalist wallet and nothing you don’t, the Journeyman Wallet by Tanner Goods is crafted from vegetable-tanned English Bridle leather and comes with four card slots and a single center pocket for stashing cash and important receipts. You’ll likely forget you’re even carrying it until you need 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.

Ekster Senate Cardholder Wallet

Ekster Senate Cardholder Wallet

Ekster delivers hardcore performance and a beautifully rugged design with the Senate Cardholder Wallet. The hard-shell case will protect your cards no matter what you’re doing, but the leather finish will make this a super-stylish choice. At the click of a button, you can fan out all the stored cards for quick selection and maximum convenience. Want to eliminate any risk of losing your cards? Slide one of Ekster’s tracking cards into your wallet and you’ll always be able to find it, anywhere, anytime. Consider it a minimal yet feature-rich addition to your everyday carry.

Distil Union Wally Micro Wallet

Distil Union Wally Micro 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.

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 both the convenience and the minimal silhouette every guy can appreciate.

Rogue Industries Minimalist Wallet With Money Clip

Rogue Industries Minimalist Wallet With Money Clip

Rogue Industries truly adds more functionality to a minimalist wallet with this amazing offering, which combines the sleek leather case with a built-in money clip that makes it easy to carry all the cash and cards you might need in your day.

Choose from one of five styles – tan, bourbon, black with white thread, grey with red thread, or red line – and find the perfect minimalist wallet to match your style. With its premium genuine leather and easy-use pull tab, you’ll find this is the last wallet you’ll need or want to buy for years to come.

Bellroy Card Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy Card Sleeve Wallet

The minimalist wallet aims to reduce George Castanza syndrome — a made up condition based on the bulky wallet of Seinfeld character George Castanza — by lightening the load of your everyday carry by reducing the bulk of your wallet. Bellroy’s Card Sleeve does this seamlessly while offering up a handsome leather construction that will patina over time to create an unmistakable, worn-in look.

The wallet holds at least 8+ cards along with some folding cash while an integrated pull tab feature allows instant access to the center compartment’s hidden contents.

Radix One Minimalist Wallet

Radix One Minimalist Wallet

Best Minimalist Wallet On A Budget

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.

Trayvax Armored Summit Wallet

Trayvax Armored Summit Wallet

For those who may be a bit rougher on their wallet than most, but still want to keep their EDC thin and streamlined, the Armored version of the Trayvax Summit Minimalist Wallet is a solid choice for everyday carry.

An RFID-blocking steel plate protects your cards and sensitive information from no-good hackers and skimmers, while a military-spec webbing strap secures up to seven cards — just enough to survive while keeping things minimal. An integrated money clip pulls cash-holding duties, and a built-in bottle opener cracks open bottles of your favorite beverages shortly after you walk in your front door. It’s a tougher minimalist wallet than most, but won’t weigh you down during the day.

Distil Union Wally Sleeve

Distil Union Wally Sleeve

This really thin, cleverly-designed card sleeve has only two pockets – both a central compartment that holds the majority of your cards (up to 7 cards) and a front pocket for cash, an ID, and one more additional card. For a minimal everyday carry, this wallet is the way to go.

Carry it in your front pocket to save your back, or throw it inside your jacket pocket — its thin enough to warrant either options, and won’t spill your cards on the go thanks to Distil Union’s trademarked FlexLock opening that holds it all together seamlessly. Finally, a convenient pull-tab mechanism allows quick and easy access to your collection of cards within — eliminating the need to fumble around with the whole shebang while standing in the checkout line.

Filson Smokejumper Wallet

Filson Smokejumper Wallet

If elite Smokejumper firefighters need only to carry a minimal amount of everyday carry essentials, then so should you. Filson blends hardcore durability with a minimalist aesthetic with the Smokejumper Wallet. Made from super-tough top-grain leather, this wallet has been reinforced with nylon to guarantee a much longer life, no matter how active you are – perfect for cops, firefighters, or athletes.

The fold-over flap slips into the exterior pocket for easy closure, ensuring your cash and cards will never slide out. With a cash slot and four card slots, it’s perfect for taking to and from work, the gym, or running around town.

Tanner Goods Minimal Card Holder Wallet

Tanner Goods Minimal Card Holder Wallet

We’re not saying the minimalist wallets mentioned previously won’t do the trick of slimming down your EDC. They will. But a brand’s reputation — such as that of Tanner Goods — does it’s part to instill confidence in a purchaser’s decision. In short, tanner Goods doesn’t disappoint when it comes to handcrafted, USA-made leather goods, and the minimal card wallet is no exception.

Built rom 3-ounce Meridian English Bridle leather, the wallet is lightweight yet substantial, and accommodates just enough cards and cash for an evening out that could turn epic.

Red Wing Leather Minimalist Wallet

Red Wing Leather Minimalist Wallet

Vegetable tanned leather only gets better with age and, like their American-made leather boots, Red Wing turns years of expertise into some of the finest leather wallets on the market. This quality card carrier features five slots – two front, two back, and one center for cash and receipts – with rugged stitching and darkened edges to add depth and a handsome visual aesthetic.

Over time, this wallet will take on the patina of age to become one-of-a-kind. Until then, enjoy a beautifully-made, premium leather minimal wallet made in the USA.

Harber London RFID Card Holder Wallet

Harber London RFID Card Holder Wallet

Want to carry even more cards while staying minimal? With the Harber London RFID Card Holder Wallet, you can fit more than ever – between six and eight cards, along with a bit of cash. The rich, full-grain leather has been hand-stitched in Spain, and the high-quality craftsmanship delivers both durability and a style you’ll love. The built-in RFID protection will shield your cards from scanners, making this one of the most secure minimalist wallets you’ll ever own.

Shinola Slim Bifold Leather Wallet

Shinola Slim Bifold Leather 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.

Dash Slim Wallet

Dash Slim Wallet

At only 3mm thick, the Slim Wallet by Dash features the same slim silhouette as the first two Dash Wallet renditions, along with an extremely rugged and durable synthetic 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. The best part? It can be had for under $20 — a steal for a wallet built for such longevity.

Holden Card Wallet

Holden Card 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 card 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.

Bellroy Low Wallet

Bellroy Low Wallet

Bellroy’s collection of quality full-size, travel, and minimalist wallets now includes one their slimmest bifold wallets to date. It’s called the Low Wallet 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.

Ezra Arthur Cash Fold Wallet

Ezra Arthur 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 Ezra Arthur 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.

Filson Front Pocket Cash and Card Wallet

Filson Front Pocket Cash and Card Wallet

Maximize your safety with the Filson Front Pocket Cash and Card Wallet. No more worrying about pickpockets – in your front pocket, you’ll always know it’s safely on your person. The wallet is uniquely designed to carry in your front pocket, with a rounded edge design that makes it comfortable to keep with you all day long. It’s hand-crafted in Seattle using premium-quality leather, with heavy-duty bonded nylon threads that will never fray at the seams. Though it can only carry three cards at a time, it’s the perfect solution for the theft-conscious traveler.

Gerber Barbill Wallet

Gerber Barbill Wallet

The Gerber Barbill is so much more than just a wallet – it’s the tool you want to take with you all day long. Not only does the slim-built minimalist wallet have space for up to seven cards, but its stainless steel slim-profile frame offers amazing protection for your IDs and bank cards, even if you’re on a job site or engaged in high-impact activities. And for those days when you’re heading to a friend’s house for a drink or cracking a cold one in your backyard, the built-in bottle opener will be just the tool for the job.

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.

SlimFold Minimalist Wallet

SlimFold Minimalist 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.

Nomad Slim Wallet With Tile Tracking

Nomad Slim Wallet With Tile Tracking

Get ready for a “smart design” with the Nomad Slim Wallet. Made of top-quality Horween leather sourced from one of the oldest tanneries in the country, this wallet is designed to look better with age. Every mile you put on it will just make the leather patina glossier and richer. With four card slots, two cash slots, and a quick-draw pocket for the card you use most, it’s incredibly convenient to take wherever you go. Best of all, with the built-in Tile tracker, you’ll be able to pair your wallet and smartphone so you can locate it anywhere in the world.

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.

Humn Mini Minimalist Wallet

Humn Mini Minimalist 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. The Humn Mini is one of the lightest, most front-pocket friendly minimalist wallets available for purchase today.

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.

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.

The Ridge Forged Carbon Wallet

The Ridge Forged Carbon Wallet

Talk about style and class – that’s exactly what you get with the Ridge Forged Carbon Wallet. An upgrade to the original Ridge Wallet, the case is made of super-tough carbon fiber and resin, a combination that is both incredibly lightweight and durable as all hell.

The clean matte finish looks super stylish, and you’ll love the built-in money clip, which can double as a pocket clip to keep your wallet close at hand. Best of all, it’s designed to conveniently fan out all your cards so you can grab any ID or credit card in an instant. With streamlined form and function, this could be the best, and last wallet a minimalist ever buys.

Tumi Nassau SLG Slim Card Case

Tumi Nassau SLG Slim Card Case

TUMI specializes in luxury goods for the savvy consumer, and the Nassau SLG Slim Card Case is a connoisseur’s wallet for sure. The tough cowhide leather is hyper-durable and guaranteed to protect your cards for years to come, but, as with most leather products, it will just look better and better as it ages. The built-in ID window makes it easy for you to quickly show your ID when needed, and the exterior card slots allow you to carry two credit cards along with the cash you keep inside the case itself.

R.M. Williams RMW City Credit Card Holder

R.M. Williams RMW City Credit Card Holder

If you want elegance, minimalism, and durability, the R.M. Williams City Credit Card Holder is right up your alley. It’s slim and sleek, made of full grain leather and polished with a wax finish that will just look more beautiful as it ages. The more you use it, the richer the leather will become, and you’ll love the burnished look that develops over time. With four card slots and a top slip pocket for storing notes, cash, or receipts, it’s ultra-convenient for running around town.

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.

Brooks Brothers French Calfskin Slim Card Case

Brooks Brothers French Calfskin Slim Card Case

Brooks Brothers brings only the finest menswear to your closet, and now, to your pocket with this French Calfskin Slim Card Case. The Italian-made card case uses top-quality, full-grain French calfskin leather, and a soft golden fleece lining that will protect your cards from damage. It’s not just ideal for carrying credit cards – there’s even a built-in slot for carrying business cards, so you can look your absolute best and be ready for any professional meeting.

Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve Wallet

Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve Wallet

Made from pure, high-quality leather, the Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve is your best friend if you’re looking for minimalist chic. The compact wallet fits easily into any pocket, where it will be all but invisible and fly under the radar – so safe from pickpockets! It’s got space enough to carry all the cards you’ll ever need and a bit of extra cash on the side, all in a super compact design. It even comes with a three-year warranty guaranteeing its durability no matter where you take it.

Portland Leather Almost Perfect Minimalist Card Wallet

Portland Leather Almost Perfect Minimalist Card Wallet

Portland Leather brings the style and class with the Almost Perfect Minimalist Card Wallet, a wallet that combines simplicity with a sleek design and maximum durability. There’s no fluff or fuss with this card case – just a minimal, ultra-portable card carrier that will look as good in a suit pocket as with a pair of jeans. The premium cowhide leather feels lighter than expected and has a beautifully sleek profile, but is as tough and damage-resistant as full-grain leather.

WP Standard Slim Wallet

WP Standard Slim Wallet

The more you use the WP Standard Slim Wallet, the more versatile it becomes. The premium full-grain leather is designed to initially hold just four cards and some cash between the two card slots. Over time, however, the leather will stretch and expand until you can carry up to eight cards on you at all times. The reinforced nylon thread will never rip or fray, guaranteeing an incredibly long lifespan for this wallet. Once you’ve used the WP Standard Slim Wallet, you’ll never want any other card carrier again.

Bexar Goods Vertical Card Wallet

Bexar Goods Vertical Card Wallet

You may be familiar with the line of USA-made leather products from Bexar Goods. In our eyes, it doesn’t get any better than their flagship product — the Vertical Card Wallet. Its slim yet roomy, which means you’ll have plenty of room for cards and cash via the 4 card slots and two main compartments and still be able to carry it comfortably in your front or back pocket. And unlike most other minimalist wallets, The Vertical Card Wallet will only get better with age thanks to a hand-stitched, vegetable-tanned harness leather construction.

Dango T01 Tactical Wallet

Dango T01 Tactical 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.

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.

A Few Final 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.

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