Jan 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm #1297667
I ran across this cool minimalist wallet on Kickstarter. Looks like availability is "January 2013" (soon).Jan 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm #1940859
Looks cool, but I think I'd rather have one of these things: http://www.simblissity.net/litefold_b-line.htmJan 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm #1940865
@attaboybradLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
That said, I'm really missing the point of any of these wallets. Once you're down to carrying as little as most of these wallets should hold, there seems little improvement in function over a rubber band or other improvisation.
Likewise, if you're still carrying a wad of currency and eleventeen different loyalty cards, a minimalist wallet will do less for you than paring down the chaff stuffed in your pockets.
I personally carry only a debit card, transit card, and ID. A couple bills stuffed in a front pocket for the rare cash-only transaction and perhaps my single motorcycle key (I'm still baffled at the keyringed baubles most people carry around). I'm looking forward to the looming day the debit and transit cards exist in my smartphone as well.
Not to say people don't have good cause for their packed wallets and keyring maces–by all means to each their own–these minimalist wallets, however, seem lacking in function even when their design is nice.
That may be what it comes down to: the wallet as anachronistic man-bling like the fancy watch or pen or business card holder. Nothing wrong with that :-)Jan 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm #1940868
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> I'm really missing the point of any of these wallets.
A silnylon stuff sack sized to hold 1 credit card, 1 driving licence, and a few folded bank notes between them. My car keys (JUST the car keys) get tied to the stuff sack draw cord (0.5 mm Spectra).
Cost? Scrap bits.
CheersJan 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm #1940869
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
1 ziplock sandwich bag, 0.1 oz. or 1 gramJan 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm #1940870
anything more than a plastic ziplock sandwhich baggie (1 gram) is overkill.Jan 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm #1940871
"1 ziplock sandwich bag, 0.1 oz. or 1 gram"
A small opsak for me. I don't want no darn bears smelling my money….Jan 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm #1940875
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
+1 ziplock bag.
Between trips it holds what is normally in my pocket on the trail: hand cleaner, compass, small knife.
When I hit the trailhead those go into my pocket, and what's in my pocket goes into the plastic bag. Normally that's my iphone, a driver license, insurance card, credit card, national park pass, keys, pen.Jan 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm #1940876
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Same here – ziplock bag
I use one of the bags sealers to size it how I wantJan 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm #1940878
I just pack in the car key now. Never have found anyone selling ice cream in the backcountry so no need for a special backpacking wallet to hold cash,cards . Ziploc if you must take some plastic, cash.Jan 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm #1940881
@woodenwizardLocale: Greater Mt Tabor
you guys arent near as cool as I thought.Jan 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm #1940893
I couldn't imagine taking something like this out hiking. I'm interested in these for every day use.Jan 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm #1940904
@jdw01776Locale: Southeast Texas
I wore out a spinnaker Simblissity trifold after years of everday use, replaced it with a slightly heavier dyneema gridstop version. I think they are perfect for everyday use…Jan 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm #1940907
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
"I couldn't imagine taking something like this out hiking. I'm interested in these for every day use."
I just use Ziploc for everyday use : )Jan 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm #1940916
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Zpacks has UL CF Wallet Pouch that has plenty of room for all your stuff. (0.1oz)Jan 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm #1940921
Yeah, I use the ZPacks CF wallet as well, it's plenty big, waterproof (for the most part,)and it's so light it doesn't even register on my scale.Jan 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm #1940922
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
nmJan 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm #1940924
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
I've never needed any more than this when hiking:Jan 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm #1940935
I use an alligator clip everyday. Hate wallets. When on a trip, I take a card, my id, and wrap a 20 around them both and go.Jan 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm #1940943
I love my mighty wallet:Jan 5, 2013 at 10:15 am #1940996
@bruckyLocale: Central Cal
+1 on mighty wallets or diy one yourself, just a thin tyvek walletJan 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm #1941012
Like this one?
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