Move over, leather. While it’s the classic material of choice for an everyday carry wallet, that doesn’t always mean it’s the best. And because a wallet can be so simple just by its design, what it’s made of plays a huge role in how effective it is for EDC. In this guide, we’re highlighting 8 minimalist wallets cut from a different cloth. They’re made using the go-to materials in other demanding applications—from firefighting to military body armor—so you know they’re up to the task of carrying your cards and cash.
You know those express shipping envelopes that feel kind of like a cross between paper and cloth? That’s Tyvek — the main material used in the Dynomighty Mighty Wallet. For its feather-light weight, Tyvek is certainly mighty: it’s water resistant, tear resistant, and expandable. Even better, Tyvek is recyclable, making it a more eco-friendly choice of wallet. Physical properties aside, the material also allows for fun graphics, colors, and patterns you can’t get on a regular leather wallet.
Stronger than steel, yet light enough to float. That’s the kind of strength to weight ratio you’ll get from the DiamondFiber used on Flowfold wallets. DiamondFiber’s origins as a high-performance sailcloth make it an excellent choice for a minimalist wallet that’s strong, slim, light, and able to take on some water.
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