The Andar Wallet Line 2022 – Full Review Plus Our 2 Favorites!

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One thing that Andar doesn’t lack is variety.  They bring to the table one of the more diverse wallet lines that we’ve seen.  All of their wallets are super high quality, but our favorite wallet by Andar is definitely The Ranger.  Read on for more!

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Andar Wallets

We’ll go into more detail below, but the short version is this – The Ranger basically combines all of the cool features from their entire wallet line.  We personally are bigger fans of the leather cross strap vs the interior money clip, which is why we picked The Ranger.

That said, if you like this wallet, but would prefer more of a money clip style, then The Apollo would be a better choice.  It’s extremely similar (they look identical in the pictures below!), but comes with more of a traditional interior money clip.

Andar - The Ranger (Black)
Andar Leather Slim RFID Blocking Minimalist Bifold Wallet with Money Clip made of Full Grain Leather - The Apollo (Olive Gray)
We like the leather cross-strap
If you prefer a money clip
Andar - The Ranger (Black)
We like the leather cross-strap
Andar Leather Slim RFID Blocking Minimalist Bifold Wallet with Money Clip made of Full Grain Leather - The Apollo (Olive Gray)
If you prefer a money clip

ANDAR — A Spanish Word That Loosely Translates “To Carry”

Andar sprung up in 2015 when the minimalist wallet movement was in full swing.  Everyone was looking for ways to make carrying your cash and cards more minimalist and well, more fun.  That’s where Andar Wallets came in. 

Their first wallet was The Baron, which was a mix of a card wallet, bifold and money clip. It was an instant hit so Andar decided to continue rolling out new designs each year.  At the time of writing there were up to 14 unique designs, not including their phone and tablet cases.  They have also come out with other lifestyle goods such as The Caddy and The Capsule, both quality carry items to add to your repertoire.

Size/Dimensions & Weight

Andar’s approach to designing their wallets is definitely minimalist.  It’s really evident when we looked at the size metrics across all their designs.  While some are a bit larger than others, you definitely won’t find a trifold Costanza wallet in the mix.  Make a note below of the overall wallet dimensions, as well as the weight (in ounces) for each of their wallets.

Andar Wallet ModelDimensions (inches)Weight (ounces)
The Ambassador4.5 x 3 x .25 in1.75 oz
The Apollo4.1 x 2.9 x .25 in2.5 oz
The Atlas5.5 x 4 x .125 in3.5 oz
The Baron4.1 x 2.9 x .25 in2 oz
The Diplomat4.25 x 3.5 x .5 in3.75 oz
The Duke4 x 2.9 x .125 in1.25 oz
The Finn3.75 x 2 x .25 in1.25 oz
The Freeman4 x 3.25 x .125 in2 oz
The Griffin4.25 x 3 x .25 in3 oz
The Leo2.5 x 3.125 x .25 in1.75 oz
The Ranger4.125 x 3 x 0.375 in4 oz
The Scout4 x 3.25 x .125 in2 oz
The Turner4.125 x 3 x .125 in2 oz
The Monarch4.125 x 2.75 x .252.25 oz

Color Selection

When it comes to color selection, Andar Wallets are a bit more conservative than say, Bellroy. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  We absolutely LOVE a variety of colors to choose from, but sometimes it’s best to stick to what you do well.  In this case, Andar is great at crafting really cool, super-functional wallets. 

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Their designs are innovative and unique in of themselves, so it’s not necessary to have 15 colors to choose from for each wallet. (Don’t take that as an insult Bellroy, it’s refreshing to us at The Wallet Shoppe when manufacturers actually stay in their own lane.)

All that said, the wallets from Andar aren’t dull and lifeless.  They do come in a variety of browns, blacks and grays.  Some have a green (olive) hue to them, while others are more of a rustic brown.  We’ve sorted each of their wallet below and included the colors that each come in.  Currently, there are several colors that are out of stock, but Andar has a nice notification feature that will alert you via email when that specific color is back in stock.  Now on to the colors:

Andar Wallet Colors TWS

Durability

As we jump into the durability, it’s important to point out that Andar used full grain leather on all of their wallets.  The short of it is this, full grain leather is the highest graded, premium leather on the market. From an integrity standpoint, it’s extremely durable and tends to age very well. 

There are other leather grades on the market such as genuine or bonded leather – Andar definitely doesn’t play in that arena.  Those are cheap varieties that will not wear well and will definitely break down as they age.  Read our breakdown for a more in-depth look at the different types of leather.

As with any item, the few pieces of leather used will often result in less stitching, glue and other fabrics.  Those are the weak points – the leather itself will last a lifetime, but the stitching, glue and other materials tend to wear less graciously.  Keep that in mind as you look through Andar’s wallet line. 

For example, The Ambassador has less stitching and “complexity” than The Monarch or The Turner (the latter two both have the pull tab integrated into each wallet).  We’re not saying that one is necessarily better than the other, but it’s something to think about if durability is top on your priority list.

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Wallet Functionality

The way a wallet functions is somewhat subjective.  One man’s perfect wallet is another’s disaster.  That said – from our experience working with wallets, you can “get used to” any wallet you consistently carry.  They will all have their quirks, but each person will them differently anyway.

One tangible way to examine wallet functionality is by how many cards they’ll fit, or how much cash they can carry.  We’ll look at those items below across Andar’s wallet range (full range at the time of writing.)

The Ambassador

Andar Leather Slim Bifold Wallet - The Ambassador (Saddle Brown)

This wallet is the traditional wallet lover’s go-to.  It’s set up the most like a regular wallet than any of Andar’s line.  With that, it’s not one of the slimmer wallets on the list (still slimmer than most other brands).

  • 6 card slots
  • 1-10+ cards
  • Carry bills longways

Colors: Saddle Brown | Black | Dark Brown | Tan | Olive Gray | Cork

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The Ranger

Andar - The Ranger (Black)

As we said above, this is our favorite Andar Wallet. It has an external quick access card (slide up with a thumb), but also has a pull tab to extract a card from the interior pocket. Add the leather cash strap and we are sold!

  • 4 card slots, plus external quick access slot
  • Up to ten cards
  • Leather cash strap for bills

Colors: Tan | Olive Gray | Black | Saddle Brown | Stone Gray

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The Apollo

The Apollo - Andar Leather Slim RFID Blocking Minimalist Bifold Wallet with Money Clip and ID Slot made of Full Grain Leather Elastic Pull Tab (Stone Gray)

One of our two favorite wallets in the line (The Ranger is the other).  This wallet combines all of the cool features of other wallets — pull-tab, V-design, ID Window, Quick Access, Internal Money Clip.

  • 5 card Slots
  • 1-10 cards
  • Internal clip for bills

Colors: Tan | Saddle Brown | Dark Brown | Black | Olive Gray | Cork

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The Atlas

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This secondary wallet is great to have for trips.  It’s got room for your essential cards (when traveling) and enough space for plane tickets, passport, receipts, and more:

  • 2 card slots (plus one large card slot)
  • 2-4 cards
  • Bills fit in large stash pocket (folded once or twice)

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Olive Gray | Tan

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The Baron

Andar Mens Leather Money Clip, Front Pocket Minimalist Card Holder RFID Blocking Wallet Made from Full Grain Leather, with Back Saving Bi-Fold Cash Clip - The Baron (Olive Gray)

This wallet is for the cash-carrying bloke who only needs a spot or two for his cards.  The full-grain leather really finishes out The Baron nicely.

  • 2 card lots
  • 2-6 cards
  • Internal clip for bills

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Saddle Brown | Olive Gray | Tan

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The Diplomat

andar wallets wallets the diplomat

Also a traditional design (like The Ambassador above), but it’s squarer in shape.  The Diplomat brings a handy ID window if that’s something you’ll use on a regular basis.

  • 7 card slots (+ 3 quick-stash slots)
  • 1-10+ cards
  • Carry bills longways

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Saddle Brown | Olive Gray

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The Duke

Andar Minimalist Front Pocket Leather Wallet Made of Full Grain Leather - The Duke (Saddle Brown)

One of the slimmest wallets by Andar.  The Duke is a simple card-case which utilizes a leather strap on the back of the wallet to store cash.

  • 2 card slots
  • 1-6+ cards
  • Cash strap (folded bills)

Colors: Saddle Brown | Black | Dark Brown | Tan | Gray

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The Finn

Andar Minimalist Ultra Slim Premium Leather Elastic Front Pocket Wallet - The Finn (Olive Gray)

It’s a nice little wallet, but the elastic is a bit tight and takes some real getting used to.  Some users swear by it and love it – so don’t be afraid to try it out.  We actually recommend it as a “secondary” wallet — one to take to the gym, to an amusement park, on a long hike, etc..

  • 4 card slots
  • 2-6+ cards
  • Bills are tough (folded twice is the only way it will fit)

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Olive Gray | Tan

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The Freeman

Andar Leather Slim Wallet with ID Window, Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Card Holder Made of Full Grain Leather - The Freeman (Saddle Brown)

Another more traditional card case from Andar, The Freeman features an ID Window which makes it a bit different from The Scout (below).

  • 6 card slots
  • 2-8 cards
  • Large stash pocket in center
  • ID Window

Colors: Tan | Saddle Brown |Dark Brown | Black | Stone Gray | Cork | Blush

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The Griffin

andar wallets wallets the griffin

This wallet is known as the little brother to The Apollo. The Griffin has a similar design, but has rearranged the location of the card slots to make it a different functioning wallet.

  • 5 card slots
  • 2-8 cards
  • Spring hinged money clip (bills long ways & folded)

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Saddle Brown | Olive Gray

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The Leo

Andar Minimalist Slim Wallet Made of Premium Leather and Elastic with Keychain - The Leo (Stone Gray)

It’s basically The Finn with a keyring holder.  See the description above.

  • 4 card slots
  • 2-6+ cards
  • Bills are tough (folded twice is the only way it will fit)

Colors: Tan | Dark Brown | Black | Stone Gray | Olive Gray | Blush

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The Scout

Andar Leather Slim Wallet, Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Card Holder Made of Full Grain Leather - The Scout (Navy Blue)

This is Andar’s traditional card case wallet that comes equipped with RFID protection.  The Scout has more color selections (8) than any of the other styles.

  • 7 card slots
  • 1-10 cards
  • Large stash pocket in center

Colors: Tan | Saddle Brown | Dark Brown | Black | Olive Gray | Cork | Blush | Navy Blue

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The Turner

andar wallets wallets the turner

This little card case is one of our favorites.  The Turner is a true minimalist wallet and comes packed with several unique features.  The pull-tab is a must have for any truly slim wallet — and the thumb cutout makes accessing cards a breeze.

  • 3 card slots
  • 2-10 cards
  • Handy pull-tab
  • Cutout to push cards up for easy access

Colors: Tan | Dark Brown | Black | Stone Gray | Olive Gray | Blush

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The Monarch

Andar Leather Card Sleeve Slim Wallet, Front Pocket RFID Blocking Minimalist Card Holder - Full Grain Leather - The Monarch (Tan)

The Monarch is very similar in style to the Card Sleeve by Bellroy.  It’s a vertical card case with pull tab functionality for extra cards.

  • 3 card slots
  • 1-10+ cards
  • Pull tab functionality

Colors: Black | Dark Brown | Saddle Brown | Tan

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The Verdict

TL;DR, our personal favorite from all the wallets above is The Ranger.

The Ranger
We love this wallet as the perfect mix of all the wallets by Andar. From the slide-up easy-access pocket, to the pull-tab, - its like they blended all the others together to create a simple but functional hybrid

Andar is great little company that’s dedicated to coming up with innovative designs while using quality materials.  We’ve looked at a ton of wallet makers and Andar is near the top both in terms of quality and value. Their leathers wear extremely well and develop a rich patina over time.  As carry trends continue to mature, we feel confident that Andar will be towards the front line with a great new batch of wallets.

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