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A Comprehensive Review Of Secrid Wallets – And Our Personal Favorite.
OK, we admit it, we have a favorite. But in our Secrid Wallet Review we’ll jump in and examine the entire line to help you decide for yourself!
We’re just going to come right out and say it, the best overall Secrid wallet is their Slimwallet. It’s the one that best combines the ever-elusive slim factor with functionality more so than any of their other wallets. That said, while it is for most… it’s not for everyone. We’ll jump in and examine the entire Secrid line of wallets to help you decide for yourself which one you need to carry.
“A Better World Starts In Your Pocket”
Secrid Wallets are made in Holland and claim to have the perfect balance in both industrial design and fashion when it comes to their production. The process of making these is also friendly to the people and the environment involved in its design, with a strong commitment to sustainable production. The company has been going for over 3 decades now having started the company in 1990 however it was in 2009 when the first wallet, the card protector, was launched.
Previous to this they were mainly a design agency – this was before creating a minimal wallet called the Secrid Bodycard in 2007. They’ve come a long way since then with their products being found in almost 5,000 stores worldwide and the team growing to over 100 colleagues in an industrial warehouse.
Below we’ll take a look at the specifications of the various wallet lines within the Secrid brand and even give you a few tips at the bottom of this article. For each wallet, the key factors we’ll look at are dimensions and weight, color selection, durability, and overall functionality. Let’s get started!
Dimensions and Weight
All of the wallets in the collection by Secrid follow the same dimension which make them the perfect pocket size. The lightest wallet in itself is 1.7 oz with the heaviest being just over double this however we have to take into account that is the Cardslide that is multiple purpose and made up of both the Card Protector and Moneyband.
Cardprotector: Overall weight of 1.7 oz. Dimensions on the Card Protector are 2.5/4/.3 inches.
Moneyband: As it is only an accessory band for the Card Protector it weighs just .25 oz and measures 2.5/1/.15 inches.
Cardslide: As it is a combination of the above two items and also a slide it weighs in at 3.45 oz with its dimensions being 2.5/4/.55 inches.
Miniwallet: The MiniWallet has an overall weight of 2.5 oz and it measures 2.5/4/.8 inches.
Slimwallet: The Slim Wallet weighs 2.7 oz, virtually the same as the Mini Wallet and measures 2.5/4/.6 inches.
Twinwallet: The Twinwallet weighs slightly more than the aforementioned Mini and Slim wallets, weighing in at 3.7 oz with the dimensions being slightly larger at 2.6/4/1 inches (not quite double the thickness, but still super slim).
What’s most impressive about the collection by Secrid is the vast array of colors they have on offer for customers to choose from including some colors that are both a mixture, some are patterned and some are just not very common to come across adding a whole new level of personalization to the wallet.
Cardprotector: Black/ Blue/ Bordeaux/ Brown/ Brushed Silver/ Gold/ Red/ Rust/ Silver/ Titanium Color/ Violet/ Laser Magnolia Black/ Laser Magnolia Bordeaux/ Laser Tartan Brown/ Laser Tartan Rust/ Laser Zigzag Black/ Laser Zigzag titanium.
Moneyband: Brick/ Cables/ Construction/ Harbour/ Light Stream/ Neon Pink/ Pier/ Road Sign/ Skyscraper/ Tire/ Yellow Cab/ Zebra
Cardslide: Black & Black/ White & Bordeaux/ Black/ White
Miniwallet: Original Black/ Original Bordeaux/ Original Cognac-Brown/ Original Dark Brown/ Original Navy-Blue, Original Red-Red, Vintage Black/ Vintage Blue/ Vintage Brown/ Vintage Chocolate/ Vintage Cognac-Rust/ Vintage Grey-Black/ Vintage Olive-Black/ Matte Black/ Matte Blue/ Matte Brick-Black/ Matte Green-Black/ Mate Grey-Black / Matte Petrol/ Matte Pink/ Matte Purple & many more.
Slimwallet: Original Black/ Original Bordeaux/ Original Cognac-Brown/ Vintage Black/ Vintage Brown/ Vintage Chocolate/ Vintage Cognac-Rust/ Vintage Grey-Black/ Matte Black/ Matte Green-Black/ Matte Grey-Black/ Crisple Black/Crisple Black-Gold, Rango Blue Titanium and many more.
Twinwallet: Original Black/ Original Cognac-Brown/ Original Red-Red/ Vintage Black/Vintage Chocolate/Matte Blue/ Matte Purple and many more.
With the exception of the Slimwallet and Twinwallet nearly all of the wallets in this collection are very good when it comes to durability with the aluminum casing also protecting the user from any digital theft, as well as the slide being made out of stainless steel, and the money band out of high quality elastic.
Card Protector: Has an aluminum casing which protects your cards inside from bending, breaking and also has an RFID defense in the form of this material to save you from digital theft.
Moneyband: Made of high quality elastic accompanied by a stainless still clip it has everything needed to keep everything in your card protector in place.
Cardslide: The mechanism behind the Cardslide is actually patented; the slide that is the extra in this product is made of stainless steel with the outer casing being made of aluminum so you’re protected from any digital theft via RFID.
Miniwallet: Similar to the Cardslide it contains an aluminum casing to prevent RFID-facilitated theft, and a stainless steel slide to get your cards out with one motion.
Slimwallet: The Slimwallet unlike the other wallets doesn’t have such a tough exterior and lacks the aluminium digital theft protection so isn’t as durable as the other wallets.
Twinwallet: Similar to the Slimwallet this wallet also doesn’t have the protective aluminium casing so lacks the RFID protection. Its is debatable if that’s really needed of course.
When it comes to the functionality of the wallets in the Secrid collection, it all depends on what you are looking for. If you only have a few cards the Card Protector is fine. However if you need a wallet that can accommodate more cards and things such as cash, receipts and business cards, the Slim or Twinwallet might be a bit more suited to your needs. Let’s compare them:
Card Protector: Holds 4 to 6 cards. Very small and practical as well as being tough and rigid. This is for the true minimalist.
Moneyband: With this not being an actual wallet, its main purpose as an add on for the Card Protector is actually quite practical as it can hold two card protectors together if you have more than 6 cards that can only fit in one of them. Another little trick — just use the Moneyband by itself! You can fit a ton of cards in there (12-14+) as well as bills/notes (although there is a minimum number you could get aways with here before it became too loose – probably 4-5 cards).
Cardslide: This should be seen as a 2 in 1 product having both the card protector and a slide held together by the aforementioned money band. The purpose for the slide is to provide easy access to the cards stored inside (sometimes called an ‘ejector wallet’). The extra space for things such as business cards and notes makes this combination quite practical. It can fit 5 (maybe 6) cards comfortably, along with 2-3 US bills. *Make note, the bills need to be folded twice to be stashed inside.
Miniwallet: The Miniwallet has more of a “businesslike” feel to it and the separate sections for things such as notes, business cards, bank cards and receipts mean you can keep everything in order and organized. It can fit 4-5 cards comfortably, along with 5-8 US bills.
Slimwallet: The Slimwallet has the extra added feature of it being all leather making it look elegant and stylish as well as functional. It can fit 5-6 cards comfortably, along with 6-10 US bills. Obviously, the more bills you carry, the thicker it will be. That said, these little guys can carry bills without any issues.
Twinwallet: Like the Slimwallet, the Twinwallet has the extra added feature of it being all leather making it look stylish as well as functional. This is definitely the “Cadillac” of the Secrid line. If you’re a heavy card carrier, then this one is for you. It can fit 14-16 cards comfortably, along with 8-10 US bills. Somehow, they still managed to keep it slim.
As the Secrid brands continues to grow, they’ll continue to come out with new products, designs and cool colors, but with their commitment to quality and sustainability we feel confident that they will be able to manage the growth without hitting quality control issues like so many companies do when they grow beyond their initial founders.
We’ve seen people all over the globe who have had their Secrid for 2+ years and it’s still going strong. That said, there is one thing you can do to make sure this wallet (or any wallet) lasts longer.
Carry the wallet in your front pocket! We can’t emphasize this enough. We’re so passionate about this that we even wrote an article stating the importance of it here. Aside from helping your lower back, another reality of carrying your wallet in your front pocket is that your poor little wallet doesn’t have to deal with you sitting on it every day lessening its life. The Secrid wallets are slim enough so there’s no excuse ….
We hope this review has been helpful! If you’d like to check out the Secrid wallets we discussed above, please see below:
Still looking? We wrote a whole article on Secrid Wallet Alternatives if you’d like to check that out…
Last update on 2022-08-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API