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carbon fiber trifold wallet

by Charles Friedman
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Tried and True Trifold

During High School, designer Charles Friedman worked as a sail maker, building and repairing boat sails on the coast of Maine. When his grandfather's leather wallet fell apart, Charles decided to construct a new one from sailcloth scraps and was pleasantly surprised to find that this water-resistant material is perfectly suited to swiftly navigate delicate possessions, like cash, cards, and checks, through the elements.

Built with the same high-tech racing sailcloth used by the world's sailing elite, this stylish and super-durable wallet will keep your essentials in ship shape. This industrial fabric is distinguished as one of the toughest, lightest, and most resilient materials in the world. The core fibers have several times the tensile strength of steel and will protect your goods inside a large cash pocket and six cardholders. Handmade of sailcloth scraps in Maine.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23193
Made from
nylon, reclaimed sailcloth
Measurements
Closed: 4.25" L x 3.25" W; Opened: 8.25" L x 3.25" W
  • the maker

Charles Friedman

As a teenager Chuck worked building and repairing boat sails in Yarmouth, Maine. When his grandfather's old leather wallet fell apart, he crafted a new one from scrap sailcloth and the first flowfold wallet was born. Over the next six years, Chuck built hundreds of prototype wallets, carefully refining the flowfold design. In 2011 Chuck founded Flowfold as an ecologically conscious company interested in local productivity. Since earning a civil engineering degree from the University of Maine Chuck's been designing products and leading production at Flowfold.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • High quality (8)
  • Lots of pockets (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (6), Classic dresser (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (10), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5), Other (4), Birthday (3)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

The Perfect Fit

By 

from Bartlesville, OK

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Slim

Cons

  • Slippery

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

This is my new favorite wallet. When I transferred cash and cards over from my old leather wallet, this one was only a fraction as thick. Its small size and smooth surface make it easier to get in and out of my back pocket, and it doesn't make a big lump when I sit. The only downside is that, because it is so smooth, it has actually fallen out of my pocket a couple times.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Neat

By 

from Lincoln, NE

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Color Not As Expected
  • Shiny

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

Awesome product but it was a little too shiny for my fiance's taste. The quality is great!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Husband
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Great Buy

By 

from Lebanon, Ohio

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

    I love this wallet. It's slim and lightweight. Doesn't feel like a have a wallet in my pocket.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great quality but a bit too shiny

    By 

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Functional
    • High Quality
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Slim
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Color Not As Expected
    • Too Shiny

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

    My husband, an engineer, loves to tell everyone that his wallet is made from repurposed sails, but I just feel it is too shiny every time I see it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Looks cool, but transparent,

    By 

    from Venice, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Slim

    Cons

    • See Through
    • Slippery Feel

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

      Love the story behind the wallet and was super excited to give this as a Christmas gift. My husband HATES bulky wallets, so this particular wallet would have been, size wise, perfect. Unfortunately I jumped the gun and didn't read the reviews. It is completely see through. You definitely don't want your cash on full display. If only this was covered :( I contacted customer service and they will refund this. Unfortunately, you have to foot the bill on returns too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      great wallet

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Functional
      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

      my husband is loving this wallet so far! only semi-con is that it is a little bulky due to the trifold design ... just something to consider if you were using a bifold before.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift for a sailor!

      By 

      from MN

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Functional
      • High Quality
      • Slim

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

      This item was a hit last Christmas for my sailing fanatic husband. It still looks brand new after a year of not-so-gentle use. It's also lighter and less bulky than the wallet it replaced. He's never had any of the issues mentioned by other reviewers. Not once has it slipped from his pocket. I did have to hunt around for an insert so I could load the wallet with baby pictures before Christmas (new parents), but that's the closest I can get to an actual complaint about the product. He gets compliments all the time. I still brag about the find.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Not what I expected

      By 

      from Erie, PA

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Functional
      • Slim

      Cons

      • Coompletely See Through
      • No Way To Hide What Is In

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

        Useless as a wallet.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Slippery wallet

        By 

        from Charleston, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

            The wallet has slipped out of my boyfriend's pocket...at least 2 times because the material is so slippery. So, he can't use it. Bummer.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            so far so good

            By 

            from brooklyn, NY

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • Slim

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about CARBON FIBER TRIFOLD WALLET:

              i hope there is a button or something like that can hold the wallet together

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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