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slimfold wallet

by Dave Zuverink
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

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Take cards and cash on the go without the bag, or the bulk. The inspiration for this ingenious little sleeve all started when designer Dave Zuverink set out to construct a slim, yet super strong, wallet to contain all of his essentials without creating a big bulge in his back pocket. In his search, he discovered Tyvek®, a rip-resistant material that, when folded, is still less than half the thickness of its fabric and leather counterparts.

After creating over 100 prototypes, Dave emerged with a sleek, eco-friendly solution to his conundrum. His bi-fold wallets have a large central flap for storing cash, 6 slots for cards, and a window to keep your license or id on view. The completely recyclable Tyvek material contains 25% post-consumer recycled content. It's printed with earth-friendly, zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) ink using a process that requires no water. A professional, local tailor stitches and assembles each finished wallet in California.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21397
Made from
high-density polythylene fibers
Measurements
4.88" L x 3.5" W, paper thin
Notes
Care: Only insert one card per slot (10 maximum)
  • the maker

Dave Zuverink

Dave Zuverink became obsessed with finding a wallet that was thin enough to go in his front pocket along with an iPhone without creating a big bulge. As he describes, "I refined the design by creating over 100 prototypes, learning to sew in the process. I carried versions around with me for over a year to test out various design alternatives."

In addition to its durability and light weight, Dave chose Tyvek for its environmental benefits. Technically a sheet plastic, it's made from 25% post-consumer recycled material and is 100% recyclable.

Originally trained in Industrial Design, Dave went on to become an interaction designer in Silicon Valley. He says, "I really enjoyed turning back to my product design roots to create the SlimFold!"

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SLIMFOLD WALLET
 
3.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (36)
  • Functional (29)
  • Lots of pockets (20)
  • Durable (18)
  • Stylish (17)

Cons

  • Scratches or wears easily (12)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (29)
  • Going out (13)
  • Travel (12)
  • Office (9)
  • Formal events (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (27), Classic dresser (5), Trendy/stylish dresser (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (22)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (12), Husband (10), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (14), Birthday (6), Christmas or hanukkah (6)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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2.0

Great concept...short life...

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Classic Dresser

Pros

  • Functional
  • Slim

Cons

  • Scratches or Wears Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

    Great form factor - super slim. Held my 4 credit cards snugly. However, after approximately 2 months of usage, it is quite ragged. I treat my wallets with care so my conclusion is that it is just not suitable for everyday use. I would use this as a secondary wallet for special occasions when I need something super thin but I cannot recommend this as an everyday wallet. My wife finally told me to switch back to my old wallet as she was embarrassed by the tattered look of the SlimFold.

    • 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

     
    5.0

    Sleek, Compact, and Durable

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Slim

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

      Awesome wallet! Only concern is credit card pockets may tear, but they've held up perfectly going on 3 weeks so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My guys love them...

      By 

      from Austin, Tx

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

      • Functional
      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Slim

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

        I bought these for my 30 year old sons and husband and they really liked them. I was worried they'd be too thin and not hold enough but they have enough pockets for all their cards and cash. AND - even filled the wallet was slimmer than their old ones with nothing in them. I bought brown, green and blue. The primary colors are as bright and snazzy as shown and the brown looks leatherish. A great deal at a very good price. I'm happy.

        • 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

        Nice start, but not for the long-haul

        By 

        from Denver, Co

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Pros

        • Just The Right Number Of Pockets
        • Like The Green
        • Ultra Thin

        Cons

        • Looks Shoddy After A Few Months
        • Won't Hold Cards Safely

        Best Uses

          Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

          I liked the design a lot at first, but I should have listened to the reviews that said it does not hold up well. After a couple of months, it started looking very shoddy. A few days ago, I noticed two of my cards were missing. Thank goodness they were not valuable, but what if it had been my debit card or my ID? Now I'm shopping for another, better, thin wallet.
          What really angers me about this, is that the inventor must know what happens to this wallet after just a few months. Which makes me call into question the whole Kickstarter thing, which is where I first heard about this wallet. I didn't buy it there, I wanted a slightly different configuration, but both are made of Tyvek, and both would have the same problem with keeping their shape.
          From now on, I think I'll leave Tyvek to FedEx, and kick starter to the other suckers!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No, No

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          4.0

          manly

          By 

          from no

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Manly
          • Slim
          • Stylish
          • Teen Boy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

            Great design for a teen boy.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            Cheap looking

            By 

            from CT

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Slim

            Cons

            • Color Not As Expected
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

            Clever idea, but packaging is cheap looking. Was a gift, so cannot attest to ability to hold a lot and keep small size. Had to add to gift to make it seem more substantial.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            No More Numb Hiney

            By 

            from michigan

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Light weight
            • Slim

            Cons

            • Color Not As Expected

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

            My husband would always remove his wallet from his pocket when driving because it would hurt his back/hip after a while of sitting on it. This lightweight, slim wallet was much appreciated by him.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Okay

            By 

            from Saginaw,mi

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Slim
            • Super Thin

            Cons

            • Card Slots Loosen Quickly
            • Scratches or Wears Easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

              The wallet is amazingly thin. Thinner that I expected. I was very happy with that.

              However, the card slots don't hold their shape at all. After using my card twice, the pocket for it is really loose now.

              I wouldn't recommend this product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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)

               
              1.0

              Awesome but doesn't last

              By 

              from Halifax, NS, Canada

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Durability

              Best Uses

                Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

                I loved this wallet at first. So slim and functional. Amazing. But after 6 months the card slots had relaxed so much that every time I took the wallet out my cards would go flying out all over the floor. And I NEVER put more than one card in a slot. So it's great, but only if you feel like replacing it 2 or 3 times a year.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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)

                 
                5.0

                Durable, despite the way it looks

                By 

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Scratches or Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Going Out
                • Office

                Comments about SLIMFOLD WALLET:

                This is the best wallet I've ever had. It's thin, durable, and has card management unlike other slim wallets. Also, it features 2 card "stacks" per side (4 total when opened), making it even thinner than other wallets where you have 2 main stacks when open.

                On the downside, it crumples just like paper, so the pristine look is gone if not looked after.

                The customer service is exceptional, I received a wallet without some stitches and got a replacement for free after emailing support.

                • 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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