September 23, 2021

The Future of the Clear Organizer Wallet

The Future of the Clear Organizer Wallet

Folks had asked us to film a new video showing off the features and use of the Clear Organizer Wallet (COW) — we filmed this reel before the COW was restocked on 8/30 and sold out same day, which caught us by surprise. 

But there's two videos below: first up is the video you asked us to make. Second is a video that shows off two new potential versions of the Clear Organizer Wallet. You see, we're totally out of the brown suede material to make the dividers as we did in the last batch, and we're now looking at two different options: Texon or Black microsuede. 

We want your feedback on the two options — which would you prefer and why? — so be sure to share it in the comments. 


So, to recap from the beginning: after we retired our Clear Organizer Wallet, many of you asked us to offer another production run. We did, and it sold out quickly. Since it'd be annoying of us not to offer another run (not everyone was able to have a COW, man) we're going to make more, but here's the thing: we're out of the brown synthetic suede that we used to make the dividers of the last batch. The good news is that we have two other options, but the bad news is we can't decide which we like best: it's 50/50 here amongst the crew. 

First option is: Texon. Texon is the material used to make the accessory strap holders on The Guide's Pack and Guide's Edition Syniks, Synapses. It's a stiff, durable, high quality faux leather/felt. Those of us who prefer the Texon dividers prefer them because they are stiff: it's easier to thumb through the dividers, and the wallet overall is stiffer and has more structure. 

Second option is: Black Microsuede. Also a high-quality faux material, this suede is perhaps just a little softer than the previous synthetic suedes used for the COW. Those of us here at TB who prefer this option like it because of the softness: this version of the COW is much more comfortable carried in pants pockets.

Based on the video and our descriptions above, which option would you prefer and why? Note: while this isn't a poll or vote (we gather feedback from many online spaces, as well as crew, friends, and family in-person) we will consider the feedback shared as we decide which material to use on the next run of COWs!


Steven Gallimore - October 10, 2021


Ag - October 9, 2021

Texon is the practical chocie, even if it looks less appealing than the fabric.
Texon because it is easier thumb through, I think it wins on practicality. Idk about women’s pants, but the texon looks it has enough give to bend in a guys front jean pockets.
Microsuede looks waaaaaaay better. Like, waaaaaaay waaaaaaay better, mainly because the texon doesn’t fit with the fabric asthetic.

Nadine - October 8, 2021

A larger COW that would hold a passport would be awesome. And I agree with an earlier comment about women’s pants pockets (grrr) I like the softness & my husband would probably prefer the structure of Texon. Glad you are doing both.

Nate - October 5, 2021

Microsuede so it is softer and more flexible

Pam - September 27, 2021

I’d love the COW in TEXON! Yes please make a COWP (passport)!
Great new color Night Walk! Great new items like the grab bag!

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