Nik's Minimalist Wallets can only fit the essentials: a few credit cards and folded cash bills, driver's license, and health insurance and library cards. The simple and slim design leaves no extra room for the unnecessary receipts, meaning that these wallets will slide into your pockets with ease.
Each wallet includes two interior pockets and an elastic band to keep it shut. It's also reversible so that the inner pockets can be on the outside.
These wallets are for you if:
- You want something minimalist
- You appreciate clean design and look
- You only want or need to carry 6-10 cards and a few folded cash bills
On the other hand, Nik's Minimalist Wallets might not be for you if:
- You want to carry standard-sized business cards (they're just a little too big to fit in these wallets without the corners getting dog-eared)
- You carry a significant amount of cash
- You prefer a wallet with a zipper. Check out our Clear Organizer Wallet
What makes all four versions of Nik's Minimalist Wallets unique is how truly minimalist they are.
Upon delivery, the empty wallet will appear soft and somewhat unstructured. Why add a piece of unnecessary stiffener material, Nik thought, when users' ID, credit cards, etc. could serve as the stiffener? Each version has two interior pockets and a simple elastic band to keep the wallet shut. Something else that's pretty cool: you can fold the wallet in reverse, so that the "interior" pockets are on the outside.
Put your cards in the wallet, use the elastic band to keep it closed, and you'll find that within a day or so your wallet will form a slight crease down its spine: after that happens, both sides of the wallet will naturally close together whether or not you use the elastic band.
We use nylon to make these wallets since it's typically thinner and lighter than leather. The design of the nearly seamless look was achieved by Nik through a process similar to that of origami. He had to imagine and conceive of a series of internal folds that would — after the final action of turning the wallet inside out post-construction process — create pockets for cards/cash and achieve that seamless look. The wallets are also slim enough to fit comfortably in your front or back pockets.
Nik's original wallet and the most minimalist of them all. Two interior fabric pockets. No exterior pockets.
Two interior pockets: one is fabric, the other is clear urethane. And this time, there's one exterior pocket.
Wallet #4 is exactly the same as Wallet #3 except for one key difference: a small webbing loop through which gives you the ability to securely and conveniently tether this wallet to any TOM BIHN bag with O-rings. You'll need a Key Strap to do this, but given that all of our larger bags come with one 8" Key Strap in Black, you probably already have one. If you don't: see our various styles, lengths, and colors of Key Straps here.
Two interior fabric pockets and one exterior pocket. Basically, it's a Wallet #3 with a fabric pocket instead of a clear urethane one.
Sewn in Seattle
Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?
Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.
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Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business since 1972 and we stand behind what we make.
If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.
- Erica M.Verified BuyerBought For GiftProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Great Gift7 months agoBought For GiftProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Great GiftRated 5 starsCompact and durable
I purchased this wallet for my partner, who has already put it to the ultimate test of washing it in the washing machine after leaving it in his pants pocket. It came out marvelously with no signs of wear-and-rear. We have also found that an Apple AirTag fits great in the pocket alongside the credit cards and is still slim and nice to carry. This is a great product, like all Tom Bihn products, and I might be buying myself one soon as well.
- AlgVerified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage Size8 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage SizeRated 5 starsCuter than I expected!
I don’t want my review title to dissuade those who are looking for a more “rugged” look because I think the color really influences the look. I imagine this item is intended for those of a more masculine persuasion, but I like to carry a very small wallet with only essentials in my handbag. This takes up so much less room then a similar one I had from Kate Spade (in leather). The blue color I chose is fun and not too garish. The only mild frustration is that, as clearly stated in the item’s description, it is not designed to hold US size business cards. I only carry two with me so I’ve just trimmed them to fit (you don’t want to be without your Boba tea loyalty card!). Really just tells me that the US needs to get with the rest of the world regarding business card sizing. ha
- Remdell Q.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size, Versatile9 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size, VersatileRated 5 starsBest thinnest wallet for fitting a ton of stuff
This is by far the best wallet I've owned. The best part about this wallet is how small and durable it is for what it can carry. You can carry at least 3-5 cards in each pocket, and you can technically stuff more money/cards down the middle or outer areas and have the elastic band holding everything — this is absolutely great for craigslist or when you need to separate the cash you plan to spend vs the cash you plan to stash away.
The coyote color is also better in-person. Less bright and pretty classy. The #5 wallet was awesome, I bought their #4 with the transparent pocket for travels (showing my ID quickly, chaining it around my neck/belt loop, and such)
- Max W.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Unique, Thoughtful Design, Made in USA10 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Unique, Thoughtful Design, Made in USARated 5 starsFirst Minimalist Wallet
I used to be a trifold guy, with about a 2 inch wallet stuffed in my back pocket. I was a habitual wallet 'kipple' hoarder. This wallet was my first foray into the world of minimalist wallets. I chose the version that has the ID window and just because of availability, also chose the one with the keychain loop. Mine is the 'Dawn' colorway. The construction is very nice. The interior light blue sleeves are a Goretex material and the outer dark blue is a kevlar weave. The contrasting color and pattern really looks beautiful, especially with the wallet folded inside out (which is how it's pictured and how I always carry it). I only have 5 cards currently: 2 in the ID sleeve, 2 in the opposite credit card sleeve, and 1 on the interior sleeve. There is definitely room for at least 2-3 more cards in each sleeve. With those 5 cards, it's maybe 1/2 inch thick. I'm hooked for sure, and have already recommended it to friends.
- James K.Verified BuyerBought For GiftProduct Standouts Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, Durable7 months agoBought For GiftProduct Standouts Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, DurableRated 5 starsGame-changing Wallet
I bought this as a gift for my dad, but I've had one for a couple years now and I love it. As a guy, I don't carry a purse around but hate stuffing my pockets with a bunch of bulky things. This is GREAT if that also annoys you. I can fit about 8 cards and 8 bills using all of its pockets and maxing out its size, but it's very compact. I've been HARD on this wallet too, shoving it in different bags and pockets, but it's held up. The elastic band is looser now, but not to the point where I feel like it can't keep the wallet closed. It also looks pretty slick for a functional wallet. I researched a lot of minimalist wallets before purchasing, and I really don't think you can go wrong with this one if the concept interests you.