Wallet that Won't Break Cards

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by KJmoon117, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my leather wallet for about few years and it's still in great condition.

    However my only problem with it is that it keeps bending my cards at the top and eventually snapping them over time. I know it seems wasteful to get a new wallet when I have a perfectly good one but getting replacement IDs from the DMV (and overseas) are a pain in the ass.

    So can anyone recommend me a style/brand or a name of a wallet that is stylish for guys and most importantly, won't break my cards? [I'm not even that heavy...]
     
  2. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I've had many wallets over the years and never have had that happen. I wonder if it has anything to do with where you carry the wallet. I keep mine in my front pocket, so it doesn't get any bending pressure on it. I also don't like the feeling of a wallet in my back pocket, and I think that it's more likely to fall out or be stolen there.
     
  3. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention being unable to sit.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    I've been using a Flipside Wallet as my daily wallet for well over a year now, and it's pretty awesome.
     
  5. Eli727 macrumors member

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    Wow, I am currently looking for a wallet because of the SAME PROBLEM. Drives me crazy, after a while the cards crack.

    I usually just buy a $20-30 from somewhere like Wilsons Leather but told my wife I need to find a much better wallet because Im sick of it.

    Any suggestions would be great.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Same here

    Wallet is in my front pocket always

    Nice being able to sit and not have a discomfort lol. Why anyone would have their wallet be in their back pocket s beyond me
     
  7. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed those "capsule" kinds of wallets and I always wondered, where do you put those? Certainly not the back pocket, right?
     
  8. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I just use a slim card case. Has four slots and an opening in the middle for slightly bigger things. I carry my DL, Health Insurance, one Debit card, and one discount card for the local store. That leaves me room for 5-10 bills in the middle or an extra card for emergencies. I'll never go back to a full size wallet.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    In my front pocket. I haven't kept my wallet in my back pocket since I was like 15 years old. It fell out while I was go karting, and someone took all the cash from it.

    Also, it can be bad for your back if you sit on your wallet.....
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Is 7 cards a hard limit on that, or can you double up in the slots like you can with a traditional leather wallet? I would like something like that, but need room for more than 7 cards.
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    No, it's a hard limit. You just can't squeeze them into the slots.

    I guess you just need to ask yourself if you really do need to carry all that plastic with you all the time. Perhaps you can leave a couple of cards at home that you use rarely.

    I carry 2 credit cards (the main one I use and a backup just in case the first one is compromised), an ATM card, my health insurance card, and my driver's license....
     
  12. Fazzy macrumors 6502

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    Don't you just hate this? Makes it look like you have a sore behind which can be awkward :eek:
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I've never had a card break in any wallet I've ever used. But this thread reminded me of a Seinfeld episode regarding George's wallet.

     
  14. steviem macrumors 68020

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    The worst I've had with wallets is the silver on the numbers being stripped off and the signature strip being worn away.

    Actually, I'm going to need to get my Chase debit card replaced because of that - and a decent wallet too, I guess...
     
  15. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    What style wallet do you use? Cardholder? Bifold? Trifold?
     
  16. Roller macrumors 68020

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    True. I'll also add that a few months ago, when I got up to board a plane at an airport gate, I quickly felt for my wallet. It was supposed in my front pocket as usual, but it wasn't there - it had fallen to the floor next to my seat. Even if someone had turned it in later, traveling without it would not have been fun. So the front pocket isn't foolproof, but that's the only time this has ever happened to me.

    Every now and then I go through my wallet and get rid of cards that I don't need to carry all the time, but the wallet never feels much thinner when I'm done. I don't know if we'll ever get to the point where the functionality of everything in a wallet can be duplicated on a cell phone, but even then I'd want cards as a backup.
     
  17. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Won't it be great when they can probe your left nostril or something so you don't have to carry credit/debit cards, driver's licenses, and those slimy insurance cards that stick to the inside of the plastic sleeve?
     
  18. KJmoon117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I use a Swiss Military bifold with a slot for an ID in the middle.

    It's a great wallet and I realized that to keep cards from breaking I just have to reduce the amount of cards/cash I'm carrying. It's little less than an inch thick now but before it was definitely 1.5-2.0.
     
  19. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    I have a "Mighty Wallet" and I love it. It's made out of Tyvek, which is the same stuff they wrap houses in before putting the siding on. It is water resistent, and I can't tear it even if I try. I like it because it's different, and it's also thin. I've got about 7 cards and a license in it right now, you could fit more, but of course it will get thicker.

    I have this one - http://www.mightywallets.com/dot-matrix-pi-mighty-wallet/

    I've been using it for over 3 years now, and it is still holding up, it't has "patinaed" as the site put it, and is starting to wear out a little in the middle on the bottom where it folds, but not that bad.
     
  20. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Second this.

    I roll with 3-4 CCs, license, at least one prox card and transit card. I have a couple of them and rotate them out.
     
  21. Mito macrumors regular

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    I'm using classic Converse wallet, no problems after 2 years. Still looks like new.
     
  22. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Unless you're rich, sitting with your wallet in your back pocket isn't a problem.
     
  23. agenda893 macrumors member

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    My last wallet was a leather Tumi. It held up like a champ for 17 years before the leather started tearing away from where it was sewn to cloth. I replaced it a few months ago with the medium Saddleback wallet so I hopefully won't ever need another one again. I don't like replacing things if I don't have to so I pay a little more up front and get something built to last.
     
  24. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're in Canada, where we have huge bulky coins for change up to $2. It's impossible to have a slim wallet.
     
  25. Surely Guest

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    Or a stripper....
     

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