The Snapback Slim Wallet is another Kickstarter minimalist wallet that, as of right now, is almost fully funded with 17 days to go. The designer, Nick Augeri contacted me a couple of months ago and offered to send me his wallet for review.
At first, I was a bit hesitant as it looked very similar to the Supr Slim Wallet which I reviewed before and had been using for over 6 months. After some thought, I decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did. I've been using the Snapback Slim Wallet for several weeks now and it's replaced the Supr Slim as my main wallet.
As always, I didn't want to write a review until I had been using it daily and formed a real opinion of it. These are my first impressions.
The Snapback Slim Wallet
The Snapback Slim wallet is simply a strip of elastic band stitched together to form a wallet. The elastic material is definitely good quality, it feels great, and is the perfect size to fit up to 10 cards.
What really differentiates the Snapback Slim is a coloured strap attached to its side that wraps around the wallet itself. This small detail makes a world of difference as I'll explain later. It comes in 5 colours, which give it a bit of personality.
The wallet is small and fits in almost any pocket.
The Snapback Slim Wallet in use
In my review for the Supr Slim wallet back in February, I wrote that it wasn't good for carrying cash. The only option is to fold it in three and stick it in with the cards. I concluded that it didn't matter because I mainly use credit cards and would "just keep a few bills in my front pocket" when I needed them.
Although I still use credit cards as much as I can (love those frequent flyer points), the reality is that I do carry cash almost all the time. Yes, it's only a few bills, but keeping them in my front pocket turned out to be more annoying than I originally thought.
And that's exactly where the Snapback Slim Wallet's coloured strap comes in. It's perfect for holding those few notes and temporary receipts.
It's surprising how such a simple thing can remove so much friction.
The strap can also be attached to your wrist if you find yourself without pockets. Pretty handy I thought.
The wallet is so thin that with 4 credit cards and a few notes it fits into the small pocket-inside-a-pocket of your jeans. You know, that small one where you put your coins. I mostly keep it in my back pocket, but it's good to hide it there in busy places where pickpocketing might be an issue.
As I said, the Snapback Slim wallet is now on daily use and I love it. Since I got a pre-production sample I don't know what the final packaging will be like, but Nick is working with a supplier to ensure it "looks cool when it arrives", and given the quality of the wallet I have, I'm sure it'll be awesome.
It's US$22 at the Kickstarter page. If you're into minimalist wallets it's a no brainer. You get a pretty cool one and get to support a product designer and entrepreneur. How cool is that?