Snapback Slim Wallet Review

The Snapback Slim Wallet - A new minimalist wallet at Kickstarter

The Snapback Slim Wallet - A new minimalist wallet at Kickstarter

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.

Conclusion

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?