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Title: Ridge Wallet
Post by: David in MN on February 13, 2019, 08:48:14 AM
My wallet tore just as I was listening to a commercial for the Ridge Wallet. So I bought one.

https://www.ridgewallet.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt7ai5IG54AIVhEJpCh08pgpoEAAYASAAEgJNNfD_BwE

It's a little on the tacticool wavelength and I got a carbon fiber model. It's ultra minimalist and only holds something like 12 cards.

Pros:

It's really light. And it forces me not to stuff crap in my wallet. I always swore I wouldn't be like my dad with all manner of junk in my wallet but in sorting through the old one I had coupons that expired years ago and gift cards to restaurants no longer in business. It also blocks RFID if that's a concern. It took time getting used to a wallet in my front pocket but I do feel more comfortable sitting. And it forced me to reevaluate my EDC. I don't need my pistol range card all the time, I can leave that in my range bag. Things like that.

Cons:

$100... a little rich. Beyond that it's not easy to use. If I was the guy who used stuff in his wallet all the time this would not be the product for me.

Conclusions:

If you're looking for an eye catching minimalist wallet with RFID security this could work. I actually like the front pocket carry (more secure) and it's great for carry in shorts that really don't have space for a traditional wallet. Also really great for people like me who basically use cash and one credit card for everything. Really handy for a night on the town or fitting in a breast pocket. And while spendy I had my last wallet for 25 years. Perhaps the best part is the minimalism. I EDC so much crap already dragging around a bulky wallet was awful.
Title: Re: Ridge Wallet
Post by: Redman on February 13, 2019, 08:56:24 AM
Yeah a bit spendy. Some models for $72.
Title: Re: Ridge Wallet
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 13, 2019, 07:10:11 PM
There's been so much hype on the ridge wallet that I'd never be able to get one.  I just hate hype.  Looks like a great wallet, but...  $100???

I've been carrying one of these for just over a year and really like it.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81FILLaEH0L._SX466_.jpg)
And it's just under $20. 
FIDELO Carbon Fiber Minimalist Wallet
Title: Re: Ridge Wallet
Post by: Stwood on September 17, 2019, 11:50:44 AM
I'm on my 3rd leather wallet since carrying one. I've always bought decent priced/made leather.
Surprising how much stuff collects in one. It just appears..........
I think I unloaded 20# out of mine the last clean out.  ::)
Title: Re: Ridge Wallet
Post by: Mr. Bill on September 17, 2019, 12:27:21 PM
The duct tape on my old wallet finally wore out, and I replaced it with a "maximalist" chunk of leather made by DiLoro.

Amazon: DiLoro Italy Mens Leather Wallet Bifold Flip ID Zip Coin Wallets with RFID Protection (https://www.amazon.com/DiLoro-Leather-Wallet-Vegetable-1808-DHUBR/dp/B075FVQ1ZN/)

It's well-made and sturdy, and it has so many slots and compartments that if you filled them all it would look like a Big Mac.  Satisfactory for a front pocket, and it provides a counterweight for the smartphone in my other front pocket so that I don't tip over sideways.  But I'm definitely carrying more leather than wallet contents.
Title: Re: Ridge Wallet
Post by: Hitem20 on January 27, 2020, 08:33:37 AM
Don't want to bash one of Jack's suppliers but there are FAR better options out there. Had one and quickly moved on to a Travando Slim Front Pocket wallet and its been fantastic and only $15. https://smile.amazon.com/TRAVANDO-Pocket-Minimalist-Wallet-DENVER/dp/B078BKTKM6?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1 (https://smile.amazon.com/TRAVANDO-Pocket-Minimalist-Wallet-DENVER/dp/B078BKTKM6?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1)