Gear and EDC Review: Big Skinny Multi-pocket Bi-fold Wallet

In my journey to find the “perfect” wallet, I have now arrived at the Big Skinny Multi-pocket Bi-fold. It seems to fulfill pretty much all of my expectations and requirements for a thin and lightweight nylon wallet.

The form factor of the Bi-fold Wallet is about on par with your standard leather bi-fold — at least, when viewed head-on. Once turned to its edge, the wallet reveals itself to be extraordinarily thin and svelte. The nylon used is smooth and pleasant to handle; no rough or abrasive texture here, but it’s not so smooth that it’ll slip out of your hands. Stitching all appears uniform and reasonably strong. Only time will tell how long it holds up, but I expect it to last at least a few years before giving out.

With 7 card pockets and a split billfold area, there are plenty of spots to store your stuff. The transparent window with finger cutout is a nice feature and very functional. All pockets are lined on one side with rubber so your cards and other items should stay put pretty well. While the outermost bills tend to stay put in the billfold, the innermost few may slip out… but only if you’re holding the wallet upside-down.

If you have a lot of cards and cash, have no fear: this wallet will hold it all comfortably and still likely avoid “George Costanza butt”, which will make your back and hind quarters happy when you sit with the wallet in place.

Lacking any sort of plastic backing or other source of rigidity, the Big Skinny Bi-fold tends to feel kinda “floppy”. It sacrifices this sturdiness in favor of a thin and impressively pocket-conforming design. This wallet is also a good candidate for front pocket carry and won’t jab or annoy you as you walk.

I am quite pleased overall and have very few complaints. I plan on carrying this wallet for the foreseeable future and will report back with any long term issues or complaints. For now, I find it to be a quality wallet at a very fair price. Recommended.

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