Basics Slim Minimalist Wallet Full Review + Tons of Pics
I was looking for a replacement for my already slim leather wallet pouch. After looking around on Amazon I figured I’d give the Basics slim minimalist wallet a go. I’ve been using the wallet for the last week. Here’s my review alongside tons of original pics.
Overview and Materials
I got the black colored Basics wallet. The material is an elastic type material which has a grippy feel to it. This wallet easily stays in one hand if you are playing around with it while waiting for a cashier to ring up your order.
The strap is not elastic and has more of a silky feel (which is great as it needs to slide up and down when you pull this. The strap actually has a nice leather (in my case – brown) folded tab that is overlocked onto the strap (so won’t easily get ripped off). I like how they overlocked this as opposed to doing a single/ double stitch. When closed, there is a lip with extra material on the actual elastic part of the wallet, so as you grab the tab to pull in and out there won’t be as much wear and tear on the actual body of the wallet.
The wallet overall feels very nice with no stray stitching, terrific build quality. The seam for the actual card holder faces the inside. This is done in a way where it isn’t in the way, but acts as a divider for the two different areas you can put your cards. The black colored material doesn’t attract any fingerprints and actually doesn’t attach much dust at all.
There are instructions that came with the wallet that tell you to equally balance out the cards, so you have half your cards that sit in a slot that you can grab out and then the other half goes into the pull tab area, where you pull the tab to get the cards out, fan and then grab the card you want. I did notice you have to actually look at the wallet when putting your card back in after doing the pull tab – but I’m sure over time this may change.
I carry 5-6 cards all the time and this wallet managed to easily hold these cards alongside 1-2 notes. Haven’t tried change yet, but due to the extra elastic pouch, you could get away with putting some coins in – I don’t, but that’s just my preference and has nothing to do with the design.
The Basics minimalist wallet really feels great in the pocket.
You don’t really notice it is there even with the wallet loaded with 5 cards. The tab part does add a little raise to one side of the wallet (lip and tab stick out a tiny fraction) so typically I have this part facing out (the front or top of the wallet) and the back up against my leg in the pocket and it feels great.
Overall I’m really happy with the purchase at around $20 I’d highly recommend as the wallet itself is well built and does the job easily. Also the wallet is somewhat subtle. Even with the pull tab, you don’t get extra stares or comments from other people. 5 Star!