There seems to be no end to the number of interesting things that you can find out there on Kickstarter. Â Sure, thereâ€™s a lot of cruft to sift through, but when you find those gems, there are some interesting things to be found. Â Take, for instance, this project for a wallet. Â Doesnâ€™t sound too exciting, and weâ€™ve seen that sort of thing before. Â Well, how about a wallet that utilizes some of the â€œtechnicalâ€ materials that we see being used in performance gear? Â Thatâ€™s what the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet is going for.
So, about that fabric. Â TheÂ PioneerÂ Flyfold Wallet is using a ripstop nylon (which weâ€™ve seen before in a variety of products) but the way this one is woven is supposed to make it ten times stronger than steel. Â Add in water resistance, construction that relies on heat welds (rather than stitches) and bar tacks to reinforce, and youâ€™ve got yourself a wallet that looks to last for the long haul.
Some minimalist wallets will force you to compromise what it is you carry. Â Others are a dramatic rethinking in how itâ€™s configured, such as being more of a card carrier than a wallet. Â Some folks are ok with that shift, others like the traditional feel. Â Well, with the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet, youâ€™ve got that old school billfold utility updated for todayâ€™s materials.
With the dimensions 205mm x 83mm (when opened), theÂ PioneerÂ Flyfold Wallet is definitely a full-size wallet. Â This means you can slip some bills in there with out having to fold them before putting them in just to be able to carry them. Â With the oversized card pockets, the brand estimates you should be able to carry up to 10 cards as well. Â Given the thinner material, this should still be relatively compact. Â But, if youâ€™re going to switch, you might as well do what you can to lighten your load, so to speak, and weed out stuff you donâ€™t need to be carrying, in my opinion.
TheÂ PioneerÂ Flyfold Wallet is available on Kickstarter now, with pricing starting at $69. Â The campaign closes out on October 4th, and as of this writing, stands at a 446% funding level. Â Thatâ€™s no guarantee, of course, but it does give one a warmer feeling that youâ€™ll actually be seeing this wallet hit your pocket. Â Let us know if you decide to pick one up (say, over in Slack), or even just let us know what your favorite gear is that youâ€™ve seen on the crowdfunding sites. Â project page
Material:Â Â 10XD is a ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene blended into nylon ripstop.Â Â This lends it a dirt and water repellence, along with being durable.
Water resistance:Â Â with the material used, it’s sweatproof, waterproof, and machine washable
Construction:Â Â Heat-welded construction removes seams that would fail; bar tacks are added to high-stress points
Break in:Â Â under the 10XD material is a pliable core that will break in and mold to your cards
Minimalist style:Â Â slim, but can still hold 10 cards and full length bills