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Dango Wallet

Not your average cash carrier, the Dango Wallet melds genuine leather to a lightweight CNC machined aluminum chassis to decrease weight and boost durability — and its looks aren’t bad, either. This handmade wallet’s aluminum panel on either side block RFID skimming while a silicone band holds them together, also strapping down over a fair bit of cash. The Dango comes in two flavors — Dapper and Tactical — that are both equipped with a bottle opener, though the latter includes a nesting 14-function multitool packed with tools such as a serrated saw edge, knife, can opener, a few hex wrenches and screwdrivers, plus several attachment points and a grip handle that let you use it to hack or saw while it’s still nested in your wallet for better grip. Available in four color combinations of both leather and aluminum.

Find it at Kickstarter – $40+

GET IT: $40+

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Bellroy XO Barneys New York Collection

Bellroy already makes nice wallets by any measure, but the Bellroy XO Barneys New York Collection is on a whole other level. The upcoming collection brings on five new colors including Ocean Blue (shown), Plum, and Midnight, reimagining five existing wallets with these full grain leathers as well as decking them out with inner nubuck lining, handpainted edges, and silver foil emboss for the brands’ logos. Their designs are also streamlined from the standard Bellroy offering, attaining a greater level of minimalism that’s all the more timeless.

Available soon. Hit up Bellroy for more – $100 to $240

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Bellroy All-Conditions Collection

Heading outdoors with a chance for thunderstorms later in the day often has us clutching a few small Ziploc bags to protect our water-sensitive valuables. With Bellroy’s All-Conditions Collection you can skip the bags since each piece is weatherproof on its own. The collection starts with a compact wallet that fits up to twelve cards plus some cash and coins across its three inner compartments, and a larger Essentials Pocket that holds the same amount of cards and cash alongside a smartphone up to the size of an iPhone 6s Plus, a passport, a micro travel pen, a charge cable or two, and other small accessories. There’s also the Phone pocket which is smaller and sleeker than the latter and fits an iPhone 6s-sized device along with up to eight cards and a few banknotes. All are soft on your gear thanks to inner microfibre lining and are made of water-resistant leather or woven materials, zipping shut thanks to equally weatherproof YKK zippers.

Learn more all Bellroy – $65 to $140

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ParaWallets Paracord Wallet

Fingers crossed it won’t ever come to this. But if necessary, a ParaWallets Paracord Wallet can come apart and retake the form of its building material, namely about 50 feet of rugged 550lb 7-strand parachute cord that can be used to fish, tie up a shelter, repair clothing, and more. When not deconstructed, though, the bifold has two slots for stacking cards and a large compartment for banknotes and the like. In its center it’s also fitted with a ferrocerium fire starter rod alongside tinder inside the tag and a steel emblem for striking and getting a fire going. Available in a wide range of color options from subtle to ridiculously bold.

Grab one at Etsy or Amazon – $40 [via]

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Balanst Wallet

The Balanst Wallet more closely resembles a phone or a sleek backup battery than a cash carrier, but we’re not complaining. Swipe it open with one hand to instantly reveal the six cards within which automatically lift out of the back compartment for picking and choosing the one you need. The front compartment fits miscellaneous other stuff like a couple of folded banknotes, coins, and a key or memory card, and everything inside is RFID protected thanks to the anodized aluminum enclosure. Available in both grey and black.

Hit up Kickstarter for more information – $80

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Bellroy Note Sleeve 2.0

It comes in three new colors. But those aren’t the only changes seen in Bellroy’s Note Sleeve 2.0. Its coin pocket and card slots have been rebalanced to let the wallet fold flat even when it’s filled to the brim with cards and cash. Flip it open and your three most used cards are revealed, with another in the banknote compartment. Jam the rest of your cards in the large compartment on the left side; revealing them takes just a quick tug of its pull tab. It’ll hold up to 11 cards comfortably and can even hide a few business cards instead of coins in the coin compartment, protected by a leather flap to keep coming out clean and crisp.

Learn more at Bellroy – $90

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Trayvax Element Wallet

Since the advent of the modern wallet in 1687, countless designs and materials have been explored. The Trayvax Element could be considered the “new modern” wallet. 100% Handcrafted in the USA of top grain leather, mil-spec paracord, and stainless steel, it combines the ruggedness and durability of the most robust wallet you’ve ever owned with form that may even exceed function. Available in Canyon Red, Tobacco Brown and Mississippi Mud, you’ll want to buy the next round so you can show off your cash carrier. Fits up to ten cards and five banknotes.

Learn more at Trayvax – $80+

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Dash Minimalist Travel Wallet

When Dora explores (and that’s her only gig), you’ll find the Dash in her backpack. Lightweight eco-synthetic leather is the perfect size to hold your passport, credit cards, and currency, both foreign and domestic. Forget fumbling in pockets for essential travel documents. The Dash puts everything in one thin, secure place, and, importantly, comes in at a price point even the most frugal traveler can appreciate, leaving more money for splurging on enjoying the destination. And it’s even RFID protected, important since passports are increasingly embedded with electronics.

Grab one at Kickstarter – $22

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Paperwallet Magic Coin Pouch

Your wallet has long forgotten about coins, and most likely so have you. But if you must carry around a handful or two of coins, there’s Paperwallet’s Magic Coin Pouch. It’s got no zippers or buttons to speak of, and since it’s made of Tyvek it’s no thicker than the coins inside. Insert some coins and give it a flick: its inner compartment locks them into one side, further secured by folding the wallet in half. Unfold it and another flick gets the coins ready to extract. It’s small enough to slip into your pants’ mini pocket, and its main compartment is big enough to hold a few folded bills, too, though cards will have to be stashed elsewhere.

Find it at Kickstarter – $11

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Code Wallet

If you’ve ever wished the contents of your wallet were a little more difficult to access than flipping apart two leather flaps, Code Wallet’s for you. This pocket-sized mini-vault features a three-digit locking code on its face that adds a level of deterrence. RFID shielding protects the twelve or so cards within from RFID skimming while its seven internal pockets unfurl when opened to grant quick and seamless access to all contents. And since locking protection would be useless if the wallet were simple to break open, the Code Wallet boasts a zinc alloy lock and aluminum-reinforced polycarbonate core.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $90

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Wingtip Wallet

Most wallets are made for back pant pockets. Some, for front ones. The Wingtip Wallet was instead designed to fit snug inside your shirt pocket and double as a pocket square while it’s at it. Pull it out and the Wingtip shows its bifold nature, with six individual pockets for cards, a large slit for banknotes, and a 100% vegan leather construction. Pair with a nice shirt and you’re set.

Read more at Kickstarter – $32