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Slimfold Micro Tyvek Wallet  - 18 Month Review

Slimfold Micro Tyvek Wallet - 18 Month Review

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After 18 months of daily carry, I thought it would be a good opportunity to give the Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet a in-depth and honest review. This wallet is not only affordable (priced at $20 at the time of this review) but it’s actually one of my favorite wallets because of it’s versatility and adaptability thanks to it’s super thin design.

Quick Specs

  • Made in USA
  • Only .2mm thin
  • Weights only .1oz
  • Holds 8-12 cards with separate pocket for bills and coins
  • Rip resistant and waterproof
  • Weights only .1oz
  • As thick as the contents inside

First Impressions

I’ve never seen a thinner or lighter wallet before (or since!) owning my first Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet. At .2mm thin the wallet is barely thicker than a credit card. 

 World's thinnest wallet? The Slimfold Micro is barely thicker than a credit card.

World's thinnest wallet? The Slimfold Micro is barely thicker than a credit card.

One of the best features of the the Slimfold Micro is that it is very generous with what it allows you to carry. When looking at other thin wallets the first thing you’ll notice is that most designs sacrifice carrying capacity for thinness. While most thin wallets only allow for a few credit cards and maybe a few bill, the Slimfold Micro allows you to carry up to 12 cards and as many bills as you can fit (for me it was around 15-20 bills) in the currency pocket.

 Shown with 10 credit cards and 17 bills.

Shown with 10 credit cards and 17 bills.

Because of the abundance of pockets and carrying capacity, the Slimfold is only ever as thick as the contents inside. It’s truly the best of both worlds: A traditional centerfold wallet and a thin minimalist wallet.

After 18 Months of Daily Carry

Although tyvek is waterproof and tear resistant, it does not last forever. After a year and a half of everyday carry the wallet did wear down substantially and it was obvious that it needed to be replaced. Below are some before and after photos of my replacement Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet and the original wallet purchased 18 months prior.

 A 1 Day old Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet vs an 18 month old wallet.

A 1 Day old Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet vs an 18 month old wallet.

 After 18 months the stitching inside the Slimfold Micro has held up nicely.

After 18 months the stitching inside the Slimfold Micro has held up nicely.

The stitching on the wallet is high quality. I did not experience any fraying or parts that came undone. With that being said, I can honestly say that the wallet construction and overall design is top-notch.

What really wore down was the tyvek material itself. After rubbing in my pockets the first thing I noticed was some discoloration. After a while the tyvek began to give out around the edges where the cards created a stress point when folded. While the discoloration happened after when approaching a year, the split came soon after the year mark. 

 In rough shape after 18 months: Cards have rubbed a hole in the corner of the wallet.

Pros

Incredibly thin and light: The Slimfold Micro Tyvek is one of the thinnest wallets on the market today. At only .2mm thin the wallet is only as thick as the contents inside.

Affordable: At the time of review a new Slimfold Wallet Tyvek was only $20. This is more affordable than most slim wallets on the market today and one of the most affordable wallets Slimfold currently offers.

Lots of color options: Slimfold offers the Micro Tyvek wallet is a variety of tyvek and threading colors to match your personal style. The wallet used in this review is the gray tyvek wallet with orange thread. 

Best carrying capacity for a wallet of it’s class: This wallet is great for those who need a wallet for minimalist carry but also want the versatility to carry more if needed. I used this wallet mostly for work where I needed to carry multiple business credit cards on top of my own EDC. The carrying capacity of the Slimfold Micro blows all other thin wallets out of the water. The wallet’s ability to still remain thin regardless of load is a huge plus.

 The Slimfold Micro has amazing carrying capacity for a wallet this thin.

The Slimfold Micro has amazing carrying capacity for a wallet this thin.

Cons

Tyvek material does not last: Although tyvek is a resilient material it does not last forever. 6 months in and I noticed some discoloration on the wallet and unattractive wear as time went on. Unlike leather, tyvek definitely does not look better with age.

Will need frequent replacing: After 18 months I desperately needed a replacement wallet. One thing to consider with any tyvek wallet is that money spent on replacements could cost more than other wallets made of more robust materials over time.

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Final Thoughts

Would I purchase this wallet again? Well, I did. I’ve yet to find another wallet this thin or this light that can match the Slimfold Micro in carrying capacity. Because of this alone I purchased a second Slimfold Micro in the same color. 

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SlimFold Micro Soft Shell Wallet

But if the wear and tear of the tyvek wallet is turning you off from the Slimfold Micro than Slimfold’s Micro Soft Shell may be a better fit for you. It’s the same wallet made of a tougher waterproof material that won’t wear down like Tyvek. Although The Slimfold Micro Soft Shell is .5 mm thin and slightly thicker than the Slimfold Micro Tyvek wallet at .2mm it's still incredibly thin and worth a closer look.


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