The Ridge Wallet Is the Tiny, Minimalist Wallet I've Always Wanted squib

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I will never understand the overflowing, folded leather wallets most guys carry around. They encourage you to stuff them with cards and they’re uncomfortable to sit on. I anxiously look forward to the day when I can just pay with my phone wherever I go, but until that day comes, I’ll be using the smallest wallet I can possibly find. Right now, that’s the Ridge.

A few years ago, my wife got me a Tumi leather money clip, and it was a huge upgrade over my old wallet. With a traditional wallet, your pocket is already bulging from the wasted space of layers of leather, even before you fill it up with needless junk. My Tumi clip wasn’t immune to this, wasting more pocket space than was necessary. 

I was skeptical of the Ridge wallet when I first heard of it. The metal look isn’t quite as “adult” as the leather money clip I had, nor did it seem to provide as easy access to my cards. And while RFID blocking is a nice plus, but it’s not strictly necessary. But none of that matters: the Ridge wallet is impossibly small, and after using it for a few months, I’m a convert.

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