If you’re like many men, your wallet has been making a divot in your backside for a while if you haven’t decided to use a front pocket. I’ve gone through a few iterations, but this time I took the advice of a friend and tried the all-ett wallet. It’s billed as the world’s thinnest wallet, and it really does deliver.
There are several versions available, and I chose the inside ID wallet in nylon. It goes for $19.95. They also have a leather version, and there are actually a bunch of different formats including some passport wallets.
Ok, first of all some proof that it’s thin:
|Thickness ranged from .060″ – .121″|
Yes, I actually own a digital caliper. Rather handy when you’re checking out the manufacturer claims that the wallet is just 1/8″ thick. They were spot-on. More measurements are shown below.
By comparison, my old wallet was about 0.500″ thick even when empty.
|It isn’t just the stuff inside that makes this wallet thick|
I’m already liking the new wallet. Some have mentioned that it can sound crinkly, but that goes away pretty quickly. It should also be obvious that I needed a new wallet anyway.
|Guess which one has all of my stuff in it — that’s right, the full all-ett is thinner than the empty old wallet.|
As you can see, the format of the all-ett is thin, but a bit wider than my tri-fold. If you’re looking for thin, a bi-fold is a good place to start.
And some inside views of the wallets, for comparison.
|My old walled did have more pockets|
|I was able to fit all of my cards in this new format|
- New All-ett empty ~0.10″ (ranging from .060 – .121″)
- Old Wallet full ~0.8″ (.742 – .865)
- Stuff from wallet 0.360″
- Old wallet empty ~0.500″ (.439″ – .526″)
- New all-ett full ~.420″ (up to .444″)
Well, the all-ett holds all of my stuff and is still thinner than my old wallet is empty. That makes it a pretty clear winner. It’s a lot more comfortable in my back pocket, and I’ve had no trouble holding cards, pulling it out, and using it regularly. I’m a fan.
If you want to go for the advanced method, you can get two of the smallest ones (“The World’s Thinnest Card Case”) for $6.95 each and distribute the load in each of your two back pockets. No more uncomfortable spine from leaning to the side due to your wallet!