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    Want to slim down your wallet?

    No affiliation, but I've just bought a Secrid Slim Wallet through these guys

    http://www.slimwalletjunkie.com/

    The wallet is great - feels good quality & is very compact - small enough to fit in a front trouser pocket so less likely to fall out, or get lifted.

    The RFID safe card holder does really only take 4 cards with embossed numbers as most UK credit cards have. But that's not a problem. The wallet will take a few more cards if needed, but I'm now using the KeyRing App to carry around digital versions of all my loyalty and membership cards incl. driving licence etc.

    Takes a bit of getting used to not carrying around a big old wallet stuffed full of receipts etc. but it's really quite liberating.
    Andy

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    I've had one full time for about 18months now. Works well superb with Oyster card on tube etc to protect from double paying. And light and easy
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    Can you just confirm which app that is Andy...I've searched under keyring and nothing springs out (or I'm being dense)

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    "Your good friend is morbidly obese!"

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    Key Ring - Store Cards, Reward Cards etc. by Mobestream Media
    Andy

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    Timely for me - need a new compact wallet

    This looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Key Ring - Store Cards, Reward Cards etc. by Mobestream Media
    Ta...found it....was being dense!
    Last edited by village; 29th January 2016 at 18:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Key Ring - Store Cards, Reward Cards etc. by Mobestream Media
    Andy, how well do you find this works? It seems US-centric, have you been able to upload all your UK cards and use them without issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Ta...not known on App Store so I assume android?
    I assume it is this: https://www.keyringapp.com/

    Downloaded it and seems really helpful, but I only have 2 loyalty cards, and one of those (Shell) needs to be swiped so cant be imported. Still, looks like a helpful app if you have several to get rid of.

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    I'm a fan of these guys too:

    http://bellroy.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM94 View Post
    Andy, how well do you find this works? It seems US-centric, have you been able to upload all your UK cards and use them without issue?
    Early days, but OK so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamingdave View Post
    I assume it is this: https://www.keyringapp.com/
    Yes
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomw2000 View Post
    I'm a fan of these guys too:

    http://bellroy.com
    They certainly do some nice stuff
    Andy

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    I have the same wallet Andy and it is superb I get many comments on it when I flick the cards out.

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    I have a Bellroy and find the quality a bit iffy; certainly less than I expected for the price.

    Rather than start a new thread, has anyone found an easy solution for carrying the CAT5 drivers cards for a tracker? They are one of the easiests ways to add instant bulk to a wallet.

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    Brilliant Andy - thanks so much - have been looking for exactly this for years!

    But now I am torn between;

    this one







    and this one




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    I have a couple of Bellroy wallets (a "Very Small" and an "Elements Pocket") and they have done a very good job of reducing the amount of crap that I carry around with me.

    I've tried using the Stocard app (
    http://stocardapp.com/) to store details of all my cards, but I found that a lot of shops weren't able to scan the barcode from the phone's screen. Apparently this is down to the capabilities of the scanners and has nothing to do with the app. When I changed phones I lost the data and couldn't be bothered to scan all my cards again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Brilliant Andy - thanks so much - have been looking for exactly this for years!

    and this one



    Thanks to this thread, I just bought one of these now.

    Was planning on starting a recommend me a wallet thread, but the OP's post beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Thanks to this thread, I just bought one of these now.
    And me too!

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    I'm very happy with my Saddleback Leather Business / Credit Card Wallet. I have seen those Secrid thingies a couple of times and almost bought one, but decided it was a bit too technical in the end. Old fashioned for me please.

    http://www.saddlebackleather.com/cre...ss-card-wallet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomw2000 View Post
    I'm a fan of these guys too:

    http://bellroy.com
    I got a bellroy slimsleeve for Christmas. So far so good.

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    Canít upload a real life pic, as photobucket is down, but I think many of us, like the OP, have gone through a phase of carrying bulky wallets only to realise we donít need all the stuff inside.

    I use one of these - https://www.aspinaloflondon.com/prod...d-cobalt-suede

    I carry six cards and a driving license. It will hold a couple of notes, but I choose to carry money separately. I donít see the need for any more on a daily basis.

    Personally, I donít see the need for the RID technology yet, but thatís perhaps just me and these just add bulk in my opinion, but are a good step away from the bulging wallet option.

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    I bought a Secrid (similar to the leather one above) just before Christmas, and am getting on great with it. I took the effort to decide which cards I really needed, and offloaded those that I only need in the car (Costco card and RAC card) to a small wallet that lives in the centre console out of view. I made the decision to go notes-only since I only use coins when paying for parking, so I got a coin capsule with a few coins in that also lives in the car and another for my work laptop bag. I thought it would become an issue but a month in and it's not a problem.

    I also bought another wallet at the same time for when I'm off out for a beer and want a super-slim wallet;

    http://www.slimwalletjunkie.com/coll...c-cobalt-brown

    It's very very nicely made and the pull-tab for releasing your main card(s) works superb. Very well thought out and I like details like the liner being the same material they used for accents on the outside.

    If you can't see yourself slimming your wallet down to 4 or 5 cards to fit the Secrid, you can always get a second card carrier (much cheaper at £24 due to not having the leather around it) and offload your lesser used cards to it so they can be stashed in your bag or car or wherever;

    http://www.slimwalletjunkie.com/coll...rotector-black

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    I must say that Trove elastic/leather wallet looks superb.

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    Secrid here. Quality is very good.

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    I've had that SecrIDwallet for a while, and use the Stocard App for store cards etc.

    very good with Barcodes and facility to take pics of back & front of cards.

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    I keep looking at these kind of wallets but I'm afraid of coins. What do you do if you get coins as change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alun View Post
    What do you do if you get coins as change?
    I've something like this for years for carrying coins

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ladies-Qauli...top+coin+purse

    Never liked coins in my main wallet and this sort of thing stops them falling out of your pockets when driving - which can happen a lot in low seated sports cars.
    Andy

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    Got myself an Allett wallet a year or so ago. Really good quality, very thin and has a zip pocket for coins


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/9948...f=sr_gallery_5
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    Tried quite a few compact wallets over the years. Bellroy is well designed but the leather quality felt cheap. Also got a Saddleback credit card wallet. Lovely leather but just a little too small for Brutish notes even when folded

    For the last couple of years been using a compact wallet from Sage Brown. Perfect size for suits and jeans pockets, decent leather, holds 6 cards easily, fits our notes without folding and has a rear pocket/slip for my Oyster card.

    https://www.sagebrown.co.uk/mens-col...allets/all?p=1

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    Want to slim down your wallet?

    I picked up one of these iclips a couple of months ago & not used anything else since.

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    I already have a Secrid but I have just ordered this as after watching it on a video it is brilliant and will give me the choice of something even less bulky than the Secrid

    http://www.trove.cc/collections/trov...allet-explorer

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    Quote Originally Posted by alun View Post
    I keep looking at these kind of wallets but I'm afraid of coins. What do you do if you get coins as change?
    A wallet with coins in is a purse.....

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    Last edited by Broussard; 30th January 2016 at 10:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albellisimo View Post
    A wallet with coins in is a purse.....
    Agreed I would never want coins in a wallet!

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    I've got a couple of those Secrid wallets knocking about. Keep your eye on SC and I'll Fundraiser raffle them when I get chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albellisimo View Post
    A wallet with coins in is a purse.....
    That made me laugh. Thanks :)

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    Ordered one of those Trove ones - looks clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    I've got a couple of those Secrid wallets knocking about. Keep your eye on SC and I'll Fundraiser raffle them when I get chance.
    Now you mention this!

    ;-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard View Post
    Backed!

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    I thought SC was the way to slim down your wallet....

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    I am going to get one of the Securid wallets. Does anyone know what makes up the thickness of the Miniwallet vs the Slimeallet? Is it just the popper? Or is there something on the inside?

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    I think it's just the popper
    Andy

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    This kickstarter project looks great. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...et/description



    But there is no way to back it anymore :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I thought SC was the way to slim down your wallet....
    certainly is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard View Post
    Thanks for this, exactly what I've been looking for.

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    I thought SC was enough to slim down any wallet ...

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    Ordered, many thanks for posting. Just what I was after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    I think it's just the popper
    Thanks Andy, since posting I had a think and realised asking a vendor was the best way of getting the correct answer.
    I promptly received the following response (which conforms your answer):

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for getting in touch. Good question - the button clasp is the only thing affecting the thickness between these wallets, other than that they are almost identical. If you intend to fill the wallet with quite a lot of stuff, the Miniwallet can actually end up being slimmer in the long run as the clasp keeps it all nice and compact.


    The only other difference is that the leather on the Slimwallet is cut slightly wider, so it has a longer profile width wise by a centimeter or two.


    I hope that helps clear it up, but let me know if there is anything further I can help with.


    Kind regards,


    David

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    It's not a proper TZ-UK wallet thread if it doesn't have a mention of All-ett http://www.all-ett.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    It's not a proper TZ-UK wallet thread if it doesn't have a mention of All-ett http://www.all-ett.com/
    see post 28

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