Types of Wallets: Buyer’s Guide

Everyone needs a wallet, this is out of the question. There are so many lifestyles, so many needs and types of wallets, so we’ve come up with a list to help you choose the best wallet which suits your lifestyle.

Types of Wallets and Some Examples

There are a few main varieties of wallet types:

  • Minimal or Slim
  • Bi-Fold
  • Tri-Fold
  • Money Clip
  • Coin wallet
  • Breast Pocket Wallet
  • Passport-Travel Wallet

And here are the best examples of them:

Minimal or Slim Wallet Types

Since minimalist wallets are light and small-sized, they are not just stylish but practical as well. These wallets are designed to hold just your essentials: a few credit, debit and other cards and some cash. Because of its small size, it will fit most pockets and purses. I recommend these wallets for those, who like carry the most essential things with them and like to pay with electronic cards.

Because of the genuine leather material, these Buffway Slim Wallets combine functionality with style. These wallets are designed for both women and men, and they’re coming in a wide array of colors and pattern: some of them are modest and some colors are a real eye-catcher.

Pros

  • Unisex
  • Compact
  • Leather
  • RFID prtection

Cons

  • You have to fold your bills
  • Can't hold coins

The wallet has 6 slip pockets to store your credit and debit cards, your ID cards and your driving license. One of the pockets is transparent and if you store your ID card here, you don’t even have to pull out your card to identify yourself. You just show your wallet and that’s it.

In the middle of the wallet, between in the pockets, there’s a dedicated place for your cash. Just fold your cash into two and slip it into its compartment. You can pack a decent amount of cash this wallet and it won’t seem bulky at all.

The RFID stuff is a great feature especially if you travel abroad. With this wallet, your data will be safe for sure, as it has a protective layer that blocks 13-14Mhz electronic signals trying to retrieve your personal information.

On top of these, this wallet comes with a 1-year free replacement guarantee. I like warranties and guarantees and the fact, that the manufacturer takes responsibility for their product.

Customers love the slim design: they feel that their life is easier with this wallet. They also like the colors and the high-quality leather material.

Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.1 inches, weights 1.05 oz

SERMAN BRANDS makes a number of luxurious and professional accessories for businesswoman and businessmen. From their collection, here comes a full grain leather slim wallet designed especially for men.

Pros

  • designed for men
  • Leather
  • Billholder
  • 1-year warranty
  • RFID protection

Cons

  • Can't hold coins
  • Money clip isn't super protective

In this wallet, you can store maximum 6-8 cards and with the money clip, you can carry some bills with you. Even if it’s full, this wallet won’t seem bulky.

Among the pockets, there’s a photo ID slot to make your life easier and there’s a slot with pull strap for the most used cards. It’s easy to use the money clip, although it won’t give your bills a lot of protection.

The wallet equipped with RFID protective metal layers, so you can work and travel with an ease of mind.

This wallet comes with a 12-month warranty, which covers any factory defects as a result of the manufacturing process of the product. On top of that, the manufacturer gives you a money back guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with the product they will refund or send a free replacement, whichever you prefer.

Customers highly satisfied with this product and with the customer service as well. They confirmed the manufacturer’s trustworthiness: if they had problems with the product, the customer service reacted immediately and they sent a new product free of charge.

Wallet Size: 4 x 3 x 0.4 inches

Bi-Fold

Bi-Fold wallets are bigger than the slim wallets and they come with advantages and disadvantages as well. Usually, they have more slots for your cards and other documents and it’s great if you like to keep all your cards and documents together. Because of the bigger capacity, it’s also easier to organize your documents.  The backward of the bigger wallet is it won’t fit any pockets or bags and these wallets might be heavier and bulkier than a minimalist wallet.

If you like to carry most of your cards and other documents with you all the time, this wallet might be the right choice for you.

This genuine leather wallet designed especially for women coming more than 40 various color and pattern, so I’m sure you will find the perfect one to express yourself.

Pros

  • Designed for women
  • Leather
  • RFID protection

Cons

  • Won't fit in your pockets

Thanks to its clever design, the wallet is smaller than an average wallet, but it can hold even more cards and other documents and smaller items. If you open up the wallet, it displays all of your cards at one time. This way you will always know which card is where and helps you to organize your items as you wish.

The wallet has 18 card slots altogether. Among the card slots, there’s an ID slot and 2 zipped long slots for cash and other small items. The 2 zipped long slots are big enough to store bills folded in half and even an iPhone 7 fits in with ease. However, if you store your phone in the wallet, it will look bulky and will stretch out the material.

Your credit cards, driving license and other important items are able to be safely kept in the compartments inside the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) blocking pockets to prevent electronic pickpocketing.

Customers are in love with the style and the layout of this wallet. They are highly satisfied with the quality and the price as well.

This genuine top-grain leather wallet is designed especially for men. It’s compact but can hold a lot, stylish and modest at a great price.

Pros

  • Leather
  • Designed for men
  • RFID protection
  • 2-year warranty

Cons

  • Can't hold coins

It has 14 card slots altogether: 2 ID window slots, 8 card slots, 2 hidden slots, and 2 cash pockets. These are wide enough to fit unfolded bills. This is a convenient way to store and organize your money, and as an added plus, your bill won’t be creasy anymore.

The wallet equipped with RFID protective metal layers, so you can work and travel with an ease of mind.

On the top of these, this wallet comes with a 2-year warranty. I like warranties and guarantees and the fact, that the manufacturer takes responsibility for their product.

Tri-Fold

Tri-Fold wallets are the way to go if you like to carry all your cards and essential with you all the time and like to store them together. These wallets can be really handy when you travel abroad and you need a lot of documents or when your work requires to carry a lot of business cards, reminders and other documents. Usually, these wallets have several multifunctional pockets to store your cards, keys, bills, vitamins, and pills, and even a phone can fit in them with ease. The backward of these wallets are the size and the weight: they can be bulky and quite heavy, especially if you fully pack them.

These luxurious leather purses coming in more than 30 different styles at a great price. It’s one of the most popular wallets on Amazon as well, and it’s not a coincidence: great quality, handy features, and trendy colors make the customers satisfied with this purse.

Pros

  • Designed for women
  • Leather
  • Spacious
  • 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Won't fit in your pocket

These wallets coming with a wide array of colors and style. There are wallets with modest, classy colors and natural leather look, and there are the vaxed leather types which are shinier and the colors are following the latest trends. My favorites are the metallic colored ones, which is going to be very on trend this season.

This wallet features 21 multifunctional slots providing you a freedom to organize your clutter as you wish. It has 1 ID window, 3 full-length bill compartments,1 snap cash pocket, and 1 zipper phone case, so you will find a place for everything. The phone case is big enough to fit an iPhone X 6S/7/8 and the cash pocket is really handy for coins and other smaller items like earrings, gums, pills.

This wallet equipped with RFID protective metal layers, so you can work and travel with an ease of mind.

The dimensions of the wallet are 7.56″L x 4.13″W x 1.57″H (19 x 10 x 3 cm), which means, it’s big enough to simply carry it in your hand, or you can carry it in a bigger handbag as well. The backward of this purse that it’s not lightweight.

These purses coming with a 1-year money back guarantee if you’re not fully satisfied with the product.

On the top of these, the wallet arrives in a nice gift box with a free cute necklace.

Which wallet type fits your needs the best?


One of the most important factors in wallets is style. A wallet can create an impression of a serious professional or a cool sportsman or sportswoman. Also, a wallet can complete your outfits such as much as a watch or a jewel.

Besides the style, the other essential factor is the function: what can you store in it and what not, foldable the wallet or not, easy or difficult to open etc. Some special features such as RFID blocking are also important during everyday life, but they can be particularly important if you are commuting or traveling to a remote country.

In general, men’s wallets are simpler and smaller to fit in their pockets, and women’s wallets are larger, as women tend to love carrying much with them. Of course, there are unisex wallets that want to balance and satisfy both of the two needs, and it’s also worth to check them, as they can be super practical and trendy as well.

The material of the purse is also important: the more elegant, more classical pieces are made of leather, but there are nylon wallets, or if somebody is looking for a special material, there are also wallets made of metal or waterproof material.

There is also a difference in how durable a wallet is. The question is, what kind of durable wallet you need. You may not want to change your wallet in the next 10 years or you may want to have a different wallet every six months to match your latest bag and current trend. It’s absolutely up to you.

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