Flipside wallet

flipsideIn the past, I have written about wallet alternatives that help keep pocket clutter under control. I can attest to growing tired of my traditional wallet and all of the clutter that used to accumulate in it. The more storage space I had in that fat wallet tended to be occupied by old receipts, photos I never looked at, or cards for which I had no use.

I wanted to add the Flipside Wallet to the list of wallet alternatives. It is easy to use and has a cool design. View the helpful video to watch the Flipside Wallet in action. It holds up to eight credit cards/ID cards, up to twenty cash bills, and features a slot for pictures or whatever else you would like to fit in there.

The Flipside also shields your credit cars from RFID readers that identity thieves have been known to use, and helps to prevent your cards from being demagnetized.

37 Comments for “Flipside wallet”

  1. posted by Alison on

    That’s pretty cool, I wonder if it has any space for coins?

  2. posted by Mark on

    In theory, it sounds like a great wallet. In practice however, it seems like it would be insanely uncomfortable in your pocket.

  3. posted by Sue on

    My husband has a jimi wallet, which is similar. http://www.thejimi.com

    It’s smaller and holds less than the flipside wallet, but it’s great for minimalists. My husband loves his.

    I use one when I’m riding my bicycle – it holds ID, a credit card, my insurance card, and some bills for emergency tire repairs or snack purchses. It will hold change if it isn’t already stuffed to the max.

  4. posted by Greg on

    I have to throw my endorsement behind the Smallet by Duluth Trading Co. It’s cheap, light, durable, and super-minimalist. It holds my driver’s license, 2 credit cards, and my AAA card. (It can hold more than double that, though), and sits in my front pocket. It’s the best wallet I’ve ever tried. No snaps, locks, velcro, or moving parts.

  5. posted by Johnny on

    The Flipside looks neat, but a rigid wallet doesn’t sound that comfortable. Call me lazy, but I like not having to take my non-metal wallet out of my pocket when I’m going through airport security.

  6. posted by Fabulously Broke on

    I just use a thin sort of cigarette-case-like wallet. Doesn’t feel uncomfortable in my pocket (and I’m a girl!) and is super slim

    Fabulously Broke in the City
    Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver.

  7. posted by Gayle Bird on

    Here’s what I don’t get. Who the hell has eight credit cards?!

  8. posted by Blair on

    It’s a nice alternative, but it’s too big and bulky. I imagine that the hard plastic would drive me nuts in my pocket. A few years ago, I bought a wallet with a removable ID card holder in it, which has room for my driver’s license and 5 or 6 cards. I quickly ditched the wallet and just use the card holder.

  9. posted by Bill Burge on

    Gayle, I would assume it’s just a way of slimming down verbage for the marketing of the wallet. A “credit card’ might also be membership cards, discount cards, insurance cards, etc.

  10. posted by George on

    Not eight credit cards , but ID cards for universities, organ donor cards, store cards to collect points, debit and credit cards – they all add up

  11. posted by Sue on

    I was thinking about the “eight credit card” comment by Gayle, and it got me looking in my wallet. I’m carrying a license, insurance ID card, credit card only for unreimbursed health care expenses, regular credit card, atm card, a gift card to Best Buy, and the 4 store shopper cards I use most often. And this is pared down – I have another wallet that holds my other credit cards (I have a couple store cards and one major credit card for back-up), my other store shopper cards, and a library card. That wallet is stuffed and I only carry it when I’m doing a major shopping trip.

  12. posted by RRR on

    I like the DOPP Front Pocket Getaway wallet: ID window and just enough room for my insurance cards, a credit card, and a few folded bills.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi.....tterer-20/

  13. posted by Emma on

    It looks great, I too am wondering about coins, and also how comfortable it would be in a pocket.

    I’d like to see one before ordering it. I also love the fact it’s only a 60 day guarantee – not long for something they claim is so tough.

  14. posted by Nicole on

    I have a vintage cigarette case that I use for nights out (when you need a cute, small purse!) and it works very similar- the elsastic straps hold credit cards/ ID on one side and cash on the other… a great way to re-use an item you often see in antique stores & flea markets.

  15. posted by Joyful Abode: Domesticity by Trial and Error on

    Sounds like a decently good idea, but the video makes it seem like if you need the card on the bottom of the stack, you’d have to take out all 4 cards on that side to get to it… not my idea of convenient.

  16. posted by Orlando on

    Sounds like a decent idea but way too many steps to get at what you need, it seems. Plus, 11/16″ is not thin.

    I’ve been happily using a paper wallet until I can find the perfect replacement – needs to be as thin as possible, hold 6 cards, and folds (I don’t like pulling out the money and unfolding it separately in order to count the amount I need).

  17. posted by Peter on

    Looks bulky and overengineered.

    I love my ALL-ETT mini. Less pockets encourages less clutter. (“Setting limitations encourages choosing only the essential” as Babauta says).

  18. posted by roundtuit on

    $45 bucks for a wallet, i want some leftover to put in it!

  19. posted by Happy Cheapie on

    $45 for a wallet?! I’m sorry, but an old Altoids tin would be just about as comfortable and a whole lot cheaper.

    I’ll keep my old one and just keep it uncluttered, thanks.

  20. posted by adora on

    I’m still using traditional wallets because none of the alternatives in the market address the coin problem! It would be redundant to have to carry an additional coin pouch. (I suspect it is because most of these designers are men?)

    I do carry a JIMI when I go to clubs or weddings. I always find the coins very annoying. Maybe it is less of an American problem, since even $1 is paper! I live in Toronto now, and frequently goes to Tokyo for business. Canada has $2 coins, and Japan has 500yen($6USD) coins. It is very common for people to carry lots of coins in the cities!

    I advice wallet designers to investigate the amount of coins people carry in their pockets everyday.

  21. posted by Ben on

    I have an All-Ett European, and it does every thing the flipside does (except pictures I guess) and it’s probably half the thickness of the flipside. Half the time I can’t even tell which jeans pocket I have it in. Plus, it’s 1/3 the price of the flipside!

    http://www.all-ett.com/

  22. posted by case on

    I’ve had two Deep Pocket wallets and have been happy with them. The first one had a plastic money clip, and that eventually broke – but their new design has a metal clip that doesn’t look like it’ll break in my lifetime.

    http://www.deeppocket.com/

  23. posted by Matt on

    Not so much a “wallet” as a “box”, really. Second the Altoids tin, especially the licorice ones!

  24. posted by HRu on

    I’m new to this site, but I love organizing and have a suggestion to manage membership/grocery cards: punch holes in the corner of your cards avoiding magnetic strips and bar codes and attach to a small jump ring. I keep my important plastic in a wallet and my miscellaneous plastic on this key ring. All the store clerks who check me out think it’s neat and a great idea…if only I could patent and sell it. Oh well. Hope this helps.

  25. posted by Orlando on

    Regarding above idea, I print out the bar codes using Word for the places that don’t accept my phone number right onto my paper wallet before folding.

    Doesn’t get any more space-saving than that.

  26. posted by Leslie on

    You can sure cut down on that plastic (credit card) bulk by eliminating those shopper cards. When I found out that the checker just needs to input your phone # to complete the transaction, I eliminated a few of those cards from my wallet.

  27. posted by Sandra on

    I’ll have to agree that while it’s very cool, it’s also FORTY FIVE DOLLARS !!! I mean, jeez. The other thing about protecting your cards from RFID: I wonder if the other compartment is unprotected, because when I’m in Tokyo or London, I never bother to take my RFID-using transit cards out of my wallet and I just swipe my wallet over the entry gate’s sensor. It would be a real bummer if the wallet made that impossible to do…

  28. posted by foo on

    I got a Magic Wallet a few years ago and am totaly happy with it.

    It can hold up to 4 Card (I dont need more), cash and business cards (outside and inside, I prefer inside). You can access every card directly without getting through 3 others. That convinced me.

    Coins I keep in my front pocket (which is clutter free and just has the Magic Wallet;-) When I take them out at home I save it and bring it to the bank. You don’t want to know how much money you can save this way.

    The flipsite wallet looks kinda thick and not userfriendly.

    The Deep Pocket looks interesting, too. But can’t hold as much as the Magic Wallet. If I wont have the Magic Wallet I would also give the DOPP Front Pocket Getaway wallet a try.

  29. posted by Bongbong on

    I use a Smart Money Clip. It holds 5 cards and 30 pieces of Money Bills.

    http://www.storus.com/site/products/smc.html

  30. posted by McColley.net » Blog Archive » Flipside Wallet Is a Durable, Streamlined Wallet [Stuff We Like] on

    [...] The biggest catch: a Flipside Wallet will set you back a whopping $45—which seems like a lot for what you’re getting. The Flipside is also a little thicker than we’d like (4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 11/16″), especially since we’re so keen on slimmed down wallets. If the price and size is a little too much for you but you’d like a hard-case wallet, check out the previously mentioned Jimi wallet, which retails for a slim $15. Flipside Wallet [via Unclutterer] [...]

  31. posted by Jon Matthias on

    Koyono View Slimmy FTW! 3 compartments, plus a clear one for your ID. Big enough to carry what you need but small enough to prevent you from collecting clutter.

    I don’t understand the need for the RFID protection, as it’s convenient to slide your wallet over the sensor at the subway. People are just too paranoid about ID theft these days…

  32. posted by Slackerology - Flipside Wallet Is a Durable, Streamlined Wallet [Stuff We Like] on

    [...] The biggest catch: a Flipside Wallet will set you back a whopping $45—which seems like a lot for what you’re getting. The Flipside is also a little thicker than we’d like (4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 11/16″), especially since we’re so keen on slimmed down wallets. If the price and size is a little too much for you but you’d like a hard-case wallet, check out the previously mentioned Jimi wallet, which retails for a slim $15. Flipside Wallet [via Unclutterer] [...]

  33. posted by JB on

    I bought a credit card case from a gal on Etsy. Cost: $7.50. Plus, my money went to a person instead of a corporation. :)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?u.....id=5058270

  34. posted by Flipside Wallet Is a Durable, Streamlined Wallet [Stuff We Like] | Aggregator @ Bitubique on

    [...] The biggest catch: a Flipside Wallet will set you back a whopping $45—which seems like a lot for what you’re getting. The Flipside is also a little thicker than we’d like (4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 11/16″), especially since we’re so keen on slimmed down wallets. If the price and size is a little too much for you but you’d like a hard-case wallet, check out the previously mentioned Jimi wallet, which retails for a slim $15. Flipside Wallet [via Unclutterer] [...]

  35. posted by Knox on

    It’sa little pricey, but I use a Bosca front pocket wallet (I do carry it in my back pocket, though.)

    http://www.boscaonline.com/men.....ocket.html

    It’s thin; it keeps everything (cash and 6 cards) right where I need it and it totally discourages clutter. I realize it’s pricey if you buy the “old leather” style, but I gave up my fat old wallet 2 years ago in favor of this little beauty and never looked back. The Flipside looks like something I’d use for a month and then toss in a drawer. No offense- have agreed with almost every other post you’ve put up here. One of my favorite sites.

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