If I were to ask you what your top 5 complaints were about carrying a wallet, what would you say? Ask around and you will probably find that most men have the same complaints when it comes to carrying a wallet. However, considering the other options, many men seem content to suffer in silence because they just don’t realize a better option exists. After the break, we are going to take a look at the Big Skinny Bifold Wallet and see how it does with it’s claim of solving the world’s top 5 wallet problems.
Before we dive into the review, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Big Skinny Bifold and see what they believe the top 5 wallet problems are:
I have been carrying the all nylon version of the wallet featured above and I am ready to take on their claims and see if they actually live up to the high standards they are setting for themselves. LET’S BEGIN!
World’s Top 5 Wallet Problems According to Big Skinny:
I think men everywhere can agree that sitting for hours on end on a wallet the size of a big mac is terrible. TERRIBLE. The Big Skinny absolutely lives up to it’s claims of solving this problem. I currently have 12 cards in my wallet and genuinely don’t even notice it most of the time. Well done Big Skinny, you are 1 for 1.
Honestly, I can’t say I have ever really considered the weight of my wallet. But that doesn’t mean I don’t agree with Big Skinny’s emphasis on the light weight of their bifold wallet. And I think most of us probably don’t need a heavy wallet working with gravity to pull our pants down. Nobody wants to see that.
3. Difficulty Accessing Cards
We’ve all been there. You are making a purchase and for whatever reason the person you are purchasing from says, “I need to see your ID.” We think, “No problem, my wallet has the handy little clear plastic pocket so I don’t have to fight to get it out.” You show your ID (still in it’s pocket) and the person looks at you and says, “I need you to take it out of your wallet.” What follows is a fight to the death as you try to tear the card from what appears to be a bond unachievable by any adhesive known to man. You feel like an idiot as you pull and pull but it doesn’t budge. Luckily, Big Skinny has indeed solved this problem. I have had zero difficulty ever removing any card from my wallet. That’s 3 for 3.
As I think about this problem, I can’t say it is ever something I have experienced with a wallet. This sounds like a problem more closely associated with some kind of “wardrobe malfunction” but I will say Big Skinny has a point. The last thing you want is for a wallet to fail at the very thing it was intended for: holding your stuff. I would hope that if you have a wallet that has a tendency to let cards and cash fall out willy-nilly, you would have the common sense to realize “this wallet is no good.” I don’t know if I would classify this as one of the top 5 problems because I have never personally experienced it, but I can say I have never lost anything out of my Big Skinny Bifold so I will give them the point. 4 for 4.
I love the line in the video that states this wallet will transition from the “boardroom to your yacht.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend a whole lot of time in either of the places. The closest thing I have to a yacht is my dad’s canoe. However, I will say that the brown nylon doesn’t look much different from leather at a glance or from a distance. So if you are someone who does find yourself going straight from the boardroom to your yacht, first please consider how much you love our website and want to see it do well and would like to send us money or take us for a trip on your yacht. We would be more than happy to review your yacht if you would like. Seriously.
So there you have it. After careful consideration and weeks of carrying time in my pocket, I can honestly say that the Big Skinny Bifold lives up to the claims made in their video. If you are looking for a new wallet, check out their line of products; they will have something to fit your needs.
- Solves the world’s top 5 wallet problems. What other pros could there be?
- Buy a Big Skinny Wallet. Carry it for a month. If you can find any cons, please let us know.
Modern Vintage Man Score: 5/5