Are you looking for an ultra-light, ultra-skinny wallet?
Back in 2006, I wanted to ditch my big heavy leather wallet for something that wouldn’t weigh me down and make my shorts fall off. Something more functional and stylish than a rubber band or wallet made of tyvek or duct tape.
I figured with all the ultralight gear out there, there must be an ultralight wallet for people like me who prefer to walk, hike, ski, bike, and backpack than sit in a car. Nope!
After searching for months, I finally decided to sew up exactly what I wanted. I bought some bright yellow nylon, grabbed my wife’s sewing machine and made Version 1. Then I called it a day. But when I took out my wallet to buy things at the grocery store, people started asking me “Where can I get one for myself?”
So many people wanted one, I decided to get a small batch made up. I showed them to the owner of our small-town gear shop. He bought a few, and pretty soon he was reordering!
In 2009, I made a whirlwind west cost tour to sign up dealers. Along the way, I met these two nice folks at a hot spring in California (of course). See the video above… They were pretty excited to see the Butterfly Wallet in action…
Since then, I’ve done a lot of field testing and made a bunch of design improvements. Now you can find the Butterfly Wallet in stores around the world!
It’s really different – the Butterfly Wallet weighs less than a U.S. quarter and is just 3mm thick when empty. And I made them in fun colors. But hey, if you like black, we’ve got that too!
It turns out women like them too because they fit in tight pants and small purses. What did I know?
Try one today – 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
Moscow Idaho – USA
I bought this in violet on Sunday and am thrilled with its compact size and light weight. It fits in women's slacks pockets and as someone in the reviews said, also in the small zippered pockets of travel pants. It holds a lot, so I didn't even need to cut back on what I want to carry. Only suggestion is a grommet or hole I can attach a lanyard to if I want to, a minor consideration. I even liked the packaging - I could easily open it up in the store and make sure I liked it and put it back together again. This is a genius product and one I wish I could claim to have designed.
I switched to this simple wallet a few years ago when I started traveling. My travel pants are a brand that has a small zippered pocket on my thigh-safe and not obvious. A big wallet would not do at all. The slim tri-fold is perfect and does not add 'bulk' to my thighs. When I returned from my trip I realized I did not need all that other junk in my old wallet either so now I use the slim Butterfly Wallet only. I get compliments all the time.
Though I don't always manage to live as a minimalist, I'm one at heart and I 'get' this wallet. It's especially nice for traveling, when you want to go as light as possible. If I were a guy, and carried my cards and currency in my pocket, this would be the way I'd do it! As a female, I can only say that a thick wallet in a man's rear pocket obscures what could be a nice view. Guys!—This wallet just might improve your love life! Check it out.
I had purchased the original Butterfly Wallett as I needed to downsize since I carry my wallet in my front pocket. That wallet was great but the pockets were a little large and I had many occurrences of many or all of the cards falling out of it it I took it out of my pocket upside down. The designer was kind enough to send me the upgraded version for free. I have been using it since last year, and I must say the new version is awesome! Big improvement over the last one I had. I have not had one incident of all of the cards flying out of it. :-) Actually, not one incident of any card falling out of it. I love this wallet and get more comments on it than I did with my AlumaWallet.
great wallet.i would like to have one in camo color.you can just make one and ship it to me.please respond to e-mail address above.thank you,kevin......