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
Where to start ... I don't like to lug around a purse - so I was looking for something compact to carry in my pocket. Whether I'm super casual (preferred!) or suited up for work, this little wallet is PERFECT! Small but mighty! Want one in every color!!
Very very cool. Being a minimalist, this is just the wallet for me! I am pleased with the three I received today; one for me, and I will be giving some away as gifts to people who will appreciate it.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 *s is because it isn't made in the USA :-\
Found the butterfly wallet by accident at REI in Denver. Was not looking for a new wallet, but tested by transferring everything from my existing wallet into the butterfly. Bought it on the spot. Have been using it for the past two weeks whilst on vacation and it works like a charm. Put the old leather wallet into the drawer (it was a gift so I will keep it). Not going back to the heavier one. Bought a blue & purple wallet. Never thought I'd say this but I love this wallet.
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.