If you’re like me, you probably like to hang out in outdoor shops and drool over all the cool specialized sports gear.
Browsing the aisles of a gear store is my idea of a good time. But when I finally commit to buying something, I can be a total maniac about getting the perfect equipment. So I really sweated the details when buying my first cross-country ski setup.
If you’re picky about gear like I am, a big ass wallet stands out like a plaid suit at a nudist colony!
Most cross country ski pants don’t even have back pockets, just a few slots on the front for everything, keys, snack bar, maybe a camera. There’s just no room for a big hunk of leather in there! (Is that your wallet in your pocket …? )
When I’m outdoors, I want every item serve a purpose. That’s why in 2006, I started searching for an ultra-light, ultra-skinny wallet. But back then, even “sports” wallets were big and bulky with thick canvas fabrics and stiffeners.
These clunky “sporty” wallets might look “outdoorsy” on the shelf, but I could see they would take up way too much room in my pocket or pack when I was out on the trail.
Finally I decided to make my own.
I asked myself “Why all the bulky fabric and stiffeners? Why not let my bankcards and driver’s license give the structure to a wallet, just like poles give the shape to a tent?”
It wasn’t all that hard to sew up one just for my own use. When other people started wanting one for themselves, I decided to “go big” and make a bunch.
Since then, I’ve done a lot of field testing and made all kinds of subtle design improvements to meet my absurdly high standards.
You want small? We’ve got small: The Butterfly Wallet weighs less than a U.S. quarter and is just 3mm thick when empty.
Plus, they come in fun colors so they’re easier to find. But hey, if you like black, we’ve got too!
The great thing is – even though the Butterfly Wallet is an exquisitely engineered piece of ultra-light, ultra-compact outdoor gear, it works great in town too! Now I just use one wallet for everything, and you can too!
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......
Love this wallet. have over 10 cards in the 3 slots and 3 or 4 pcs of paper in the bill part and it is still so small. Have to check on it just to make sure that it is still there. Works great in my bike pocket protected by a jersey bin. Would buy this again in a heartbeat.
My old wallet was a tri-fold leather wallet. After transferring two ID cards, three credit cards, and cash to the Butterfly wallet, it's still 3/4" narrower and significantly thinner than my old wallet. The cards fit tightly and I'm not worried that anything will fall out. This will fit perfectly in the pocket of my jeans. Thanks!