Top critical review
A bit large and clumsy, but fits everything
June 12, 2019
I bought this wallet to replace a slimline wallet that did not have RFID protection. This one turned out to be significantly larger than the one I already had, but it does have room for all of my cards, which is a bonus these days. My old one did not accommodate them all and I had to pick and choose, so that is a plus. The end-open situation is a bit clumsy. Getting to cash is very easy, as it's accessible from the side pocket, but getting to a card requires opening the entire alligator mouth and it's a bit large and unwieldy. If this wallet had all the current features but just opened from the side it would get five stars from me.
UPDATE: 4-stars down to 3-stars. I'm giving up on this wallet and revised my rating down a star because of it. I gave it a couple of weeks because every new wallet requires an adjustment period, but unfortunately the longer I use this one the more I dislike it. The open pocket for my bills is too deep to thumb through the cash and see what you have, so I have to pull out the stack of bills every time I make a purchase. The end-open card access is just as annoying as I thought it might be, so I ended up putting my most-used card in the easy-access open cash pocket, which isn't very secure as the card floats around in it a bit. I have used 2/3 of the available card slots and the wallet bulges so that the cash and coin pockets are even harder to access AND the snap regularly pops open on its own. Even the soft leather exterior is driving me nuts because although it feels great, it effectively "velcros" the wallet to the sides of my purse when I'm trying to slip it in quickly. Honestly, I think the wallet is well made and attractive, it just isn't for me. Someone who really needs a wallet large enough to hold their phone and has only a few cards will probably do just fine with this one. Unfortunately, I think I need to keep looking for a new RFID wallet for myself.