The Ridge Wallet has a built in RFID block so that credit and ID cards inside the wallet cannot be read. The wallet comprises two plastic cheeks which house the RFID block, and screwed to the outward facing sides of those are decorative/protective faceplates. Sandwiched between the faceplates and the plastic cheeks is the strong elasticated band that holds the wallet closed.
As much as I liked the look of the burnt titanium finish, I couldn’t justify the cost, so I bought a wallet with an aluminium finish that closely matches the look of my favorite Zippo lighter.
There are two options available for holding your cash – one uses another elasticated band to hold the cash, and the one I opted for, uses a money clip. I’ve never used a money clip before so it will be interesting to see how I get on with it. Fortunately If I don’t like the money clip I can buy the band and install it. [Update: after three months’ use I’m sticking with the money clip – it’s working fine for me.]
The Ridge Wallet is well made and looks good. It feels heavier than I expected, although checking on the scales I found that it weighs 2.12oz empty, and fully loaded (for me) with eight bills and nine cards: 4.09oz. My everyday carry knife and lighter each weigh more than that. Having some ‘heft’ at least you know you have it in your pocket.
Accessing the cards takes practice, but is quite easy. There are lots of videos on YouTube, showing how to use it. The only downside so far, is the cost, which is about right for a fully-fledged leather wallet, but seems a little expensive for what you get. However, it works and should last for many years. It looks good too, and I was prepared to pay the price for what might just be the last wallet I buy.Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.