As an outdoor enthusiast I love finding new companies that are born in the U.S. and pride themselves on the fact that they are made in America with a lifetime guarantee. This type of company is rare now days and can come with a premium price, which I am more then willing to pay. I spend a lot of my time researching through various social media and websites trying to find new companies to explore that meet these requirements and have found some that I am going to start focusing on. One of these being Rugged Materials. Rugged Materials is based out of Cedar City, UT. Rugged Materials products range from many different types of bags primary made with (my favorite) 1000D Cordura and Horween Leather. Having plenty of experience with the 1000D Cordura I wanted to see what Rugged Materials was all about and I put in an order for a dark burgundy leather wallet.
This wallet is a bifold design made from Horween Chromexel leather. The leather comes from the Horween Leather Company which is based out of Chicago and does work for the NFL, New Balance, and many different other big name companies.
The wallet comes in at 4.625" x 3.25" x .3125" (L x W x H) laying down. My old wallet which was a Fossil bifold I have had for a few years and wanted to move onto something that was more minimal and higher quality leather. From the start I noticed the wallet was much thinner then my previous one with them both emptied out. The weight of the wallet is a mere 2oz when empty.
The wallet comes with one pocket for bills, that can accommodate paper currency up to 8.75 inches.
On the inside of the wallet there are two main slots for cards and other paper items. Each of these two pockets has two separate slots to give you some choice of how to arrange your cards. Each of these pockets can hold up to 6 cards for a combined total of 12.
On the front there is the Rugged Materials “silver leaf” logo printed in the bottom right corner. I personally love the look as it does not take up the whole front of the wallet but is just enough to catch the eye.
With the few days that I have had with the wallet I can already tell that the leather will age beautifully and become more storied with time. I am loving the smooth and aged feel of the leather. The design proves to be very useful as cash and cards are effortlessly slide out when needed. The overall size of this wallet is spot on as I can finally carry in my back pocket of my work jeans without my back end going numb at my desk. I will be adding more pictures to this post to show how well it ages and holds up.
As with everything Rugged Materials offers this wallet comes with a lifetime guarantee which as I said before is rare for a company to offer. I have no doubt that this wallet will pass the test of time and I will have yet another heirloom in my possession. The MSRP of this wallet is $75 however at my time of purchase it was on sale for $60. If you are interested in this wallet or want to check out Rugged Materials you can follow this link - http://www.ruggedmaterial.com/shop/minimalist-horween-chromexcel-leather-bifold-wallet-in-dark-burgundy