As far as we can remember, the Hendbury Sloane Edition Card Holder is the first minimalist wallet that we have reviewed that comes with a zip pocket. Come to think of it, while it is not uncommon to have a zip pocket in a wallet, it is rather surprising that it took this long for us to come across one on a slim wallet. It is likely that the reason for this is that zip pockets are often associated with coin and key storage, something that most minimalist wallet users eliminate from their wallets.
After using the Hendbury Sloane Edition Card Holder, we have come to the conclusion that a zip pocket is quite a handy feature to have on a slim wallet. We primarily used it for storing cash and with a zip, our cash do feel a lot more secure. While we are most certainly heading towards a cashless society, we still have to deal with cash and coins on a daily basis. For example, we get coins as change and certain parking areas still require the use of coins as payment. Normally, when we do come across coins, we just stuff them down the pocket but with this wallet, there is a proper place to store them which make them a whole lot easier to retrieve when needed.
We like the fact that the zip pocket does not add any noticeable overall bulk to the wallet. You can store coins, keys and other small items if you want to. But if you don’t, it is not something that takes up unwanted space on your wallet.
The other features of the Hendbury Sloane Edition Card Holder are card slots on either side of the wallet. There are 3 slots on the front (where the logo is) of the wallet while on the back there is a single slot. The front section can store about 6 to 8 cards while the back stores a single card.
The midsection has an RFID blocking lining that protects the cards stored in the front section. The slot at the back has no RFID blocking and it is ideal for storing a contactless card that you want to use without the hassle of removing the card from your wallet. This can be a door access card or a metro pass that you use on a frequent basis.
The wallet itself is rather slim and compact. It is only slightly larger than a credit card. It is designed in England and made using high quality premium British leather. Workmanship is superb and the zip pocket uses a YKK zipper. It is available in both black and brown.
The Hendbury Sloane Edition Card Holder is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. If you are on the lookout for a minimalist wallet that is a little more versatile than most other wallets out there in terms of storage options, you should consider this card holder. If you hurry, you may be able to take advantage of one of the early bird discounts being offered to backers.