(Updated for Christmas 2018)
Ah, the nostalgia of the velcro wallet. We all had one as a kid…most likely our first wallet. For me personally, it brings back memories of the 1980s and early 90s. What’s funny, is that as a child I had no real need for a wallet, but would cram as much randomness in there as I could. Dad’s old credit card or driver’s license, random notes, and the occasional 1 or 5 dollar bill (it was rare that I had any cash in those days). The other cool thing about this particular style of wallet, was that you could carry loose change (which I seemed to always have plenty of). What would regularly fall out, fits snugly secure in this little guy. These wallets have made a crazy comeback in the last few years (for some they never went away). So if you like a vintage look and feel, then these are for you.
Our team looked at more than 50 velcro wallets. We wrestled, argued and fought over the best ones. We’ve put together a list of our 15 favorites below. There’s one for every style (and price-point) as you’ll see. This list has been updated for Christmas 2018.
01. Dakine Vert Rail Canvas Wallet
Dakine specializes in Velcro wallets. This particular one is called their Vert Rail wallet and is an excellent value for the money on Amazon and includes free shipping. It comes in a tri fold design with a coin stash, a note pocket and plenty of room to stick your cards. There are thirteen different styles of this wallet you can get in terms of design each costing the same as the one before it. The size of the wallet is the standard for that of a Velcro wallet measuring 4.7×3.5×0.4 inches. Customers also love the Vert Rail wallet with it scoring an average of 4.5/5 stars from 159 customer reviews and have noted that the materials it is made from are both durable and comfortable.
02. Columbia Men’s Nylon Velcro Wallet (with RFID Blocking)
Columbia is a world famous fashion company based in Oregon in the United States. With this you’d expect the price of one of their wallets to be quite expensive however, the cost of this velcro wallet from Columbia is quite reasonable and an excellent value for money. Unlike most of the others, it actually has an RFID blocking material around the card section to protect you from theft and measures 4.9 x 3.5 x 1 inches. It is made of nylon fabric and comes with six card slots as well as a transparent slot for your driving license, slots for notes and coins and additionally it is hand washable to save you having to put it through your washing machine.
03. Timberland Trifold Nylon Wallet
Timberland is another big fashion manufacturer probably best known for their boots. This wallet of theirs is a trifold nylon wallet and is also an excellent value for the money, being on the lower end in terms of overall pricing (including postage). It comes in a range of four colors for you to choose from. Inside you’ll find there is slots for thirteen credit or debit cards as well as a transparent window for your ID and a large cash pocket for all of your notes. Unfortunately this wallet doesn’t come with an RFID protective layer to protect you from theft. It is the same size as the other wallets measuring 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches.
04. Nike Basics Nylon Wallet
Probably one of the most well-known labels on this list, this Velcro wallet is from Nike themselves. There are a myriad of colors to choose from, with royal blue, black, red and turquoise being the main ones. All of them come with the white Nike logo at the bottom right of the front of the wallet when it is folded over. It comes with a tri fold design made out of high quality nylon. There are card slots for up to 6 cards inside as well as a coin zip pouch on the outside and a larger slip slot inside for any cash notes you might have. The only downside to this wallet is that it doesn’t have any RFID protective layer for the cards.
05. RAPDOM Tactical Wallet (with Velcro)
RAPDOM makes military-themed fashion accessories such as wallets, bags and caps. This particular wallet measures 4.75 x 3.5 x 0.75 inches and is made of Cordura nylon. Inside of the wallet, there’s actually quite a bit of room, with eighteen (18) card compartments which you can use for both credit & debit cards as well as business cards. This wallet also comes with an additional transparent slot for any ID as well as a cover flap for any media card storage, such as an SD card, which is a nifty feature that none of the other wallets so far have incorporated; the logic behind this being that SD cards can sometimes get lost in pockets etc. due to them being so small. It still stays within a very reasonable price range for a men’s wallet made of velcro. This wallet is perfect for the tactically savvy guy who needs to keep his stuff secure.
06. Vans “The Slipped” Wallet
VANS are also a world famous fashion manufacturer probably best known for their popular shoes and pumps as well as backpacks and skater themed gear. It comes in two different colors with a black and grey checkered pattern and the other being a black and white checkered pattern. It has multiple slots for any debit or credit cards you might have, a Velcro coin pocket, a transparent pouch for any ID you may have as well as a bigger pocket for any cash notes you might have. Another excellent valued wallet for the price.
07. Hempmania Hemp Wallet
Hempmania a manufacturer specializing in eco-friendly beautiful 100% hemp made fashion accessories and bags. The canvas of the wallet on the outside is made fully from hemp meaning it is beneficial to the environment. Alike the other wallets it’s a trifold style wallet which comes in seven (7) different colors to choose from. It has eight compartments inside for your debit and credit cards as well as compartments for your bills and coins. It balances both functionality and practicality. For those consumers who want the best fashion products but are also conscious of the environmental impact this is a perfect choice which as climate change becomes more of an ever pressing issue is becoming more relevant.
08. LEGO Velcro Wallet
This Velcro wallet is made by LEGO, known most famously for…well, for LEGOs. We all remember those little block pieces that assemble together to make absolutely staggering pieces of art. I for one would camp out in front my box of LEGOs for hours upon hours to build my masterpiece. I digress….
In tune with the theme of the multicolored blocks the two colors you can get this wallet in is a multi-colored block style as well as a red wallet with LEGO ninja warriors on it (ala Ninjago). Like all the other wallets on this list it is a trifold wallet with slots for your credit and debit cards. There is also a transparent pouch to put your ID in save taking it out every time and a pocket for your cash notes on the inside. The materials that this wallet consist of are both CPSIA compliant and free of PVC< lead and any phthalates. This is also one of the cheapest, most cost conscious wallets, on the list making it the perfect present for both adults and kids alike.
09. Mule Leather Velcro Wallet
Mule is a high end men’s fashion manufacturer and their products are quality (including their wallets). This particular velcro wallet is made of vegetable tanned leather and made to perfection in the USA – the cost reflects that. Inside the wallet you’ll find space for 12 debit or credit cards, an inside zip pouch for coins, a see through pouch for your identification as well as a slip for your cash notes at the top. There is also a material surrounding the cards that ensures your RFID protected. It measures 3.5 x 4.75 x 3.8 inches making it one of the biggest and most expensive wallets on this list however instead of being made by nylon is made from fine leather. *FYI, they also have a Nylon/Canvas version that is a bit cheaper (see two spots down on this list).
10. RVCA Men’s Print Trifold Wallet (Velcro)
RVCA is a European clothing manufacturer specializing in all kinds of clothes and accessories. Their trifold wallet comes in at one of the best prices on this list and is very reasonable. It comes in three colors with them being blue, yellow and a light green. They also just came out with the Camo (pictured above). Each of the wallets has 4 interior slip pockets and is hand washable. The only downsides to this product is that there isn’t any card slip pockets in specific and no zip coin pocket, as well as the ID transparent pouch being absent. Probably what is most important is that it doesn’t have any RFID protection to keep your cards safe from theft.
11. Mule Nylon Velcro Wallet
Also made by Mule, which if you remember are a fashion manufacturer who specialize in army themed accessories, is this nylon switchback wallet which has more of a stylish and luxurious feel to it not being as bulky and measuring 3.5 x 4.75 x 3.08 inches. It comes in three colors with these being dark red velvet, dark orange or black. Like the other wallet inside you’ll find a 12 card slots perfect for all your debit or credit cards, a coin zip pouch, a note pouch and a transparent ID pouch. As well as all of this it is made from water resistant nylon and is RFID protected meaning that you’re safe from theft. This wallet is mid range in terms of pricing, however you do get enough card slots and RFID protection included in that price which makes it worth it for some.
12. Rainbow of California
Rainbow of California is an American company specializing in purely accessories and have a wide range of such items including wallets, ID holders, cases and RFID protective equipment. As with all the other wallets reviewed here today it comes in a trifold set up with dedicated slots for credit and debit cards inside and a note pouch. It is made of resistant and durable 500 Denier Cordura Nylon and is RFID protected meaning you’re protected from theft. The wallets by Rainbow of California are typically great value and won’t break the bank. *Note, this is one of the wallets with a ton of colors to choose from…from Black to Orange and everything in between (including Camo).
*There’s also a bifold version HERE
13. Big Skinny Wallet
This isn’t a Velcro wallet but has a similar closing mechanism. Big Skinny are known for their skating themed fashion accessories. Inside this wallet it can fit up to 25 cards which means it is perfect for both credit and debit cards as well as any business cards if you’re at a networking event. It also has a clear ID pouch as well as two hidden storage pockets that can be used to hide valuables securely. It is made of thin, light and durable microfiber so you know you’re getting a durable and fashionable wallet. When it comes to cost it’s neither expensive nor cheap so you’re getting good value for money.
14. Civilian Kevlar Velcro Wallet
Civilian is an American fashion accessory manufacturer. This wallet is meant to be both durable and secure made of Kevlar, yes Kevlar, the same material that is commonly used in construction of body armor. Inside you’ll find 5 slots perfect for credit and debit cards, as well as an ID pouch and a coin zip pouch. It also has a military grade steel clip to secure the wallet to your belt, backpack, or shirt pocket. Although the wallet is pretty much as secure and safe as it can be in every other way the only area in which it lacks is that it doesn’t have any RFID protection around the dedicated card slots to protect you from theft of any type. The good news, is that it’s debatable if you really need it.
*This wallet is one of our favorites on the list in terms of weight and “feel”. It feels secure and solid…yet lightweight.
15. Maison Kitsune Velcro Wallet
Maison Kitsune are a French fashion manufacturer who also make accessories such as wallets. We’re going to review their Velcro Ripstop wallet. The main thing that stands out about this wallet is the price – it comes in at over 95 USD! And for this there is no choice of colors, the material that it’s made from isn’t any sort of expensive leather, but some technical weave…and it doesn’t have any RFID protection. Inside it has card and cash slots as well as a zip pouch for your coins as standard on the exterior. It also has the Maison Kitsune logo on the outside. However it is hard to see where the cost is justified when it comes to this wallet when you can get wallets made out of Kevlar with RFID protection a much smaller price. In terms of dimensions it measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. This wallet is worth it for some, but in our opinion you’d be better served with any of the other wallets on our list.