Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Case – Full Review


Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Case

Tumi has come out with another winner with the Delta Money Clip Card Case.  This little wallet bridges the gap for those that can’t decide between a more traditional wallet and a true money clip.  Thanks to Tumi’s design, you don’t have to.

Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Holder with card pocketsIf you’re a cash carrier but can’t go without a true “card pocket”, then this wallet is a perfect combination of the two.

The wallet is completely comprised of leather and features the sleek Tumi style that we’ve all come to appreciate. You’re looking at a true minimalist wallet…in fact, this style of wallet was one of the early adopters of the minimalist movement.

The Delta MC/Card Case features 2 card pockets in the front, as well as a leather money clip on the back.  There is a hidden stash pocket in the middle that can be used for receipts, valet tickets, etc..

It also comes with RFID protection.  Now whether on not you need that is for you to decide.  We’ve written an article on it here that goes in-depth on the subject (you can find it here).  That said, we’ve seen more and more cards coming out with RFID chips, so you make the call.

All in all, the wallet has a great approval rating.  The bottom line, the users of this wallet agree that you get an excellent wallet for a great price.

Card Capacity

The wallet comes with three overall card pockets.  Realistically, you can fit 6 cards (comfortably) in the wallet.  That said, we’ve seen some users cram 10+ cards.  Personally, I don’t really recommend that.  First, it’s the fastest way to ruin a wallet.  An overstuffed wallet stretches out and doesn’t shrink back.  Secondly, you don’t really need that many cards anyway.  Take a good look at what you’re carrying a leave the other items at home, or secure in your car.

Leather

Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Holder LeatherTumi doesn’t specify which leather they use for the Delta Money Clip, but based on their other products it’s a top grain leather most likely.  They utilize both full and top grain across their line of products.  Top grain leather is absolutely high quality and perfectly fine for a wallet.  If you’re doing after a briefcase or bag, I prefer full grain.  This is simply because it will be under great stress, thus needing a heavier duty leather.

Style

From a style standpoint, the wallet stays true to the Tumi classic look.  It’s black on black with red stitching.  There’s no ballistic nylon present, which you’ll find across many of their other designs.  That said, it’s really a preference and feel thing.  If that’s something you’re after, take a look at that version here.

Tumi Quality

Tumi was founded in 1975 after their founder spent some time in South America in the Peace Corps. The brand has stood the test of time (obviously), now coming into their 45th year of existence.

They are known for two things:

  • Black on black designs
  • Quality

You’ll find ballistic style nylons on many of their wallets and bags, although the wallet we reviewed above is made entirely from Tumi black leather.

Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Holder Alternatives

Here at The Wallet shoppe, we always like to give you a few other options to look at of similar styles.  The standout feature on the Tumi Delta Money Clip Card Case is exactly that…the combination of the money clip and card case wallets.

The two wallets we’ll look at below are both that exact style, but at two very different price points.

House of Jack Carryall Money Clip with Card Case

Tumi Delta Alternative HOJThe Carryall by House of Jack is a great alternative to the Tumi Delta.  It’s roughly half the price, without the loss of quality.  All House of Jack wallets are made from full grain leather.  What does this mean?  It means you won’t have to worry about finding a new wallet for a long time.

Capacity wise, the HOJ Carryall can handle a bit more than the Tumi mentioned above.  It comes with 4 card pockets as well as an ID holder.  The wallet can comfortably carry 8-10 cards.  It’s also RFID protected.

HOJ is a great brand that has made big waves in the carry world in the last few years.

Salvatore Ferragamo Money Clip Card Case

Tumi Card Case Alternative Salvatore Ferragamo

Luxury meets functionality with this little card holder.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Salvatore Ferragamo, he was an Italian luxury shoe designer that turned into a full blown luxury men’s brand.  His style and elegance are seen in every piece from them.  Including wallets.

This magnetic money clip card holder is almost a carbon copy to the Tumi.  It comes with two card pockets, plus an additional stash pocket sandwiched between the card slots and the money clip.

The rich calfskin leather is embossed with the timeless Salvatore Ferragamo logo.

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