Review: SECRID RFID blocking wallet

I've always been a fan of very small wallets that you can lose in a front pocket rather than bulging out of the rear, and with RFID skimming becoming more of an issue I was interested to come across the Dutch manufactured SECRID RFID blocking wallet. These wallets are designed to shield your cards when inside, but allow you to easily remove them using a trigger at the bottom of the wallet.

The company offers a range of different styles, from the basic card shield, to one with a drawer to single or double card drawer wallets. They're also available in a variety of colours and finishes.

The product I'm reviewing here is the miniwallet in Crisple black leather. It'll take 6 flat cards or 4 embossed ones, as I have here.

Despite having half a dozen business cards in here and a couple of notes the wallet is still only around 18mm thick. It feels well-made, with strong stitching, and the trigger mechanism feels robust. Undoing the press stud gives us access to the unshielded card slots, which you could also use to store coins.

There's two slots for additional cards on the right which obviously won't be shielded, and also an area to store money or receipts. A press stud keeps the wallet closed and the bottom trigger releases the cards in an easy to extract staggered fashion.

I've tried a number of small wallets over the years and this is by far my favourite. It's well-made, compact and most importantly very easy to get your cards in and out of. Prices start from around £22 for the basic metal case version or around £45 for the unit reviewed here.

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