I’ve had the same wallet since 2008. It was made of simple black leather where you could fit multiple cards on both sides with a spring money clip in the middle. I purchased it at a Red Wing store near Chicago. I don’t know why I remember this so vividly but the guy at the register told me the wallet would last 10 years and sure enough it did. Recently, the leather completely gave way because I tried shoving too many cards in the slot. So I was off to find a new wallet, R.I.P.I.P. old friend.
It was kind of an interesting series of events as to how I got my new wallet. First, I saw an ad on my Gmail for The Ridge wallet—not sure how they knew my wallet was broken but whatever. I’ve seen ads for The Ridge wallet before on my Instagram and always thought they looked pretty cool but I had never purchased one because I was still content with my old one.
I decided to reach out to my Twitter followers to see if anyone owned a Ridge wallet and sure enough I got a good amount of feedback—mostly positive. The only real negative feedback I got was the price point for the wallets which fall in the $100 range depending on the metal type chosen. While I was scraping information from my followers the Ridge social media team swooped in and decided to send me a care package. Props to them for taking advantage of the situation and making the sale.
This wallet is sleek, solid, and minimalistic. No more George Costanza wallets. This is the Marie Konda of wallets. It also has RFID blocking metal plates on the interior which will stop people in proximity from illegally obtaining any information from your cards—blockchain technology never did that. I’ve been using it for two days and I’ve already forgotten about my old man leather wallet. The carbon fiber feels remarkably lighter than the titanium but both have a unique look that have already gotten multiple compliments.
Even with the wallet holding 12 cards, it’s about the same thickness as my iPhone. This allows me to store it comfortably in my front or back pocket. Speaking of iPhone, the packaging for their products is remarkably similar to Apple’s products. They come in a clean white box and everything is placed neatly inside—part of the experience with purchasing something of higher quality.
I’m looking forward to using this for the next 10+ years—or forever since they provide a lifetime guarantee. I can understand the hesitation of dropping a little more money on a nice wallet but that bet will pay off with the lifetime guarantee and the strength of this wallet. I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking for something new and useful. The Ridge upped the wallet game, without a doubt.
Last but not least, I reached out to The Ridge before posting this and asked if they would be kind enough to offer a promo code to my readers and followers. You can use code CAPITAL10 at https://www.ridgewallet.com/ and get 10% off your next order. Pro-tip: Never buy anything online without a promo code. Also, full disclosure, I get no kickbacks from this promo code, just trying to help out my fam.
The only concern I have now is the fact that my wallet broke in 2008 and 2019 and whether that was the canary in the coal mine for the sign of the next major top in the stock market. If this wallet lasts for the rest of my life though, we may only be in the bottom of the 2nd inning of this bull market.
Only time will tell. Keep an eye on the wallet indicator.