Minimalist Card Holder Wallets

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  • Thin, light, and simple front pocket wallets
  • High-performance racing sailcloth
  • Repurposed, 100% vegan material
  • Tough and durable design
  • Water resistant, so light it floats


The Minimalist Wallet is a card holder style designed to hold just a few cards and folded bills. No excess features here. Incredibly, it’s just one credit card thin when empty and fits easily in your front pocket for EDC or travel. Take it on the trail to keep ID and medical cards plus cash and a credit/debit card for real food after the trip.

The unique sailcloth used to make these wallets revolutionized the performance of racing boats like those in America’s Cup. With a higher tensile strength than steel, it’s remarkably durable due to an inner matrix of carbon fiber, Pentex, or polyester. These are some of the lightest, toughest, and most resilient fibers in the world due to a high strength to weight ratio and high modulus of elasticity.

The material used comes from scrap, blemished, or discontinued stock that would otherwise end up in a landfill. It’s repurposed to make cool 100% vegan wallets tough enough to earn a lifetime warranty. They are water resistant and so light, they float.

If you find most wallets cumbersome, the slim, simple Minimalist Card Holder Wallet might be just right for you. If you’re looking for a thinner, lighter, yet durable full-featured wallet, check out the Vanguard Billfold Wallets.





   Matrix: Carbon fiber, Pentex, or polyester

   Laminate: Mylar  

   Trim: Ballistic nylon webbing

Model Style Pockets Capacity Dimensions Weight*
Minimalist Card Holder    1 pocket for cards and cash    A few folded bills plus 6-8 credit cards or
   15-20 business cards
4.2 x 2.75 x 0.06 in.
(10.7 x 7 x 0.15 cm)
0.21 oz (6 g)
Vanguard Billfold    2 ID window card slots
   2 hidden card slots
   1 cash pocket
   2-4 cards per ID window slot
   8-10 cards per hidden card slot
   Multiple unfolded US bills
4.25 x 3.25 x 0.1 in.
(10.8 x 8.3 x 0.25 cm)
Sailcloth: 0.66 oz (18.7 g)
ECOPAK: 0.70 oz (19.7 g)

*Due to differences in matrix material between the colors, cyan is lightest, followed by white, then black (specified).

Flowfold provides a Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty against defects in material and workmanship. This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of materials over extended time and use. This warranty excludes any liability for incidental or consequential damages. Flowfold handles all warranty claims directly.

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  • 5
    It works

    Posted by Peter on 13th Feb 2022

    A tough, lightweight wallet that is great at holding a few cards and some emergency cash. I've been very happy using this in the backcountry and the city, especially because it is thin enough to tap bus cards without taking the card out of the wallet.

  • 5
    Nice upgrade (downgrade?)

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Aug 2020

    A few years ago, I switched from a regular wallet to slim 1-fold cork wallet. Got tired of a stone in my pocket, and the cork wallet was great - held just the necessities and was very soft and weather resistant. A few weeks ago, I came to this site looking for some other UL backpacking stuff and saw this and gave it a try. It's great - even lighter than the cork and still holds what I need. Seems pretty rugged (though admittedly I've only had it a few weeks).

  • 5
    Love this wallet

    Posted by Bradley K Felix on 14th Mar 2020

    This is going to be my everyday wallet now. I love the slim profile and light weight. It holds the perfect amount of cards and cash for normal activities. The stitching and material are first rate.

  • 5
    Perfect for Backpacking

    Posted by Rick Armstrong on 6th Jun 2019

    Holds just enough items for backpacking ultralight. Eliminates clutter

  • 5

    Posted by Marie on 10th Apr 2017

    Exactly what I was looking for. Durable, lightweight and its just the right size. I was concerned that it might be a bit loose and my cards would fall out, but its works great with 2 cards, and can hold several more. Shipping was extremely fast. Very happy.

  • 5
    Backpacking wallet

    Posted by Tara on 29th Aug 2016

    I bought the minimalist wallet for my backpacking trips. I had been using a plastic baggie, but I'd have to replace the baggie every couple of trips. I don't like wasting things like that, so I decided to give the minimalist wallet a try. I love it so much that it's not only my backpacking wallet but also my day-to-day wallet. I either throw it into my purse or into my pocket. It seems really durable. No complaints from me!